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Old 01-25-2016, 11:39 AM   #1
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haida gwaii

any one out there has gone up to haida gwaii,looking for info
on the island and for camping ,picking up new 21ft then driving
up to haida gwaii,any info would be great steve
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Old 01-25-2016, 12:25 PM   #2
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I've visited Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) with my boat. By driving do you mean taking your rig on a ferry to Queen Charlotte City and then going camping?

The best source of information is to contact the band office. They have control over the World Heritage sites and can give you specific information.

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Old 01-25-2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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You might want to check out the BC Ferries rates schedule. I looked at doing the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy ferry run with my 21, and it was going to cost over $1,000 one-way. I'll wager that Haida Gwaii is just as expensive. Needless to say, I drove back to Vancouver and took the mainland ferry back to the island.
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thanks for the reply yes going to take ferry from prince rupert,driving out from ont
pick up new 21, sold castia last yr ,would like to do some fishing there,how long boat
ride for you from van
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Ferry leaves Prince Rupert and is about a 1/2 day crossing weather permitting. Lots of places to visit along the highway from Queen Charlottee City to Masset. Should spend some time at the Skidegate First Nations centre, do the tour and eat at their cafe, and camp on the north beach outside of Masset. If wanting to fish for salmon arrange a guide/charter out of Masset Harbour.
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going there around second week off may, for 10 days ;hows time line look ,longer
or shorter stay ,
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yes ferry rates are nuts ,forget prince rupert to port hardy, looks like rupert,to skidegate,
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,how long boat ride for you from van
About two months, , single-handed up the coast, wife flew up, cruised all the historic stuff on Moresby Island. Fortunately we had friends with a float plane that flew her out of Rose Harbor. I then sailed from there, about 30+ hours to Bull Harbor at the top end of Van. Island.

For what you're doing it's quite feasible, lot's of good fishing up there, even I could catch them.

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Drive to Rupert is nice, lots of places to camp. Mid May should be OK for chinook and halibut off of Masset. A few weeks later would be better but still worth a go. The weather is hit and miss then, bring rain gear and warm clothes, gloves, toque, etc. There are a few fishing charters out of Masset and you should book early.
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We did it almost 6 years ago and went as walk ons from Port Hardy (left our car at a motel and they drove us to the ferry) overnight in Rupert then the ferry to the islands, rented a car and a motel for 5 days and drove all around--it was WAY cheaper than even just taking our car (there were 4 of us)
Was a great trip beautiful scenery even in the wet. This was mid July.

The way up from Port Hardy was rainy and not easy to see scenery but the way home was a delightful bright sunny day. On the way back from Skidegate we were sailing all night and so we rented a room with 4 bunks, then got to Rupert in the morning and spent the day kicking around that city (actually met an elderly man who had lost his wife recently and I think he was lonely, he toured us all around out to Port Edward old fishing village and all around town showing us all kinds of sites we might never have seen. (and we tell our kids not to get in cars with strangers!!) Then early the next morning the long ride down to Port Hardy-- then a few more days on Vancouver Island.
Ferry from Comox to Powell River, then another ferry to the Sunshine Coast.. I can't remember how many ferries we took but it was a once in a lifetime trip and so glad we did it...
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