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Haida Gwaii

Bring your boat! Haida Gwaii, formerly called the Queen Charlotte Islands, is a remote and pristine archipelago of over 150 islands waiting for you to explore. Coined as the “Galapagos of the Northwest,” this glacier-carved ecosystem features hundreds of species of birds, unique species of bear, and plant life. Haida Gwaii means “Islands of the People” in the language of the Haida civilization, which once eclipsed 10,000 people until the 1800s with the arrival of smallpox. You can witness the remains of this once great culture in the Gwaii Haanas National Park, where you will be greeted by Haida Watchman who explain the historical significance of these early village sites. The Haida may not have had your yacht in mind when the islands were named, but your respectful visit will be welcome.

Top Destinations

Graham Island

Masset • Port Clements • Skidegate • Queen Charlotte

Moresby Island

Sandspit Harbour • Louise Narrows • Skedans Bay • Dana Passage • Hoya Bay

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Tanu Island • Louise Narrows • Hotspring Island • Rose Inlet

Anthony Island (Sgang Gwaay)

Nan Sdins • Grays Cove

Plan Out Your Trip

Haida Gwaii is fully covered in the latest Waggoner Cruising Guide. It provides all you need about marinas, anchorages, passages, and attractions.  Plan your day’s route with the guide’s detailed planning maps. Get your copy of the Waggoner Cruising Guide book!

Plus, there’s more to help you plan a great cruise to Haida Gwaii. Read on…

Dining with the Kings in Haida Gwaii

Dining with the Kings in Haida Gwaii

When planning a trip to Haida Gwaii, located 65-85 miles off the coast of British Columbia, first-class dining is not the immediate thing that comes to mind. In fact, the population might be considered sparse with only a few main villages on northern...

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