Gwaii Haanas gallery

By Shanna Baker

Gwaii Haanas (officially Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site) encompasses the lower Haida Gwaii archipelago. This enchanting and expansive place lives up to its mythical reputation. Opportunities abound for visitors to witness wildlife, explore Haida cultural sites, marvel at intertidal life, experience the quiet of a rainforest, and watch the sunrise cast the Hecate Strait in magenta hues. Associate Editor Shanna Baker visited Gwaii Haanas on a trip with Ocean Light II Adventures. Her article “Islands of beauty” and photographs appear in the Summer 2014 issue. Here, we share more images from the adventure.

An aerial view on the approach to Gwaii Haanas

Rose Harbour at dawn

Rick Albert of Vancouver composes a photograph of the poles at SGang Gwaay

The Ocean Light II at sail

Memorial pole at SGang Gwaay

Steller sea lions in southern Gwaii Haanas park reserve

Old growth forest in Gwaii Haanas park reserve

Exploring Burnaby (Dolomite) Narrows

Island Bay on a foggy morning

Colourful foliage in Gwaii Haanas

Sunrise in Gwaii Haanas park reserve

Jenn Broom cooks salmon and bannock on a beach

View from the Skedans Islands

Haida Gwaii Watchman Shyla Cross at Skedans

The Ocean Light II at sunset

Intertidal life

Hoisting the mainsail

Swimming at the base of a waterfall in Gwaii Haanas

The Ocean Light II anchored in a calm bay

Haida Gwaii Watchman “Duck Soup” telling stories at T’aanuu Llnagaay

A visitor admires the towering totems of SGang Gwaay

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