Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) - Sailing in Canada’s Galapagos

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• Visit SGang Gwaay - world's best standing collection of original totem poles
• Visit Hotspring Island- relax in the warm pools
• Discover Haida culture and history
• Go whale watching and wildlife viewing

Fact File

• 10 days (8 sailing days)
• Maximum 12 travelers
• Start & finish in Sandspit
• All meals on board included
• Activity Level: 2


This natural history sailing trip explores the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, in the southern islands of Haida Gwaii. These islands form a unique archipelago situated (50 miles/80 kilometers) west of Prince Rupert on British Columbia's northwest coast. Often referred to as Canada's own 'Galapagos', the islands of Haida Gwaii have a unique vegetation, wildlife and cultural history that has evolved in relative isolation over the last several thousand years.

Evidence suggests that parts of the islands remained unglaciated during the last 10,000 years, offering refuge for animals and plants. The area is geologically active and has seen massive fluctuations in sea level. The islands are the epicenter of Haida culture and SGang Gwaay has been honored with a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this spectacular adventure you will have the opportunity to visit sacred sites, feel the solitude of the wilderness, and experience the wildlife and Haida culture.

This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.

FROM: $9085 CDN



Aboard the SV Island Solitude Cabins are small but comfortable, with ensuite bathroom facilities. The first night is spent in Sandspit.

Comfort notes

Sea can be rough. Zodiac landings required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sandspit
Day 2: Haida Heritage Center, Board the Yacht
Day 3: Depart Moresby Camp
Day 4: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Tanu, Lyell Island
Day 5: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Juan Perez Sound
Day 6: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Burnaby Narrows
Day 7: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Ninstints, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 8: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Ikeda Cove, Hotspring Island
Day 9: Sailing in the Queen Charlotte Islands - Bischoff Islands, Darwin Sound
Day 10: Return to Sandspit
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