Visit The Centre
Through the Ḵay Llnagaay Heritage Centre we celebrate the living culture of the Haida people. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea- that which shapes, nourishes, and sustains us.
Ḵay Llnagaay protects and fosters Haida culture by reaffirming our traditions and beliefs, encouraging artistic expression and serving as a keeper of all that we are. Ḵay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. This is our gift to the world.
- Daily flight from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sandspit (YZP)
- You will need to drive to Alliford Bay and take the BC Ferries across to Skidegate Landing.
- There is a airport shuttle to Alliford Bay through Eagle Transit or you can rent a car from Budget.
- The Haida Heritage Centre is a 2 minute drive or a 10 minute walk from Skidegate Landing.
Pacific Coastal Airlines
- Daily service from Vancouver’s South Terminal(YVR) to Masset(YMT) during the summer and service three times a week during the shoulder and winter season.
- To reach the Haida Heritage Centre, it is a 1 hour 30 minute drive (depending on driving conditions) to Skidegate from Masset.
North Pacific Seaplanes
• Daily float plane service between Prince Rupert and Masset
• A six hour ferry ride from the city of Prince Rupert to Skidegate Landing 2-3 times a week. Reservations are highly recommended.
• If you plan to travel with your own boat, harbour facilities are available at Sandspit, Queen Charlotte City and Masset. If you are planning to visit Gwaii Haanas please contact Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve Office.
Tours and Activities
Daily tours are offered throughout the Summer season (June-August) and are included with Museum admission.
Private tours and activities are available at an additional cost.
The Haida Canoe can be used as an entry point into understanding Haida Culture. The Haida Canoe connects the natural, supernatural and human worlds together, providing a pathway to understanding our language while connecting the Land and Sea.
Monumental Pole Tour
Haida monumental poles are one of the most recognizable and clearly identifiable icons of First Nations cultures worldwide. Join us as we visit some of the many poles at Ḵay Llnagaay to begin to deconstruct the types of poles, their functions and some of the crests and stories that have been displayed from time immemorial, connecting time and place.