Queen Charlotte Island
Haida Gwaii - Queen Charlotte Islands
Since 2004, visitors to British Columbia have a unique opportunity to experience the ancient traditions of First Nations people in their own communities. Interacting with First Nations communities is like opening a door to different and awe-inspiring universe. And the silence of remote British Columbia can open a door your inner universe.” The land, ocean and the wildlife are integral to their way of life and unique traditions. Some of these nations have existed for more than ten thousands years, long before the pyramids were build. During our tours, guests will be able to take part in authentic First Nations activities such as storytelling, singing, dancing, craft making and fishing. One some tours guests may also spend the night in traditional dwellings and may be lucky enough to witness some of BC’s diverse wildlife including many kinds of bears, whales and eagles. We visit First Nations communities including the Sto:lo and Quw’utsun’ (Cowichan)of West Coast Salish linguistic group, Kwakwakawakw, Tsimshian, Nuu-chah-nulth, Gitsan and Haida.
Departure with Air Canada from Vancouver to Queen Charlotte Islands. Check-in at Dogwood Lodge. Lunch provided. Tour Highlights: Orientation Tour of Greater Massett Area. Dinner: 6:00 pm Evening Program: Welcome, Overview and Introductions.
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:45 am, Bag Lunch, Depart Dogwood Lodge: 9:00 am Tour Highlights: Tow Hill, North Beach, Agate Beach, Hiellen I.R. Return Dogwood Lodge: 4:30pm Dinner: 6:00 pm Evening Program: Guest Speaker “Birds of Haida Gwaii”.
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:45 am, Bag Lunch. Depart Dogwood Lodge: 9:00 am Tour Highlights: Tlell River, Wreck of the “Pesuta”, Artisan Galleries. Return Dogwood Lodge: 4:30 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm Evening Program: Guest Speaker “Haida Art”.
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:45 am, Bag Lunch. Depart Dogwood Lodge: 9:00 am Tour Highlights: Delkatla Nature Sanctuary, Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum, Old Massett Haida Artists. Return Dogwood Lodge: 4:30 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:15 am, Bag Lunch. Depart Dogwood Lodge: 8:30 am.Tour Highlights: Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Zodiac Tour of Skidegate Inlet, St. Mary’s Spring, Balance Rock. Return Dogwood Lodge: 6:30 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm Evening Program: Guest Speaker “Haida Title and Islands Governance”.
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:45am, Bag Lunch. Depart Dogwood Lodge: 9:00 am Tour Highlights: Port Clements Settlers Museum, Shoreline Park, Golden Spruce Trail, Haida Canoe, Pure Lake, and the Argonaut Plain. Return Dogwood Lodge: 4:30pm Dinner: 6:00 pm Farewell Traditional Seafood Feast. Evening Program: Tour Recap, Special Memories.
Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:15 am Depart Dogwood Lodge: 8:45 am Check-in Sandspit Airport: 11:00 am Depart Sandspit: 2:45 pm Arrive Vancouver: 4:30 pm.