Experience the Canadian GalapagosHaida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
Swap civilisation for this epic sailing tour of Canada’s Haida Gwaii archipelago. The adventure kicks off with a scenic floatplane flight to your schooner, Passing Cloud, which awaits you on the northern fringe of the reserve. The indigenous Haida people thrived here for more than 14,000 years and you’ll learn about their culture while exploring the ancient villages nestled among towering cedar and spruce trees.
The archipelago is also a marine wonderland. Spot sharks, dolphins and humpback whales in the pelagic zone. Kayak the glassy waters of Burnaby Narrows in search of sunflower stars, moon snails and decorator crabs. Look out for sea lions and orcas at Cape St James. Back on dry land, sink your toes into the sand and tide pools before boarding your floatplane once more for a final glimpse.
- Remote islands offering unmatched wildlife viewing
- An indigenous cultural heritage experience that dates back to more than 14,000 years
- Viewing the stunning Haida Gwaii archipelago from a 70-foot schooner
- The Canadian hospitality is so friendly you might have to lower your expectations when you return home
Outer Shores Expeditions’ nine-day Gwaii Haanas – Islands at the Edge tour departs between June and August. Prices start at about US$4900.
The Haida Gwaii archipelago is located 100 kilometres off Canada’s northeast coast.