OUR SISTER LODGE

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.


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culture. nature. respect

100% Haida Owned

Ocean House is 100% Haida-owned. Our team is dedicated to offering an authentic Haida Gwaii experience, enhanced by regionally-inspired cuisine and spa offerings, and Haida arts, culture and heritage programming. Cultural preservation is vital to our community, and Ocean House is passionate about sharing Haida heritage with our guests.

remote, rugged Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii plays host to one of the most dynamic, diverse, and cultural lands in the world. Our faraway archipelago teems with wildlife, untouched treasures and natural wonders. To help preserve Haida Gwaii’s unique ecology and heritage, Ocean House is Sustainable Tourism Gold Certified and managed to the highest level of environmental stewardship. We’re guided by the Haida concept of Yahguudang: respect for all living things and the interdependence that binds us. Nature is always our inspiration.

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“So few accessible adventure travel destinations—think relatively untouched places where ancient cultures and pristine nature still coexist in harmony—remain that feel truly authentic. But Canada’s Haida Gwaii, often described as the Galapagos of the North, ranks among them.”

— Ocean House Offers Floating Luxury on the Edge of the World

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"Ocean House at Stads K’uns GawGa, a fly-in eco-lodge that was built and will be run by the Haida…The islands offer both wild adventure and First Nations culture for travelers who make the effort to get there, all presented and protected by the people who have long called it home.”

— 18 Places to Go in 2018

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"Even better this tribally-owned floating eco-lodge is a great place to learn about Haida culture: meet chiefs and watch iconic animal and bird faces being carved on totem poles.”

— The Planet's Finest Hangouts: Check This Place Off Of Your Bucket List in 2018

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“This remote 12-room floating lodge lies off the west coast of Haida Gwaii - an archipelago off the coast of British Columbia, often referred to as the 'Galapagos of the North.' Cultural ambassadors from the local Haida tribes will host immersive experiences and showcase the rugged natural environment, home to whales, eagles and black bears.”

— The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2018

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“Haida designer Gina Mae Shubert has given this 16,000-square-foot lodge a sleek and serene makeover that includes 12 comfy guest rooms, a spa and theatre, lounge with fireplace, dining room and deck.”

— Haida Culture Thrives at Ocean House Lodge

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"Newly opened in 2018, the Ocean House offers three-, four- and seven-night adventure travel packages highlighting the culture and natural environs of the local Haida people — all with unexpectedly luxurious touches. Activities include guided rainforest hikes amongst old-growth forests and up-close explorations of ancient Haida villages now returning to wilderness.”

— 10 Exotic Dream Trips You Can Take in 2018

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"Located in the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the coast of British Columbia, the spectacular Ocean House floating hotel offers isolation-seekers the ultimate opportunity to experience a remote part of the world in virtual solitude.”

— 10 Exotic Dream Trips You Can Take in 2018

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“…Immerse yourself in the tranquil forests of the island surrounded by the soul of the Haida People at Ocean House, a stunning 12-room eco-friendly lodge aimed to inspire and enchant. The resort is 100% Haida-owned and offers a level of service and luxury uncommon in such a remote location.”

— There's a majestic floating resort in BC that you need to visit ASAP

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"There’s an ‘edge of the world’ feel about Ocean House, a new 12-room fly-in floating eco-lodge anchored off the rugged, spectacular west coast of Haida Gwaii. Opening in time for the summer season, you can settle in and soak up the tranquillity, explore the surrounding ancient forests, visit ruined villages and try stand-up paddle boarding.”

— 25 Wild Adventures for 2018

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“After flying to Sandspit from Vancouver, we took a helicopter – with jaw-dropping views—to the lodge; the words “mythic” and “magical” and “spiritual” kept coming up.”

— Haida Culture Thrives at Ocean House Lodge

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“Haida Gwaii rises from the mist like a half-drowned world…unlike anywhere else on Earth. Cedar and sitka spruce draped in green moss tower hundreds of feet above the shore; seabirds, including bald eagles, soar through the sky; orcas, humpbacks and grey whales migrate through seas swollen with salmon. It’s called the “Galapagos of the North” for a reason — the world feels more alive here, wilder and vast.”

— Bears, whales and a floating lodge on the edge of the world

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“This remote location not only provides complete wilderness immersion (perhaps nowhere else can one spot deer and bears from the window panel of their cedar sauna) but access to several ancient village sites which guests may explore as part of a guided cultural tour.”

— Ocean House, Haida Gwaii

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“With a perfect combination of Haida traditions, delicious food, and beautiful surroundings, Ocean House offers a breathtaking and truly unparalleled wilderness experience. One thing is for sure: a single visit won’t be enough.”

— Ocean House, Haida Gwaii: Indulgence in the Wild.

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“This is a place for visitors to enjoy spectacular scenery, wild adventure, Haida First Nations culture and type of peace that’s only interrupted by whalesong or the rustling of leaves.”

— Explore the "Galapagos of Canada" from a Floating Eco-hotel

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“An on-site sauna and a range of spa treatments – accompanied by ocean views – provide the perfect wind-down.”

— 15 of the World’s Most Remote Hotels

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“I’ve been to the edge of the world, and its beauty is boundless.”

— Natural Paradise on the Edge of the World

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“What makes a visit to this remote place so memorable (besides the jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery), however, is the sharing of Indigenous culture.”

— Connecting with Culture in Haida Gwaii

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“Visitors learn words in the Haida language of X̱aad Kíl and experience traditional stories and songs while surrounded by cedar, spruce, and sea mist.”

— Reclaiming Haida-ness through Food, Song, Stories, and Art in the Remote Wilderness of Haida Gwaii

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“When I set off for a five-day trip to the new Ocean House Lodge in Haida Gwaii, I was expecting a luxurious eco-wilderness experience, but I didn’t imagine I would come home having connected so deeply with the local people.”

— Luxury and Eco-wilderness Adventures Meet in Haida Gwaii

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“It’s magnificent: an elegant two-storey resort floating like a mirage on a secluded cove.”

— Where Spirits Walk

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“Meals at Ocean House are delicious, from local dishes such as razor clam fritters and wonderful seafood, including wild salmon, halibut and sablefish, to duck and steaks.”

— Ocean House at Haida Gwaii

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“Ocean House is remote but there’s no roughing it here. A former fishing lodge, it was converted into a boutique hotel in Vancouver before being towed up to its new home, which meant a journey of 2000km and several months on gnarly seas.”

— Oceans Apart

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“Owned and operated by the Haida, Ocean House is arguably one of Canada's best kept secrets, offering unprecedented access to the country's incredible wildlife.”

— Ocean House: Inside Canada's Secret Eco-Escape

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“The floating resort is tucked within a tranquil bay. While remote, it comes equipped with amenities that are the opposite of roughing it.”

— The Most Tranquil Floating Hotels for a Peaceful, Waterfront Getaway

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THE HISTORY OF OCEAN HOUSE

Ocean House at Tlaga Gawtlaas is proud to be 100% Haida (Indigenous) owned. It is HaiCo’s (Haida Enterprise Corporation) second eco-tourism operation, born out of the success of Haida House at Tllaal. Cultural eco-tourism is a natural extension of everything Haida citizens believe in, and the creation of Ocean House contributes to the long-term sustainability and well-being our community. Offering an intimate glimpse into the rugged north coast of British Columbia, Ocean House welcomes guests from around the world to experience the culturally rich archipelago of Haida Gwaii.

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