Celebrate Your Hunger

Find the Food

Haida Gwaii offers the most interactive wild food harvesting you can experience. Whether you are exploring with a guide or solo, taste the extraordinary flavour of salmon or chanterelles you have wrangled from the wild.

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Get to know the grocers

Go into the places locals are familiar with. Visit hot-spots for cottage bakers and farmers that open the mind into what being a local is all about. (See what's upstairs in the attic!)


Go off the beaten track

Experience the Northwest at its finest by dining in Haida style at Keewaliis' Kitchen in Skidegate. If you are very lucky, you may even get invited to race a war canoe at Skidegate Days

See what the locals do

Okay, so once you successfully raced that razor clam to the bottom, how do you cook it? Susan Musgrave's is the newest addition to a group of wild food foragers' anecdotes and recipes.

Some of the places that specialize in local fare

There is is a Haida saying that when the tide is out the table is set. These islands are known for the abundance of wild food provided by land and sea, and you are welcome to take what you need to eat every day. But watch for shellfish toxin warnings.
Please be sure to purchase a salt or fresh water fishing license from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans or Province of BC if you do engage in harvesting marine life. You can also find out about identifying your catch at the same BC Sport Fishing page.

Some of the specialized local fare

Savour the Haida experience of your life


North to South

Hours 10.30-6 Monday through Saturday

Masset – Temporarily Closed


Hours 8.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday through Saturday


Ethically sourced coffee beans

Farmers’ markets produce
Main Street
May thru Sept
Fri 11:00 – :200

Old Massett / Gaw
8 am – 3 pm Thursday through Sunday (breakfast mornings, monte cristo afternoons)

Port Clements / Gamadiis
In store bakery
Bulk foods
Liquor store

10 am – 6pm Monday through Saturday

Local produce in season
Local crafts

Thursday through Monday 1.30-5.30

Skidegate / HlGaagilda
Reverse osmosis water

9 am – 6pm Monday through Sunday


Skidegate / HlGaagilda Department Store Shelf-stable staples 10 am – 5.30pm Tuesday through Saturday

Skidegate / HlGaagilda
Gas bar and convenience snacks.  Propane tank filling *not propane vehicles

08.30 am – 9.00 pm 7d/week


Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giids
Fresh frozen wild seafood
(604) 837-1518
101 Causeway,  QC


Daajing Giids
Hours 10.30- 1.00 pm; 2.00pm – 6pm Monday through Saturday

Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giids
Seasonal farm produce
Local meats
Specialty pizzas
Open 365 days, 7 – 11

Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giids
Produce delivery Mondays

10 – 6pm Monday through Saturday

Daajing Giids

10 am – 10pm 7d/week

Daajing Giids
organic produce and meats
local, artisan breads

10 – 5.30 Monday through Saturday

Organic seasonal produce
Arrange for boxed delivery at Farmers’ market


Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giiids
Mushrooms bought and sold
Seaweed drying plant

Daajing Giids
Convenience snacks

9am – 5pm daily; closed Wednesdays

Sandspit / K’il Kun
Specialty foods, wild edibles
375 Beach Road

Sandspit / K’il Kun
Supermarket, liquor store
343 Alliford Bay Road

Sandspit / K’il Kun
Local produce, agriculture
406 Copper Bay Road
11:00 – 1:00
most Sundays in summer


North to South

Food Truck & Physical Location – Main Street Masset

Pizza, fish and chips, milkshakes, burgers, etc.

8am -6pm Tuesday – Sunday

Masset / Gaw
1993 Collison Ave
Dining Room ,
private liquor store
1993 Collison Ave.
Monday to Sunday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm


Masset / Gaw
Mobile eatery
1650 Delkatla Street

See facebook page for hours as posted


Masset / Gaw
(778) 214-7465
Mobile eatery

Masset / Gaw
(250) 626-5251
1599 Main St
Hours 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Old Masset / Gaw
75 Raven Avenue
(250) 626-7472
Contact on Messenger

Old Massett/Gaw 8am – 3pm Thursday through Sunday (breakfast mornings, monte cristo afternoons)


Port Clements/Gamadiis 

Monday – Friday 7.00 am – 3.00 pm (see facebook page Buck Snort Cafe, menu changes daily)

Port Clements / Gamadiis
Mobile eatery
Summer Hours
12:00pm – 8:00 pm 
CLOSED Tuesday & Wednesday

Port Clements / Gamadiis
Haida Gwaii Pride | Port Clements BC | Facebook
specialty baking and event catering – get in touch through the facebook link above!

Tlell / Tl.aal
2087 Beitush Rd
Fine cuisine and catering
Open year round 
July 1 – Sept

Dinner ∙ Tuesday – Sunday from 5pm
Reservations required

Tlell / Tl.aal
35770 Highway 16
Thurs –  Mon
Closed Tues & Wed

Skidegate / HlGaagilda
(250) 559-8347
Traditional Haida Dinners for large and small groups prepared by culinary expert Roberta Olson “Keenawaii”
By Appointment Only
237 Highway 16

Skidegate / HlGaagilda
#100 Highway 16
Mon to Fri 7=8am – 2pm 
Closed Sat & Sun

Tue – Sat 5:00 PM to 9: 00 PM

Cafe, Lunch & Dinner, Charcuterie, bulk purchasing
text 778-260-1145

Wednesday through Friday 12-8

Daajing Giids

9 am – 8 pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

9-2.30 Sunday

CLOSED Wednesday & Thursday

Daajing Giids
3223 Wharf St
(250) 559-4204
Open for  Lunch and Dinner

Daajing Giids
Wednesday – Saturday 4.00 – 8.00 pm kitchen (pub is open to 2.00 am Friday and Saturday)

(778) 260-0961 

Daajing Giids

Breakfast, chinese, and western menu’s

Open 7.00 am – 2.00 pm; and 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm


Sushi, sashimi, tempura, sake
127 Oceanview Drive, QC

Daajing Giids
Food truck featuring shish kakbobs
Hecate Inn, 321 Oceanview Drive

Sandspit /  K’il Kun
Cantonese and Canadian
388 Cooper Bay Rd, Sandspit
(250) 637-2275
Eat in or Take out
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 5.00 pm – 10.oo pm

Sandspit Airport Terminal, Sandspit
Open Daily


Mostly Online

Springbank clover
Full-text, open source
in Island Nature

Licorice fern
Full text, open-source
in Island Nature

Full text, open source
in Island Nature

Online Recipe
Salal berry & rosemary jelly
Cavewoman Cafe

Online recipe
Seaweed sprinkles
Cavewoman Cafe


Online cooking advice
Chanterelle mushrooms
RealTree Presents Timber 2 Table

Full-text, open source
By well-known scholar Nancy J. Turner
Table of traditional foods

Online article
Historical information
BC Food History

Online Database
Free, but requires registration

These books are available at some local branches of the Vancouver Island Regional Library. If you are resident of BC, you can register as a BC One Library Member, and borrow the books for 3 weeks. If not, you can drop in and browse their contents, and photocopy up to 10 % if you need to take some printed words away. Isabel Creek Second Story Books, and the Queen Charlotte / Daajing Giids Visitor Centre may have copies for sale.

Musgrave, Susan.  A taste of Haida Gwaii:Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World, 2015.

Turner, Nancy J. Plants of Haida Gwaii, 2004.