Gwaii Haanas will welcome Haida Gwaii locals starting June 7 and off-island visitors starting July 1

The Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board (AMB) is pleased to announce that Gwaii Haanas will
gradually re-open for visitors beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.

We are excited for visitors to once again safely experience Gwaii Haanas.

As with the decision to close, the decision to re-open is made with yahguudang respect for the guidance from our Haida Gwaii leaders and public health experts. Last week, the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) announced the lifting of the Haida Gwaii State of Emergency and the resumption of travel, provided benchmarks from the BC Restart Plan are met.

Over the past year many of us missed the cultural connections and mental health benefits that come from spending time in Gwaii Haanas. We focused on taking care of each other and our communities amidst all the unknowns of the pandemic. Visitors from all over Canada and the world put their plans on hold to respect our concerns and well-being. The AMB would like to acknowledge the ongoing support and respect – it holds us up during these ongoing difficult times.

Visitor Information: how to make a reservation or reach a tour operator

If you are a visitor from off-island planning to travel independently by boat, you are now welcome to make reservations for trips starting July 1. This will allow time for residents of Haida Gwaii to receive their second dose of the vaccine. We encourage visitors to arrive on Haida Gwaii vaccinated and to check the CHN website for updates before travelling.

If you are a resident of Haida Gwaii, you can now make reservations for trips starting June 7.

Please call 1-877-559-8818 or email pc.gwaiihaanas.pc@canada.ca to make reservations. As with previous years, visitors must attend an orientation to learn about safety guidelines and permit conditions.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and variants, visitors should please be aware that it may become necessary to postpone or cancel a permit.

For visitors who plan to travel with tour operators, a list of operators can be found here. Please be patient as operators are busy with re-opening preparations, from hiring staff to equipping boats.

Haida traditional use continues and Haida Citizens are encouraged to check the latest travel and safety
guidelines on the CHN website.

Haawa to everyone for your commitment to respect and safety, and we look forward to welcoming you!

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