Haida House at Tllaal

Check out our sister location - the Haida House at Tllaal, our lodge located in the village of Tlell on Haida Gwaii’s east coast.


information for our guests

check-in / check-out times

Check-in at Ocean House begins at 3:00 pm and the check-out time is 11:00 am, unless otherwise arranged.


We recommend that you pack casual clothing suitable for the outdoors. Dressing in layers, wearing sturdy trail-walking shoes and carrying a waterproof backpack is ideal for exploring Haida Gwaii’s temperate, yet varying climate. For more packing tips, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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New Location for Ocean House Summer 2020

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There are a number of logistical and weather-related factors that may impact your travel arrangements to Haida Gwaii. We highly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance to protect against any unforeseen cancellations. Additionally, we suggest that all visitors hold standard travel health insurance.


Ocean House will be opening at our new land-based location May 2021.

We recommenddressing in layers, and for comfort. Suitcase suggestions include, a fleece vestor coat, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, a small rainproof backpack, a lightrain jacket or windbreaker, light hiking-style footwear, warm socks,sunglasses, gloves, hat or toque, bug spray, sunscreen and personal toiletryitems. Bring all medications and dietary aids with you. Dress is casual at thelodge and there is no formal attire required for dinner. Don't forget yourcamera, laptop, tablet adapters and charging cables. Some guests also bringadditional camera memory chips to back up their photos.

WiFi is available at the resort in the lodge common areas, however due to our remote location, the connection may not be the same high-speed quality that’s standard in larger city centres.

The Ocean House gift shop features local Haida giftware, jewellery and art, as well as waterproof backpacks, hike appropriate clothing and more.

Gratuities are not expected but gratefully accepted.

Please ask your Cultural Interpreter about taking photos of poles or private homes. If you wish to capture a Haida citizen (any age) or a Haida artist working, please first ask for permission. Most will grant consent, especially if asked, unless there is a copyright issue to respect. If posting photos publicly or reproducing for blogs, it is requested that, out of respect, you do not digitally alter the colours of old poles.

We recommend dressing in layers to easily adjust to the variety of weather patterns we encounter (light to heavy rainfall, sun, fog, wind), which can quickly change from one end of the Island to the other. Days and nights are typically mild to warm from May through September.

While we love animals, we are unable to accommodate pets of any kind in our lodge due to the layout of the public areas, potential allergy issues with other guests and the number of deer roaming freely on our property. Thank-you kindly for your understanding.

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is 11am, unless otherwise arranged.

-Ocean House guest-room accommodation does not include transportation to Haida Gwaii. Please see the Getting Here page for more information.

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