Village of Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii

Sep 04, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Bird


We woke up this morning to a stunning sunrise as we docked at the village of Queen Charlotte. It was quite the welcome, as we began one of the main cultural highlights of the expedition here at Haida Gwaii. We spent the first part of our day touring the Haida Heritage Centre. There, we learned about the culture and history of the Haida as we walked through the museum and listened to the stories behind each of the totem poles outside the facility. After another delicious lunch aboard National Geographic Sea Bird, we enjoyed a beautiful hike on Spirit Lake Trail. We learned about many of the endemic plants and their uses from our Haida Gwaii cultural interpreter, Linda Tollas. Following dinner, Linda gave an insightful presentation on the cedar tree’s significance to her beautiful ancestral homeland.

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Jared Funderburk

Naturalist

Jared grew up in the Carolinas with a passion for exploring the natural world. He has always felt most at home in the great outdoors, and there is nothing he enjoys more than sharing these experiences with others. His enthusiasm is contagious and being able to help others have similar experiences through his work, is nothing short of a dream come true.

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