Queen Charlotte Islands Art

Queen Charlotte Islands Art

For over fifteen thousands years the Queen Charlotte Islands have been the home of indigenous people named the Haida. Their spirituality, art, culture and legends have transformed everyone who visits this unique paradise at the edge of the world. The supernatural nature of its mystical wilderness is pervasive throughout the islands. It is a place to become immersed in a pristine natural beauty, a unique style of art and a way of life which continues to enthral the world. All aspects of Haida art is highly spiritual. Social identity, according to their legends, has been...
Places to see birds in the Queen Charlotte Islands

Places to see birds in the Queen Charlot...

The Queen Charlotte Islands are a birder’s paradise. They are full of more kinds of birds than any other place in the world. We will see many different species on the Queen Charlotte Islands sightseeing by boat. Sea birds are very prevalent in the entire area surrounding the islands. Loons, grebes, cormorants, ducks and alcids abound. Breeding colonies exist all over the rocky and sandy shores. Pigeon Guillemots, Marbled Murrulets, Rhino Auklets and Murres can be seen almost everywhere away from shore. Ancient Murrulets breed in large colonies but are usually...
Queen Charlotte City

Queen Charlotte City

Queen Charlotte City is one of the most colorful towns we will see in the Queen Charlotte Islands tours. It is the administrative center. Its population is 1800. It is situated on the shoreline of Bearskin Bay in Skidegate Inlet. It has numerous gift shops, boutiques and restaurants. The harbor is a very active area during the summer months. Sailboats and many other vessels regularly use this very hospitable harbor. In addition to this community and remote geologically relevant areas, the tours cover Tow Hill (Basaltic volcano plug), North Beach, Agate Beach (gems by the...
Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

The Queen Charlotte Islands have some of the largest concentrations of birds in the world. There are birds that reside in the islands all year round and there are many that regularly spend time here on their migrations to the arctic in the spring and to the tropics in the fall. These birds can be subdivided into the following categories: Shorebirds, wading birds, marsh birds sea birds, waterfowl, birds of prey (raptors), song birds, forest birds and game birds. The following is a list of the names of birds that can be observed in the Queen Charlotte Islands: sandhill...