Memories from Haida Gwaii

Thought I’d throw a little Monday morning photographic love your way and share some images from paradise. See, it’s February now, and in the Pacific Northwest that means the best steelhead of the year are about to arrive—native winter slabs that range between eight and 30 pounds. I had a chance to visit the Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, a few years ago and this is what I came up with during a trip to the tip of Graham Island on the very north end of Haida Gwaii, in northern British Columbia. Hope you enjoy.

In the woods, a whale scull covered in moss.

Mostly deserted rivers, with wild steelhead. Go explore, that’s what it’s all about, right.

Want to eat well. These are weathervane scallops, the largest in the world, and they are available when you visit Haida Gwaii. Also cctopus, razor clams, rock scallops, Dungeness craps, seaweed…you name it.

A totem here, some other carving there. Visit QCI and you’ll see art everywhere. Worth the visit if you didn’t even care about steelhead. Amazing artists.

You get to see some crazy natural art on the islands. This is balanced rock out of Sandspit.

Want to see big trees? You can see some giants on H Gwaii.

This shot is representative of Haida Gwaii—room to roam. No interruption. A place for anglers to explore.

I know it’s just scenery, but that’s about 95 percent of it for me. Visit the Queen Charlottes and you’ll see light and landscape to blow your mind.

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2 Responses to Memories from Haida Gwaii

  1. travis says:

    sounds like an awesome place Greg, just added another spot to “the list”.. thanks

  2. Greg Thomas says:

    It is a really, really cool place. I want to go up there with Tate and Myka, catch some cutts from the beach, but mostly cruise around and check out the art and the landscape. Wonderful.

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