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