June 02, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Queen Charlotte City, Beaches & Swimming
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Sunshine on Haida Gwaii! Finally the forecast stuck true to the sunshine, and for about 3 days straight Islander's enjoyed bright sunny days at the beach! Many daring and brave teenagers decided to test the May waters as well, coming out shivering, but happy nonetheless!
I spent my day off venturing around Queen Charlotte City, in search of a good meal and some shopping. "Downtown" is located on Wharf Street, littered with small cafes, restaurants, some small shops, as well as the Visitor Centre!
I enjoyed lunch on the patio at one of the small cafes and explored some of the small stores, picking out a few things for myself. When I finished with my shopping, I walked to the community park, only about 5 minutes from downtown. Here is where I access the beach, and walk along the shore all the way home! But before I made it home, I found a comfy, warm spot on the beach, and opened up my book. So relaxing!
From the stores to the shores, I always recommend a little bit of R&R, and on Haida Gwaii, it's never hard to find.