Gwaii Haanas (Queen Charlotte Islands)

Gwaii Haanas (Queen Charlotte Islands), photo by Magnus Manske
Gwaii Haanas (Queen Charlotte Islands) (photo by Magnus Manske)
 

Gwaii Haanas is a national park and reserve that protects Haida Gwaii (Islands of the People). Formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, it is located 81 miles (130 km) off the northwest coast of British Columbia.

The islands include extensive native archeological remains, including SGang Gwaay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While remote, the islands provide extensive opportunities for hiking, beachcombing, kayaking, and fishing.

In addition to camping, there are B&B’s, cabins, and ,otels that offer accommodations. Access is typically by boat or private sea plane.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
Recommending Sources:
   World Heritage Site
   Lonely Planet

 

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Duffy's Cottages and Suites

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Duffy's Cottages and Suites is situated in Queen Charlotte. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Northern Shores Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, Northern Shores Lodge offers accommodation in Sandspit. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a TV. There is also a kitchenette in some of the units, equipped with a microwave. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Duffy's Cottages and Suites

Duffy's Cottages and Suites

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Duffy's Cottages and Suites is situated in Queen Charlotte. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82

$82-
Northern Shores Lodge

Northern Shores Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, Northern Shores Lodge offers accommodation in Sandspit. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a TV. There is also a kitchenette in some of the units, equipped with a microwave. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$82

$82-

Highlights:

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Combination
Archeological Sites
SG̱ang Gwaay and four other village sites. SG̱ang Gwaay Llnaagay in particular represents an outstanding example of a traditional Northwest Coast First Nations village site, complete with standing totem poles and the remains of cedar longhouses.
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
There is an extensive trail system that takes through coast and ancient tree groves with distinctive wildlife.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Beaches
Kayaking and Canoeing
Fishing
Forests

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