Haida Gwaii

A Guide to BC's Islands of the People, Expanded 5th Edition

By (author): Dennis Horwood
ISBN 9781772031225
Softcover | Publication Date: May 27, 2016
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
312 Pages
$24.95 CAD

About the Book

“Perhaps the definitive guidebook to Haida Gwaii.”—Globe and Mail

Haida Gwaii, ancestral home of the Haida Nation, was once as inaccessible and mysterious as it was beautiful. The tight cluster of islands off British Columbia’s northwest coast remained virtually untouchable for millennia, allowing its people to develop a distinct and exceptional cultural identity that was revered across the region. Today, Haida Gwaii—a name that means “islands of the people” in the Haida language—has piqued the interest of world travellers. Its magnificent beaches, unique flora and fauna, and world heritage sites have earned international acclaim.
Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC’s Islands of the People is the newly updated, expanded, full-colour edition of Dennis Horwood’s bestselling guidebook. Applying his in-depth knowledge of the islands’ geography, social history, and natural and cultural attractions, Horwood equips travellers with everything they need to know about visiting these glorious gems of the Pacific. This indispensable guide includes stunning photography, full-colour maps, regional histories, archaeological sites, accommodation listings, sample itineraries, and informative facts about local wildlife.

About the Author(s)

Dennis Horwood has always had a passion for the outdoors and all things wild and wonderful. He spent several years working for Parks Canada and BC Parks before moving to Kitimat, where he worked in the public school system for over thirty years, specializing in science. In his spare time, he motorsails throughout the Douglas Channel and northern marine waterways and writes a natural history column for his local newspaper. He is a member of the Kitimat Valley Naturalist Club and active with the World Wildlife Fund.


"Kitimat resident Dennis Horwood provides an organized, helpful, and enjoyable account of his Haida Gwaii traipses that will no doubt whet the adventuring appetites of those who read it. Maps, botanical drawings, directions, accommodation details, and a whole slew of photographs accompany Horwood’s friendly and information-packed narratives." —Molly Clarkson, BC Studies