Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) - Sailing in Canada’s Galapagos

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• Visit SGang Gwaay - world's best standing collection of original totem poles
• Visit Hotspring Island - relax in the warm pools
• Discover Haida culture and history
• Go whale watching and wildlife viewing

Fact File

• 9 days (7 sailing days)
• Maximum 12 travelers
• Start & finish in Sandspit
• All meals on board included
• Activity Level: 2


Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is an amazing area with over 100 islands, beautiful forested creek walks, rugged exposed headlands, and protected passageways between towering mountains. Theories suggest that parts of Haida Gwaii escaped the last ice age, forming a glacial refuge for certain forms of plant and animal life. This helps to explain the presence of plant species found nowhere else in the world, and noticeably different sub-species of bird, fish and mammal. Haida Gwaii provides a remarkable evolutionary showcase - hence the description as the “Canadian Galapagos”.

Guided by Haida Watchmen, we will journey through history as we visit ancient Haida Villages lining the British Columbia coast. Small ship travel through this unforgettable landscape allows us to voyage to places not reachable by land. We wind our way through the archipelago to enjoy 9 days of exploration...All aboard!

This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.

FROM: $7825 CDN



Aboard the SV Island Solitude. Cabins are small but comfortable, with shared facilities. The first night is spent in Sandspit.

Comfort notes

Sea can be rough. Zodiac landings required.

Itinerary - detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Sandspit
Day 2: Board the Yacht, Haida Heritage Center
Days 3 - 8: Exploring eastern & southern shores of Moresby Island
Day 9: Return to Sandspit
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