Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, often referred to simply as Gwaii Haanas, is located in the southern one third of the Haida Gwaii archipelago, 130 km off the northwest coast British Columbia. Hotspring Island is known in the Haida language as ‘G̱andll K’in Gwaayaay’, meaning ‘Hot Water Island’. The site has held cultural importance to the Haida people for many generations thanks to its warm waters, unique ecology and abundance of seafood. There were at least 26 hot springs and seeps on Hotspring Island prior to a significant earthquake in 2012, which stopped or slowed the flow of many of the springs. The Gwaii Haanas team is building a new hot pool experience, accessible for visitors starting in mid-May 2017.