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We spend a full six days travelling in one direction only through Gwaii Haanas National Park & Haida Heritage Site, either southbound from Cumshewa Inlet to SGaang Gwaay or northbound from SGaang Gwaay to Cumshewa Inlet. Each trip will either begin or end with a spectacular seaplane flight over Gwaii Haanas from Queen Charlotte City to (or from) the M.V. Island Bay. Logistically speaking, it doesn't get any better. Besides giving you an interesting aerial perspective of one of Canada's most spectacular National Parks, it also provides us with the luxury of a relaxed 'one-way’ only trip through the Gwaii Haanas.
Advantages of a "one way" fly in / fly out Gwaii Haanas trip:
For years now I've been offering what I hope was a great trip into this unique area. I’ve come to realize that for a few more dollars I can now offer, logistically speaking, the best trip possible. You'll travel with a very small group of five or six people for a full six days in Gwaii Haanas National Park. Running time in the mothership will be minimal. Time for kayaking, hiking, exploring village sites, etc. will be maximized. Adverse sea conditions become much less of a safety and comfort factor as there are fewer exposed headlands to negotiate during the course of your trip. By reducing the cruising portion of the trip to approximately eighteen hours, we are able to spend significantly more time in the more remote, rugged and spectacular southern part of the Park. And to top it off. You experience a spectacular “flight seeing” overview of one of Canada's national treasures.
In previous years, I've tried to visit all five of the village sites, which are manned by local Haida Gwaii Watchmen (and women!). Although they’re all spectacular places peopled by friendly, interesting and informative 'Watchmen', I've found that I’ve had to make tough choices in order to allow more time for kayaking and exploring other aspects of Gwaii Haanas. Next year we'll visit T’aanuu, Hotsprings Island and SGaang Gwaay. We may stop at Skedans village and Windy Bay village sites if weather permits.
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