Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) offer spectacular hiking with an assortment of trails.
Some pass through mossy, seemingly magical forests, while others make use of the beach. Many of the trails are round-trips, while others lead to viewpoints of the ocean, exceptional settings in the forests, shipwrecks, sand dunes and/or overnight cabins.
Choose between short, flat walking trails, which take less than an hour to complete, to full-on, multi-day, hikes that require preparation and appropriate camping gear. Depending on the trail, hikers may overnight at a cabin or official campground.
One of the most popular hikes is Tow Hill. It's located on the north coast of Graham Island, near Rose Spit, the area's most easterly point. The well marked trailhead is about a half hour drive east of Masset through breathtaking old growth forest. The Tow Hill trail is a steep 1km/0.6mi path through a damp, if not dripping, forest. The top has a viewing platform, which overlooks the ocean.
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Haida Heritage Centre
Skidegate, British Columbia
Explore the edge of the world. In the southern portion of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) lies Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site, a wild & remote place of haunting beauty. Reservations required May 1-Sep 30.
1027 Pandora Ave
Victoria, British Columbia
We provide inspiring & authentic outdoor holiday tours of Canada for the leisure traveller. If you have dreamed of exploring natural settings in Canada apart from mainstream tourism, then Midnight Sun Adventure Travel's vacations of the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island & Haida Gwaii will capture your heart and imagination.
New for 2013 is our 28 day Canada West Safari composed of four separate legs with optional city breaks in between - a great tool for customizing your vacation to western Canada.
Activities & tour themes include easy hiking, wildlife viewing, train travel, family travel, marine explorations, kayaking and sightseeing.