A Taste of Haida Culture

Explore the majesty and culture of Haida Gwaii

Duration

4 Days

Region

British Columbia

Activity Level

Easy to Moderate

Availability

June to September

All-Inclusive Luxury Stay at a Floating Resort in Haida Gwaii

Ocean House Haida Gwaii is a unique floating eco-lodge located in a vast, tranquil bay, in Haida Gwaii, BC, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Designed to revitalize, inspire, enchant, and leave you with a lasting connection to Haida culture while being surrounded by untouched beauty.

You will be transported to your exclusive, culturally-rich, and relaxing escape for your getaway (3 nights) or longer stay (4 nights). Choose from creative dishes prepared by our exquisite chef using fresh, healthy, locally sourced produce, meats, and seafood. Take time to stroll on untouched beaches or take guided tours of the breathtaking local area. You will leave, relaxed, enlightened, replenished, and rejuvenated.

Why take another trip to a destination full of frantic tourists and endless plans, when you can immerse yourself in Indigenous Haida Gwaii culture, art, and wilderness in an exclusive floating resort?

Dream Vacation in a Stunning Location

Welcome to the ultra-remote Ocean House Haida Gwaii, a fly-in lodge anchored off the rugged, unprotected and naturally spectacular west coast of the Haida Gwaii Islands. This Indigenous experience is highly recommended to anyone who wants to get away, relax, eat well, experience Haida Gwaii tourism, and be pampered while immersing themselves beautiful Haida culture and art. 

Your dream vacation includes: 

  • Flights from Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto (we can arrange other trip options, simply contact us for more details)
  • Helicopter ride to your Haida Gwaii accommodation 
  • All-inclusive gourmet meals featuring local ingredients 
  • Guided tours from Indigenous Haida guides
  • Cedar rose weaving workshop
  • Kayaks and paddleboards available to explore the Gwaii islands
  • Guest artist classes
  • Complimentary access to the sauna and steam room
  • Additional spa amenities available for massage and more (*Fees apply).

All Inclusive Package Pricing

Package includes direct flights via Vancouver, Haida Gwaii and a helicopter flight to the lodge.

From Vancouver

$4410/ person*

From Calgary

$4840 / person*

From Toronto

$5045 / person*


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A Taste of Haida Culture Itinerary

Region: British Columbia

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday

Welcome to Haida Gwaii!

Early morning — Check-in at Vancouver’s YVR South Terminal at 5:45 am and prepare for departure. You will arrive in Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, then take a spectacular 15-minute helicopter flight to Ocean House Haida Gwaii. A hot gourmet brunch will await you upon arrival.

Early afternoon — Guided tour and picnic to Kaysuun. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate boots and rainwear if required. Upon return, enjoy appetizers and drinks in the lounge or explore the lodge.

Evening Activities — Gourmet dinner awaits with cuisine featuring local ingredients from Haida Gwaii. Enjoy complimentary house wine or select from our curated wine list. Explore the local area after dinner on a leisurely walk or enjoy the spa or library

*The following is a sample itinerary based on ideal weather and marine conditions. All activities are subject to change.

Day 2 - Monday

Ancient culture. Living culture.

Early morning — Gourmet breakfast then pack a complimentary lunch, snacks and drink for your voyage to Ts’aa.ahl (pronounced Joth) to view the remains of this ancient village and experience Haida Gwaii tourism.

Early afternoon — Back at Ocean House, our guest artist will deliver a class that will give you a deeper understanding of Haida art and culture. After the class, relax in the lounge over appetizers, embark in a workout in our fitness area, or escape onto the inlet on a paddleboard or kayak.

Evening Activities — Enjoy a gourmet dinner then take in a scheduled screening of one of our Haida-themed films, with a Q&A after with our cultural interpreter. Afterwards, take a stroll along the nearby decommissioned forestry road or relax in our spa.

Day 3 - Tuesday

Cedar, the tree of life.

Early morning — Enjoy your breakfast this morning before embarking on today’s trip to the beautiful Ts’uu Guus GawGa (Security Inlet). Discover how Haida people harvested cedar and other plants in this ancient area. Potential wildlife viewing en route.

Early afternoon — Participate in a cedar rose weaving workshop, take time for a spa treatment or explore more of the inlet by kayak. Then join our guest artist for their second class.

Evening Activities — Long Table Feast, a fitting culmination to an epic adventure with new friends. After dinner, you may choose to relax over drinks in Ocean House lounge or recharge in the spa’s sauna or steam room

Day 4 - Wednesday

Farewell breakfast.

Early morning — You’ll be up bright and early today to pack and prepare for your helicopter flight back to Sandspit. Once you’re finished a hearty breakfast, our team will prepare you for your departure where you will board the 11:30 am flight back to Vancouver’s South Terminal.

Owing to the unpredictable weather of Haida Gwaii, we recommend that you allow a minimum of three hours between connecting flights.

What's Included

This package includes experiences with the following authentic Indigenous tourism businesses:

Package includes:

  • All-inclusive gourmet meals
  • Guided tours
  • Cedar rose weaving workshop
  • Kayaks and paddleboards for exploring
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Guest artist classes
  • Applicable fees, taxes, alcohol and gratuities are extra

* Package price is the suggested starting price per person based on a double occupancy and does not include taxes.

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