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Gwaii Haanas is situated in the southern islands of Haida Gwaii, approximately 100 kilometres off the northern British Columbia coast. The park reserve itself has no roads and is accessible only by boat or seaplane. Most visitors – both independent travellers and people on guided tours – use communities on nearby Graham and Moresby Islands as a starting point. All visits to Gwaii Haanas require trip permits, with excursions lasting anywhere from a day to a week or more.
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Gwaii Haanas Office
60 Second Beach Road, Skidegate (Haida Heritage Centre)
PO Box 37
Queen Charlotte BC V0T 1S0
Gwaii Haanas can only be reached by sea or by air. Generally, small craft travel the inside waters of Carmichael Passage and Dana Passage from Moresby Camp to Gwaii Haanas. It takes about two days, weather permitting, to travel by kayak from Moresby Camp to the northern border of Gwaii Haanas. A popular alternative is transportation by a licensed tour operator.
Entry and service fees are charged at most national parks and national historic sites, where revenues are kept to support visitor services and facilities.