Known as the Canadian Galapagos for its unparalleled biodiversity, Haida Gwaii is the ancestral home to the Haida Nation, coastal rainforests, old-growth stands of cedar, and a UNESCO World Heritage site that symbolizes the importance of the Haida people and their deep-rooted relationship to the land and waters of this region.
Pristine wilderness dotted by ancient village sites so protected that only 12 people at a time are allowed to step ashore — this is Canada’s final frontier, a remote archipelago off British Columbia’s northernmost coast.
The multi-island archipelago in B.C., teeming with wildlife and steeped in First Nations history, is a rare privilege to behold…
With rugged landscapes, extraordinary biodiversity, and ancient human history, Canada’s remote archipelago is the place to go for adventurous travelers.
Gwaii Haanas is a protected area of Haida Gwaii, encompassing hundreds of small islands, forested mountains, and the Haida heritage sites. Few cruisers visit it, because of the time and effort of getting across Hecate Strait.
If you want a chance to explore the heart, the history and the soul of British Columbia, you need to travel to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.
The Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site encompasses the lower half of Haida Gwaii and includes 138 islands, from Tasu Sound and south to Cape St. James.
Access into the park is by boat or plane. Tours are available and the park can be accessed by helicopter, floatplane or a larger boat.
These remote islands, 100km off British Columbia, are home to one of the oldest traceable populations on Earth, yet they are still fighting to save their environment and ancient culture.