Gitga'at Tourism

 

GITGA'AT EXPERIENCES


Gitga’at tourism experiences are unique, authentic, and educational. Group sizes are limited to ensure visitors have the opportunity to truly experience Gitga’at Territory and learn about Gitga’at culture in a friendly, safe atmosphere.

 

Wildlife Tours
Gitga’at Territory is home to some of the most unique and captivating wildlife in the world, including killer whales, grey whales, bald eagles, wolves, grizzly bears, black bears and the elusive Kermode or Spirit Bear (a black bear in a ‘white’ phase).
Gitga’at wildlife tours are educational experiences led by trained and knowledgeable Gitga’at guides. Guides provide unique natural and cultural interpretation and ensure a friendly, safe environment.

Clients will view spectacular wildlife as well as learn about their distinct cultural importance to the Gitga’at people. Wildlife tours will be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual visitors and groups. Please contact the Gitga’at Development Corporation for more information (link to contacts/information request page).

 

Cultural Tours
Hartley Bay cultural tours provide visitors with the opportunity to partake in a nutritional plant tour, visit the community cultural centre, and enjoy a traditional Gitga’at feast.
Other locations in the Territory offer opportunities to tour remote longhouses, visit the community’s traditional winter village site, view one of the largest collections of petroglyphs in the world, learn how to harvest clams and seaweed, and enjoy traditional Gitga’at foods.

Gitga’at cultural tours are educational, interpretive experiences that focus on cultural sharing. Tours are led by trained and knowledgeable Gitga’at guides who provide unique natural and cultural interpretation and ensure a friendly, safe environment.

Cultural tours will be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual visitors and groups. Please contact the Gitga’at Development Corporation for more information (link to contacts/information request page).


Kayaking and Hiking
Gitga’at Territory is well-suited to kayakers travelling along the Inside Passage and Douglas Channel, or those interested in doing day-trips from Hartley Bay. The Hartley Bay community requests that all boaters planning on camping/hiking in the Territory first contact the Development Corporation for more information (link to contacts/information request page).

Bishop Bay Hotspring and Campground
Spectacular Bishop Bay is located on BC’s mainland, just east of Gribble Island along Whale Channel. The Channel is appropriately named, providing exceptional opportunities to view both grey whales and orcas. This sheltered, peaceful bay contains an all-natural hotspring that has been used by the Gitga’at people for thousands of years.

The Hotspring provides visitors with the opportunity to experience a unique, pure, temperate rainforest bath. The campground area contains three raised platforms for tenting. The Bay itself is very sheltered, offering excellent anchorage for boaters.

The Bishop Bay caretaker is on-hand 24 hours per day to ensure that visitors have a friendly, safe, enjoyable experience. Please contact the Gitga’at Development Corporation for more information or fill the information request form

 

 

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