Haida Gwaii Escape at Haida House 6 nights

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
  • 7 days on Haida Gwaii with 6 nights' accommodation in a bedroom with private facilities
  • Six breakfasts served daily on-site
  • Two dinners on-site at the Haida House (Sunday and Saturday evening)
  • One Traditional Haida Dinner in the home of a Haida Chef  (Monday evening)
  • Welcome gift and Orientation with Director of Cultural Services
  • 24-hour use of Guest Den with complimentary wireless internet, coffee bar, library, videos and board games
  • Marine Excursion to K'uuna (Skedans) by zodiac (packed lunch included)
  • Choice of an on-site guided nature walk or traditional weaving session
  • Independent activities options including a tour of Port Clements, visiting the villages of Skidegate and Queen Charlotte and Old Masset
  • Late check-out on Saturday - room will be available until evening ferry departure

 

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 escape 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 the Cultural Director, receive a welcome gift before sitting down to a sumptuous meal at the on-site restaurant. Finish your night with a walk on the beach or a stroll along the river.

Day 2

Day 2 - Cultural Day in Skidegate and Queen Charlotte City

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 scenic drive to Skidegate. Along the way, you can stop at Balance Rock on Jungle Beach. The drive through Skidegate Village and  Queen Charlotte City offers yet another perspective of the Island's cultural diversity. Next you can visit the Kay Llngaay Heritage Centre and Museum in Skidegate and relax with a lunch at a local eatery or picnic lunch weather permitting. If time allows, stop by a  a local Artist's home studio to enjoy traditional Haida Artwork. Your day will end with a traditional Haida dinner in the home of a local Haida chef.

Day 3

Day 3 - Adventure Excursion to Skedans on Moresby Island

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, you will 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, you can visit a local eatery for dinner before returning to the Haida House for a well-earned sleep. 

Day 4

Day 4 - Interpretive Tour of Old Massett Village Totems, Port Clements, and Tlell

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

After a delicious breakfast at the Haida House, we suggest to spend your day in Masset to explore the Northern part of Graham Island and visit North Beach, which is primarily sandy and stretches almost 100 km in length. During the right tides and water conditions there is a naturally formed blowhole that shoots water high into the air. You can also enjoy a boardwalk hike to the top of Tow Hill, where you can take in the views of endless beaches and the Alaskan Islands to the North. Next we recommend you continue to Old Massett, an area known for its 18 totem poles each with a unique design, story and history. Enjoy visits to local Haida Artists as well! Before you returen back to the Haida House, be sure to visit a local restaurant for dinner. 

Day 5

Day 5 - Activity selection at the Haida House

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

After enjoying your breakfast you will have the chance to experience a magical nature tour or get up close and personal with a local Haida weaver. If you choose the tour option, you will immerse yourself in the coastal environment of the Southern Naikoon Park with a local naturalist. Enjoy some relaxed hiking while conversing about ecology, paleontology and geology - all while looking out for and watching wildlife. The Haida weaving option will allow you to visit with a Master weaver who will teach you how to weave cedar roses or small mats all while learning about traditional Haida culture. After your activity, visit the local Tlell art studios or visit Jungle Beach.

Day 6

Day 6 - Port Clements and Tlell

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

After a leisurely breakfast at the Haida House, we recommend you will embark on a 20 minute drive to the quaint village of Port Clements which was once a thriving logging town. Port Clements is now known for its Golden Spruce Trail, a gentle 20-minute walk through lush, high green canopy of old-growth forest, which leads down to the viewpoint of the historic Golden Spruce. If you are in for a little more adventure, embarc on the 10km hike to the 1928 Pesuta Shipwreck where you can see the remains of the barge whichs lies at the north point of the Tlelll River.

Day 7

Day 7 - 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 and have a day of leisure. Your room will be available for you until after your on-site dinner at the Haida House before your evening ferry sailing from the Skidegate ferry terminal. Spend this day to re-visit any favourite spots, shop in the local galleries and shops or explore the area one last time. 

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Notes

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

*IMPORTANT: 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.

Please note that this is a self-drive package, meaning there are no transfers offered to and from the Skidegate ferry terminal.

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+ $102.73 GST. Per person based on double occupancy. Includes ferry & accommodation. Surcharges may apply.

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Package includes

  • Accommodation Six nights' accommodation at the Haida House at Tllaal in a Bed and Breakfast Room; max. 2 ppl.
  • Includes An F&B Option Daily breakfast plus three dinners including a Traditional Haida dinner
  • Ferry Round trip on BC Ferries from Prince Rupert to Skidegate (sailing reservations included) for two adults and one car
  • Whale Watching Tour Marine Excursion to K'uuna Skedans to visit the Ancient Village Site
  • Arts & Culture Your choice of on-site guided nature walk or traditional weaving session
  • Car Rental Self-guided tours of Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Tlell and Port Clements
  • Arrival Gift Receive a welcome gift and orientation with Director of Cultural Services upon arrival

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