Haida Gwaii earthquake shuts off popular hot springs
Saturday’s earthquake in Haida Gwaii appears to have claimed a victim — the well-known hot springs in Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.
The three pools commonly accessed by visitors to Hot Spring Island, or Gandll K’in Gwaayaay, are no longer flowing or hot, according to area resident Tassilo Goetz Hanisch.
He stopped at the island late Tuesday to find the pools empty and thought they might have been drained for cleaning, as happens occasionally. But he went to the pools the next day and found they still weren’t operating.