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6-Day K'iid Xyangs K’iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) Sea Kayak Journey

Burnaby Narrows Hotsprings Kayaking Tour
  • Experience the unrivaled biodiversity of K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows), one of the most biodiverse marine ecosystems in the world
  • All Meals and equipment provided
  • Camp in old growth forests untouched by logging
  • Experienced and friendly guides

On this exhilarating 6-Day sea kayak expedition, we will paddle from Gandll K'in Gwaay.yaay (Hotspring Island) to K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows), experiencing two of Gwaii Haanas' most memorable highlights in one trip!

The 6-day, all inclusive K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows), sea kayak expedition has a more relaxed pace than our longer 8-day tours and will allow you to paddle through the astonishingly beautiful dolomite narrows, one of the most diverse intertidal zones in Canada. These clear waters are teeming with life, a variety of exotic colors from over 200 marine invertebrates, and many different large kelps, and seaweeds. This tour is the perfect way for you to intimately explore Moresby and Burnaby Islands. The sections of kayaking around K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows allows for incredible paddling through secluded bays, exposed coastlines and sheltered inlets, which offer the potential to hike inland to find waterfalls and stunning views of the east and west coast of Moresby Island. We usually camp at three different sites on this tour as this 6-day/5-night trip is about exploration in all the hidden nooks that Gwaii Haanas has to offer around Burnaby Island, Juan Perez Sound and Skincuttle Inlet.

  • This tour is a mix of expedition travel and relaxed paced paddling to explore the coastline of the northern part of Gwaii Haanas.
  • Enjoy a traverse down Moresby Island towards K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) to enjoy the stunning scenery and intertidal life.
  • Camp in old growth forests, areas that have never been logged! The trees in Gwaii Haanas are likely to be the largest you have ever seen.
  • Use expedition-level equipment (high quality kayaks, paddles, paddling gear, paddling clothing, camping gear)
  • All guides are highly experienced with the area and have professional training outside of their guiding certifications regarding risk management, hazard analysis, interpretation and more.
  • All of your meals and kayak & camping equipment are included in the tour price.

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Participation requirements

Due to the remote and lengthy nature of this trip, we recommend that participants are 16 years and older and have some experience with remote, self-supported trips. Minors (under 19) will require a parent/guardian signature for our waiver, and all participants must fill out a medical form before booking. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact us.

We ask all who come to bring a respectful attitude towards the natural environment and your fellow kayakers. The weather and wildlife are out of our control, but our attitudes are not!

Cancellation Policy

We will try to reschedule or refund. Please check our terms & conditions for more information.

Individual admiring an old growth tree in Haida GwaiiOur 6-day Burnaby Narrows Traverse:

Day One

Our adventure begins in Sandspit, British Columbia, home to Haida Gwaii's one of two airports. As the sun rises, we prepare for an exciting day ahead. Guests are collected from Seaport B&B at 7:30 am (or alternative Sandspit lodging) and driven to Moresby Camp in a one-hour van ride. At Moresby Camp, a spacious Zodiac-style speed boat awaits to transport you to the central part of Gwaii Haanas via a breathtaking 1.5 hour coastal cruise along Moresby Island.

Our unforgettable kayaking journey commences at Ramsay Island, located across from the warm sulfur pools of Hotsprings Island. This prime location allows for an afternoon visit to the hot springs. Afterward, we'll conduct a kayak and safety briefing to ensure you're fully prepared to explore the mesmerizing waters surrounding Hotsprings Island.

Days Two & Three & Five

Burnaby Narrows Hotsprings Kayaking TourOn days two through five, we will embark on full-day kayaking adventures, navigating the rough shores of Moresby Island towards SGaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island) and the renowned K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) in Haida Gwaii. This breathtaking region is teeming with humpback whales, ancient murrelets, sea stars, anemones, crabs, kelp, and the intriguing Lewis moon snails. As we paddle along this stunning coastline, we will have ample opportunities to venture into serene inlets and discover hidden beaches – perfect locations for lunch breaks or even camping. The time we have allocated for this journey grants us flexibility to thoroughly explore the bays, inlets, and channels this diverse route has to offer. In particular, K'iid Xyangs K'iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) is a treasure trove of biodiversity within Haida Gwaii due to its rich intertidal marine life, making it an unforgettable part of our excursion. With so much to experience along our path, the possibilities are truly endless.

Day Six

On the final day of your kayak journey, enjoy a leisurely breakfast while reminiscing on the incredible experiences you've had. A sleek, ocean worthy zodiac will be waiting for you near Xiina Gwaay.yaay (Ramsay Island), ready to whisk you away on an exhilarating ride back to Sandspit. As the boat gracefully cuts through the water, take in the breathtaking scenery and feel the rejuvenating sea breeze gently brush against your face.

This year, we are excited to partner with Raincoast Breads in Sandspit for our farewell dinner. As the first Canadian establishment permitted to use foraged wild ingredients, this exquisite dining experience is an extraordinary way to conclude your Haida Gwaii adventure, and it is already included in your tour package.


This 6-day kayaking tour takes you to the most remote and untouched areas where no developed services exist. Don't worry if you don't have much experience, we're here to show you the ropes. This tour is designed for intermediate paddlers so expect a challenge! Each day, we'll paddle as much as 15 km or more. Anyone aged 16 and above is welcome to join us. Our routes and itineraries remain flexible to accommodate our guide's ability to adjust to the dynamic environment. Weather, tides, currents and wildlife demand the ability to adapt!

Get in touch with us directly to start planning your Haida Gwaii kayaking tour, an experience you'll never forget!

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