Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii
The Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii is an archipelago consisting of nearly 150 islands, situated approximately 75 km off the west coast of Canada, near the southern border of the Alaska panhandle. The island cluster is shaped like a triangle that is about 300 km long and a 100 km wide.
After visiting Haida Gwaii for the first time, many visitors who have witnessed the living culture, the heritage sites, experienced nature and the remarkable solitude of Haida Gwaii first-hand, voice a deep appreciation for the land, the sea and the people.
The two largest islands in the group are Graham, in the north, and Moresby in the south. There are some 115 km of paved roads, and most of the islands' 6100 residents live on Graham Island and the northern portion of Moresby. The UNESCO World Heritage Site/ Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site is situated on the lower portion of Moresby Island.
Scheduled air service to the islands is available from Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia and local charter air service provides access to remote locations. The BC Ferry Corporation operates regular sailings between Prince Rupert on the British Columbia mainland, and Skidegate, on Graham Island. For full details about ferries visit http://www.bcferries.com or for full travel particulars go to http://www.qcinfo.ca.
Gwaii Haanas Park Fees - 2012