July 24, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Queen Charlotte City, Hiking
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One of my most fondest memories of travelling Haida Gwaii was hiking the Cape Fife Trail and walking out towards Rose Spit and back towards Tow Hill on the north end of the island. Now don't get me wrong, it was long and grueling. We tried to do it in one day but ended up cutting off going all the way to the end of Rose Spit. It took us 11 hours and we ended up walking about 30km.
It was fun, dirty, and challenging, with the trail being full of fallen logs, mud swamps, thick forest, ocean viewpoints, and sandy beaches. It is beautifully scenic to be completely surrounded by green - trees, moss, ferns, grass and old growth. Then to walk on the completely open beach is a whole new experience, as you trudge through the thick sand. What a journey and an experience of a lifetime.
I would suggest doing just the Cape Fife Trail, or going all the way out to Rose Spit in two days, in order to be able to thoroughly enjoy one of the most serene locations in beautiful British Columbia.Editor's note: Learn more about hiking on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) here.