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2 Second Beach Road, British Columbia V0T 1S1 Canada
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Haida Gwaii
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Haida Gwaii

Surround yourself in flourishing rainforests, windswept sand-dunes and endless beaches. Visit the totems that honour 10,000 years of history and meet a Haida Watchman. Sit down to a traditional feast of seafood, fresh from the ocean. <br><br>A globally unique ecosystem that partially escaped the last ice-age, Haida Gwaii is an archipelago of more than 150 islands that evokes comparisons to the equally isolated and biologically diverse Galapagos Islands.<br><br>As a small group of five, we unobtrusively visit quaint shops and galleries and tread lightly in the rainforest. Delve into quaint shops and galleries and meet the Haida artisans we have come to know. Visit remote Anthony Island’s Ninstints, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or Skedans and Tanu. Experience Mary's Spring, Tow Hill, Balance Rock and the site of the Golden Spruce. Immerse yourself in the wild, ocean-swept landscape of Naikoon Provincial Park. Reconnect with your life-force. Leave calm, strong and inspired.
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Brummie Andrew. wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada145 contributions23 helpful votes
I was surprised how quiet the center was when we were visiting on a Saturday because during the week the parking lot was very busy, glad it wasn't so busy when we went.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Kintasays wrote a review Sep 2019
Quakertown, Pennsylvania243 contributions81 helpful votes
If you want to get a sense of what the Haida culture was like, be sure to visit the Heritage Center. There are amazing artifacts in the museum and the totems are stunning. You'll learn all about totems and the different reasons for why they are built. A amazing cultural experience
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Date of experience: September 2019
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TerryH wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions3 helpful votes
A unique museum that is actually run by the people whose art and traditions it showcases! Friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful exhibits and great outdoor area, plus a tantalizing gift shop!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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mbw56 wrote a review Aug 2019
Canada87 contributions18 helpful votes
We always visit Haida Heritage Centre when we come to the island. Specifically to poke around the gift shop, and check out their temporary installation. This time, while there was a small guided tour in progress, the place was almost deserted. We decided to check out what was on the menu and grab some takeaway and to our astonishment, the Kay Bistro sat abandoned, looking forlorn. A hand written note advised that buying pop and water was on the honour system, and give the money to the gift shop. After an interesting stroll around the canoes we ended up in the lobby where a local artist was working and displaying her paintings. It turned out we had a lot in common, so our visit was not lost. She advised that the entrepreneur who ran Kay Bistro now had an establishment in Queen Charlotte called Blacktail. We went there for dinner, and I wrote a separate review of that experience. I note that some reviewers say that "it's Haida Gwaii", and one should basically lower ones travel expectations. In my view that is a cop-out. If you are in the hospitality and restaurant business, you ought to be there because you love people, you love good food, and enjoy making us happy. I do hope that an enterprising and hospitable chef takes on the challenge of Kay Bistro, including First Host training for the staff.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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sfp58 wrote a review Aug 2019
Coquitlam, Canada119 contributions43 helpful votes
This museum has an open air part with several fascinating Totem Poles (it’s well worth taking the Totem Pole Tour to hear the stories.) it also has an indoor section with several exhibits and a temporary exhibit space. Finally there is a shed with some canoes. It’s a great place to learn about the Haida and Haida Gwaii. The Haida guides are knowledgeable and patient with your questions. A must visit when you’re on Haida Gwaii, it takes at least a couple of hours to see everything. There are several different tours offered at various times. The café is closed just now, but there is a nice little gift shop with a variety of local items for sale. Ample parking. The only cost is for entry; parking and the tours are included.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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