Port Clements, British Columbia

Port Clements is a small village located on the eastern coast of Massett Inlet on Graham Island, which is the largest of the islands that make up Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, and is located about 50 km south of Masset (at the mouth of Masset Inlet).

Today, Port Clements is a small community with a population of around 300 people, many of whom work in the tourism industry.

Port Clements History

The area around Port Clements was settled by the Haida people for thousands of years.

In the late 1800s, European settlers began to arrive in the area to harvest the abundant natural resources of timber and fish. In 1907, a sawmill was built in Port Clements, which helped to establish the village as an important logging center. The village was officially incorporated in 1975.

During the mid-1900s, Port Clements grew rapidly as more people moved to the area to work in the logging industry. However, the logging industry began to decline in the 1970s, and many residents left.

Port Clements Attractions

Golden Spruce Trail

Bayview St for 6 kilometres S from  Port Clements

The Golden Spruce Trail is a short hiking trail that leads to the site of the famous golden spruce tree. The tree was a rare genetic mutation of the Sitka spruce tree that that had golden needles that was sacred, but was cut down in an act of eco-terrorism in 1997, which gained worldside infamy. The trail is a beautiful walk through the forest, through the site of a former logging camp to the spot where the famous Golden Spruce tree once stood. and it offers views of the ocean and surrounding islands.

Port Clements Museum

16 Maple St, Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0

The Port Clements Museum showcases the history of the logging industry in the region, as well as displays on local wildlife and Haida culture. The museum is housed in the former St. Mark’s Anglican Church, which was built in 1912 and is a designated heritage building

Port Clements Community Park

Park St, Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0

The Port Clements Community Park is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The park has a playground, a picnic area, and a gazebo that is often used for community events

Kagan Bay Beach

Kagan Bay Beach, Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0
Head west from the Village of Queen Charlotte on the Honna Forest Service Road for 2 km to reach the day use site. The camping area is approx. 1 km beyond the day-use area.

Kagan Bay Beach is a secluded beach that is popular with beachcombers and birdwatchers. Visitors can often spot eagles, herons, and other coastal birds on the beach and in the surrounding area The park area overlooks a large bay with pebbled and  sandy beaches looking out  , Lina  and Meyer Islands. He day use park has a wilderness campground with 6 camping sites (First come , first serve) with picnic tables,

Fireweed Studio

18 Bayview Ave, Port Clements, BC V0T 1R0

Fireweed Studio is a small gift shop that sells locally made arts and crafts, including jewelry, pottery, and textiles. The shop is located in the heart of Port Clements and is a great place to pick up a unique souvenir of your trip to Haida Gwaii

Naikoon Provincial Park

(250) 559-6344
Tlell, BC (about 20 minutes south of Masset)

This park encompasses a large portion of the northern coast of Graham Island and features stunning beaches, sand dunes, and hiking trails. Naikoon Provincial Park is located on the northern tip of Haida Gwaii and is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. The park covers an area of 72,000 hectares and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including black bears, bald eagles, and gray whales. The park’s attractions include sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, old-growth forests, and numerous hiking trails.

Naikoon Provincial Park

Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida Gwaii, BC  (about 10 km southeast of Port Clements on Highway 16)
(250) 557-2047

Naikoon Provincial Park is a wilderness area located on the northeast coast of Haida Gwaii. It includes a long stretch of pristine beach, as well as forests, wetlands, and dunes. Visitors can go hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Port Clements, British Columbia Area Map