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Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands, Wildlife Tours
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It was a beautiful day yesterday, with a high of 18 degrees nearing lunch! Perfect weather for the annual Hosptial Day celebration! Since 1908, islanders gather in Queen Charlotte City to host an event that raises funds for equipment that the government won't pay for for the island hospitals! It began yesterday with a parade, followed by food booths, activities, live music and more! The night ended with a country-themed adult dance, packed full of happy people and more live music!I had a smokey and piece of chocolate cheesecake for lunch...delicious!
The celebration is located at the ball park and community hall in Queen Charlotte City, oceanfront. I was hanging out, eating some cotton candy, when I spotted these eagles (see picture) on the beach! While I'm a little bit too old for potato sack races and tug-of-war, I won't ever be too old or too young to watch the wildlife of Haida Gwaii!
So keep your eyes and ears open...you never know when an animal will show up at any moment! Whether you're in the backroads driving and spot a black bear and cubs, or down in Gwaii Haanas National Park on a four day boat tour and spot a pod of orcas or white-sided dolphins, you will surely realize just how close to nature we all are here.