yahguudang | yagudáng respect
Home to the Haida since time immemorial, the wild beauty of Haida Gwaii strikes a deep impression on visitors and residents alike. Come here with curiosity and yahguudang | yagudáng (respect) – you will always be welcomed back to the edge of the world.
Haida Gwaii is an ideal destination to experience the rugged and remote wilderness that British Columbia is known for. For a trip to remember, book accommodation six months to a year ahead of time to ensure availability. Accommodation varies from rustic off-grid beach cabins to modern and natural lodges, and extraordinary camping in old growth or on the beach. All accommodation is small scale and intimate. Each time you book you are talking with an owner who cares passionately about the quality of your experience.
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There are no chain stores, fast food franchises or large hotels on the Islands of the People. Cell service is often spotty outside of each community. Here we live slowly, at a pace that is rich with unique experiences. The winter season is the social season, full of concerts, artisan fairs, coffee houses and events throughout the Islands. We re-connect, regroup, and plan for high season visitors in the summer, but love to see new faces all year long.
One way to think of Haida Gwaii is as a village of 4,200 hardy, unique characters who live in seven neighbourhoods spread up and down the Islands. The ocean and the forest are our larder, the ferries are our connection to the mainland, and our local businesses are where we meet friends, politic and support the lifestyle we love so much. Come explore this place we call home.