Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in British Columbia, Canada, Haida Gwaii, Travel | 0 comments

Shadows cast by the mellow evening light sharply defined the ridges, rolls and peaks to the west of the ferry landing at Skidegate on Graham Island, the largest and most northerly of the 150 some islands that make up the Haida Gwaii archipelago, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. Driving the few kilometers into the ambitiously named Queen Charlotte City, I was immediately struck by indicators of the region’s independent spirit—a selection of roadside signs that left no doubt about local attitudes toward a northern pipeline. (more…)