The Haida people of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) are welcoming and happy to share their culture with others.
Experiencing Haida culture, with its rich history and strong modern community, is a large part of the Haida Gwaii experience.
Evidence of the community's pride, talent, and beauty is everywhere on the islands – in the form of buildings, artwork, etiquette and everyday items, and behaviour.
Many local companies offer day, multi-day or custom tours of the islands that take in various Aboriginal sites on the island, and explain their historical and/or modern day importance.
One of the most significant Aboriginal sites to visit on Haida Gwaii is SGang Gwaay, a UNESCO World Heritage site that features one of the last authentic examples of a west coast First Nations village. The village still has totem poles standing where they were first erected hundreds of years ago.
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778 Richardson Rd
Tlell, British Columbia
Welcome to Crystal Cabin Gallery! Over 20 years of business in Tlell on Haida Gwaii. Showcasing Haida artists, beautiful gemstones and crystals & Haida art. Good selection of silver & argillite. Crystal Cabin Gallery is where Artisan Jeweller DUTES DUTHEIL has a workshop gallery designing and handcrafting gold & gemstone jewellery which is available exclusively in the shop. The best assortment of minerals & crystals in the North. Crystal Singing Bowls & original t-shirts. Greeting you in front of the gallery is the "Tlell Stone Circle", an outdoor installation of local mineral & fossil pieces from the islands. Join us on Facebook.
2 Second Beach Rd
Skidegate, British Columbia
The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), opened in July, 2007. The Centre, located at the site of the old Haida seaside village of Kaay Llnagaay, or "Sea Lion Town", showcases the living culture of the Haida, dating back over 12,000 years. Six monumental cedar totem poles carved by Haida artists stand in front of the Haida longhouses, which are connected by interior walkways & atrium space. The Centre incorporates the Haida Gwaii Museum, a gift shop, canoe house, carving shed, performing house, the Bill Reid Teaching Centre & a cafe.
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We offer multi-day cruises through Haida Gwaii's (Queen Charlotte Islands') Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Northern Vancouver Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, North Coast/ Khutzeymateen and Southeast Alaska. Our 68' vessels provide the perfect base from which to tour remote coastlines. On these world-class learning journeys we expect to see whales, bears, rich intertidal zones, and a great number of birds. With our First Nations guides we visit ancient villages, see totem poles and hope to catch a glimpse of the Kermode. Our experienced Crew and on-board naturalist will take you places that few have visited on our award-winning expeditions.