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.

Overview

Length of Trip : 8/9 Days

Cost : $4000 +

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 flies twice daily 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 Skidgate prior to your sailing.  All visitors are 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!

Gallery

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Haida Cultural Museum, Sandspit

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Sea lions

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The Island Roamer

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A bear in the woods

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The Captain plots the course

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Orcas in the Bay

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That was close!

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Anthony Island

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A walk in the woods

Map

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