QUINKATLA HOMES
KILGII GWAAYAAY HOUSE
Kilgii Gwaayaay (Ellen Island), Southern Haida Gwaii, CANADA
Just north of Rose Harbour, near the southern tip of Haida Gwaii, is where Parks Canada/Haida Nation chose to build this Operations Station. The building was to serve as a station from which to conduct parks ranger operations, as well as research. This project was completed in 1999. The design of the building is loosely based on the typical Haida two-beam roof style, but additional features such as a wrap-around balcony and widows make it a building of the late 20th century.


Kilgii front from the water This view shows the house from the east (water), with porch across the front, and forest in the background.
From Inside looking east

Looking east from the inside, out to the water. The large ridge beam and its supporting cross beams are visible in the light from the skylight.


Last Modified: Thursday, 1 January, 2015