Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site

The Gwaii Haanas National Park - (English Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, French Réserve de parc national, réserve d' aire marine nationale de Gwaii Haanas conservation, site du patrimoine et Haïda ) is a was established in 1988 Canadian National Park in the Pacific Northwest with an area of 1495 km ².

It covers the southern part of the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. From north to south, the park measures on the islands Moresby, Lyell, Kunghit and numerous smaller islands about 90 km. Although the ownership rights are disputed, the park is operating since 1993 jointly by the Canadian government and the Council of the Haida Nation. The Haida are the native people of the Queen Charlotte Islands and attach great importance to the preservation of their cultural heritage. With the National Park status of this area is protected from deforestation.

In the park there are no roads. A visit is possible only by appointment and by boat or Mietflugzeug.

World Heritage Site

SGaang Gwaii (Anthony Iceland ) belongs to the National Park area and in 1981 became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The abandoned Haidasiedlung Ninstints ( Nan Sdints ) with their 10 house ruins and 32 totem poles in the midst of rich vegetation is the most important cultural center of the Haida. After she had several centuries inventory was originally developed by over 300 people inhabited settlement in the 1860s, victims of an epidemic.