The Best of Haida Gwaii: Pure Nature, Authentic Culture
Length Dates Route Price (CAD)
Length: 4 nights / 5 days Dates: June 1 – September 30 Route: Vancouver - Haida Gwaii - Vancouver Price (CAD): From $3,775+ per person (based on double occupancy)
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 Aboriginal culture and nature adventure will introduce you to a stunning landscape by land, sea and air.
This itinerary features three unique Haida experience tours, traversing the verdant old-growth forests, dramatic coastlines and expansive beaches.
The Aboriginal-owned Haida House lodge provides comfortable accommodation that serves as a starting point for three full days of exploration. The tours celebrate the rich traditions, artisan skills and history of the Haida people in a lush and ancient land.
Day 1: Arrive in Tlell
Today you will fly from Vancouver (flight included) and will be met at the Sandspit Airport or Masset Airport. A one-hour transfer will bring you to the Haida House at Tllaal lodge, situated on the eastern shores of central Graham Island.
The Haida-owned Haida House provides a comfortable accommodation base from which you will spend your next three days exploring this lush and ancient land. 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.
Included: Flight from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii, Airport Transfer, Haida House at Tllaal, Dinner, Welcome Dinner, Wireless Internet
Day 2-4: Exploring Haida Gwaii
Over the next three days you will participate in captivating guided tours that showcase the majesty of the landscape and reveal the fascinating history and culture of the Haida people who have occupied this land for thousands of years.
The activities you will experience include a cultural tour where you will learn about the culture of the Haida, a Zodiac excursion to visit the Skedans village site on Moresby Island, a walk along the Golden Spruce Trail, a visit to Tow Hill and a tour of the Totem Poles in Old Massett.
Included: Haida House at Tllaal, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Daily Nature and Cultural Tours
Day 5: Depart Haida Gwaii
After breakfast at the Haida House at Tllaal, you will check-out of your room and travel a short distance to the small community of Tlell. The surrounding agricultural region is quite different from the north and south ends of Graham Island.
Non-Haida families settled in Tlell decades ago and one of the farms, “Richardson’s Ranch”, is fast becoming world-renowned for its high-grade breeding cattle. Embark on a visit to the local Tlell artisans’ studios and gift shops. You will visit Ernie’s Woodworking Shop, the Sitka Studio and the Crystal Cabin.
After visiting with the artisans, you will depart for the airport for your return flight to Vancouver (included). Enjoy a packed lunch prepared by the lodge.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour of Tlell, Airport Transfer, Flight from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver
- From $3,775 per person† (based on double occupancy)
- Provincial taxes and federal GST, less tour package rebate
Overview of Inclusions:
- Accommodation for 4 nights
- Round-trip flights between Vancouver and Haida Gwaii
- All airport transfers with meet & greet and transfers to and from activities
- Meals: Full board starting with lunch on day 1 and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Transfers between airport and Haida House
- 3 full-day guided tours – Discover North Island Tour, Cultural Tour to Skedan village site and Discover Tlell Tour
- Cultural Introduction Reception with Cultural Concierge
- Welcome Gift, Wireless Internet
- Use of guest den with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages during the day, library, videos and games
- Golden Spruce Trail, Discover North Island – Tow Hill and Totem Tour
- Applicable taxes
† Price is in Canadian Dollars. Price is per person, based on two people sharing. The price is for orientation and reference purposes only. The final price of this package will be confirmed upon receiving your request.