Haida House at Tllaal
Nestled on an island in the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, just west of the British Columbia coast, Haida House is a traditional lodge that lies among over 50 acres of stunning forest and fruit orchards and overlooks the Tllaal River.
Focussing on ‘leave no footprint’ tourism, the 100% Haida-owned resort endeavours to respect the local community, as well as the fragile ecosystem around it. Taste exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine in the dining room, choose from an array of trekking trails, meet expert local artists and discuss their traditional Haida masterpieces, before marvelling at indigenous carvings.
After embarking on a marine excursion, or a day exploring the sparse island with expert tour guides, likely encountering an array of wildlife (including bald eagles and bears!), unwind in the lodge’s cosy den, a tranquil space filled with books, board games, DVDs and offering complimentary Wifi. A glorious carving shed also features within the property, in which traditional totem and other sculptures are artfully created.