Haida Gwaii which literally means "Islands of the People", are also commonly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands and the Charlottes. It is an archipelago on the north coast of British Columbia, Canada separated from the mainland to the east by Hecate Strait. Vancouver Island lies to the south, across Queen Charlotte Sound, while the U.S. state of Alaska is to the north, across the Dixon Entrance. Populated mostly by Haida people it consists of two main islands: Graham Island in the north and Moresby Island in the south, along with approximately 150 smaller islands. Other major islands include Anthony, Langara, Louise, Lyell, Burnaby, and Kunghit Islands.
The islands are home to several national parks and heritage sites with an abundance of wildlife, including the largest subspecies of black bear, and also the smallest subspecies. Stoats, Black-tailed deer and raccoon are are also plentiful. The Haida Heritage Centre is the premier cultural centre and museum of the Haida people, located in Skidegate, a community on Graham Island.
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