Exploring Haida Gwaii

A canoe in the traditional Haida style on the shores of Haida Gwaii. (Roxanne Wat/Amateur Photography Entry)

Haida Gwaii: Master boat builders, epic canoes

Traditional First Nations canoes were exquisitely made

 

Business names and operating hours will be seen printed in the Haida language. Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP) is encouraging all businesses to participate in the Skidegate sign project. Translations can be acquired through SHIP. (Photo courtesy of Steve Ramsbottom)

It’s a sign for Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii signs will be bi-lingual to respect language

  • Jan 25, 2020

 

(Submitted photo)

Route 26 reinstated from Skidegate to Alliford Bay

B.C. Ferries service will begin later in January

 

Common Loon in winter plumage on Haida Gwaii. (Margo Hearne / Haida Gwaii Observer)

On the Wing: Christmas bird count reports, part 1

Haida Gwaii’s bird count report for Port Clements and Rose Spit

  • Jan 17, 2020
Common Loon in winter plumage on Haida Gwaii. (Margo Hearne / Haida Gwaii Observer)
The summit of Sleeping Beauty Trail outside of Queen Charlotte. (Flavien Mabit photo)

Haida Gwaii makes New York Times 52 Places list

Newspaper includes the islands on its annual list

The summit of Sleeping Beauty Trail outside of Queen Charlotte. (Flavien Mabit photo)
The Nov. 9 earthquake hit just west of southern Haida Gwaii. (Earthquakes Canada map)

Saturday morning earthquake hits waters off Haida Gwaii

No injuries reported, tsunami not expected

The Nov. 9 earthquake hit just west of southern Haida Gwaii. (Earthquakes Canada map)
Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)

NCRD Board turns attention to Haida Gwaii

Fishing concerns, recreation commission, and Sandspit festival all receive focus

Scout Skibidee sits at a table full of wild-crafted remedies and treats at the second annual Sandspit Wild Harvest Festival in 2016. (File photo)
Archaeologists at Kilgii Gwaay during low tide. (Rolf Mathewes submitted photo)

Archaeological breakthrough on Haida Gwaii

New evidence points to human presence thousands of years earlier than previously thought

Archaeologists at Kilgii Gwaay during low tide. (Rolf Mathewes submitted photo)
Haida Nation Divers Ben Penna, Daniel McNeill and Dion Lewis take a break from topside. (Ryan Miller photo)

Help the Kelp: Where are they now?

by Shyanna Sawyer This year a team of Haida, federal government, industry,…

  • Sep 8, 2019
Haida Nation Divers Ben Penna, Daniel McNeill and Dion Lewis take a break from topside. (Ryan Miller photo)
Clockwise, from top left, is a Farrea sea sponge and deep-sea sunflower star, an Agonidae poacher and squat lobsters around an orange sea pen, and some benthopectinidae sea stars and boot sponges. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/DFO Science)

SG̱aan Ḵinghlas-Bowie Seamount marine area receives renewed protection

Plan agreed to boost conservation efforts at ecosystem off the Haida coast

Clockwise, from top left, is a Farrea sea sponge and deep-sea sunflower star, an Agonidae poacher and squat lobsters around an orange sea pen, and some benthopectinidae sea stars and boot sponges. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/DFO Science)
A foot is used for scale in this photo of a lion’s mane jellyfish, one of 50 discovered between Masset and Old Masset last week. Sylvia Lutumailagi photo

Giant lion’s mane jellyfish beach on North Shore

Occurrence may increase with rising sea temperatures, overfishing

A foot is used for scale in this photo of a lion’s mane jellyfish, one of 50 discovered between Masset and Old Masset last week. Sylvia Lutumailagi photo
Yahguudans: Erika Yahguujaanas Stocker and Raven Anne performing Haida songs and oral history. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)

Living on the Edge

Annual Edge of the World festival entertains Tlell

  • Aug 12, 2019
Yahguudans: Erika Yahguujaanas Stocker and Raven Anne performing Haida songs and oral history. (Archie Stocker Sr. / Haida Gwaii Observer)
The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)

Haida story headed to the international stage

Old Massett totem pole raising revisited in Christopher Auchter’s documentary Now Is The Time

The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)