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Spend the day at North Beach and revel in the views from Tow Hill and the Blow Hole - Photo: Talon Gillis

Gray Bay is a popular recreational site known for its beachcombing and camping opportunities - Photo: Flavien Mabit

We've got a selection of camping locations just right for you - forest sites thick with carpets of moss, rustic beach campsites and comfortable campgrounds with showers and hook-ups - Photo: Flavien Mabit

Haida Gwaii's got rainforests, beaches and mountains to explore - let's go! - Photo: Alexander A MacDonald

The Pesuta Shipwreck Trail will lead you along East Beach to the scenic remains of the Pesuta, a log ship that ran aground in 1928 - Photo: Alexander A MacDonald

Visit the award-winning Haida Heritage Centre and Museum at Second Beach in Skidegate - Photo: Guy Kimola

Step into another world as you tour ancient Haida village sites in Gwaii Haanas - Photo: Flavien Mabit

The Rennell Sound area offers exceptional wilderness camping and short trails for accessing remote west coast beaches - Photo: Guy Kimola


Old Massett

Photo: Guy Kimola / Haida Gwaii Photos

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Old Massett is one of the Islands' two Haida communities and is located 3km north of Masset at the entrance to Dixon Entrance on Masset Sound.

Masset and Old Massett are closely linked and the combined area is commonly referred to as Greater Massett. These two communities could be Canada’s most closely linked First Nations – non-First Nations communities sharing amenities such as the hospital and water and sewage treatment systems.

Primarily Old Massett’s residents utilize business services in Masset for their daily needs but a recent entrepreneurial spirit has seen the development in the village of several artists' galleries and studios, eco-tourism ventures, a café with internet access for visitors and several accommodations.

Attractions in Old Massett include the Islands' largest collection of contemporary totem poles (17) located throughout the village including the first pole to be raised on Haida Gwaii since 1871.

Old Massett is home to a number of talented Haida artists with carving sheds, home-based studios or additions to their homes where they work and sell their art. Most of these places of business are well signed and artists are welcoming when visitors stop by. Often the hours of operation fluctuate and it is best to try to call for an appointment. Check our Artists and Galleries directory for details and contact information. The very popular Sarah's Haida Arts and Jewellery giftshop is located at the far end of Eagle Avenue and offers set hours of operation.


  • Population - 614
  • Elevation - Sea Level


  • Cultural Performances
  • Haida Canoe Tours
  • Taxi
  • Fishing Charters
  • Sightseeing Tours

Old Masset Photo Gallery

Our trip planning directory will help you decide where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Choose a category and browse through the services and recreational opportunities in this location.

What to Do

Bernard Kerrigan’s Haida Art

Specializing in gold, silver and argillite jewellery as well as three-dimensional sculptures, Bernard hand engraves or hand carves every single piece he creates.

Georgia Bennett, Haida Weaver

My name is Georgia Bennett, I was born in Masset, British Columbia. I am of Haida ancestry and I belong to the Yahgu'laanaas Raven Clan. I come from a long line of weavers and carvers, my great

Gin Kuyaas - Haida Art Studio & Gifts

Gin Kuyaas- Haida Art Studio & Gifts offers a diverse selection of authentic Haida artwork, clothing and gift items. Housed inside a newly-built traditional style longhouse, Gin Kuyaas –

Haida Gwaii Lodge

This property is managed and owned By April White, who also runs the Eagles Feast Guest House, in Masset.  Located in the heart of Haida culture in the Old Massett Reserve overlooking Massett

Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre

The Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital is an eight bed facility (four acute and four long-term care) with a busy Emergency. Services provided are general medicine and surgery, community health, public

Sarah’s Haida Arts

Let us show you the spirit of Haida Gwaii as you browse through our great selection of Haida art! Hours: 11-5 Monday to Saturday / 12-5 Sunday in summer or by appointment

Tow Hill Hike

Tow Hill is a fascinating landmark of Haida Gwaii. It is a basalt outcrop that seems to rise out of the sands of North Beach.  This scenic "Hill" has a trail that leads to its top. It is not a

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Haida Gwaii Lodge

This property is managed and owned By April White, who also runs the Eagles Feast Guest House, in Masset.  Located in the heart of Haida culture in the Old Massett Reserve overlooking Massett

Contact Us

Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-559-8316

Sandspit Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250.637.5362

Port Clements Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-557-4576

Masset Visitor Centre

email: | telephone: 250-626-3982

Haida Gwaii Tourism

Destination Marketing Organization

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