Haida Gwaii

A series of islands at the most westerly point of northern British Columbia, Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) is made up of ancient rainforests, picturesque villages and secluded inlets. The archipelago is known for the ancient culture that still thrives today. You can experience Haida culture in Old Massett and in Skidegate, and you can visit the award-winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. It's also known for its pristine larger-than-life wilderness where you can embark on world-class outdoor adventures, including fishing, float plane trips, beachcombing, diving and outstanding whale-watching.

Photo 2,3,4,6,7,8,12 credit: Destination BC/Grant Harder
Photo 1,11 credit: Destination BC/Owen Perry
Photo 10 credit: Destination BC/Brandon Hartwig

Top 5 things to do

  • Join a fishing charter or a whale-watching tour
  • Hike the mystic trails on the island
  • Visit Aboriginal heritage sites
  • Take a dinner cruise
  • Surf, kayak or beachcomb the shores