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Northern end of Graham Island, the largest of the 150 islands that comprise the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii. Population: 1000. The Visitor Information Booth (complete with sani-station) is located at the entrance to the village. Visitor Information: Village of Masset, PO Box 68 Masset, BC V0T 1M0; Phone: (250) 626-3995; E-mail: vom@mhtv.ca

 

Masset may be accessed via Hawk Air/TK Air, via seaplane from Prince Rupert BC Ferries to Skidegate, a scenic 110 kilometre drive from Masset or via Air Canada to Sandspit, which is located 120 kilometres away, including a 20-minute ferry trip from Alliford Bay to Skidegate.

 

The municipality owns an RV site located just outside the village center, which includes a washhouse with coin-operated showers and a number of sites with electrical service.  There are also many choices of accommodation, including a motel complete with restaurant and lounge, as well as numerous lodges and bed & breakfasts. Local operators offer fishing charters to the nearby productive fishing grounds. Moorage facilities are available for boat owners. The Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club is located 5 kilometres from the village centre. For indoor recreation activities, the recreation complex has a pool, sauna, gymnasium, weight room, squash court and bowling alley.

 

Masset is the Northern Gateway to Naikoon Park. Marvel at the views of the harbour from the Ruth Stewart-Burton Memorial Park gazebo. Spend an afternoon beachcombing and clam digging on nearby McIntyre Bay Beach or North Beach in Naikoon Park.  Visit the Delkatla Wildlife Interpretive Centre and Sanctuary, situated in town where at least 120 different species of birds have been sighted. A must see in Masset is the quaint Dixon Entrance Maritime museum with intriguing displays depicting the cultural history of this seaside community.

 

Check with local artists for argillite carvings, hand made jewelry, prints and paintings. Local stores can provide all the necessities as well as mementos of your excursion into the remote natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii.

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