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Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary

Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Masset’s main attractions. It is on the offshore Pacific Flyway and up to 140 different birds species have been recorded there. Hundreds of waterfowl and shorebirds migrate through the spring and fall. Red Knots and marbled Godwits have been observed feeding with Downwitchers and Western Sandpipers on the mudflats. Viewing towers and trails are readily accessible.

Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club

The Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course, is located in Masset 2 miles from the village center.

Haida Gwaii Fitness Association

The Masset Community Gym is located in the heart of Masset at 1745 Hodges Avenue.  The facility is 3600 square feet and features a large selection of free weights, cardio equipment, machines and accessories to meet the fitness needs of our community members.  This gym is run by the Haida Gwaii Fitness Association, a volunteer board of directors who oversee operations, and share administrative duties with the help of the Village of Masset staff.   In 2022 the facility received a $40,000 equipment upgrade from the Gwaii Trust Major Contributions Grant.  All funds collected from our gym members go directly back to buying new equipment, repairing old equipment and keeping the facility safe, clean and accessible to community members.  To purchase a fob for access to the facility visit the Village Of Masset office Monday through Friday from 9am. to 4pm.  Inquiries, comments and concerns can be sent to the Haida Gwaii Fitness Association's email at: massetgym@gmail.com

John Lalonde Roller Rink

Located behind the Village Office on Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary School grounds is the John Lalonde Roller Rink. This covered area can be used for tennis, pickleball, roller hockey and other events. Washroom facilities are attached.

Jesse Simpson Public Library

The Jesse Simpson Public Library, 2123 Collison Avenue is located across from the Royal Canadian Legion. Hours may vary, please call 250-626-3663.

Naikoon Provincial Park

Hiking opportunities around Masset

TOW HILL and BLOWHOLE TRAILS - Follow Tow Hill Road 26km east of Masset into Naikoon Park to the Tow Hill day use area parking lot. from here a boardwalk trail built for those with mobility issues leads along the Hiellen River to the base of Tow Hill with a connecting trail leading to the top. Access to the Cape Fife Trail aslo starts from the parking lot.

CAPE FIFE TRAIL - From the Hiellen Bridge, follow the path - there is a sign at the start of the trail. The trail takes approximately three and one - half-hours each way (10 km each way). It follows an old settler’s path through the forest that changes from spruce to hemlock to cedar. Take water with you, there is none along the way and it can be very cold and windy at Cape Fife. There is a great overnight cabin built by BC Parks and the Council of the Haida Nation for users to access when they are on the East Coast. There is a woodstove, table and bunk beds as well as an outhouse. PACK OUT WHAT YOU PACK IN.

NORTH BEACH - About 15 km along the beach to Rose Spit.  Allow for a long day if you want to make it all the way out and back. Another option is to ride mountain bikes or fat bikes (ten speeds won’t work) part way and walk to the spit. Ride your bike approximately one half to two thirds of the way to the spit, and look for a road heading behind the tree line. There is a large fishing float on a post as a sign marking the entrance. Ride along the road as far as you can, and leave your bike off the road. It is about an hour to walk to the start of the spit. If using a vehicle (4x4 only) please stay on the posted route. The dunes are a fragile ecosystem. Tide chart recommended.

EAST COAST TRAIL - For the hardiest of hikers. Allow 4 - 6 days and carry water. They are not kidding when they say there is no water. Many people cut across Cape Fife to cut some time off. Stop at the Naikoon Park Headquarters for more information.

PESUTA SHIPWRECK - Start at the Tlell River bridge and follow the trail along the bluff or, at low tide, along the river. Allow for two to three hours each way.