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Ancient Haida poles, Haida Gwaii
(Daryl Benson/Masterfile photo)

Northern British Columbia

Surfing & Watersports

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

Surfing (JF Bergeron photo)

For surfing in Northern BC, head to Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands.

Discover kilometres/miles of white-sand beaches bordered by open ocean and big winter waves, but no crowds – even on days with perfect conditions.

Most surfing in BC occurs on Vancouver Island, which mean surf spots in Northern BC are relatively untouched. Popular surf areas include North Beach in Masset and East Beach and Rennell Sound near Tlell. Bring gear or rent it at North Beach Surf Shop (Masset), which offers lessons and guided experiences.

In November, Masset hosts the Haida Gwaii Expression Session, a local surfing event that includes surf movies, lessons and photography workshops and more.

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