Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, BC, Canada
Massive moss-draped cedar and Sitka spruce tower above the Haida people’s ancient carved poles and fallen longhouses on the lush rainforest islands of Gwaii Haanas. Skies fill with bald eagles, bears scavenge salmon on wild beaches and the ocean teems with breaching whales, porpoises and sea lions. Experience a rich, remote landscape steeped in spirituality, protected by Parks Canada and the Haida who draw cultural inspiration from this land of their ancestors.
BC Ferries offers year-round service from Prince Rupert to Skidegate Landing on a seven-hour crossing. An Inside Passage ferry runs between Port Hardy (northern Vancouver Island) and Prince Rupert. Reservations are essential. For more information: 1-888-BCFERRY (1-888-223-3779). Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound