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Kayaking and National Parks in Northern Gwaii Haanas, Canada

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): British Columbia  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   National Parks  
Season: July - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2795 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2795 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

This trip travels the mainly sheltered waters in the northern section of Gwaii Haanas. This area is known for it’s quietness, and although it is nearer to civilization, it is often the least traveled area of the park. During this trip we will visit the Haida village site of Tanu. Highlights also include a stop at Hotsprings Island for a soak in the hot pools, and perhaps if the tides are right, a visit to Burnaby Narrows, known for its density of intertidal life. Throughout this area, wildlife is abundant, and it is not unusual to see Bald Eagles, Black Tailed Deer, and Black Bear. This trip does move camp nightly, as with our other trips, but also travels in slightly more protected waters than our southern trips. For those looking for a more leisurely pace, perhaps this is the trip for you.

Itinerary:
Day 1.
Plan to be in Sandspit the night before your trip departs. This will give you a chance to meet our staff, pack your dry bags, organize your gear, and buy any last minute items. You will be picked up at your accommodation at approximately 7:30 AM for transport to your departure point. Depending on the trip, numbers, and weather, your transport to the field will either be by open zodiac or floatplane. Upon arrival at the remote campsite, you’ll meet your guides who will provide you with a safety briefing and an orientation to the National Park. You’ll then have a chance to try out your kayaks for the first time, exploring the area close to camp. Depending on the trip, we may either stay at this spot for the first night or move on to another camp in the afternoon. Includes: (L), (D).

Days 2 - 7.
This trip starts at the northern end of the park and slowly traverses south along the eastern coast of Moresby Island, slowly exploring the islands as we travel. You’ll travel south through Darwin Sound, crossing Juan Perez Sound to Hotspring Island, where we’ll stop for a visit and soak in the hot thermal pools. Continuing on, we aim for Burnaby Island, with a possible visit to Burnaby Narrows, known for its rich concentration of intertidal life. The actual route will depend much on the weather, sea conditions, and abilities of the group, but while each trip is unique, we like to think all are spectacular. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8.
On the last day of the trip, you’ll have time to reminisce about the previous days over a leisurely breakfast. Your transportation generally arrives about midday and whisks you back to Sandspit where you’ll have the opportunity to get together with the rest of your group for a farewell dinner. Includes: (B), (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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