|Bayview Garden Hostel
(Open: April 1st to Nov. 1st, otherwise call ahead)
Bayview Garden Hostel
401 Beach Road, Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada, V0T 1T0
Telephone: (250) 637-5749 or cell: (250) 637-1206
Cost: $30 a night – Dorm ; $55 a night - Double (taxes included)
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What we have to offer: Bayview Garden is a waterfront heritage home over peaceful Shingle Bay, in Sandspit.
Bayview Garden offers both B&B and Hostel style accommodation. It is a small home, with only 2 rooms for hostel guests. The kitchen and lounge, which all guests can use at any time, both boast views of the Bay and its magnificent sunsets.
Home to less than 300 residents, Sandspit is the only community on Moresby Island. It is a very quiet and safe place, with very little traffic, and easy access to nature. Located at the extreme Northeastern tip of Moresby Island, the town has 2 main beaches, one facing East and overlooking the Hecate Straight and the other facing West and overlooking Skidegate Inlet.
Sandspit offers easy access to tours of Gwai Haanas National Park Reserve, a vast and remote expanse of protected wilderness and ancient Haida Village Sites in the south of the islands. From here, you can also organize kayaking adventures, fishing charter tours, go bird watching, and beachcombing. Peaceful Bayview Garden is also a prime location to pursue the arts.
Did we mention the great fishing? Salmon charters leave from the local marina to the west side of the island, where the King Salmon are plentiful and BIG! Wildlife viewing is also plentiful here and whales, porpoises, seals, sea lions, bald eagles, but also bears and deers and countless species of birds, populate its waters and forests…
Come and enjoy island hospitality in sunny Sandspit, and relax at friendly Bayview Garden!
For general information on the islands, visit GoHaidaGwaii.ca.
|1. Experience the Ocean (more details)||Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity|
|2. Hiking (more details)||Moderate Outdoor Activity|
How to get here: Bayview Garden is located minutes from the Sandspit airport, along the main road that borders beautiful Shingle Bay. From the airport, proceed west beside the bay for approximately 3/4 mile (1.5km), watching for our sign. Bayview Garden is located on the main Beach Road, between School road and Park road.
This excellent map will show you an overview of Sandspit. Bayview garden is pinpointed on the map.
During the summer season, there are twice-daily Air Canada flights from Vancouver, and in other seasons there is one flight per day. Reservations are available through www.aircanada.com.
If you would rather drive your own car, or plan to come on foot from the mainland, BC Ferries has regularly scheduled ferries from Prince Rupert to the Skidegate terminal on the northern island, Graham Island.
Sandspit is on Moresby Island, the large southern island. It is a short 20 minute ferry ride from the Skidegate landing to Alliford Bay on Moresby Island. Alliford Bay is 10kms out of the townsite of Sandspit. If you are on coming on foot, it is possible to ask for a ride to the drivers of vehicles crossing on the ferry, or give us a call to arrange a pick up.
You may also wish to take a ferry up the beautiful inside passage from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island.
For schedule information and reservations, go to www.bcferries.com