Begin and end your Gwaii Haanas adventure at Bayview Garden. Located in Sandspit and housed in a spectacular waterfront heritage home on at the shore of beautiful Shingle Bay, it is the gateway to Gwaii Haanas National Park. The Bayview Garden property consists of a two-room main guest house and a three-room cottage with two shared bathrooms. Guests may choose from economical hostel-style accommodations or hotel-style accommodations with kitchen facility which includes ingredients for cooking your own breakfast. In order to preserve the health of the area as well as of guests, Bayview Garden is a non-smoking facility. Guests who plan to take a tour and then return to Bayview Garden may store luggage at the facility when space permits, just one more reason to make it your home away from home during your Gwaii Haanas/Moresby Island adventure.
Mention you saw us on Love Haida Gwaii and receive $10 off your third night at the Bayview Garden (bed & breakfast accommodation) or $2 off your second night (hostel style accommodation).
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 community of Sandspit on a remote island chain. But this is exactly why he chose to build his business here. It is the gateway to Gwaii Haanas National Park, one of the most wondrous and spectacular destinations on the West Coast. "People do not stay here by chance," says Flavien. "There is not any drive-through traffic. People coming here wanted 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 wonder of Gwaii Haanas.
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 gardening and working toward 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 2011. Flavien wanted to offer his own version of comfortable, relaxed accommodations. " I love the idea of welcoming people from all around the world coming to visit this remote archipelago," says Flavien.