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Haida Gwaii is a group of islands on the northern Pacific coast of Canada. A rugged and remote wilderness. See Mount Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the history and culture of the region at the Ksan Historical Village and Museum. Visit Naikoon Provincial Park, Agate and North Beach, and view the spectacular Blow Hole. Discover Balanced Rock, a large bolder left behind from the glacial retreat of the ice age, a wonderous display of nature’s force and beauty. Experience the spiritual culture and magical landscape of Haida Gwaii!
12 Days 1 Country 8 Meals
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Day 1 – Regina, SK to Edmonton, AB
Depart Regina, travel north via Saskatoon meeting travelling companions enroute, and fly-in guests in Edmonton for the first night.
Day 2 – Edmonton to Prince George, BC
Today we cross the British Columbia border and visit Mount Robson, which has the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. We continue along to Prince George enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Day 3 – Prince George to Terrace, BC
As we continue westward we follow the beautiful rivers and valleys of northern British Columbia. This afternoon we will be stopping to visit the Ksan Historical Village and Museum in Hazelton where the village of Gitanmaax had existed for centuries. The cultural centre is dedicated to illustrating the richness of Gitxsan culture and history.
Day 4 – Terrace to Prince Rupert, BC
Prince Rupert is where Canada’s Wilderness Begins. We will tour the North Pacific Cannery Village Museum. It is the most complete cannery that remains in these remote villages and is also a National Historic Site.
Day 5 – Prince Rupert to Queen Charlotte, BC
We board BC Ferries this morning for our day sailing to the Haida Gwaii. The Haida have called these islands home for over 10,000 years. We will be sailing across the Hectate Strait to Skidegate and the Village of Queen Charlotte. We will be spending 4 nights in Queen Charlotte.
Day 6 – Queen Charlotte
This morning we explore the beach at low tide! Haida Gwaii’s tides provide great opportunities to explore the beach. As the tide falls, meet some strange and beautiful animals that live along the shores. After an included picnic lunch we’ll enjoy a short interactive talk on Cedar: Tree of Life. From the basic necessities to monumental masterpieces, discover many ways cedar is essential to the Haida people and their innovative uses of it. Then try your hand at cedar weaving. Cedar bark weaving techniques have been passed down from generation to generation and continues to play an important role in Haida Culture. *Today’s itinerary is subject to change based on tide schedule
Day 7 – Queen Charlotte
Today we will visit the Naikoon Provincial Park which is located at the north end of Graham Island. This park has wonderful sandy beaches, rolling sand dunes, rock cliffs, marine tidal pools, great viewing look-outs and amazing west coast fauna and flora plus much more. At Tow Hill we will take a short walk to the Blow Hole along with walks along Agate Beach and North Beach. The Blow Hole is an underground catapult of water surge channels carved through the coastline rocks. Your lunch today will be included. Tonight we will be treated to a Haida Feast.
Day 8 – Queen Charlotte
This morning we visit the Haida Heritage Centre. The centre is a magnificent cedar multi-complex consisting of five contemporary monumental timber longhouses. The Greeting House provides spectacular views of the totem poles, the ocean and the surrounding islands. Later, stop at the Balance Rock which is a large boulder left behind after the retreat of the ice age. Your lunch today will be included. This afternoon we visit the Golden Spruce Trail. Some of the trees seen today are over 500 years old.
Day 9 – Queen Charlotte to Terrace
Today we leave Haida Gwaii via the BC Ferry. We will arrive back in Terrace for the night.
Day 10 – Terrace to Prince George, BC
Today we have a leisurely day of travel as we go back along Highway 16. We will visit the alpine themed town of Smithers. This evening join your Tour Director, Driver and Friends at our WestWorld Tours Farewell Dinner.
Day 11 – Prince George to Edmonton, AB
Today we cross back into Alberta and arrive in Edmonton for the evening. We can reminisce about our wonderful tour and make plans to meet up again with newfound friends.
