Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, BC
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site Short Term Forecast
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve Haida Heritage Site/ Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site make up an archipelago of 138 islands located in the southernmost region of Haida Gwaii. The Heritage Site is only accessible by boat or by plane and there are no facilities or trails in the area. Random camping is the only form of lodging and is recommended in areas that will not damage the ecosystem such as on beaches or on rocks. Kayaking is a good way to travel throughout the area. The Heritage Site is known for its breathtaking beauty and endless natural landscapes to explore. This area is extremely important to the Haida Nation and includes Ninstintis or SGang Gwaay Llnaagay a UNESCO World Heritage Site located on the southernmost point of Haida Gwaii. This village includes standing totem poles and the remains of cedar longhouses. Haida Gwaii Watchmen supervise many old village sites during the summer months including SGang Gwaay Llnaagay. In addition to SGang Gwaay Llnaagay Hotspring Island and Burnaby Narrows are favourite destinations for travelers. Gwaii Haanas is home to a vast array of sea sky and land species including sub-species only found on Haida Gwaii threatened species and locations of incredibly high biomass concentration. Traveling with a registered guide or group is the recommended form of exploration of Gwaii Haanas. It is strongly recommended to have reservations before entering the park and all visitors must participate in a mandatory orientation of the park. Any visitors not traveling with a tour group must register with the Canadian Coast Guard in Prince Rupert.
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