Moving around the island
There are only about 140kms of paved and maintained highways on the islands. There is an extensive network of forest access roads too, some suitable for short distances, and some definitely not advisable. Check out Drive BC for up-to-date road conditions. You can also enquire at the Visitor Information Centres in Queen Charlotte Daajing Giids, Sandspit K'il Kun, Port Clements Gamadiis and Masset.
Unfortunately, there is no public transportation on island. Most communities do have vehicle rentals or a taxi service.
Cycling is a great way to experience Haida Gwaii for experienced cyclists. Haida Gwaii has a very limited network of paved roads, which means that if you choose to stick to the pavement, you won’t necessarily be cycling all that much, and you will also have a hard time getting lost. Some roads have a small shoulder or oftentimes no shoulder. There are also many blind corners and traffic travels at a high rate of speed on many sections of the highway. Make sure you have bright / reflective clothing and lights on. There is a much more extensive network of unpaved forest access roads that can take you much farther into the wilderness, though they are not for everybody. Make sure you are experienced in bike repair and well prepared for remote travel if you want to go to these areas.
Sandspit K’il Llnagaay - the Sandspit Visitor Centre 250.637.5362
Queen Charlotte Daajing Giids - Green Coast Kayaking 250.637.1093
**Please note: We strongly recommend phoning to book, as online rental opportunities are not yet standard practice.
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Sandspit K'il Llnagaay - Budget Car Rentals 250.637.5688
Queen Charlotte Daajing Giids - Budget Car & Truck Rentals 250.559.4641
Island Auto Rentals 250.559.4118
Haida Gwaii Vehicle & RV Rentals 250.637.1202
Gwaii Adventure Campers 778.260.2227
HlGaagilda Skidegate - Gwaii Taxi & Tours 250.559.2380 & mobile 250.637.1162
Haida Gwaii Scooter Rentals - 250.640.6474
Masset - Masset Car & Truck Rentals 250.626.7089
Rustic Car Rentals 250.626.3756