Gwaii Haanas Marine Park Reserve

Sail in Haida Gwaii

Called the Galapagos of the North, the Gwaii Haanas archipelago off the BC coast is a land of unspoiled beauty, with plenty of endemic flora and fauna. The culture and art of the native Haida are world famous, and as a result, Anthony Island is a worthy entrant on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Today, Haida Gwaii is a living museum to the Haida people – their traditions, culture, and their relationship with land and sea. Sail in Haida Gwaii, tick it off your Bucket List.

Length of Trip : 8/9 Days

Cost : Visit Bluewater Adventures for the latest schedules and pricing.

Best time to go : Weekly departures from mid-May to end of August

Wheelchair friendly: No

Family-friendly: Teens Up.

Where to eat: All meals catered on board.

Official Site: Sail with Bluewater Adventures, or find out more information about Haida Gwaii here.

Where to Stay: Accommodation is on board the boat.

Getting There: Air Canada has regular flights during the summer months from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sandspit International Airport (YZP).

Note from Robin: Spend some time talking to the Watchmen to learn about Haida culture, and visit the outstanding Haida Heritage Centre in Skidegate prior to your sailing. All visitors have a compulsory briefing at the Parks Canada offices in Skidegate. You can really pack light for this one. On a boat, space is at a premium, but fortunately you don’t need much. Comfy light clothing on board, and sturdy outdoor clothing off the boat. Nobody minds if you wear the same thing every day!

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