village in British Columbia, Canada

Queen Charlotte (Haida: Daajing Giids), also referred to as Queen Charlotte City, and Skidegate (Haida: Hlg̱aagilda) are neighbouring villages on the southeast cost of Graham Island, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Map of Queen Charlotte-Skidegate

UnderstandEdit

Queen Charlotte and Skidegate are neighbouring villages located 9 km (6 mi) apart. Queen Charlotte, more commonly known by its residents as "Charlotte", offers several motels, shops, restaurants, a gas station and auto repair, a credit union, RCMP station and a hospital. With its small harbour, Queen Charlotte is often the starting-point for chartered tours into Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site on southern Moresby Island. Skidegate is also the northern terminal for the BC Ferries service between Graham Island, Moresby Island and mainland British Columbia.

Get inEdit

By boatEdit

By carEdit

Queen Charlotte and Skidegate are about an hour from Masset along the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16).

By planeEdit

The nearest airport is located in Sandspit (YZP IATA), which offers flights from Vancouver. Getting from Sandspit involves taking the Alliford Bay-Skidegate ferry. The Masset Airport (ZMT IATA), over an hour away but still on Graham Island, offers flights from Prince Rupert.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

 
Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay
 
Queen Charlotte harbour.
  • 1 Haida Heritage Centre, 2 Second Beach Road, Skidegate, +1 250-559-7885, . Sep-May: Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM; Jun: M–Sa 10AM – 6PM, Th until 8PM; Jul-Aug: Su-W 10AM- 6PM, Th-Sa 10AM-8PM. Includes an interpretive centre, temporary exhibit space, Performing House, Canoe house, Carving Shed, the Bill Reid Teaching Centre, Program Management Centre, the Haida Gwaii Museum, a gift shop and a small restaurant and cafe. Adult $16, senior $15, student $10, children 6-12 $5, children under 5 free.    

DoEdit

  • Diving in Rennell Sound, check at the Queen Charlotte Vistor Information Centre for dive sites.
  • Fishing along the Skidegate Inlet, Rennell Sound or Yakoun Lake.
  • Hiking the Spirit Lake Trail, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, or Sleeping Beauty Trail.
  • Kayaking

BuyEdit

  • 1 All About U Arts, 248 Hwy 16, Skidegate, +1 250-559-7864, . Jun-Sep: M-Sa noon-5PM; Oct-May: By Appointment. Specializing in Haida art, the gallery showcases traditional to contemporary pieces that depict Haida culture and history.
  • 2 Funk It!, 3508 Wharf Street, Queen Charlotte, +1 250-559-4753, . Sep-Jun: Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM; Jul-Aug: M-Sa noon-5PM. Eclectic inventory of furniture, lighting, home décor and gift items

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

ConnectEdit

NearbyEdit

  • Haida House at Tllaal, 2087 Beitush Road, Tlell (30 min north of Skidegate on Hwy 16), +1 250-557-4600, toll-free: +1-855-557-4600. Haida House is on the east coast of Graham Island, near the village of Tlell, halfway between Old Massett in the north and Skidegate in the south. Owned by the Haida nation, it provides opportunities to view traditional Haida art, taste local cuisine, trek through lush nature trails, comb sprawling beaches, and see indigenous carvings. Full-service gourmet restaurant, licensed lounge and river-view patio, free WiFi, resident cultural interpreter. 3-night room, meals and tour package from $2,125 per person.

Go nextEdit

Take the 25-minute ferry to Moresby Island and explore Sandspit and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve; or continue on the Yellowhead Highway to Masset.

Routes through Queen Charlotte-Skidegate
ENDMasset  W    E  → ferry → Prince RupertPrince George


This city travel guide to Queen Charlotte-Skidegate is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.