Haida Gwaii

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Haida Gwaii, once known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast, in Canada. The wildlife-rich Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site includes remote islands and temperate rain forests of first-growth giants and windswept yew. Centuries-old totem poles stand in the remains of the Haida Nation village known as SGang Gwaay Llnagaay, whose moss cathedrals are accessible only by air or water. On Graham Island, Naikoon Provincial Park offers spectacular trails, beaches and camping. Whether you are at the dreaming stage or processing your final impressions of an incredible journey, let us help you inform your adventure. Our mission is to serve your unique vision of discovery.

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COVID Update June 3, 2021

The Canadian border is closed to most international travellers. You are allowed to enter Canada if you are a:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Permanent resident of Canada
  • Temporary resident of Canada
  • Protected person (refugee status)
  • Person registered under the Indian Act
  • Foreign national with a non-discretionary (non-optional) reason to travel to Canada

As of June 14, 2021, the provincial government will likely be lifting travel restrictions within Canada. As of June 2, 2021, the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) has removed the Haida Gwaii State of Emergency.

If provincial health benchmarks are met, the CHN anticipates that Haida Gwaii will once again be welcoming all visitors from Canada after July 1, 2021.

See the full announcement on the Council of the Haida Nation website:

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The Haida Gwaii Visitor Pledge

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Haida Gwaii Visitor Pledge

Make sure you arrive prepared and tread lightly during your stay with us. Haawa!

5 Favorite Trips

Whatever brings you to Haida Gwaii, you will leave wanting more. So to help you get the most out of your trip, here is a quick guide to help you find the right kind of Haida Gwaii experience for you.

5 Haida Phrases

Wherever  you go in Haida Gwaii, you may meet some Haida words. So to help you get the most out of your trip, here is a quick guide to a few courtesies and place names in one dialect of the Haida (xaaydaa) language (kil).

5 Islander Events

Whenever you arrive in Haida Gwaii, you will want to check out what’s happening. So to help you get the most out of your trip, here is a quick tour of some local events spanning all seasons and communities on the archipelago.

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