visit to the exquisite isles of the Queen Charlottes is a rich spiritual and cultural experience. Here, Haida spirits whisper legends in the wind, their presence keenly felt in the mist that shrouds this hauntingly beautiful land. Native Haida call this cluster of 150 islands Haida Gwaii - Islands of the People.
- North by Northwest - 1997/98 Travel Guide
This area is an archipelago of more than 150 islands. It has gained a reputation for outstanding natural beauty and a remarkable First Nations culture.
To reach the islands, you can travel from Prince Rupert by air or ferry. The trip by air is about 45 minutes; the ferry crossing takes about six hours. Direct air service from Vancouver is also available.
The wildlife viewing in the Queen Charlotte Islands is varied and interesting. Depending on the season, visitors enjoy watching various birds and mammals. From April to June, it may be possible to see migrating whales, and seals and sea lions are present throughout the year.
There are many freshwater streams and fishing is excellent.
The islands are also known for fine saltwater fishing. Numerous charter operators offer a variety of packages and we will customize a trip for you.
Charter boat operators will take you fishing or exploring in a world second to none. Sea kayaking is unparalleled.
Walking the beaches is an absolute favorite. The beaches range from fine sand, to pebbled and boulder-strewn. Depending on where you walk, you may find agates, shells or fossils, and tide pools provide active enjoyment. Island time is relaxed and the experience is satisfying.
- North by Northwest - 1995 Vacation Planner
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