Natural and supernatural in equal turns, Gwaii Haanas is an ecological treasure off Canada’s West Coast with an aboriginal history stretching back 12 millennia. Kayak along shorelines teeming with sea stars, walk amid towering, century-old totem poles and soak up the moss-shrouded magic of 1,884 islands and islets you’ll have nearly to yourself. Activities range from one-day guided boat trips to extended boating or kayaking adventures.
Explore ancient Haida village sites
Weathered, carved poles, longhouse ruins and traditional Haida culture are brought to life at five island village archeological sites by knowledgeable resident Haida Gwaii Watchmen.
Cruise through an ocean teeming with wildlife
Sailing or powerboating in waters rich with wildlife offers the most freedom for exploring Gwaii Haanas’ maze of islands with their returning hot springs and ancient village sites brought to life by resident Haida Gwaii Watchman.
Kayak up-close to wildlife and Haida culture
Kayaking encourages slower-paced and more intimate experiences with the ocean and its creatures as well as the primordial wilderness and ancient culture of Gwaii Haanas’ network of islands.
For many, a visit to Gwaii Haanas is the trip of a lifetime. This is a unique place where travellers encounter rich environments that are abundant with life, culture and history unlike any other. Every day and every place offers incredible diversity, so take the time to move into the rhythm of this unique place.