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Southern Waters of SGang Gwaay – 6 Day Kayak Expedition

  • Visit the Ancient Haida Village site of SGang Gwaay, A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Camp on some of Gwaii Haanas’ most scenic beaches nestled within old growth forests
  • All food and equipment provided

Discover the breathtaking seclusion of Kunghit Island during a 6-day journey through Southern Gwaii Haanas, with an aim to visit the ancient village site of SGang Gwaay and secluded beaches.

Canoes along the shoreline in Sgang GwaiiEmbark on an unforgettable six day adventure through the unblemished southern region of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Heritage Site. The pure surroundings enable us to deeply engage with the untamed wilderness up close. Our authentic expedition kicks off as we navigate by kayak to explore the rich temperate rainforests, housing awe-inspiring ancient cedar, spruce, and hemlock trees that have been undisturbed by contemporary logging activities.

Our main objective is to reach the historic village site of SGang Gwaay while diving into various kayaking experiences within this revered Gwaii Haanas National Reserve. This isolated area, boasting numerous campsites and beaches bordering the waters of SGang Gwaay, showcases the distinct allure of Gwaii Haanas. We will diligently delve into every facet of this captivating and varied shoreline, cherishing each instance while witnessing the plentiful native wildlife.

Throughout the entire six day journey, we will uncover the southernmost point of Gwaii Haanas, with our starting and ending locations near Rose Harbour.

  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Southern section of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and travel to the Ancient Village site of SGang Gwaay
  • 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
  • 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 6-Day Water of SGang Gwaay trip 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 6 - day Southern Waters of SGang Gwaay

Day One

Southern Waters Overview Beach and River SGang GwaayOur adventure begins at the crack of dawn in Sandspit, British Columbia. Guests will be picked up from Seaport B&B or any other preferred accommodation in Sandspit at 7:30 am, ready for an invigorating one-hour van ride to Moresby Camp. Afterward, we'll board a remarkable zodiac-style speedboat which will take us on a three hour ride to the southernmost part of Gwaii Haanas.

As the afternoon approaches, we draw closer to the charming town of Rose Harbour, and excitement builds. Nestled across from Rose Harbour lies the starting point of our extraordinary kayaking expedition. Here, we partake in a kayak and camp orientation while immersing ourselves in the captivating atmosphere of this historical town. Rose Harbour's captivating location serves as an excellent launch pad for our exploration and subsequent journey towards the village site of SGang Gwaay.

Days Two to Five

Alone person overlooking beach of SGang GwaayDuring the initial stages of our journey, we take to our kayaks and explore the southern waters near SGang Gwaay, encountering various bird species such as Tufted and Horned puffins, rhinoceros auklets, and pigeon guillemots along the rugged shoreline. We must keep our eyes peeled for humpback whales playfully swimming nearby, as they are known to frequent these waters in search of herring during the summer months.We are then enchanted by unspoiled coastlines seldom seen by others, marveling at the contrasting beauty of towering headlands and serene bays that offer stunning views of the captivating Gordon Islands.

The crown jewel of our expedition is a visit to the ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay Llnagaay (Ninstints) on Anthony Island. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this extraordinary place features magnificent mortuary and memorial poles that serve as guardians over the remains of longhouses. During our stay, Haida Watchmen join us to impart powerful stories about their ancestors while providing an unrivaled glimpse into history.

As we continue our daily progress paddling towards different campsites throughout the southern region of Gwaii Haanas, we allot 6 days to reach SGang Gwaay and return in order to fully experience the impressive mortuary and memorial poles that can still be found standing.

While incorporating more information about this area we just traversed, our adventure eventually comes full circle, bringing us back to where it all began.

Day Six

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 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 six days of kayaking, and some of those days, we paddle in swell that can be 1-2 meters. We 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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