Haida Heritage Centre, Haida Gwaii (Canadian Tourism Comission photo)
The rugged lands of Northern BC have a rich and diverse First Nations history.
The totem poles of the north coast are the most famous symbol of the Aboriginal culture, but many spectacular First Nations attractions are located in the region. Art, culture and heritage sites exist in the same natural settings where First Nations have lived for thousands of years.
Cultural sites in Northern BC have drawn worldwide interest – the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, with more than 500 archeology exploration areas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
View impressive carvings by renowned Haida artists like Bill Reid and Robert Davidson, or tour the large collection of totem poles in the villages of the Kispiox Valley. The ‘Ksan Historical Village, Nass Valley and Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park all highlight Aboriginal culture in its natural surroundings.
Tour museums with stunning displays of Aboriginal art and prehistoric artifacts, see totem poles that have been standing for more than 100 years or walk through a restored historical village for a glimpse into the traditional life of the areas First Nations.
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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.