Bayview Garden is centrally located in Sandspit - K'il Kun, along the main beach road that borders scenic Shingle Bay, at #401 Beach Road, between School road and Park road.
We are within walking distance to the Airport in Sandspit (about 1.5km away).
Please also look at the google map at the bottom of this page.
We usually cannot offer pick-up or drop-off service. For local transport, there are currently limited options available to visitors. However, Gwaii Taxi and Tours is now offering an Airport Shuttle service, with details available here: https://www.gwaiitaxiandtours.ca/airportshuttlebooking
GETTING TO THE BAYVIEW GARDEN
FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT
If you are flying in, you may walk to the Bayview garden, by going west along the main paved road that goes along the bay for approximately 1.5km, keeping an eye out for our wooden sign. Before you set out from the airport, you may wish to pop in to the Sandspit Visitor Centre, located inside the terminal, for a map of town and directions. Please note that the airport manager generously lets visitors "borrow" airport carts to walk to their accommodations in town, however, it is imperative to bring those back to the airport terminal the very same day. Please respect this, so future visitors are also able to walk to their accommodation. This is very unique and is a great start (or end) to your Haida Gwaii adventure... Where else could you do such a thing?
For local transportation, there are currently limited options available to visitors. However, Gwaii Taxi and Tours is now offering an Airport Shuttle service, with details available here: https://www.gwaiitaxiandtours.ca/airportshuttlebooking
They can do drop-offs in Sandspit, you have to contact them directly for this service.
FROM AND TO THE ALLIFORD BAY FERRY LANDING
If you arrive by ferry from Prince Rupert, you will dock in at Skidegate Landing, which is on Graham Island. From there, you will have to take another ferry across to Alliford Bay, on Moresby Island, where Sandspit is located. It is a 25 minute crossing. For schedule and information go to www.bcferries.com.
Alliford Bay is just a ferry landing with a chemical/dry toilet, a covered waiting area and a public phone. It is located 15km away from the town of Sandspit. If you are driving or cycling, follow the main paved road into town.
If you do not have transportation, you may have to ask for a ride from someone on the ferry, which is quite commonly done on island. Make sure you ask while the ferry is underway.
For local transportation, there are currently limited options available to visitors. There is no taxi service in Sandspit or Moresby Island. However, Gwaii Taxi and Tours is now offering an Airport Shuttle service, with details available here: https://www.gwaiitaxiandtours.ca/airportshuttlebooking
GETTING AROUND HAIDA GWAII
Please note that Sandspit is the only community on Moresby Island (and a small community at under 300 residents), and if you plan to visit the more populous "North Island "called Graham island, where most communities are located and where most of the roughly 5,000 Haida Gwaii residents live, you will likely need transport to get to the ferry landing and beyond.
Popular options are to rent bikes from the local Sandspit Visitor Centre.
Rental cars are available on the islands, and in Sandspit, the rental company is Budget. There are other rental options on island available through a google search.
You may also ask for a ride, and hitch hiking is a popular way to get around on island.
For local transportation, there are currently limited options available to visitors.
There is no taxi service in Sandspit or Moresby Island. However, Gwaii Taxi and Tours is now offering an Airport Shuttle service, with details available here: https://www.gwaiitaxiandtours.ca/airportshuttlebooking
There are more taxi services available on Graham Island, that can be found online through a simple google search.
GETTING TO HAIDA GWAII
For links as to how to get around and what transportation is available to get to the islands, visit the informative gohaidagwaii website.
Year round, there are regular Air Canada flights from Vancouver (YVR) to Sandspit (YZP). Reservations are available through www.aircanada.com.
Note that there is also a municipal airport in Masset serviced by Pacific Coastal Air.
TAKING THE FERRY
If you would rather drive your own car, BC Ferries has regularly scheduled ferries (8 to 10 hour crossing) from Prince Rupert to the Skidegate landing terminal on the northern island, Graham Island. The long and scenic drive from Vancouver to Prince Rupert is approximately 1,600km. There is also the option of taking the famous and scenic Inside Passage ferry (15 to 24 hours) from the North end of Vancouver Island, at Port Hardy, all the way to Prince Rupert.
For schedule information and reservations, go to www.bcferries.com.