Transportation

TO and FROM:
Haida Gwaii / Queen Charlotte Islands
and the North American continent...

Due to possible outdated information related to our listed transportation companies,
we strongly recommend you verify the validity of our information about the services available by visiting their respective website.

BC FERRIES:  http://www.bcferries.bc.ca
Offers transportation service between Prince Rupert and Skidegate Landing all year around.  A ferry service between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy is also available. Sometimes these 2 different routes offer connection for faster transportation.
A small car ferry connects Moresby Island (Alliford Bay) to Graham Island (Skidegate Landing).  The ferry runs 7 days a week.

Flights between Vancouver and Sandspit, Haida Gwaii
Several companies offer passenger plane transportation on a daily basis between Vancouver and Sandspit airport sometimes twice a day using turboprop Dash airplanes.  The flight is about 2.54 hours.  There is a shuttle bus between Queen Charlotte City and Sandspit Airport which is very convenient.
AirlinesAir Canada Jazz (Sandspit),   Pacific Coastal Airlines

Flights between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii
Several companies offer transportation on a daily basis.
Floatplanes: 
Pacific Coastal AirlinesInland Air


Floatplane transportation:
between PRINCE RUPERT and ROSE HARBOUR
 Inland Air

We organize floatplane transportation.  We must warn you that it is not cheap unless we fill up the floatplane both ways.  Price depends on the total number of passengers that we can organize together.  This option will definitely be interesting to you if you are short on time and can afford the cost.

Floatplane transportation:
between PORT HARDY (Vancouver I.) and ROSE HARBOUR

We organize floatplane transportation.  We must warn you that it is not cheap unless we fill up the floatplane both ways.  Price depends on the total number of passengers that we can organize together.  This option will definitely be interesting to you if you are short on time and on Vancouver Island.
Starting price is set at 90% of cost to charter the floatplane. If we find more people to fill the floatplane, we will divide cost as follow: cost will be divided by total number of passengers. Early reservation is important to give us time to find more passengers to lower your cost!

Floatplane Transportation:
between QUEEN CHARLOTTE village and ROSE HARBOUR

  • WE ORGANIZE FLOATPLANE TRANSPORTATION.

  • You will need transportation twice when visiting Rose Harbour (IN and OUT)

  • Our floatplane price list is complicated!  Our prices are based on floatplane size, number of people in your group, when you wish to visit and other factors. The price is to give you a general idea of the potential costs. Contact us for exact cost. Floatplane costs are final and will not change when you confirm your reservation with your deposit.

  • Floatplanes have a very limited cargo space.  You are limited to what you can bring with you.  Small pieces of luggage the size of large day pack is best for maximum available luggage space.  Big suitcases are hard to fit!

  • Floatplanes offer thrills, convenience and comfort compared to boats.
    It only takes about 1 hour to fly between Queen Charlotte City/Sandspit and Rose Harbour.  Speedboats can take up to 5-6 hours to/from Moresby Camp!  We like to use floatplane transportation because it works best in most weather conditions and we care a lot about the comfort of our guests. Keep in mind that when it is rainy, windy and cold, boat transportation is not very pleasant and takes even longer!

  • Floatplanes are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions.
    We strongly recommend you make arrangements to leave Haida Gwaii 24 hours after you leave Rose Harbour.
    We also recommend that you arrive on Haida Gwaii the day before you are scheduled to fly to Rose Harbour.    If you miss your floatplane, you may have forfeited your floatplane transportation deposit.  If you are "stuck" in town, due to weather, Sandspit and Queen Charlotte City offer plenty of accommodation in case you have to stay overnight unexpectedly. Local people are very helpful in making your unexpected stay enjoyable and hassle free.
    We assume no responsibility for floatplane cancellations due to weather conditions since it is beyond our control!  We can only re-schedule to the following day.

  • Floatplanes come in different sizes. Number of seats available on floatplanes may be less depending on the weight of the passengers and the amount of luggage you are carrying.

  • Departures from Queen Charlotte City are usually around 13:00 hours.

  • Departures from Rose Harbour are usually around 14:00 hours.

  • Floatplane sea base is located in Queen Charlotte City:
    South Moresby Air Sea base, downtown Queen Charlotte City. TEL (250) 559-4222
    Sandpit Airport Bus will drop you off at this location or your hotel by request.

TIPS FOR BEST PRICES FOR YOUR FLOATPLANE TRANSPORTATION:

  • The larger your group, the cheaper it is depending on floatplane capacity!
  • The longer you stay at the guesthouse, the cheaper it is!
  • The more flexibility you have for your dates, the better.
  • Make your reservation early
  • Check our floatplane scheduled flights list and try to match your dates with the dates of "preferred booking" already on the calendar.  Floatplane schedule

 

Boat and Floatplane Transportation combo
Stopover at Hotspring Island

We also offer an alternative to floatplane transportation directly to Rose Harbour. We offer combined boat and floatplane transportation between Queen Charlotte City and Rose Harbour with a stopover at Hotspring Island. Considering floatplane transportation cost to and from Rose Harbour, we believe this option is a great opportunity to see a large amount of the park for a minimal added cost.

Due to the requirement for good weather, floatplane schedule and our boat availability,
we cannot guarantee we can offer this option in advance
We can almost guarantee you nice weather for this option since we make a point to offer this excursion only if sea conditions will be good.
If you are interested, we will try to make it happen as long as you understand that we cannot make any commitments or agreements regarding this option.
  We will know for sure at the earliest the day before you are scheduled for transportation to or from Rose Harbour if we can offer this option! Let us know where you are staying the night before.

This includes:

  • 2.5 hour boat transportation between Hotspring Island and Rose Harbour
  • 1 hour minimum stay at Hotspring Island (Parks Canada time limitation regulation).
  • Floatplane transportation from/to Queen Charlotte City is around 35 minutes

Just let us know if you are interested in this option instead of flying one way between Rose Harbour and Queen Charlotte City.  We will do our best to make it happenInfo

  Guided Boat Excursions around Rose Harbour:

We offer many guided excursions with our
19ft Rigid Hull Inflatable powered with twin 4 stroke , fuel injection outboard engines, our vessel is as quiet and smokeless as possible.  This is an open boat designed to be fast and sea worthy for its size.  We provide you with a cruiser suit as shown in the picture to keep you afloat, warm and dry.  We also have raingear to go over them if necessary.  Our boat is Ministry of Transport inspected and approved with many safety features only required on larger vessels. Info

This page was last modified: February 2012

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Haida Heritage Center

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UNESCO world heritage site

Gwaii Haanas Tour Operators Association

Haida Gwaii Tourism

Bill Reid Foundation

Earth First

 

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