July 08, 2012 | Tips from Us >
Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands, Sightseeing Tours
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Last week, Inland Air Floatplane Tours invited 3 of our Visitor Centre Staff, along with 2 girls from the Northern Haida Gwaii Visitor Centre in Masset on an hour long sightseeing tour of Skidegate Channel, the Narrows, and the West Coast!
Their floatplane dock is located in downtown Queen Charlotte City, across from the Premier Creek Hotel. It's very easy to find and the office is open daily for anyone looking to book tours this summer. They provide customized tours all over Gwaii Haanas National Park to sites such as the ancient Haida Village known as Ninstints, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. They also provide shorter, more affordable tours such as the one we went on to the West Coast; even a shorter flight was worth it! It's very hard to get out to the West Coast, as the only access is via old logging roads. And to see it from an aerial view was amazing!
We flew next to the tops of still snow-covered mountains, up the narrows, and over many little islands scattered within. Even though it wasn't the clearest of days, the views were still breathtaking. We made sure to get lots of pictures, and you can check them out on the Queen Charlotte Visitior Centre facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/QueenCharlotteVisitorCentre
From the Staff at the Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre, we'd like to send out a HUGE Thank You to Inland Air for the free flight tour - we definitely cherish having had the opportunity and we are able to say a trip to the West Coast is well worth it!
Other methods of travelling to the Gwaii Haanas National Park, other than floatplane, are zodiac and motor boat tours, kayaking, and other mothership tours! Full listings can be found on our website (www.qcinfo.ca) and having been on a boat tour once prior, those are well worth it too!
Nothing beats coming to Haida Gwaii and experiencing the beautiful sights. It's an amazing place to visit and the boat and floatplane tours are essential for seeing most of the hidden beauty!