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    Oceanfront Lot - Masset, BC

    Haida Gwaii Listing No. 19251

    Watching the harbour life will be a favourite past time in this oceanfront lot. The government wharf is right across from your property to reach your boat. Enjoy walks on the beach at low tide or being just a few blocks from downtown. Residential and Waterfront Commercial zoning.


    Price
    $89,000

    Size
    3500 sqft

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    Description

    Residential and Waterfront Commercial zoning with generous building envelope. A seawall is constructed saving the next owner a considerable amount. Water, sewer, power, telephone and high-speed Internet at the lot line. The lot is approximately 50' wide by 75' deep and located on a no-through road. Setback variances have been granted to allow for home construction.

    This is a great location close to all the facilities, and to watch marine traffic in the harbor and sea life. The southeast rear-facing lot will provide good sun exposure.

    Location

    1476 Delkatla Street - Masset, BC

    Area Data

    Haida Gwaii is an archipelago of some 200 islands, most of them small and uninhabited, covering an area of 9,596 km2 running 251 km from south to north, and 84 km west to east. They are separated from the mainland by Hecate Strait. The largest islands are Graham to the north and Moresby to the south.

    Masset, population approximately 1,000, is 40 km north of Port Clements. Masset, on Masset Sound, is the largest community on Graham Island. 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.

    In 2016 a state-of-the-art hospital was completed in Masset. The 50-million-dollar project provides emergency, acute care, maternity, diagnostic imaging, laboratory services and a pharmacy.

    Old Masset, only minutes away is 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 metre basalt cliff is the most prominent landmark on the northeast coast.

    Until a few years ago logging and fishing were the main source of jobs however today are fewer people working in resource-based jobs with a recent shift to tourism oriented employment. The main economic driver is government jobs including, hospital workers, school districts, BC Ferries, local Forestry and Parks offices.

    Vegetation

    The isolation and climate make the islands distinctly different from the Mainland and permit unique subspecies to thrive here. Luxurious rain forests, shell scattered shorelines and sandy beaches provide superlative wilderness adventures.

    Recreation

    Haida Gwaii is world-renowned for fishing, both fresh and saltwater. Freshwater streams and the ocean create a legendary pursuit for fishers.

    Crabbing along North Beach is available for most of the year. North Beach is considered by many to be one of the best razor clam beaches in the world. Dungeness crabs can also be caught in this area. Some of the best dinners in the world can be found just metres from your doorstep. All that is needed is crab net and a stroll in the ocean shallows along the beach.

    Hiking, biking and walking on the beaches or numerous trails provides enjoyment for the outdoor enthusiasts. 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 species have been seen at different times. The once endangered trumpeter swan winters here and sandhill cranes spend 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 prominent provincial parks on Haida Gwaii, consists of 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.

    History

    Haida Gwaii (formerly 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 Haida Gwaii lies in their mystique, which comes in part from their isolated, storm-swept landscape and from Haida culture.

    The Haida people make up just 30 percent of the island’s total population, yet their influence is significant. They participate heavily in the island’s major industries, logging, fishing and tourism also play an increasing important role. Many Haida artists are barely able to keep up with the demand for their work.

    Map Reference

    54° 0'27.39"N and 132° 8'36.09"W

    Services

    Power, water, sewer, Internet and telephone to lot line.

    Tax Details

    $665 (2019)

    Legal

    LOT A DISTRICT LOT 7 QUEEN CHARLOTTE DISTRICT PLAN PRP45162
    PID 024-715-654

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    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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