Haida Gwaii - Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site Kayak Tours
Sea kayaking in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) is a spectacular experience. From remote wilderness travel, fantastic wildlife, and a rich First Nations heritage, this area encompasses it all. If you are looking for a true wilderness experience that has you traveling through a rich and diverse ecosystem along with rich Haida culture, then these are the trips for you!
Isolated from British Columbia by the infamous Hecate Strait, the Queen Charlotte Islands are ecologically unique. Called Haida Gwaii, or ‘Islands of the People”, these emerald isles are often referred to as the ‘Canadian Galapagos’. The 100 kilometres of open water has isolated the archipelago from the BC mainland, to the extent that there are at least 39 distinct subspecies of plants and animals that are found no place else in the world.
Haida Gwaii is home of the Haida Nation, and our trips travel their traditional waterways and visit traditional cultural sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ninstints, Hotspring Island, and the village of Tanu.
Our trips take place in the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, voted as the #1 wilderness park destination in North America by National Geographic. Visitors to this area are limited, due not only to it's remoteness but also a strict quota system implemented by Parks Canada.
We offer the following 8 to 15 day kayak tours in Haida Gwaii:
Highlights of this Gwaii Haanas National Park kayak tour include visiting the Haida village sites of T'aanuu Llnagaay (Tanu) and Hlk'yah GaawGa (Windy Bay), a stop at Gandll K'in Gwaayaay (Hot Spring Island), and if the tides are right, a visit to Burnaby Narrows, known for its density of intertidal life. This 8 day / 7 night kayak tour is offered during July.
8 to 15 day expedition style kayak tours in Gwaii Haanas National Park and Haida Heritage Site. Gwaii Haanas was voted as the #1 wilderness park destination in North America by National Geographic and home to the the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ninstints. This 8 day / 7 night kayak tour is offered during July and August.
Being in this area for a full ten days allows you to really experience Haida Gwaii – from the poles at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints), to the magnificent intertidal life at Burnaby Narrows, and ending with a soak at Gandll K'in Gwaayaay (Hot Spring Island). This 10 day / 9 night kayak tour is offered during August.
This kayak tour provides visitors to Gwaii Haanas National Park an opportunity to explore almost the entire Park. This tour starts near the northern boundary of the park, and will culminate near the south end after a visit to he UNESCO World Heritage Site of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints). This 15 day / 14 night kayak tour is offered during July.