Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site


Together, the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation manage the special place called Gwaii Haanas. The name means “Islands of Beauty” in the Haida langauge and the area embodies the rugged beauty and rich ecology of this remote Pacific Coastal region. The Haida Gwaii Watchmen work closely with Parks Canada to watch over important cultural sites including the standing poles at SGang Gwaay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Giant Sitka spruce, breeching humpback whales, waters teaming with salmon and herring – these are a few of the wonders you may witness on your visit. Come explore!