4.8 Acres (1.94 ha)
Lot 2, Plan PRP44894, District Lot 873, Queen Charlotte Land District 46
Located at the entrance of Naikoon Park, this spectacular lot has both an oceanview and approximately 180 meters (591 feet) of river frontage on the Chown River. The lot is fairly flat and treed in alder and spruce, with power and phone available. On a clear day, a majestic view of Alaska can be seen in the distance. The north boundary is Tow Hill Road and the south boundary is the the Chown River, and there is paved road frontage on Tow Hill Road.
The beach in front of this lot has some of the most spectacular beachfront in British Columbia. The beach between the sand dunes and the ocean is wide and very flat and flat enough to drive a car on. You can stand on the beach and look in either direction at miles of beautiful beach as far as the eye can see.
The property is located 6 miles (9.5 km) east of Masset on the north beach, in the north section of Naikoon Park, which is located on the north shore of Graham Island in the Queen Charlottes. The Queen Charlotte Islands are 450 miles (724 km) north of Vancouver and 80 miles (129 km) west of Prince Rupert and are the most westerly islands in Canada.
The Queen Charlotte Islands can be reached by plane or ferry with daily flights on Air Canada to Sandspit (on Moresby Island) from Vancouver. There is also air service from Vancouver to Masset with Pacific Coastal Airlines. North Pacific Seaplanes offers air service from Prince Rupert to Masset. BC Ferries services the Islands from Prince Rupert with 5 sailing’s a week in summer and 3 in winter from Prince Rupert to Skidegate on Graham Island in the Queen Charlottes. Sailing time is approximately 6 hours. Rental cars are available in Sandspit, Masset and Queen Charlotte City. From Sandspit drive 6 miles (10 km) to the Kwuna ferry to Skidegate. From Skidegate travel north to Masset on Highway 16 (an extension of the Yellowhead Hwy) for 63 miles (101 km). From Masset travel approximately 6 miles (9.5 km) on paved Tow Hill road to the lots.
There are freshwater streams in abundance as well as the ocean itself, to lure adventurous fishers to this unique spot. Hiking, biking and walking on the beaches or numerous trails provides enjoyment as well as relaxation for the outdoor enthusiasts. Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden, Pink Salmon Staghorn Sculpin, Steelhead can be found in the Sangan River a hundred yards south of the lots. One of Masset’s attractions is the world famous Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is on the southern route for migratory birds. At least 140 different species have been seen at different times. The once endangered Trumpeter Swan winters here and the Sandhill Crane spends the summer here. The Sanctuary is becoming internationally recognized for its importance as a nesting, feeding and wintering area.
Naikoon Provincial Park , one of the two provincial parks on the Charlottes, consists of 72,660 ha (179,493 acres) of low bog land and superb sand dunes, with forests occurring only along river valleys and hills. Naikoon reaches out into Hecate Strait and culminates in Rose Spit, an ecological reserve and excellent spot for watching birds migrating south. Naikoon Park is known for its beautiful scenery, excellent hiking trails and wilderness campsites. The Tlell River is famous for its coho salmon and steelhead trout. Queen Charlottes Islands are well known for their abundant wildlife especially hundreds of small deer and seeing fifty to sixty in a day is not uncommon. The venison from these islands is superb and known throughout British Columbia as some of the best venison in the province. There are also herds of elk on these islands. The Queen Charlotte Islands offer some of the world’s best ocean fishing for salmon and halibut, great steelhead rivers, trout fishing in lakes and rivers, Queen Charlotte Islands is a legend among sports fisherman worldwide with it’s first class lodges such as the Peregrine Lodge, Queen Charlotte Lodge and Langara Lodge. Outdoor Recreation activities include sea kayaking, some of the best razor clam beaches, beachcombing, photography, camping, numerous hiking trails, boating, crabbing, shell fishing and so much more.
Power & Phone along Tow Hill Road.
This area can provide something of interest to everyone; history, archeology, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and more. The four main towns and numerous communities on the island all have something unique to offer. The island pace is slow and relaxing so you can explore and enjoy at your leisure.
Masset (Pop. 959) is 25 miles (40 km) north of Port Clements. Masset, on Masset Sound is the largest community in the Charlottes. Located at the end of Highway 16 amenities include full tourist services, restaurants, accommodations, RV park open year-round and groceries. Boat launching and moorage facilities are available along with Canada’s most northwesterly 18 hole golf course Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club. Visit Old Masset, only minutes away where local Haida artists display their silver, gold, argillite carvings and jewelry. Road access available to the north end of Naikoon Provincial Park on Tow Hill Road. Tow Hill’s (109 meter) 358 feet basalt cliff is the most prominent landmark on the northeast coast.
The Queen Charlotte Islands are a triangular archipelago of some 200 islands, most of them small and uninhabited, covering an area of 9,596 sq. km, running (251 km) 156 miles from south to north, and (84 km) 52 miles west to east. They are separated from the mainland by Hecate Strait, to the north, ranging in width from (50km) 31 feet to (130km) 81 miles. The largest islands are Graham to the north, and Moresby, to the south. Graham Island is the largest, most accessible, and most populated of the islands. Visitors come by ferry from Prince Rupert and dock at Skidegate. The isolation and climate make the islands distinctly different from the mainland. Unique subspecies thrive hear, from the largest black bears to tiny saw-whet owls. Luxurious rain forests, wild rocky shorelines and deserted beaches provide superlative wilderness adventures. Queen Charlotte Islands offers excellent fresh and salt water fishing, boating, camping, crabbing, clamming, photography, and kayaking.
The Queen Charlotte Islands were the first place in British Columbia discovered and recorded by European, Juan Perez in July 1774. In 1787 British explorer Captain George Dixon named the islands Queen Charlotte for his ship and his Queen some 13 years after Spanish explorer Juan Perez sailed here. The appeal of the Queen Charlottes is their mystique, which comes in part from their isolated, storm-swept landscape. It also comes from the Haida culture. They have been referred to as the Vikings of the Northwest Pacific for their seafaring prowess. The Haida have been strong to survive even the holocaust of smallpox that followed the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 1700’s. At that time the Haida population was an estimated 7,000 distributed throughout the islands. By 1915, the Haida population had dropped to less than 600. Today there are two Haida communities, Old Masset (707) and Skidegate (743). The Haida people make up just 30% of the island’s total population, yet their influence is significant. They participate heavily in the island’s major industries, logging and fishing and tourism also plays an increasing important role. Many Haida artists are barely able to keep up with the demand for their work.
Rural District R-1 Residential
Surveyed by J. B. Green in May 1910 & McElhanney & Associates December, 2004