Parks & Recreation
Delkatka Wildlife Sanctuary
Delkatka 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
Fitness centre with treadmill, weight room and community showers.
John Lalonde Roller Rink
Located behind the Village Office between GM Dawson High School is the John Lalonde Roller Rink. This covered area can be used for tennis, roller hockey and other events. Washroom facilities are attached.
Jesse Simpson Public Library
The Jesse Simpson Public Library is open two evenings during the week and Saturday afternoon. It is located across from the Royal Canadian Legion.
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 arking 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 fron 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 teh 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 (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.