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

The check-in time at Ocean House is 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 (ie. ability to dress in layers), sturdy trail walking shoes, and a waterproof backpack. For more packing tips, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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There are a number of logistical and weather-related factors that can make travelling to Haida Gwaii challenging. We highly recommend that our guests purchase trip cancellation insurance to protect themselves from any unforeseen cancellations. Additionally, we recommend that all travellers have some form of standard travel health insurance.


We suggest a fleecy vest or coat, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, a small rainproof backpack, a light rain jacket or windbreaker, light hiking-style footwear, warm socks, sunglasses, gloves, hat or toque, bug spray, sunscreen and personal toiletry items. Bring all medications and dietary aids with you. Dress is casual at the lodge and there is no formal attire required for dinner. Just be comfortable.

Don't forget your camera, laptop or tablet adapters and charging cables. Some guests bring additional camera memory chips to back up their photos. Please note that wifi is not high-speed.

Wifi is available at the resort in the lodge common areas. It may not provide the same high-speed connection that most people are used to, due to our remote location.

The Ocean House gift shop features giftware, jewelry, local Haida art, souvenir apparel, waterproof backpacks, hike appropriate clothing and much more.

Gratuities are not expected but gratefully accepted.

Please ask your Cultural Interpreter about taking photos of poles or private homes. If wishing to capture the image of a Haida (any age) or a Haida artist working on his or her art, please ask for permission. Most will give 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 adjust to all the weather patterns we encounter (light to heavy rainfall, sun, fog, wind) which can change from one end of the Island to the other. Days and nights are generally mild to warm from May to September.

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

We have outlined our Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy, for your review. Read Our Terms and Conditions.

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

Stays at Ocean House do not include transportation to Haida Gwaii. See the Getting Here page for more information.

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