The Best of Haida Gwaii – Pure Nature, Authentic Culture

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Discover the mysterious and unique treasures of Haida Gwaii – an untouched, rugged archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of British Columbia. A spectacular 5-day Indigenous culture and nature adventure will introduce you to a stunning landscape by land, sea and air.

This suggested itinerary features unique Haida experiences, traversing the verdant old-growth forests, dramatic coastlines and expansive beaches.

The Indigenous-owned Haida House at Tlaall provides comfortable accommodation that serves as a starting point for an immersive exploration. The tours celebrate the rich traditions, artisan skills and history of the Haida people in a lush and ancient land.

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Day 1: Tlell

Today, fly 1.5 hours from Vancouver to Sandspit or Masset. A one hour transfer will bring you to the Haida House at Tllaal situated on the eastern shores of central Graham Island. After you settle into your room, you may want to take a short stroll to the nearby sandy beach. This evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge and a well-deserved rest after your full day of travel.

Days: 2-4 Exploring Haida Gwaii

Over the next few days, participate in captivating guided tours that showcase the majesty of the landscape and reveal the fascinating history and culture of the Haida who have occupied this land since time immemorial.

The activities you will experience include a cultural tour at the Haida Heritage Centre, a zodiac excursion to K’uuna Llanagaay (Skedans) village on Moresby Island with Haida Style Expeditions, an educational outing with the resident Naturalist on the Magical History Toura walk along the Golden Spruce Trail, a visit to Tow Hill and a tour of the crest poles in Old Massett.

Haida Cultural Center

Day 5: Depart Haida Gwaii

After breakfast, check-out of your room and travel a short distance to the community of Tlell. The surrounding agriculture region is quite different from the north and south ends of Graham Island. Visit local shops and artists studios in the area including the Sitka Studio and the Crystal Cabin.

After visiting with the artisans, you will depart for the airport for your return flight to Vancouver. Enjoy a packed lunch prepared by the lodge.

How to get there:

Air Canada (Vancouver to Sandspit) (YVR – YZP)
https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home.html

Pacific Coastal (Vancouver to Masset) (YVR – ZMT)
https://www.pacificcoastal.com

BC Ferries (from Prince Rupert to Skidegate)
https://www.bcferries.com/schedules/inside/qci.php

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