Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
Haida Gwaii Map; Gwaii Haanas is at the southern end
|Location||Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada|
|Area||1,470 km2 (570 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board|
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area, and Haida Heritage Site, is in the southernmost Haida Gwaii (formerly known as Queen Charlotte Islands). It is often simply called as Gwaii Haanas, It is 130 kilometres (81 miles) off the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. Gwaii Haanas is an archipelago of 138 islands. "Gwaii Haanas" means "Islands of Beauty" in X̱aayda kíl. It is the language of the Haida people.
The Haida Heritage Site is part of the territory of the Haida people. They have lived in Haida Gwaii for at least 14,000 years.
- "MacDonald, George F." Ninstints – Haida World Heritage Site. Vancouver: UBC Press. 1983
Images for kids
Detail of Haida totem pole from Tanu, Haida Gwaii (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
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