Posted by: cherylyoung | October 20, 2012

Graham Island BC is formerly part of the Queen Charlotte Islands now Haida Gwaii

Graham Island BC is formerly part of the Queen Charlotte Islands now

Haida GwOf the 1,884 magical islands that make up Haida Gwaii

, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, two islands comprise the

majority of the land mass; Graham Island to the north and

Moresby Island to the south.

Graham Island is the largest of the Haida Gwaii Islands, with a low and

flat east coast, covering 2,500 square miles (6,500 sq km), and is

the most accessible and populated of the islands, with numerous

significant communities (12 communities in total), the larger of

which are listed below.

When you stand on the west coast of Haida Gwaii, nothing lies

between you and Japan except the great expanse of the North Pacific.

Currents from across the ocean kiss the shores of Haida Gwaii, and

fierce winter storms that originate in Alaska mercilessly lash the

remote west coast of the islands, pummeling the rocky shoreline

and tossing bark-stripped logs ashore like toothpicks.

These sparsely populated, beautiful islands offer an escape to a

rough-edged (and often rainy) paradise, with countless beaches,

pristine streams, fishing holes, isolated coves, and sheltered bays.

Population: 5,000

Location: Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, is located

off the west coast of British Columbia.
Access to Haida Gwaii is by ferry from Prince Rupert to the Skidegate

Landing Ferry Terminal on Graham Island, by air from Vancouver to

Sandspit (770 km), and by air from Prince Rupert to Sandspit on

Moresby Island
Masset is located at the northern end of Graham Island and there

are also direct flights to the Masset Municipal Airport from

Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

Other commercial air services (including float planes and helicopters)

are available at Sandspit, Queen Charlotte City and Masset.

A 20-minute ferry ride connects Graham and Moresby Islands.

A paved highway that runs from Sandspit on Moresby Island to

Masset and Old Masset on Graham Island connects the

two main islands.

On the way it passes through Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate

and Port Clements.

Each community has its own unique features that reflect the richness

of the culture of the Haida people, and the geography and history

of Graham Island.

View a Map of the Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte



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