Are ferries running to Haida Gwaii?
There are two ways to get to Haida Gwaii – by air or by ferry. Air Canada offers daily flights year-round from the Vancouver International Airport to Sandspit, Haida Gwaii. BC Ferries provides year-round ferry service from Prince Rupert to Skidegate, Haida Gwaii.
Can you fly to Haida Gwaii?
Haida Gwaii is accessible only by plane or ferry. The islands are most easily approached via a two-hour flight from Vancouver. (Air Canada is the only airline with connecting international flights.)
Where do BC Ferries go?
The Coastal Inspiration’s regular route is between Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Nanaimo (Duke Point). The Coastal Renaissance’s regular routes are between: Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) and Nanaimo (Departure Bay) Vancouver (Tsawwassen) and Victoria (Swartz Bay)
What is the best time of year to visit Haida Gwaii?
Generally our best weather is May – September, with July and August being the warmest months – usually! From Vancouver you can fly direct into Masset via Pacific Coastal, or direct into Sandspit via Air Canada.
Do you need a car on Haida Gwaii?
Once you’re in Haida Gwaii, you will need a car to get around. So if arriving by air, consider renting a car.
Is there a ferry from Port Hardy to Haida Gwaii?
The cheapest way to get from Port Hardy to Haida Gwaii is to ferry which costs $100 – $550 and takes 27h 23m.
How much is the ferry from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii?
For trips between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, islands residents will now pay a regular adult passenger fare of $32.90, down from $38.70. The standard vehicle fare is now $117.70, down from $138.50.
Which BC ferry is the biggest?
Coastal-class ferries, also known as the “Super-C class”, are currently the largest double-ended ferries in the world, while the two single-ended Spirit-class ferries are the largest in the BC Ferries fleet.
How long does it take to drive around Haida Gwaii?
I kicked off my summer with a great British Columbian road trip. The final destination: Haida Gwaii. This mystical and remarkably beautiful archipelago of around 150 islands is full of wilderness and history. And it’s (just) a 17-hour drive (and 8-hour ferry ride) away from Vancouver.
What is Haida Gwaii known for?
Known as the Canadian Galápagos for its endemic wildlife, including the ubiquitous Sitka deer visible along the islands’ only main road, this 155-mile-long, torch-shaped archipelago hangs underneath the Alaska panhandle, over 90 nautical miles off British Columbia’s North Coast.