Gracie’s Place has been in Queen Charlotte Village for thirty-seven years. She has been welcoming guests from all parts of the world and has a great following. The hotel is centrally located to all the amenities you need including a grocery store, post office, restaurants, and gift shops. From there you can explore the beauty that surrounds you, in all directions, whether it be Rennell Sound on the West Coast, Kayaking in the bay, hiking to the Pseuta ship wreck in Tlell or venturing to Masset, Tow Hill to see the famous lava rock formations, and miles of gorgeous beaches in this pristine wilderness of Haida Gwaii.
The Hotel features five unique non-smoking hotel rooms available for your home comforts.
- One deluxe two bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, a comfortable living/dining area, a queen bed, two twin beds, queen hide-a-bed sofa, a full bathroom with tub, washer/dryer, and a BBQ on the private covered deck.
- Four sleeping units are fully equipped with coffee machine, toaster, microwave, fridge, BBQ, and large partially covered shared deck.
- Additional services for your entertainment; Wifi, high speed internet, TV, VCR, and DVD’s. All the rentals have a phone land line for your convenience.
Enjoy the beautiful sunken garden with a babbling brook, spectacular view of fisherman’s wharf, the islands and the beautiful bay.
Expect clean comfortable rooms, with a warm welcome. The accommodation is Approved by Tourism BC.
Seasonal Rates Available, ask for more information.
To secure your reservation, please provide a credit card number and expiry date. The cardholder is also the person that will be renting the room.
You can take in this view from Gracie’s Place, ask her about renting a room with a view! Enjoy the walk from the Visitor’s Centre to the Queen Charlotte Community Hall. Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays during growing season, for locally grown veggies and baked goods. You can also pick up gift items, jewellery, and some clothing during the summer months. Come and enjoy what Charlotte has to offer, and start with contacting Gracie for a room and if you need a vehicle rental.
Photo credit/Website design: S. Pryce
Island auto and camper van rentals
Have a look at this upright bear, munching away on berries!
Information for Haida Gwaii
Haida Gwaii has so much you will want to see, that you should stay as long as you can. If you live in an urban city, this is the place to visit. You can get here either by Air Canada, Pacific Coastal airlines, or BC Ferries. However you choose plan on a 2 hour flight, or a 7 hour ferry ride. It will feel like time stands still once you arrive, it is so peaceful, and the slower pace will be good for your soul. Be warned that you may want to extend your stay, or start planning your next move!!!
There are many resources out there for information on the Islands. The best website that has the most information is Go Haida Gwaii. Have a look around this site and start planning!
Must see recommendations:
- Pesuta ship wreck, forest hike to the beach with sandy bluffs, and breathtaking views along the way. The hike takes 2 hours each way, and make sure you go at a lower tide.
- Tow Hill at Masset, is approximately a 2 hour drive from Queen Charlotte. Expect dirt roads for the last part of the trip, about 40 mins. There are forest hikes, and lookouts to the sandy beaches, and a long walk on the sandy beaches.
- Rennel Sound has several beautiful beaches with short hikes from your vehicle. This is a bit of a drive on dirt roads, but worth it in the end. Make sure you have instructions of where to go before you leave. The Visitors Centre will help you on your way.
- The Haida Heritage Centre is highly recommended. This world class tourist attraction will not disappoint! You will walk through a carving shed, the performing house, a bistro, a gift shop, the current art show, and a museum full of the most incredible display of Haida First Nations Art. Make time to see this.
- Kayaking locally is pleasant as the bay in Queen Charlotte is nicely tucked in from a lot of wind. You can paddle around in relatively calm waters.
- The Farmers Market has lots of healthy goodies for the growing season, and you may find some freshly made sour dough bread, yum!
- If you wish to venture to Sandspit and onto more dirt roads, yes you have to endure the dirt roads to get to a very special place. Gray Bay has very special beaches, and hiking about that will take your breath away. A little bit of a drive, and make sure you know where you are going, get good directions.