Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Queen Charlotte Islands Renamed Haida Gwaii in Historic Deal

Photo: Bluewater Adventures, Leanne Carey

B.C.'s Queen Charlotte Islands have officially been renamed Haida Gwaii as part of a historic reconciliation agreement between the province and the Haida Nation, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Friday in Vancouver. The modern native name for the group of more than 150 rugged islands off the province's north coast will will appear on revised provincial maps and all other official provincial documents and presentations, the premier said. The archipelago was first named after one of the ships of British Captain George Dixon in 1778, who called his vessel Queen Charlotte after the wife of King George III.

Haida Gwaii was created as an alternative name for the islands to acknowledge the history of the Haida Nation as part of its land claim efforts in the 1980s. According to the Haida Gwaii Tourism Association, the name translates as "islands of the people" in the Haida language.

The B.C. government later adopted the confusing name Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii. For the full CBC report click here © CBC News

Bluewater Adventures is offering many tours of Haida Gwaii in 2010. From May until August each year, the Island Roamer calls Haida Gwaii home. Join us July 4-11, 2010 for an Ancient Insights Adventure.... exploring the history of the islands, plant usage, culture and much more. Check out our special trips page!

Monday, December 14, 2009

This Season Help BC's Wildlife

Give Sustainability This Season!
By Ryan Stuart

"It's two weeks until Christmas, which means it's almost time to start panicking about what to get people. Instead of hunting for a bunch of gifts that my relatives might not even use I've decided to give gifts that give back this year." Check out the BC Wild in BC Blog here, for some great Christmas Gift Ideas!

Source: Be Wild in BC Blog

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fashion in a Zodiac

And you ask are the Rubber Boots really THAT important? Yes! These guests on a July Southeast Alaska trip are showcasing their personal styles.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Last Chance for 2010 Early Booking Discounts!

Thinking about joining us in 2010? On most Bluewater departures we are offering Early Booking incentives. This offer ends December 31, 2009 so don't miss out! Contact our office 1.888.877.1770 or email explore@bluewateradventures.ca for more information. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

See Nancy Turner & Barb Wilson Dec 7th at the Vancouver Aquarium



Session 4: Healthy Oceans, Healthy People!
Monday December 7th, 2009 - 7:00pm-9:00pm Don't miss Nancy Turner and Barb Wilson speaking at this session. To confirm your seat, email: lectureseries@vanaqua.org or call 604-659-3432. Please identify which session you would like to attend. Seating is limited.

Join both Nancy and Barb in 2010 on a Bluewater Adventure July 4-11 in the Queen Charlotte Islands. This exclusive 'Ancient Insights' Expedition will be a journey to remember. Call our office for details. Trip selling out fast! 1.888.877.1770 or visit us online@ www.bluewateradventures.ca