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“Outstanding Attraction”

Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay is an award-winning Aboriginal cultural tourism attraction located on Haida Gwaii on British Columbia’s Northwest coast. Through the Kay Llnagaay Heritage Centre we celebrate the living culture of the Haida people. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea that which shapes, nourishes, and sustains us. Kay Llnagaay protects and fosters Haida culture by reaffirming our traditions and beliefs, encouraging artistic expression and serving as a keeper of all that we are. Kay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. This is our gift to the world.
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have visited Haida Henritage Center three times already. Everytime there are new things that we learned. The facility is quite spacious with good cafeteria and gift shop. The museum is of highest quality in terms of Haida art. I can attest to this since I also collect Haida art. There is always a chance to meet with the artists at the carving shed. Some of them renown, and some of them just beginners. You may bump into the next Bill Reid, or Robert Davidson or Jay Simeon !!!

1  Thank VancouverCarioca
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HaidaHeritageCentre, Visitor Services Coordinator at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Haawa/thank you for your review! We hope you come to visit the Haida Heritage Centre and Haida Gwaii Museumagain to continue learning more with each visit!

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

A strong and vibrant community is reflected in this museum . The pride that the Haida take in their art and culture is awe inspiring . Their willingness to share their culture will draw you in and have you longing to return , long after you have left their shores.
The potlucks , the masks , the dances and songs, the Haida language, the button blankets, the silver and argelite carvings, the refreshing simplicity of the sea cuisine , the pristine landscape, the abundance of eagles , whales ,ravens and deer, salmon, halibut,the proud look upon the handsome and beautiful tanned faces of the locals on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean will draw you in and take your breath away.
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2  Thank Shelley V
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HaidaHeritageCentre, Visitor Services Coordinator at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Haawa/thank you for your beautiful review of not just the Haida Heritage Centre but all of Haida Gwaii!

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We recently spent 10 days camping on Haida Gwaii and one of the highlights was the visit to the Heritage Centre near the ferry stop at Skidigate.

We spent most of the day there as there were activites and information sessions almost every hour. There were two young men giving the information session the day we were there and they deserve special mention. These two young fellows, one named Cohen was not yet finished high school were very skilled in presenting the information. It is clear that the Haida have instilled in their youth a pride in their heritage. The tour of the long boats was interesting and well presented. Cohen did a presentation on their musical instruments, their dances and then gave a demonstration of 4 of their songs. It was just outstanding. His grandmother was in the audience and a number of us remarked how she must be incredibly proud of him. Her response of course was that she was very proud of him.

Cohen then lead the session on the weaving which I was particularly interested in. The centre has an excellent display that shows the various methods, sources of materials and then the finished woven products.

It is a true heritage centre and I left feeling very uplifted by the experience. I am sure that the Haida youth will ensure an excellent future for their people.

Haida Gwaii was a truly wonderful place to visit.

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HaidaHeritageCentre, Visitor Services Coordinator at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on Haida Gwaii and your visit to the Haida Heritage Centre! We take great pride in the knowledge of the youth!

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

We really enjoyed the displays and the tour. This is a place that doesn't get a lot of tourists due to its remoteness, but it is well worth the trip. If you are a British Columbian or even a Canadian, and you haven't seen Haida Gwaii, you are missing one of the most beautiful and interesting places in our country.

1  Thank scgrover
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HaidaHeritageCentre, Visitor Services Coordinator at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

We are happy you enjoyed your visitor to the Heritage Centre and made the trip to Haida Gwaii!

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Reviewed September 4, 2011

I visited the Haida Heritage Centre for several times, but I strongly advice you to come to visit this place at the very first day you come to the islands. There is lots of information about the Haida culture and history of the islands. Museum in the center is the thing “must do”, as you will understand how unique the Queen Charlotte Islands are. During the week there is always a chance to go on different guided tours close to the center. I took a boat tour as well as a totem pole tour. The guides are local Haida students, very friendly. So, study the week program of the center to see what the most interesting thing for you is. Actually there is a café inside of the building but I did not eat there – you always can! Moreover, I bought some presents for my family at souvenirs shop at the center. Some locals recommended coming to this shop to buy jewellery, books and local souvenirs. Indeed, the place is worth visiting.

3  Thank DzmitryB
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HaidaHeritageCentre, Visitor Services Coordinator at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

We are very glad you enjoyed the canoe and pole tours! Haawa/thank you for exploring our Centre!

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