Balance Rock


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Balance Rock

Another one of the Haida Gwaii' spiritual wonders is Balance Rock. A large bolder left behind from the glacial retreat of the ice age. Many decades later it still sits perfectly suspended on another rock's pointed head, guarding the shores of Skidegate, Graham Island.

Balance Rock - Haida Gwaii, BC Photo GalleryDefying all odds for many centuries, one must scratch their heads and ask, "How come not even the powerful forces of a Haida Gwaii storm, with its thundering waves and high winds, are still not able to knock the rock from its magical perch?" Huh ... why is that?

There are some who refer to Balance Rock as the centre of spirituality. It is one of the many natural spiritual forces at work on Haida Gwaii. The best time to view the rock is at low tide. The beach surrounding Balance Rock is very rocky but still it is a place people seek out for snacking, beach combing and some solitude when thinking.

Balance Rock, Skidegate, Graham Island, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia



Balance Rock
Hwy 16

How To Get ToBalance Rock

Drive north for about 1 km on Hwy 16 from the Skidegate BC Ferry Terminal on Graham Island - just past the last house of Skidegate Village. On your right, Balance Rock, is marked by a small highway sign and turnout. A short trail leads to the beach.
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