de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Access to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve is either by boat or seaplane. With no roads, stores, cell phone coverage and little signage, it's a true wilderness experience. I was fortunate to sit in the front seat of this de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. This plane was built for operation in rugged and remote areas. It has a short take-off and landing capability, even with a full payload. Today, a Beaver that originally sold in the 1950's for under $50,000.00 can sell for prices reaching $500,000.00. I really enjoyed flying in this floatplane.