Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours
PO Box 798, Masset, BC
Meet Andrew Merilees
Andrew Merilees grew up on Vancouver Island, and might have gone back after attending university in Prince George if not for meeting a Haida Gwaii girl. Instead, he ended up making his home here, where he has been for more than 15 years.
Andrew’s father, who still lives on Vancouver Island, used to lead tour groups (he called them “field trips”) to Haida Gwaii for more than a decade. When he stopped, acquaintances of his father who knew that Andrew lived on Haida Gwaii would call him to ask for insider information or to take them to the places of local interest that aren’t necessarily advertised in the tourist brochures. Pretty soon Andrew realized he had a tourism business, and in 2002 he officially launched Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours.
Andrew always gets a thrill out of showing visitors all of the natural wonders that make Haida Gwaii special. Andrew, who also happens to be the mayor of the Village of Masset, has always been adamant that Masset “has everything you need and nothing you don’t! There’s so much to enjoy here. We are perfectly positioned for all kinds of natural activities… hunting, gathering, fishing, beachcombing”, says Andrew. “There is a lot of opportunity on the islands.”
Informative. Interesting. Fun.
No matter how you want to see the islands, Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours will get you there, the way you want to. Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours focuses on the natural, cultural and settlement history of the Islands. The company offers flexible and customizable options for getting the most out of your Haida Gwaii visit, including day tours, group tours, all-inclusive tours and personal guiding services. They’ll even customize a group tour for companies, corporations, government agencies and private groups, while incorporating all of the sites that are important to you and your group’s needs. Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours gives you your trip, your way.
Haida Gwaii Discovery Tours is a member of the Northern BC Tourism Association.
- PO Box 798
- Masset, BC
- V0T 1M0, Canada
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