Haida Gwaii is the only place in northern BC where travellers can surf the North Pacific.
While the waves are best between October and May, Masset's North Beach produces swell year round - Photo: Guy Kimola Haida Gwaii's experienced tour operators will help you to explore the islands from the remote west coast to popular attractions such as Tow Hill, the Blow Hole and the Golden Spruce Trail - Photo: Guy Kimola We've got a selection of camping locations just right for you - forest sites thick with carpets of moss, rustic beach campsites and comfortable campgrounds with showers and hook-ups - Photo: Flavien Mabit North Beach is known for its beachcombing and food gathering opportunities as well as surfing and other water sports.
Choices in accommodation range from the Inn to fishing lodges, B&Bs, a Guesthouse and Hostel. Almost all accommodation is located across from the ocean - what more could you ask for! Consider the Willow’s Golf Course, a relaxing Par 72 oceanfront and forest course or the nearby world-class ocean and river fishing opportunities.
Kayak rentals are available through Moresby Explorers while bikes can be rented through the Sandspit Visitor Centre. You will want to check out the system of easy walking/bike trails located in the middle of Sandspit.
The approximately 2 km trail system, leads through a second growth forest of Alder, Spruce and Hemlock.
We never made it to Canoe Pass before, so it was time to explore new areas.
We left later in the day, when the sun started to set.
I did not know what to expect, but going through the Canoe Pass on the first day was easy.
Sandspit , a quiet and remote community on Moresby Island, is an ideal island get-away.
It is accessed by a 25 minute ferry ride from Graham Island or daily Air Canada flights from Vancouver. The Sandpit Visitor Centre is an excellent resource to begin your island 'get away'.
The staff are knowledgeable and will assist you to make the most of your visit.
The facility is bright and spacious and is conveniently located in the Sandspit airport building.
The gift shop features an inspiring display of local art such as prints, jewellery and pottery as well as a Gwaii Haanas product line, post cards and souvenirs such as glass fishing balls and ceramic mugs with Haida artwork. The Visitor Centre also has a good selection of maps of Haida Gwaii and is one of the few local distributers of marine charts for Haida Gwaii.