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

Sunset, Haida Gwaii, BC

Carver/Artist Ben Davidson

Ship, Haida Gwaii, BC

Forest, Haida Gwaii, BC

Tow Hill Walking Trail

Haida Gwaii Beach

Haida Gwaii

DEPARTURE: Calgary 7am | Red Deer 9am | Edmonton 12:30pm

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 a picnic lunch at the beach, Balance Rock, remains of the Golden Spruce, the historic Prince Rupert Cannery and a farewell dinner.

 

  • 12 days | July 17th, 2018
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Calgary to Edmonton to Hinton

Your Haida Getaway begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Calgary. Travel north via Red Deer to Edmonton meeting additional travelling companions enroute. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel to Hinton for your first night. Tonight enjoy a WELCOME RECEPTION with your travelling companions.

2

Hinton to Prince George

Beautiful MOUNT ROBSON welcomes you this morning as you travel west into JASPER NATIONAL PARK on your way to Prince George for overnight.

3

Prince George to Prince Rupert

Enjoy the vast forests, rivers and streams as you travel through the rich farmlands and Coast Mountains. Overnight in Prince Rupert, the gateway to BC’s beautiful North Coast.

4

Prince Rupert to Village of Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii

(4 nights) Board a BC FERRY this morning and travel 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 your LOCAL GUIDE will take you to 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.

6

Haida Gwaii

Today we’re joined by a LOCAL NATURALIST sharing knowledge about the ecology of the area. Visit the HAIDA VILLAGE OF OLD
MASSETT on the north coast and check out some of the craft shops selling local wares. Next is a stop at NAIKOON PROVINCIAL PARK where you can search for treasures on Agate Beach. You might choose to walk to The Blowhole or to the top of the volcanic Tow Hill for a magnificent view! Return to Village of Queen Charlotte for overnight.

7

Haida Gwaii

Start your morning in the arts community of TLELL with time to search craft shops for treasures. Lunchtime takes us to TLELL BEACH for a PICNIC LUNCH and beach-time. This afternoon visit the SHORELINE TRAIL where some of the trees are over 500 years old! Learn the story when you visit the remains of the famous GOLDEN SPRUCE. A visit to the PORT CLEMENTS FORESTRY MUSEUM will round off your day. Tonight is feast time — enjoy a wonderful HAIDA FEAST prepared by a Haida CHEF with traditional local foods. Return to Queen Charlotte City for your last night on this beautiful island.

8

Village of Queen Charlotte to Prince Rupert, BC

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, BC

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 and visit the NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the oldest surviving salmon cannery village along British Columbia’s coast. It is known today as the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village. 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.

10

Prince Rupert to Prince George

Retrace your steps back through north-central British Columbia to Prince George for overnight.

11

Prince George to Hinton

Continue travelling west. Following a DRIVING TOUR OF JASPER continue to Hinton for overnight. This evening we invite you to a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

12

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

With fond memories of your Haida Gwaii visit, make a stop in Edmonton and continue on to Calgary.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes
  • 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
  • Welcome reception
  • Mount Robson
  • Jasper National Park
  • Hecate Strait
  • Haida Local Guide
  • Haida Heritage Centre
  • Local Naturalist
  • Old Massett
  • Naikoon Provincial Park
  • Agate Beach
  • Tlell
  • Tlell Beach
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Shoreline Trail
  • Golden Spruce remains
  • Haida Feast
  • Museum of Northern British Columbia
  • North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site
  • Driving Tour of Jasper
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Meals Include: 1 Continental Breakfast, 1 Picnic Lunch, Haida Feast and Farewell Dinner

Pricing

Cost per person  |  Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Call for pricing: 1-800-562-9999

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