Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site

Gwaii Haanas = Islands of Beauty

Gwaii Haanas is a place where people can explore a way of life in which the land and sea are intertwined with humans and the supernatural. It is a place with over 12,500 years of human history.


Archaeological evidence of human habitation on these islands dates back over 12,500 years and generations of Haida have been and still are nourished by the rich abundance of Haida Gwaii.


In the late 1700s, during the time of first contact with “those from away”, at least 20,000 Haida are estimated to have lived on the islands.

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