OUR SISTER LODGE
Get off the grid. Visit Ocean House, our luxurious new fly-in only west coast wilderness lodge.
The check-in time at Haida House at Tllaal is 3:00 pm and the check out time is 11:00 am unless otherwise arranged.
We recommend packing casual clothing, suitable for the outdoors and for adventure. Waterproof jackets, clothing that will allow you to dress in layers, sturdy hiking boots, and a waterproof backpack are recommended.
Travelling to Haida Gwaii can be disrupted by weather conditions and logistical difficulties and we recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance.
Flights to Sandspit (YZP), Haida Gwaii are available daily from Vancouver (YVR). For more information please contact Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines for year-round departures and Inland Air for seasonal charters.
BC Ferries provide a regularly scheduled ferry service to Skidegate from Prince Rupert, BC. Connector services are available in Prince Rupert for the Inside Passage route to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
If you require rental transportation while staying at the Haida House, you can make arrangements via the following companies.
We suggest a fleecy vest or coat, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, a small rainproof day pack for camera and change of clothes, a light rain jacket, and light hiking-style footwear, a personal refillable water bottle (if staying at the Haida House at Tllaal), sunglasses, gloves, toque and sunscreen and personal toiletry items. Dress is casual at the lodge and off-site functions.
Some artisans do not accept cards and there are few bank machines on Haida Gwaii, so it is recommended to have some cash on hand for small gifts or gratuities when required.
Some guests bring additional camera memory chips to back up their photos (our internet can be sluggish for downloads). Don’t forget your camera, laptop or tablet adapters and charging cables as there are no retailers on Haida Gwaii to purchase such items.
Consider bringing all medications or dietary aids with you. Haida Gwaii does not have any big box stores or large pharmacies.
Packages at the Haida House do not include transportation to Haida Gwaii. See the Directions section above for more information.
If you are looking for an air-inclusive adventure on Haida Gwaii, view our sister lodge Ocean House.
Posted rates are based on double occupancy and some upgrades are only available when booked in groups of 4 guests or more. On occasion, we do accommodate single bookings, please contact us to inquire about pricing and availability.
The Haida House gift shop features giftware, jewelry, local Haida art and Haida House souvenir apparel. In addition to this, the Ocean House also retails toiletries in case you've forgotten anything.
Gratuities are not expected but gratefully accepted. All-inclusive package guests customarily prefer to leave lump sum gratuities upon departure instead of tipping daily at meals and guiding services.
We have outlined our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy, for your review. Read Our Terms and Conditions
As much as we love animals, we are unable to accommodate pets of any kind in our lodge due to the layout of the public areas, allergy issues with other guests and the amount of deer roaming freely on our property. Thank you for your kind understanding.
There is no camping on the property and no cabins.The 10-room lodge is the only venue onsite for accommodations and meals.
To fully appreciate the nature of our cultural and marine excursions, we recommend an age limit of 9 years or older.
Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 11am unless otherwise arranged.
The Haida House at Tllaal is accessible by car and offers complimentary guest parking. All-inclusive packages include pickup at the Skidegate ferry landing and both airports, however transport to Haida Gwaii is not included. There is no public transportation available.
All marine excursions require the ability to climb in and out of a vessel (cruiser or zodiac) on to the shore, as many ancient villages are only accessible by ‘beaching’ the vessel (no dock). The paths at the village sites are generally rugged and cannot accommodate wheeled walkers adequately. We recommend walking sticks or canes for those with concerns about balance on uneven ground. We can experience rapid weather changes when on the open sea (wind) and the Zodiac excursions can be problematic for people with back, hip or heart ailments.
All ancient village sites are accessible only by air or water and these excursions must be booked well in advance if self-guided.
Please ask your cultural interpreter about taking photos of poles or private homes. The Museum does not permit any photography in certain areas. If wishing to capture the image of a Haida (any age) or a Haida artist working on his or her art, please ask for permission. Most will give consent, especially if asked unless there is a copyright issue to respect. If posting photos publicly or reproducing for blogs, it is requested that, out of respect, you do not digitally alter the colours of old poles.
Prices can be discussed but please avoid uncomfortable ‘bartering’. Haida art is a time-honoured tradition and valued at various artistic levels.
Haida means People. Gwaii means Islands. Therefore Haida Gwaii means Islands of the People. Gwaii Haanas means Islands of Beauty. The Haida are a Nation onto themselves. Their language is called Haida but there are 3 dialects (with some similarities but many differences as well). The dialects are Skidegate Haida, Masset Haida and Hydaburg Alaska Haida.
During your visit to Haida Gwaii, you are bound to hear HAAW’A often (also spelled HOWA, HAA’WA). This means thank you. To respond, you can say Laa’gan or Ang’ga, meaning good or yes (an affirmation of your gratitude).
We recommend dressing in layers to adjust to all the weather patterns we encounter (light to heavy rainfall, sun, fog, wind) which can change from one end of the Island to the other. Days and nights are generally mild to warm from May to September.
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