When speaking to a Canadian about visiting the islands of Haida Gwaii off of the B.C. coast, the response is celebratory as it's on everybody's list to get to. Translated to 'Islands of the Haida People', and known for being a special place for cultural understanding, visitors soon understand how the remote location has inspired so many people. Artists have captured the richness of the rainforest after walking over thick moss and under the canopy of 1000 year old trees. Guides share ancestral stories when approaching the hauntingly beautiful totem poles at Tlell, and authors have gone on to expand upon their spiritual significance. Also known as the Galapagos of the North for its endemic wildlife such as sitka deer, sea lions, killer whales (orcas), porpoises and seabirds, this UNESCO world heritage site leaves visitors with a sense of natural mystery. Fishing, canoeing and hiking may be on the agenda, but it's usually the quiet time in the landscape that people most appreciate.
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