Totem Pole at the Haida Heritage Centre. Photo courtesy of Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC

Balance Rock

Carver/Artist Ben Davidson

K'san Village, Hazelton BC

Forest, Haida Gwaii, BC

Tow Hill Walking Trail

view at Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii

July 2018 group photo

September Group photo

Haida Gwaii

formerly Queen Charlotte Islands

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:30 a.m., Evansburg 8:45 a.m., Edson 9:45 a.m., Hinton 10:45 a.m.

Haida Gwaii, a magical sounding name for a magical place! 

Feel the history as you tour the Haida Heritage Centre, sense the tranquility as you stroll in the serene untouched forests, savour a family-style meal prepared for you by a Haida Chef. Highlights include K’san Historical Village, Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Provincial Park, the Haida Centre, Balance Rock, a picnic lunch at the beach, remains of the Golden Spruce, the historic Prince Rupert Cannery and a Farewell Dinner.

  • Popular Departure Date
  • 11 days | July 29th, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Prince George

Your Haida Getaway begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton. Beautiful MOUNT ROBSON welcomes you as you travel west through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on your way to Prince George for your first night.

2

Prince George to Terrace

Enjoy the beautiful scenery this morning. A highlight this afternoon is a visit to the K’SAN HISTORICAL VILLAGE AND CULTURAL MUSEUM at Hazelton prior to your arrival in Terrace for overnight. The K’saan and Haida cultures are very similar. Tonight enjoy a ‘MEET AND GREET’ with your travelling companions.

3

Terrace to Prince Rupert

Your morning travels take you to the interesting NISGA’A MEMORIAL LAVA BED PROVINCIAL PARK. Return to Terrace for lunch prior to travelling a short distance for overnight in Prince Rupert, the gateway to BC’s beautiful north coast.

4

Prince Rupert to Queen Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii

(4 nights) The MV NORTHERN ADVENTURE departs Prince Rupert this morning for a 7-hour scenic voyage through the COAST ISLANDS. Watch for whales as you cross the HECATE STRAIT to Queen Charlotte City your home for the next four nights.

5

Haida Gwaii

This morning a LOCAL GUIDE will take you through the HAIDA HERITAGE CENTRE, a world-class cultural centre which took seven years to complete. The original Museum was opened on this site by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1976 and the impressive new complex opened in 2008. Here you will learn about the 14 clans of the Haida people. Have your cameras ready for a picture stop at BALANCE ROCK when tides allow

6

Haida Gwaii

The morning’s travel takes you to the arts community of TLELL with a visit to Crystal Cabin for an AGATE INFORMATIONAL TALK followed by a PICNIC LUNCH and time to explore the beach for agates at MISTY MEADOWS. After lunch make a stop at MILE ZERO and HEILLEN RIVER. You might choose to enjoy a short walk to the BLOWHOLE or go all the way to the top of the volcanic TOW HILL for a magnificent view. A visit to the HAIDA VILLAGE OF OLD MASSETT on the north coast to see the new totems and have a gift shop break will end your busy day. Return to your hotel for overnight.

7

Haida Gwaii

An island tour today will include a visit to ST. MARY’S SPRING and JUNGLE BEACH in NAIKOON PROVINCIAL PARK, followed by a visit to the PORT CLEMENTS FORESTRY MUSEUM. Travel a short distance to the GOLDEN SPRUCE TRAIL where some of the trees are over 500 years old! Learn the story of the famous GOLDEN SPRUCE when you visit the remains. Tonight you will be treated to a HAIDA FEAST prepared by a Haida Chef with traditional local foods – a delicious and fun finale for your last night on this beautiful island.

8

Queen Charlotte City to Prince Rupert

This morning we say haw’aa (thank you) and goodbye to beautiful Haida Gwaii as we board the FERRY for our trip to the mainland. Watch for last sightings of whales and enjoy the scenery as we make our way back across the HECATE STRAIT.

9

Prince Rupert to Terrace

The morning allows time to visit downtown shops and the acclaimed MUSEUM OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. This afternoon drive to Port Edward, located on the Skeena River, to visit the NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. Known today as the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village, this site is the oldest surviving salmon cannery village along British Columbia’s coast. Established in 1889, this cannery was typical of those in remote locations in that it provided accommodation through the summer canning season. Little has changed since the plant closed in the late 1960’s. Almost 30 buildings linked by wooden boardwalks are open for viewing. Travel a short distance to Terrace for overnight.

10

Terrace to Prince George

Retrace your steps back through north-central British Columbia to Prince George for overnight.This evening we invite you to a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

11

Prince George to Edmonton

With fond memories of your Haida Gwaii visit, say farewell to your new-found friends as you arrive in Edmonton.

HAIDA GWAII INFORMATION

  • The area was officially renamed from Queen Charlotte Islands to Haida Gwaii in 2009. It is a roughly-shaped triangle consisting of two main islands, Moresby and Graham with hundreds of smaller islands. The Haida are believed to have lived here for 10,000 years. Presently there are approximately 5,000 residents.
  • The Haida are a seafaring people well-known for their beautiful artwork and famous totem poles – one of which is now located at the Edmonton Stollery Children’s hospital.
  • Haida Gwaii is at the end of the road, a wet, wild refuge that has captured nature lovers’ hearts. The
    climate is mild with summer temperatures similar to those in the rest of northern and central BC.

SIGHTSEEING: Will require occasional walking on rugged and uneven terrain and travellers should
therefore be in reasonably good health.

This very special program will be limited to 30 passengers per tour due to the nature of interpretive programs on Haida Gwaii.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodation and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ferries as indicated
  • Mount Robson
  • Jasper National Park
  • K’san Historical Village
  • Meet and Greet
  • Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park
  • Coast Islands
  • Hecate Strait
  • Haida Heritage Centre with a local guide
  • Balance Rock
  • Tlell
  • Agate Informational Talk
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Misty Meadows Provincial Park
  • Mile Zero
  • Heillen River
  • Blowhole
  • Tow Hill
  • Village of Old Massett
  • St Mary’s Spring
  • Jungle Beach
  • Naikoon Provincial Park
  • Port Clements Forestry Museum
  • Golden Spruce Trail
  • Golden Spruce remains
  • Haida Feast
  • Museum of Northern British Columbia
  • North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Meals Include: 3 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Picnic Lunch, Haida Feast and Farewell Dinner

2019 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars

Triple

$2,069.00

GST: $103.45

Twin

$2,269.00

GST: $113.45

Single

$3,149.00

GST: $157.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$45.00

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