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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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A must do when on Haida Gwaii

This place is a “must do” if you visit Haida Gwaii as it gives you an in-depth understanding of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Happytraveller604
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British Columbia
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Lots of Haida history and culture

This is a very interesting and well laid out museum full of Haida artifacts and history. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evanshire
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North Saanich, 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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“haida heritage” (22 reviews)
“totem poles” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed May 23, 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 May 31, 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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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were fortunate enough to visit this wonderful Heritage Center located just a few kilometers from the Skidegate ferry terminal. It is quite big and has several exhibits inside. The souvenir shop is loaded with beautiful handcrafted items mostly for tourists with deep pockets. There's...More

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HaidaHeritageCentre, Cultural Ambassador at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thanks for coming to the Haida Heritage Centre! Not only is Terri-Lynn a model but also a lawyer and singer, a wonderful lady with many talents! We are happy to have you and hope to see you in the future!

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a necessary place to visit when in Haida Gwaii. Located near Skidgate, we spent over an hour learning about the people and cultural practices of the Haida Nation

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HaidaHeritageCentre, Cultural Ambassador at Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We are happy you enjoyed your time here at the Haida Heritage Centre, hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is a fabulous museum. There is a ton of great information on Haida culture and history and it is very well laid out. The staff are informative and helpful. The building itself is beautifully designed - attractive and well thought out on the inside...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

A must stop if you wish to learn about the Haida. Info on totems and totems themselves are quite interesting and beautiful. Lots of info on Haida History and culture. Need about 2 hrs, free tours available Can also witness the carving of totems in...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Provides an excellent and thorough overview of Haida culture and history. Guided presentations are particularly wonderful - very knowledgable guide who oozed her love and pride for her culture, and gave a much more comprhensive understanding of the Haida poles. They also offer a great...More

Thank Pierre S
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

The Centre is in a stunning location with local Haida guides. There are pole tours as well as plenty of visual displays, videos, and on sifte pole carving to see. I was glad I went before my tour of Gwaii Havanas, since it gave me...More

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