Haida Gwaii Cultural Adventure Package at Haida House 5 nights

Due to popular demand, the Haida House is almost fully booked for the 2017 season.  If you would like to put your name on a waitlist for the 2018 season, please email BC Ferries Vacations at vacations@bcferries.com

Rich history and culture, boundless adventure and the untouched natural beauty of British Columbia’s northern coast blend seamlessly in this unforgettable package. Your journey starts with a spectacular ferry ride across Hecate Strait, from Prince Rupert on the coastal mainland to the enchanting destination of Haida Gwaii.

Package includes:

  • Round-trip ferry between Prince Rupert and Skidegate for two adults and one car
  • 5 nights' accommodation in a bedroom with two beds and private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 Dinners at Haida House Restaurant
  • 1 Traditional Haida Dinner in the home of a Haida Chef
  • Welcome gift and Orientation with Director of Cultural Services
  • Admission for a guided cultural tour of the Kay Llnagaay Heritage Centre, Pole Tour and Museum
  • 1 Zodiac trip to K'uuna (Skedans ancient village site on Louise Island), Beach Lunch Included
  • 24-hour use of Guest Den with complimentary wireless internet, coffee bar, library, videos and board games

Please note: The marine excursion is not recommended for people with back or neck issues, knee or hip problems, past spinal injury or heart problems. These excursions require the ability to climb in and out of a vessel (cruiser or zodiac) on to the shore, as many ancient villages are only accessible by 'beaching' the vessel (no dock). The paths at the village sites are generally rugged and cannot accommodate wheeled walkers. We recommend walking sticks or canes for those with concerns about balance on uneven ground.

This package is only available for Thursday arrivals between June 15 to September 16, 2017. The final arrival date is September 11, 2017.

Top 5 things to do

  • Revel in awe-inspiring views at Balance Rock, from Jungle Beach or along the Pesuta Shipwreck Trail
  • Hike the Rose Spit Ecological Reserve at the northeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park
  • Discover local history, culture and traditions and six historic totem poles when you visit the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay in Skidegate
  • Spot local fauna at the Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Browse local galleries to view the work of resident artisans

Additional Activities can be added to your package during the booking process

Day 1

Day 1 - Prince Rupert to Tlell via Skidegate

Ferry: Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert) to Skidegate (Skidegate)

Staying at: Haida House at Tllaal
2087 Beitush Road Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada, V0T 1Y0

This wonderful getaway starts with an approximately 7-hour trip across the waters of Hecate Strait to Skidegate. Immerse yourself in the spectacular natural beauty of British Columbia’s coastal waters as you sail past secluded beaches, ancient rainforests and breathtaking expanses of wild, pristine coastline. After checking into Haida House and participating in an orientation session with a Cultural Concierge, receive a welcome gift before sitting down to a sumptuous meal at the on-site restaurant.

Day 2

Day 2 - Exploring Haida Culture, Traditions and Cuisine

Staying at: Haida House at Tllaal
2087 Beitush Road Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada, V0T 1Y0

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before enjoying a scenic drive to Skidegate. On the way, stops at Balance Rock and Jungle Beach will give you the chance to revel in the island’s coastal beauty and take photos of the incredible scenery. The Kay Bistro provides a charming setting for a delicious lunch (not included in the package). Your afternoon is spent experiencing the local culture through a guided tour of the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay and Haida Gwaii Museum, which includes visits to a carving shed, a canoe shed, weavers and a local artist’s studio. The tour ends with a traditional dinner in the home of a Haida chef.

Day 3

Day 3 - Adventure Day – Zodiac Trip to Skedans Ancient Village Site

Staying at: Haida House at Tllaal
2087 Beitush Road Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada, V0T 1Y0

After breakfast at the on-site restaurant at Haida House, drive to Skidegate to meet your tour operator and travel by Zodiac boat to the head of Cumshewa Inlet off Moresby Island, where you’ll spend the day exploring an ancient trading village. Guided by a cultural interpreter, you’ll be introduced to the history of the village of Skedans (also known as Koona or K’uuna Llnagaay). Early fur traders named the village Skedans, which was a corruption of the Haida term Gida'nsta, meaning “From His Daughter”. This title of respect was used by children when addressing a person of high rank. Another Zodiac ride ends the trip, and then it’s back to Haida House where you’ll have a free evening to explore and have dinner at Haida House before a well-earned sleep. 

Day 4

Day 4 - Explore Haida Gwaii

Staying at: Haida House at Tllaal
2087 Beitush Road Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada, V0T 1Y0

This is the day to follow your fancy, whether that means cultural experiences, outdoor activities, sightseeing or a little bit of everything. Fuel up with a nourishing breakfast in the on-site restaurant at Haida House, then let inspiration guide you. The Pesuta Shipwreck Trail is a 6-hour round-trip adventure winding through old-growth forest and across pristine beaches, boasting dramatic views of the Pesuta shipwreck. The 12,000-year history of the Haida people comes alive at the Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay through fascinating exhibits, artwork and cultural showcases. Balance Rock and the Rose Spit hike offer idyllic backdrops and dazzling views. Your adventures on this enchanting island are only limited by your endurance. 

Day 5

Day 5 - Explore Haida Gwaii

Staying at: Haida House at Tllaal
2087 Beitush Road Tlell, Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada, V0T 1Y0

Enjoy your last full day on Haida Gwaii.

Day 6

Day 6 - Tllel to Prince Rupert via Skidegate

Ferry: Skidegate (Skidegate) to Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert)

Enjoy a final breakfast at the on-site restaurant at Haida House before departing for the Skidegate ferry terminal. During the approximately 7-hour trip back to Prince Rupert, the breathtaking scenery of the rugged British Columbia coastline and the Hecate Strait provides the perfect backdrop for reflecting on your experiences.

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Day 1 - Prince Rupert to Tlell via Skidegate

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Notes

Itinerary of Haida Gwaii Cultural Adventure Package at Haida House is subject to change due to weather conditions. Guests will be advised upon check-in at Haida House. This package is only available on select dates between June 15 to September 13, 2017. The final arrival date is September 11, 2017.

*Please note the following restaurant hours: Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am until 9:00am. Dinner is served Tuesday-Sunday from 5:00pm until 7:30pm.

Please note that this is a self-drive package. No transfers are offered to and from the ferry terminal.

Due to the popularity of this package, space is very limited. Please call to inquire on available dates.

Today's price from $1659 CAD

+ $72.14 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

This package is only available for Thursday arrivals between June 15 until September 11, 2017.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Five nights' accommodation at the Haida House at Tllaal in a Bed and Breakfast Room; max. 2 ppl.
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Prince Rupert to Skidegate (sailing reservations included) for two adults and one car
  • Arrival Gift Receive a welcome gift and orientation with Director of Cultural Services upon arrival
  • Includes An F&B Option Ten meals included: daily breakfast and four full course dinners at Haida House, one lunch during the zodiac tour, and one traditional Haida dinner
  • Sightseeing Two fully guided tours included (cultural and adventure)
  • Car Rental Due to the popularity of this package, space is very limited. Please call to inquire on available dates.

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