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Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay

2 Second Beach Road, British Columbia V0T 1S1, Canada
+1 250-559-7885
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Very interesting

Really enjoyed the museum and very good food in the restaurant. Beautiful totem poles. Veey... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mommabeetle1
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Summerland, Canada
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A visit to a stunning museum

Beautiful museum, lovely gift shop, delicious Cafe and stunning views. Not to be missed. Just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gillian729
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Toronto, Canada
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Through the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay we celebrate the living culture of the Haida. Through our language, art and stories we share our relationship with the land and sea that which shapes, nourishes and sustains us. Kay 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. Kay Llnagaay is a place for the Haida voice to be heard. The Haida Gwaii Museum opened in 1976 and continues to build an international reputation for showcasing Haida historical and contemporary art, All-Island artists and an outstanding collection of objects, artifacts and scientific material culture. The Museum is committed to encouraging and facilitating creative dialogue and exploring a more holistic and critical view of the multiple and diverse ways of understanding Haida Gwaii — home to one of the most prominent Northwest Coast First Nations cultures (Haida), and rich ecosystems in Canada.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Second Beach Road, British Columbia V0T 1S1, Canada
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+1 250-559-7885
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the museum and very good food in the restaurant. Beautiful totem poles. Veey interesting. Don't miss.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum, lovely gift shop, delicious Cafe and stunning views. Not to be missed. Just outside of town.

Thank Gillian729
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful centre. The staff are great and the programs are fascinating as are the displays. The poles tour is a MUST! Such a great start to our two weeks on Haida Gwaii, it helped so much with understanding the whole area history...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent vist to Haida Gwaii we visited the museum and were amazed at the breadth and depth of the displays. For a small community this is a great accomplishment. We were lucky to have a grade 11 student named Trey (sp) as our...More

Thank Ken H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 solid hours at the centre which included looking at the artifacts on our own as well as the totem tour and a talk on how the Haida people obtained and kept food. I suggest any of the tours or talks that are...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is a once in a lifetime cultural heritage experience well worth the trip. The food at the restaurant was delicious and healthy. The view is spectacular. I would go again.

Thank cowardlp05
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Haida Heritage C, Front Desk Supervisor at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haaw'a/Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a “must do” if you visit Haida Gwaii as it gives you an in-depth understanding of the Haida culture and the devastation to their culture caused by governments. A myriad of artifacts, many ones which had been formerly in other world museums,...More

Thank Happytraveller604
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Haida Heritage C, Front Desk Supervisor at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haaw'a/Thank you for your review! We are glad that you got hear our stories and what we have overcome. We are glad you enjoyed our daily tours and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a very interesting and well laid out museum full of Haida artifacts and history. It is a must see if you travel to Haida Gwaii. Did not give it 5 stars because the Natural History part of the museum was closed for renovations,...More

Thank Evanshire
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Haida Heritage C, Front Desk Supervisor at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haaw'a/Thank you for your review Evanshire. The Natural History section was only a small part of what the Haida Gwaii Museum is. This is the only place you will learn about the Haida people by Haida people. Your admission included two free tours and allows...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

A great stop to see some amazing totem poles and learn about the important part they play in the Haida culture.... such beautiful artistry... happy to have spent some time here

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Haida Heritage C, Front Desk Supervisor at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haaw'a/Thank you for your review! We hope you will visit us again!

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the geology, anthropology and history of Haida Gwaii. This was served in the midst of art treasures that help to tell the story of the Haida people. The building itself is awesome and helps to tell the Haida story. After you have...More

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Haida Heritage C, Cultural Ambassador at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Haaw'a/Thank You for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time and we hope to see you again!

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Liam_Ragan
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Response from Kim D | Reviewed this property |
It's because some flashes on cameras are too bright and can cause damage to the artifacts.
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