Site management

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

Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan

The strategic framework of managing the natural and cultural resources of Gwaii Haanas.

Cooperative management

Learn more about Gwaii Haanas' cooperative management model.

Guiding principles

Discover the guiding principles of Gwaii Haanas, rooted in Haida law and ethics.

Media, film and photography permit

Gwaii Haanas media, film and photography permits requirements.


A list of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site's partners.

History of establishment

Learn more about history of establising Gwaii Haanas.

NMCAR 10th anniversary

In 2020 Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve celebrated 10 years of marine protection.

Place name restorations

Haida place name restoration in Gwaii Haanas.

Contact us

Contact us by phone, email and social media.

Gwaii Haanas embraces more than 1,800 wild, undeveloped islands and islets off the coast of northern British Columbia and is often called Canada’s Galapagos.

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the mountainous islands are covered by dense Pacific temperate rainforest and shelter an unparalleled diversity of wildlife, from the Haida Gwaii black bear to more than 20 species of whales and dolphins and tidal channels teeming with rainbow-coloured sea stars.

Gwaii Haanas is also a unique living museum, with an aboriginal history stretching at least 12,000 years. Historic villages, including a UNESCO World Heritage Site with century-old totem poles, are hidden throughout the islands, overseen by indigenous Haida Gwaii Watchmen who welcome visitors.

Travellers can explore Gwaii Haanas independently or via guided tours. Visits can range from a single day to longer adventures of a week or more, with most trips involving some combination of boating, kayaking and hiking.

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