Begin and end your Haida Gwaii adventure at the Bayview Garden Oceanfront Guesthouse.
Located in K’il Kun Sandspit and housed in a waterfront home on the shores of beautiful Shingle Bay, it is your starting off point to tours and explorations of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.
Meet Flavien Mabit
Meet Flavien Mabit
No one finds Bayview Garden by accident, says owner Flavien Mabit. It is, literally, "the end of the road" in the out-of-the-way town of K’il Kun Sandspit, the only community on Moresby Island, on the remote archipelago of Haida Gwaii. But this is exactly why he chose to build his business here. It is the gateway to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, one of the most wondrous and spectacular destinations on the West Coast. "People do not stay here by chance," says Flavien. "There isn't any drive-through traffic. People coming here want to be here," and that includes both visitors who come to explore the area and businesses, like Moresby Explorers that helps those visitors see the natural wonders of Gwaii Haanas. K’il Kun Sandspit, adds Flavien, "truly feels like the end of the world." And because it is so nicely tucked away in nature, it offers a plethora of outdoor pursuits.
Flavien likes to spend time hiking the forests and is awed by the bounty of wild foods ready to be harvested at any time of year here. "Proximity to nature is a great asset to a small community in a remote location like Sandspit," and lends itself well to being self-sustaining. Plus, Flavien adds, the beach is just steps away. It was Flavien's passion for tourism as well as for Haida Gwaii that made him open Bayview Garden in 2012. Flavien wanted to offer his own version of comfortable, relaxed accommodations. "I love the idea of welcoming people from all around the world who are coming to visit this remote archipelago that we call home," says Flavien.