Day 12 – Edmonton to Regina, SK
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers this morning as the coach departs Edmonton for Regina, via Saskatoon with drop offs along the way.
Fly-in travellers depart at your leisure.
All prices are per person and include taxes and fees. Prices in CAD
Not included in price:
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
*Due to the remote location of this tour, accommodations are categorized as simple/basic.
Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and a must see.
Ksan Historical Village & Museum
Ksan Historical Village allows you to Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the Gitxsan people.
North Pacific Cannery Village Museum
Experience the unique history of British Columbia’s oldest salmon cannery.
Haida Heritage Centre
Let the Haida people share their stories with you at this treasured heritage centre.
The Balanced Rock
Perfectly balanced on the horizon of Graham Island is the Balanced Rock, the most mysterious and photographed sight the island has to offer.
Old Massett is the site of three ancient villages and home to 800 Haida, making it the perfect place to see what life on Haida Gwaii is like.
Naikoon Provincial Park
Walking along Agate Beach, watching water catapult through the Blow Hole and taking in amazing views are just a few of the unforgettable opportunities this must-see park provides.
Very rugged experience & most enjoyable learning about a new culture of First Nations People. They are a very caring people and love their land. We have a new appreciation for totem poles now that we learned about them.
Jack & Elaine Wilson - Moose Jaw, SK
You fulfilled another "Bucket List" choice. Thanks you! I wished to go there since the med 50's. Indeed you did & more (did we give you value?)
Cecile Curran - Regina, SK
I liked the Haida feast - really enjoyed the information on their culture, would like an opportunity to hear more, would recommend this tour!
Bev Marsh - Minton, SK - 2016
Another enjoyable and informative trip with WestWorld Tours. 8th trip with hopefully many more to come. We especially enjoy the trips within Canada and USA.
John and Anne Nyffenegger - Saskatoon, SK - 2016
There were so many interesting and historical attractions to see on the Haida Gwaii tour that it was hard to choose just one highlight. The Ksan Historical Village and Museum, the Haida Heritage Centre, and the traditional Haida feast gave us a good understanding and appreciation of the Haida culture. Outdoor attractions such as the Golden Spruce Trail and Mushroom Forest were great for exploring the natural wonders and beauty of the islands!
Nina Morey - Saskatoon, SK - 2016
The highlights for me was the Heida Feast dinner and the companionship between the passengers. A fun trip & we even learned a few things,we were always kept busy - flowers - trees - wildlife watching, peoples of the Islands customs and unique carvings.
Lydia Morrison - Regina. SK
The number one point for me on this tour was the excellent way in which things were explained & all the little side stories that went with the explanation. Our tour director and the local guides were all very good at doing this.
Dorman & Norma Hutchinson - Watrous
What an excellent tour guide, she was always cheerful & helpful, fully in control of all situations on the bus, very good at giving out information and getting passengers to know each other.
Jerry & Kay Dixon - Sintaluta, SK
It's a trip not to be missed!
Sonia Tunstead - Winnipeg, MB - 2017
I found our guide to be well informed, enthusiastic and organized. Definitely an asset to WestWorld Tours!
Marjorie Allen - Vernon, BC
(This) was my fourth WestWorld Tour! Loved it all!
Victoria Gillies - Regina, SK
This (Haida Gwaii) is my 4th trip with WestWorld Tours and I have been extremely pleased with each of the tours. The three different tour directors I have had are all exceptional.
Marlene Nickel, Saskatoon, SK
All the fellow travellers were great & fun to be with. This was made even more special by the driver and guide. Best driver and best tour guide in the whole world. I hope to do more trips with WestWorld Tours.
Raj Downe - Nelson, BC
YES!!! (I would recommend to friends) this is a trip to a unique setting, a very different world that should be seen by all.
J Whiting - Pilot Butte
This is our 3rd WestWorld Tour and the best yet!
Lynn Manners - Lloydminster, AB
This tour was beyond all my expectations.
Jack Saacson - Victoria, BC