Haida House

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Haida House is a comfortable hotel on Graham Island in Haida Gwaii, housed in a post and beam cedar lodge on the banks of the Tlell River. Haida House is 100% Haida owned and was the recipient of the 2013 Aboriginal Tourism BC award, and is the perfect base from which to explore the unique culture and beautiful scenery of the Haida people and the Haida Gwaii islands.
Perfect forExploring the culture and scenery of Haida Gwaii.
In the know
  • Traditional post and beam cedar lodge
  • Haida cultural activities on offer
  • Visit local carvers, weavers and artisans
  • Hiking, kayaking and fishing available

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Secret / In the Know

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

With the placid Tlell River on one side and the rugged Hecate Strait on the other, Haida House is unique travel experience perfectly located for exploring the beautiful scenery of the Haida Gwaii islands.

Rooms at Haida Gwaii House

Rooms at Haida House are cosy and comfortable, with exposed beams and woodwork reflecting the rustic ‘post and beam’ cedar construction of the hotel. You have a choice of either twin or double accommodation, with each room having private bathroom and shower facilities. Rooms at the front of the hotel overlook the Tlell River, while those at the back are surrounded by the forest which leads to the beach.

Food and drink

In the dining room, an ever-changing array of dishes are served up based on seasonal local ingredients and fresh seafood – and if fish isn’t your thing, there’s always a land-based option too. As part of the cultural packages offered by the hotel, you can enjoy a traditional Haida dinner.


The hotel features a cosy ‘Guest Den’, where you can enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks, play board games, read or watch DVDs, swap stories with other guests and staff, and recharge after a day exploring the islands. There is also a gift shop, with an emphasis on local art and handicrafts, where you can pick up an authentic souvenir of your stay.

Activities at Haida Gwaii House

The Haida Gwaii islands have a unique history and culture and some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Canada, and Haida House offer a range of packages combining physical and cultural activities to help you make the most of this unique region. Activities include trips to the Haida village of Skedans; a visit to weavers, carvers and other artisans of Tlell; guided kayak trips and salmon fishing excursions.

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Hotel location

Haida House is around 90 minutes’ drive north of Sandspit Airport, which welcomes regular flights from Vancouver (2h).

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