About Us

Queen Charlotte - Daajing Giids Visitor Centre

COVID OPEN HOURS

Reach us by phone 

Mon Wed & Sat
12:00  –  4:00 PM

 Our doors are now open
Sat
12:00  –  4:00 PM

Email us anytime

A gem in the Tourism BC Visitor Centre Network, the Queen Charlotte – Daajing Giids Visitor Centre is located in Spirit Square, the heart of a village called Queen Charlotte by the Settlers, and Daajing Giids by the Haida. We are open all year round; but due to COVID public health restrictions, this year we have curtailed our hours of operation.

We hope to resume our 7-day-a-week schedule later this summer, but meanwhile we remain on COVID alert. Until the new public health guidelines are announced, we do want to hear from you! Call us when we are open, leave us a voicemail when we are closed, or email at your convenience.  Whether you are imagining, experiencing, or remembering your incredible journey to Haida Gwaii, our staff are on a mission to serve your information needs.

Of course, the beautiful views from our deck, picnic tables, and interpretive gardens are open to the public anytime.

Five Essential Haida Phrases

On Haida Gwaii there are two distinct dialects of Haida, the Northern, or Masset (xaad kil)  and the Southern, or Skidegate (HlGaagilda Xaayda Kil). A great deal of work towards preserving the Haida language has been accomplished by the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program, (SHIP) to whom we are grateful for sharing these words with the Indigenous languages resource FirstVoices.  For more check out the free downloadable app here.

More Haida Language Resources

  • Xaad Kil (General language information from sources in Hydaburg, Alaska)
  • Haida Language Learners (Facebook Group)
  • Langscape Magazine (Excellent online article)
  • HlGaagilda Xaayda Kil K‘aalang / SHIP Xaayda Kil Glossary. Elders of Skidegate and the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9940525-6-8

haawa: thanks

Daajing Giids: Queen Charlotte

HlGaagilda: Skidegate

llnagaay: village

yahguudang: respect for all things