Hiking or Cycling the Queen Charlotte Islands - Backpackers Shanties
Hiking Tow Hill / Blow Hole
Scout around the percolating outcrops and explore the intertidal pools whilst waiting for that perfect moment when the incoming tide rushes up the blowhole, revealing, on rare occasions, and instantaneously dissolving rainbow. Then hike up the boardwalk trail to the top of Tow Hill for stellar views of North Beach and Argonaut Plateau.
Hiking White Creek
An unmarked, little-known trail beloved by locals that leads into the magical world of Argonaut Plateau. Resembling nothing less than a rainforest version of the African savanna, this wonderland features acres of various mosses and lichens underfoot and stunted natural bonsai trees and bushes throughout, punctuated by small clear ponds and the occasional lake. Home to nesting geese, sandhill cranes, spruce grouse, and the ubiquitous deer, it abounds in the late spring and early summer with a myriad of colourful minuscule blooms.
Cycling Tow Hill Road
Wildflowers, birds and wildlife abound along the fringes of this narrow dirt road which winds through tunnels of closed mossy canopy, crosses low-lying boggy creeks, bisects an ecological reserve, and skirts the base of Tow Hill.
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Box 667 Masset,
Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii
British Columbia, Canada
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