Masset is accessible primarily by ferry and air service. A ferry service operates between Prince Rupert on the BC mainland and Skidegate, a small community on the southern end of Graham Island. The ferry crossing takes about six hours and Skidegate is a 101km drive from Masset. There are also direct flights to the Masset Municipal Airport from Vancouver and Prince Rupert. Other commercial air services (including float planes and helicopters) are available at nearby Sandspit and Queen Charlotte City.
Medical students and residents will not need a vehicle during their rural rotation.
Pacific Coastal provides flights from Vancouver to Masset, 100 km north of Queen Charlotte City. Air Canada flies from Vancouver to Sandspit. North Pacific Seaplanes flies from Prince Rupert to Queen Charlotte City.
Eagle Bus provides service from the BC Ferries terminal to Masset. Please visit their website for detailed schedules.
BC Ferries offers the Inside Passage-Mid Coast-Bella Coola and Haida Gwaii route. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.
Car Rentals are available through National Car Rentals.
The Queen Charlotte Islands Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the Masset community, relocation and local businesses.
Masset currently has a Canadian Northern Savings Credit Union on Main Street.
Masset is in Haida Gwaii School District #50.
Tahayghen Elementary (K-7, 100 Students)
Masset, BC, V0T 1M0
P: 250 626-5572 | F: 250 626-3214
Tahayghen StrongStart Centre
PO Box 290, Masset, BC, V0T 1M0
P: 250 626-5572
George M Dawson Secondary (8-12, 106 Students)
Masset, BC, V0T 1M0
P: 250 626-3226 | F: 250 626-5106
Masset has a Visitor Information Centre (complete with sani-station) located at the entrance of the village.
Enjoy the history of Masset. You can visit St. Paul’s Anglican Church which was built in 1912 and is still used today. The Old Schoolhouse was built beside the Church around 1912 and was used until the early 1940s. Today it is a private residence. The Old Hospital is a heritage building dating back to 1914.
The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary is a refuge for 150 different species of migrating and resident birds, including bald eagles, great blue herons and Canada geese. You can enjoy viewing the wildlife from observation towers and many trails that are throughout the refuge. The many surrounding beaches around Masset are great places to enjoy hiking as well other outdoor activities such as clam digging, crabbing, beachcombing or camping.
Learn about the culture and history of the area by visiting its museums. The Haida Gwaii Museum presents Haida culture and natural history, Port Clements Museum showcases Masset’s forestry history and the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum contains information on maritime culture and history. In nearby Old Masset, visit the Ed Jones Haida Museum, where exhibits include historical photographs, Haida art, and original Queen Charlotte totem poles.
For those with their own boats, launching and moorage facilities are available. The Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course, is located in Masset 2 miles from the village center.
The Community Hall, located next to the children’s playground and tennis court, has a main hall with a stage for performances.
Located behind the Village Office is the John Lalonde Roller Rink. This covered area can be used for flea markets, dances, roller-skating and floor hockey. Another attraction in our community is the Recreation Centre. This centre boasts a gymnasium, weight room, squash court, pool, sauna, and a two-lane bowling alley.