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Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay

Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Best museum and gathering center

We had 2 tours. One in the morning about the displays by Saun. There was a huge box on display... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Nanaimo, Canada
A great introduction to Haida culture

Be sure to have an interpreter/ guide tell you about the museum, the collection and all the poles... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Vancouver, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2 Second Beach Road, British Columbia V0T 1S1, Canada
+1 250-559-7885
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We had 2 tours. One in the morning about the displays by Saun. There was a huge box on display - his ancestor's potlatch box on loan from another museum until spring 2019. Then lunch at the cafeteria (yum!) and a second tour for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Be sure to have an interpreter/ guide tell you about the museum, the collection and all the poles outside . It's an amazing overview of Haida culture. BTW, the restaurant has great food!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank argosyvr
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We went to the Haida Heritage Centre at the beginning of our trip, and it was worthwhile to get a sense of the Haida culture. We enjoyed the tour, excellent information and stories we received about the totem poles. The centre also has a video...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Capricorn49
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

On my first full day in Haida Gwaii, I made a beeline for the Heritage Centre and Museum. Tips: ✅ The Museum fee includes a guided tour of the totem poles located outside opposite the beach. Our young guide gave a great overview of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We spent 9 days in Haida Gwaii - on our second day we went to visit the Haida Heritage and spent a great many hours enjoying the well laid out exhibits and found it to be very educational. We ran out of time so went...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sbf303
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We took the 11:00 am morning tour of the 6 totem poles, and the mockup of a Haida village, then had a delicious lunch at Kay's (on the premises), and then wandered around the museum for the whole afternoon. A very good collection of Haida...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We came by here on our first full day on the island and were not disappointed. This place has history of the Haida culture and good interpretive tours. We did the totem pole tour and enjoying hearing stories that the guide leaned from her dad....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kitcrazy
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gillian729
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian_P_B
Haida Heritage C, Front Desk Supervisor at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Ian, Thanks for the review and letting us know you enjoyed the Pole Tour! We hope to see you again!

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It's because some flashes on cameras are too bright and can cause damage to the artifacts.