The Haida Gwaii Experience

Posted on August 31, 2012
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Haida Gwaii, or “Islands of the People”, can be found off the remote west coast of northern British Columbia. It is a magical place with ancient temperate rainforests and thousands of years of cultural traditions. Located on Haida Territory, Haida Gwaii was formerly referred to as the Queen Charlotte Islands. It is a rugged archipelago made up of approximately 150 islands, the main ones being Graham and Moresby.

These photos include Christian White’s Carving Shed in Old Massett, the Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate and the Haida House at Tllaal. When you visit the Carving Shed, you can witness a centuries old carving tradition being passed down from generation to generation.  Immerse yourself in Haida history when you visit the Haida Heritage Centre and witness the six poles at Kaay Llnagaay.

You can watch for wildlife out your window by the river at the Haida House at Tllaal. Previously a hunting lodge, the Haida House at Tllaal has been acquired by the Haida Nation and has re-opened this June as an accommodation hub to connect guests with whatever cultural/natural activities they may be interested in.

Click here for more information on how to add an Aboriginal experience to your next visit to British Columbia.


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