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Southern Gwaii Haanas Expedition– 8 Day Kayak Expedition

  • Visit SGang Gwaay, the ancient Haida village site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Expedition quality equipment and delicious meals provided
  • Certified and experienced guides

Kayakers exploring historic totem poles on Haida GwaiiExplore the stunning landscape of Southern Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve on an enthralling 8-day wilderness adventure, culminating in a visit to the ancient Haida village site of SGang Gwaay, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Join us on an incredible 8-day journey as we begin our exploration in the pristine southern region of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site. This untouched area allows us to fully experience the unspoiled wilderness firsthand. Our true adventure commences when we travel by kayak to discover the lush temperate rainforests, which are home to magnificent old-growth cedar, spruce, and hemlock trees that have remained undisturbed by modern logging practices.

Our primary focus will be reaching the ancient village site of SGang Gwaay as we further explore a variety of kayaking opportunities within this esteemed National Park Reserve. This remote region, featuring numerous campsites and beaches along the waters of SGang Gwaay, exemplifies the unique attractions Gwaii Haanas has to offer. We will take our time to uncover every aspect of this fascinating and diverse coastline, relishing each moment while observing the abundant indigenous wildlife.

  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Southern section of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site by gliding through it on a kayak - allowing you to immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings without disturbing the natural environment around you.
  • Our expeditions come equipped with top-of-the-line kayaks, paddles, and gear, as well as high-quality camping supplies and clothing for the ultimate paddling experience
  • You will be in excellent hands when you travel with us! All of our guides are highly experienced with the area and have professional training outside of their guiding certifications regarding risk management, hazard analysis, interpretation and more.
  • Our tour price covers everything you need for a fantastic journey - from mouth-watering meals to top-notch kayak gear and camping equipment - all at an affordable cost.

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Participation requirements

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Our 8 Day Waters of SGang Gwaay expedition is designed for those who have an adventurous spirit and love remote and self-supported trips. We recommend participants to be at least 16 years old and have experience with these types of trips. But if you're under 19, don't worry - just have a parent or guardian sign a waiver, and all participants must fill out a medical form before booking. If you have any questions, we're happy to help

We ask that everyone come with a positive and respectful attitude towards the stunning natural environment and your fellow kayakers. While we can't control the weather and wildlife, we can control our attitude and make this trip an unforgettable experience!

Cancellation Policy

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

Overview of our 8-day Southern Gwaii Haanas Expedition:

Day One

Kayakers exploring historic totem poles on Haida GwaiiOur journey commences at the break of dawn in Sandspit, British Columbia. Guests will be collected from Seaport B&B or another accommodation of their choice in Sandspit at 7:30 am, eager for an exhilarating one-hour van ride to Moresby Camp. Following this, we board an impressive zodiac-style speedboat that will transport us to the southern edge of Gwaii Haanas.

As noon approaches, excitement intensifies as we near the globally renowned narrows of K'iid Xyangs K’iidaay (Burnaby Narrows). Our extraordinary kayaking experience begins just south of K'iid Xyangs K’iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) offering an ideal starting point and potential visit to the biodiverse narrows before journeying southward. We'll conduct a kayak and camp orientation while exploring the area.

Days Two to Seven

Embark on an unforgettable Southern Gwaii Haanas kayak expedition as you traverse the stunning waters between K'iid Xyangs K’iidaay (Burnaby Narrows) and SGang Gwaay, a Haida Heritage and UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated at the southern tip of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve. Our thoughtfully planned itinerary promises unparalleled wildlife sightings, breathtaking landscapes, and serene campsite locales.

Allow yourself to be captivated by pristine shores rarely witnessed by others as you appreciate the splendor of the juxtaposed headlands and peaceful bays with a view of the enchanting Gordon Islands. The aquatic wildlife is equally amazing, featuring thriving populations of humpback whales, steller sea lions, and tufted puffins inhabiting this vibrant ecosystem.

The true centerpiece of our journey lies within the age-old Haida village of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay on Anthony Island. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remarkable location boasts majestic carved mortuary and memorial poles that stand guard over the remnants of longhouses. Knowledgeable Haida Watchmen accompany our tour, sharing profound narratives about their ancestors and granting unparalleled access to history.

With each day comes new discoveries as we paddle towards various campsites throughout our approximately 40 NM (75 km) expedition.

Sandy Beaches at Haida GwaiiAs our adventure reaches its conclusion, we arrive at the captivating Rose Harbour locale on the penultimate day. With anticipation mounting, we save the most awe-inspiring site for last—an evening spent near the northern tip of Kunghit Island by Rose Harbour. Finally, we bid adieu to this extraordinary excursion and board a water taxi bound for Sandspit.

Day Eight

On the final day of your kayak journey, enjoy a leisurely breakfast while reminiscing on the incredible experiences you've had. Excitement fills the air as the speedboat pulls up to the Rose Harbour area, ready to whisk you and your group away to Sandspit. If conditions allow, you may even get to journey back through K'iid Xyangs K’iidaay (Burnaby Narrows). After a day of adventure, you'll be returned to your cozy Seaport B&B - or another Sandspit accommodation of your choosing.

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 tour involves eight days of kayaking, and some of those days, we paddle as much as 20 km or more and camp in remote areas with very no developed services. It is best for ages 16 years old and above, especially those who have experience with remote, self-supported trips. However, we appreciate the universal benefits nature has on every one of us. Routes and itineraries remain very flexible to accommodate changeable west coast conditions.

Please contact us directly if you are interested in this adventure and do not have previous experience.

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