Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve/Haida Heritage Site lies in the southern part of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), a remote archipelago off the British Columbia coast, 640 km north of Vancouver. Its 138 islands (1,470 sq. km. of land), feature a rich and fascinating diversity of life, and protect the legacy of Haida culture which has been nurtured by them for hundreds of generations. The planned addition of a marine component to the protected area will encompass an additional 3,400 square kilometers.
The protected area, jointly managed by the Government of Canada and the Council of the Haida Nation is known for its distinct island flora and fauna and its outstanding Haida heritage. The rugged San Christoval Mountains, rocky coastline and the remnants of native village sites offer a unique experience combining wilderness, solitude, spirituality and Haida culture.
The Haida Gwaii Community
the Old Massett Village Council's Economic Development and Heritage Resources, the Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay, and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.