Sandspit, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada

Sandspit is the largest community on the extreme northeast tip of Moresby Island, in the Queen Charlotte Islands off the Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada.

Sandspit is the departure point for the Gwaii Haanas National Park by air or water. Helicopter tours are available, as are canoeing and scuba diving trips. Other activities include fishing, wildlife viewing, beach combing, hiking and whale watching.

Things to See & Do

* Visit Gwaii Haanas National Park by air or water from Sandspit
* Sightseeing trips to ancient and uninhabited Haida villages
* Moresby island circle tour
* Fishing, kayaking & swimming
* Wildlife viewing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English
Land Area – 2,608 km² (Moresby Island)
Population – 568 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – +1

Port Location – The port is located at Alliford Bay on Moresby Island.

Transport Links – Air Canada Jazz offers regular daily flights from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Sandspit (YZP).

North Pacific Seaplanes has daily float plane service between Prince Rupert and Masset and service three times a week between Prince Rupert and Sandspit/Queen Charlotte City.

A 25-minute ferry crossing connects Alliford Bay on Moresby Island with Skidegate Landing on Graham Island, the terminal for ferries from Prince Rupert on the BC mainland.

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