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Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Tom Ryan photo)

Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands

Transportation & Maps

Haida Gwaii consists of a group of islands located along the Heritage Discovery Circle Route, but only accessible by ferry or plane.

Many visitors who arrive on Haida Gwaii by ferry bring their own vehicles, RVs or campers but vehicles are available for rent in Masset in the north, and Sandspit and Queen Charlotte in the south.

Car Travel

Only two of the islands have roads – Graham Island, the largest and most northern island, and Moresby Island, directly south of Graham. The main route on both islands is Highway 16. The paved road runs from Masset along Masset Inlet, to Port Clements, then crosses to the east coast of Graham Island, and continues south to the Village of Queen Charlotte. Masset is actually Mile 0 of Highway 16, also referred to as the Yellowhead Highway. The highway is a total of 113km/70.2mi on Graham Island, and takes about an hour and a half to drive with no stops.

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Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands