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Taking a boat to the Legacy Pole Raising?

The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole
The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole © Parks Canada

There are only three ways to witness the pole raising on August 15, 2013:

  1. Via your own boat (or a friend's). If you are planning to take your own boat to the Legacy Pole raising, please contact the Gwaii Haanas office at or phone 1-877 559 8818 for more information.
  2. With a licensed tour operator. See our list of tour operators.
  3. Or by viewing it LIVE online at 2pm. If you are on Haida Gwaii, come to the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay. Free entrance to the Centre from 10am-4pm. Gwaii Haanas events run from 11am-3pm. Join us for: videos, games, crafts, singing & drumming, cedar weaving plus lots more, including a real-time broadcast of the pole raising at Hlk'yah GawGa (Windy Bay). Fun for the whole family!