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See & Do

Go hiking/Bird watching


In Sandspit, you can bird watch, hike, and beachcomb on the quiet beaches. For more information about our town and its outdoor activities, please visit

Do not miss the Dover Trail, just outside of town, that brings you into old growth stands inside the Damaxyaa Conservancy



Sandspit is built on the location of an ancient Haida settlement called K'il Kun. It is the gateway to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, home of stunning scenery and Haida Heritage sites. Several companies offer kayak, boat or sailing tours into Gwaii Haanas. Moresby Explorers offers 1,2,3, and 4-day guided power boat tours. It is also possible to arrange a self-guided kayak tour. For more information, go to


The Sandspit Visitor Centre rents bicycles during the summer. For a different experience, if you rent a bicycle, you can go 15km to the ferry terminal, and a short 25-minute crossing takes you to the more populous Graham Island, with its many galleries and the beautiful Kaay 'llnagaay Heritage Centre.



Fishing charters leave from the local marinas to the west side of the island, where the Salmon are plentiful.



Abundant wildlife greets you as you explore the island. From the many deer that roam the island to the Bald Eagles that soar overhead, you will be amazed and delighted at the natural beauty of the island. You might catch sight of the black bear that inhabits the island or the gray, humpback, or killer whales that occasionally pass through. Marine life is extremely rich in the North Pacific waters, and fishing is exceptional. During the salmon run, in late August to October, the islands are teeming with life.
Just going out for a walk on the beach right in front of the Bayview Garden at low tide is a great way to see a lot of small sea creatures and the famous colorful batstars. Boots required!

For additional information concerning local attractions, visit GohaidaGwaii or contact the local Sandspit Visitor Centre through their Information Page.

For information on kayaking and boating adventures in Gwaii Haanas, visit

For general information on the islands, visit GoHaidaGwaii and download the publications "This is Haida Gwaii - Tadswii'", and the "Guide to Haida Gwaii" (published seasonally by the Haida Gwaii Observer and usually available online)

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