North Island Lodge "Lepas Bay Getaway"
July 24, 2012 | 1754 Views
With an afternoon off to enjoy some sight seeing, the North Island Adventure team set off to explore some hidden beaches and land marks of the Haida Gwaii.
Locations like this truly makes this northern archipelago a mystical and magical place. We’d like to introduce you to Lepas Bay. Located on the north west shores of Graham island Lepas Bay is a white sand crescent shaped beach aprox 1.5km’s long.
Looking more like something found more tropical location with the only things missing are the miles of beach chairs and multi-million dollar resorts stacked up like cordwood. I’d rather see this pristine location remain an untouched piece of paradise.
Named by the early Haida civilization as “Kiusta” meaning “where the trail comes out of” is in reference to the trail from the village to Lepas Bay. This area was discovered by the early European settler captain George Dixon in 1787.
Pictured above is three mortuary totem poles located at the Kiusta Village. Our friends the Haida Watchmen serve as the protectors of these culturally significant sites and offer guests of North Island Lodge guided tours of the Kiusta Village and Lepas Bay. The watchman can also be found on our dock from time to time helping monitor recreational fisheries. To read more about the Haida Watchman visit the link below.
Special thanks to Celina for her amazing photos of Lepas Bay.
from 54°14′03″N 133°01′13″W,
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