Discover Haida Gwaii
Welcome to “the Edge of the World”
Header Photo: Credit Destination BC/Grant Harder
With deep moss-covered rainforest and ancient village sites, Haida Gwaii can feel mythic. Come explore the dramatic landscapes, abundant wildlife and some of the world’s richest heritage treasures that Canada’s “Galapagos” is known for. Come visit one of BC’s most unique and spectacular destinations and you will leave wanting more.
DAY 1 – QUESNEL, BC
This epic adventure begins as we head north for an overnight stay in Quesnel.
DAY 2 – SMITHERS, BC
Travel through the diverse Cariboo Region to Smithers for our overnight stay.
DAY 3 – PRINCE RUPERT, BC
Visit the fascinating “Ksan Village, a replicated ancient Gitxsan village, and the once bustling port town of Hazelton. Experience 125 years of history at the Northern Pacific Cannery before arriving in Prince Rupert.
The North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is the longest running cannery in BC History with close to 90 years of continuous Salmon production and fish processing.
DAY 3 – QUEEN CHARLOTTE, BC
Board the “Northern Adventure” for a 6-hour sailing across Hecate Strait to the waterfront village of Skidegate, best known for its beautiful totem poles. Our next four evenings are spent in Masset. (Please note rooms are clean and safe but may not be what you are accustomed to on a Journeys tour.)
DAY 5-7 – QUEEN CHARLOTTE
Haida Gwaii meaning “place of wonder” and we spend these days exploring and experiencing the culture and history of this wondrous region. Experience time in Skidegate Village, Old Masset, Port Clements along with a visit to the Haida Heritage Centre. We will even indulge in a traditional “Haida Feast.”
Experience a traditional Haida Feast hosted by local Chef Roberta Olsen of Keenawaii’s Kitchen. Savour multiple courses, freshly prepared (from scratch) with ingredients grown or caught on the island. Enjoy a small taste of Haida culture in an unforgettable way!
DAY 8 – PRINCE RUPERT, BC
Once again, enjoy the scenic beauty onboard the “Northern Adventure” as we sail back to Prince Rupert
DAY 9 – PORT HARDY, BC
Embark on a full day scenic voyage through the Inside Passage onboard BC Ferries’ “Northern Expedition”. When not watching for whales, dolphins and bears, enjoy the comforts of your cabin. Overnight is in Port Hardy.
EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS
Cruise the Inside Passage through channels surrounded by mountains that tower out of the sea and experience just how immense and diverse BC’s coast truly is.
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition makes this 15-hour journey travelling over 500 kilometres along the coastline of one of BC’s most spectacular scenic routes: the Inside Passage. Pass fjords and islands all while spotting whales, sea lions and eagles on this breathtaking sailing adventure.
DAY 10 – RETURN HOME