Haida Gwaii & the Inside Passage

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3 Departures: 

9 Days: 

  • June 24 - July 2, 2019
  • July 8 - 16, 2019
  • August 13 - 21, 2019

$3999 per person 

Single add: $625 

Triple deduct: $140

Land Only deduct: $500

Full Itinerary:

Day 1 – Victoria to Port Hardy

Departing Victoria this morning we travel north past the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and on towards Campbell River. After a lunch stop, we venture into the wilderness of North Vancouver Island arriving later this afternoon in Port Hardy, our home for the night.  Connect with your tour director and fellow travellers over a delicious welcome dinner. Today’s dinner is included 

Day 2  –  Port Hardy to Prince Rupert

Early this morning we depart on a spectacular trip with BC Ferries’ Inside Passage day cruise, an adventure itself.  You sail following the remote Northern Coast and Inside Passage route. Enjoy the ship’s modern amenities and be ready to capture on camera the rugged beauty and stunning scenery around every curve. The journey features isolated coastal villages, untrampled wilderness and wildlife viewing opportunities. A bountiful buffet breakfast and dinner are included as is your own private cabin when you need a little break. We dock late this evening in the northern port city of Prince Rupert. A short transfer brings us to our hotel.  

Today’s breakfast and dinner are included 

Day 3 – Prince Rupert

This morning, we visit the magnificent Museum of Northern BC as an appropriate introduction to this coast with historical artifacts, carvings and artwork.  After lunch learn about the heritage of salmon canning at the longest operating canner in BC history and a premier tourist destination, the North Pacific Cannery.  Enjoy a leisurely evening at your own pace.  

Today’s breakfast and lunch are included

Day 4 – Prince Rupert to Queen Charlotte City

After breakfast we continue our travels with BC Ferries to the mystical islands of Haida Gwaii, or the “Islands of People.” Our ferry ride today takes about 6 hours and we arrive late afternoon in the village of Skidegate.  A short transfer will bring us to our accommodation in the heart of Queen Charlotte City where we will have dinner together.  

Today’s breakfast and dinner are included

Day 5 – QCC – Skedans & Louise Island – Queen Charlotte City

Today we travel in small 12-passenger boats to visit the remote and ancient First Nations Haida village of Skedans.  Led by a Haida guide, explore the legends, history and totems of the village on a short walk before joining the group for a picnic lunch.  On our return trip we will pass through the Laskeek Bay area and explore the shoreline and seas for rare birds, marine life and even whales.  This evening is free in Queen Charlotte City. 

Today’s breakfast and lunch are included   

Day 6 – Queen Charlotte City

The morning is free for you to pursue your own interests or take the optional flight and tour to Ninstants, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best preserved abandoned Haida Village on the islands (See below for details).  A special treat tonight as you savor a traditional Haida meal at Keenawaii's Kitchen prepared and hosted in the home of well known Haida chef Roberta Olson who is passionate about local cuisine and culture.  

Today’s breakfast and dinner are included


Gwaii Haanas & Ninstants Tour:​This expedition will bring travelers to the most well-preserved ancient villages on Haida Gwaii to experience the rich ecology and history dating back 10,000 years.  A seaplane flight will depart from Queen Charlotte City and land at the former whaling station at Rose Harbour. From here, an experienced boat operator will take you on a 20-minute ride to the village site on Anthony Island. Once arrived, ​a Haida Watchman will guide you through the village remains which still holds original totem poles and the remains of longhouses. This tour truly provides travellers with insight to the Haida connection between history, culture, art and nature. 

$700 per person - Requires minimum of 5 and maximum capacity is 10.  ​​​ 

Please be aware, the optional Gwaii Haanas tour involves travel by seaplane, zodiac boat and short walking on uneven terrain.  Transferring from plane to boat can be challenging for anyone with mobility limitations.  This tour is not recommended for individuals with back problems as sea conditions can sometimes create a bumpy ride. 

​​​Day 7 – Queen Charlotte City to Masset

This morning depart Queen Charlotte City and visit the impressive Haida Heritage Centre displaying aboriginal culture and totem poles at Kay Llnagaay.  Later visit the remarkable Balance Rock and St. Mary’s Spring that holds a mythical promise. Indulge in the artisan shops in Tlell which showcase Haida creative talent. We check into our waterfront hotel in Masset later this afternoon.  

Today’s breakfast is included

Day 8 – Masset

After breakfast, we travel to Old Masset where we are joined by a local guide who will share the history, culture and sites throughout.  Stroll along popular beaches like Agate Beach and North Beach and visit the incredible sites of Naikoon Provincial Park and Tow Hill.  This evening join your tour director and fellow travellers for a memorable farewell dinner.  Today’s breakfast and dinner are included  

Day 9 – Masset to Victoria

Late this morning we board our Pacific Costal Airlines flight back to Victoria via Vancouver. Arrive home this afternoon where a transfer will be waiting to take you home with a life time of memories of the mystical islands of Haida Gwaii and the spectacular Inside Passage.  

Today’s breakfast is included  

Please make sure to read over our Tour Policies and  Terms of Travel prior to booking 

Photo Credit: Destination BC/Brandon Hartwig, Destination BC/Grant Harder,  Destination BC/Owen Perry, Walter Langille

What's Included

  •  Pick up at your door  (Greater Victoria & Up Island)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations
  • 15 meals
  • Transport on deluxe charter vehicle (Vancouver Island & Prince Rupert)
  • Transport by mini bus or school bus on Haida Gwaii
  • BC Ferries Inside Passage Day Cruise​
  • Private Cabin on Inside Passage cruise
  • Prince Rupert
  • North Pacific Cannery Tour
  • Museum of Northern BC
  • BC Ferries to Haida Gwaii
  • Haida Heritage Centre
  • Haida Feast Dinner
  • Balance Rock
  • Skedans tour with Haida Guide
  • Boat Tour to Skedans and Louise Island
  • ​Tlell​​
  • Old Massett
  • Naikoon Provincial Park & Tow Hill
  • Pacific Coastal Return flights to Victoria
  • Airline baggage fees for one checked bag
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • All mandatory fees and taxes
  • 5% GST
  • Gratuities on included meals
  • Service of a professional tour director



  • Day 1: Kwa'lilas Hotel 

               Port Hardy

  • Day 2 - 3: Crest Hotel  

               Prince Rupert

  • Day 4 - 6:  Sea Raven Motel 

               Queen Charlotte City

  • Day 7 - 8:  Masset Oceanview Hotel Masset​ 

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