Lot 1, DL 873, Queen Charlotte Land District, Plan BCP34824
The first lot of this subdivision includes over 1700 ft of private riverfront access to the Chown Brook.
As the largest lot in the Dixon Estates Phase II subdivision, this property covers over 20 acres of private property within the Naikoon Provincial Park (with approximately 7.9 acres south of the water channel)— the equivalent to over 180 Vancouver city lots.
Enjoy gazing out over the majestic Pacific Ocean from the comfort of your own property, while the beach is only steps away. If you would prefer exploring, head out into the area to discover of lush park like land. The accessibility of this property puts you in the heart of the action– only 5 minutes to Canada’s most western golf course, 15 minutes to fishing charters, and 10 minutes to restaurants and shops in Masset. At the Dixon Estates, you can relax or explore as much as you want.
Dixon Estates, Phase II, is located approximately 6 miles (9.5 km) east of Masset in the north section of Naikoon Provincial Park, on the north shore of Graham Island on Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands). Haida Gwaii is 450 miles (724 km) north of Vancouver and 80 miles (129 km) west of Prince Rupert and is comprised of the most westerly islands in Canada.
Haida Gwaii is accessible 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. Masset airport also accommodates private jets and helicopters. For those coming from Northern BC, North Pacific Seaplanes offers air service from Prince Rupert to Masset.
BC Ferries services the Islands from Prince Rupert with 4 sailings a week in summer and 3 in winter from Prince Rupert to Skidegate on Graham Island on Haida Gwaii. 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. Once at Skidegate, travel north to Masset on Highway 16 for 63 miles (101 km). From Masset travel approximately 6 miles (9.5 km) on Tow Hill Road.
For those flying direct to Masset Airport, travel north on Tow Hill Road past the 9 hole golf course on your left. You will pass by numerous beachfront homes, framing the Pacific Ocean and providing ingredients for the vision of your future recreational retreat.
The lots at Phase II of the Dixon Estates provides their fortunate owners with direct access to the many diverse recreational activities on Haida Gwaii.
Find a great recreational map of the surrounding Tow Hill community here. One of the suggested scenic walk routes is directly across from the Dixon Estates.
Haida Gwaii is world-renowned for its fishing, both fresh and saltwater. There are freshwater streams to tempt the avid fly-fisher as well as the majestic Pacific Ocean to lure adventurous fishermen to this unique region. This area is a legend among sports fishermen worldwide with numerous first class fishing lodges attracting hundreds of visitors every year.
The avid fishing enthusiast can play in this coastal playground all year round. Spring salmon catches can be upwards of 60 lbs while Halibut catches have topped 200 lbs. The nearby Sangan River is famous for its fly fishing opportunities for Salmon, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden. Fishermen from all over the world come to the Tlell and Yakoun Rivers for the Steelhead run.
Crabbing and clam digging along North Beach is a popular past time year round on Graham Island. Razor clams and Dungeness crabs are abundant, and can be collected to create world class dinners.
Hiking, biking and walking on the beaches, trails, or in your own backyard provides enjoyment as well as relaxation for outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring the wonders of the rainforest is something the whole family can enjoy year round in this coastal paradise.
For those looking for time on the links, Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club, located only minutes away, is Canada’s most northwesterly 9 hole golf course.
Naikoon Provincial Park, one of two provincial parks on Graham Island, consists of 72,660 ha (179,493 acres) of low wetlands and superb sand dunes, with forests thriving 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.
Haida Gwaii is well known for its abundant wildlife, especially hundreds of small deer. Seeing fifty to sixty in a day is not uncommon. In the Northwest section of the islands it is possible to spot herds of elk.
Haida Gwaii Tourism also has an excellent guide to recreation and trails on the islands, which can be found here.
Phone and power are provided to the lot line. Paved Tow Hill Road maintenance is provided by the Ministry of Transportation. Garbage collection is available through a private contractor service in the area.
Haida Gwaii has something to interest everyone; fishing, boating, hiking, biking, and more. The island pace is slow and relaxing so you can explore and enjoy at your leisure.
Masset (Pop. 884) is 25 miles (40 km) north of Port Clements at the end of Highway 16, and is the largest community on Graham Island. This quiet village offers all the basic amenities such as restaurants, hotel/motel accommodations, grocery stores and a local hospital, while fishing guides, charter services, launching and moorage facilities are readily available directly in town.
Masset is home to Canada’s most northwesterly 9 hole golf course, Dixon Entrance Golf and Country Club. Teeing off while listening to the tide crash into the shore is something worth experiencing.
Old Masset is the administrative seat of the Council of the Haida Nation. Haida artisans create argillite carvings, handcrafted gold, silver and abalone jewellery, and other Haida treasure, and local stores carry their artwork. The Haida are known throughout the world for their art and sculpting— some of which is currently on display at the Vancouver International Airport.
Graham Island is the largest, most accessible, and most populated of Haida Gwaii. The average actual rainfall here is higher than the average rainfall at Vancouver International Airport, but less than that of North Vancouver. 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.
The Haida First Nation people have lived on Haida Gwaii for thousands of years. They have been referred to as the Vikings of the Northwest Pacific for their seafaring prowess. They are also well known as skilled artists, importing raw materials from the mainland and transforming them into amazing works that could still be functional. Today there are two major Haida communities left on Haida Gwaii, Old Masset and Skidegate. Both communities are vital to the island’s major industries, while preserving their cultural heritage.
Haida Gwaii was the first place in British Columbia discovered and recorded by a European, Juan Perez, in July 1774. In 1787, British explorer Captain George Dixon named the islands Queen Charlotte after his ship and his Queen.
In 2009, the Queen Charlotte Islands officially were renamed Haida Gwaii.
Dixon Subdivision Development
Dixon Estates Phase II, on Haida Gwaii, is a premier subdivision. NIHO Land and Cattle Company have developed these estate lots in a manner that maximizes the privacy, accessibility and overall value of the properties, while maintaining their natural beauty and lush appeal.
Each lot has accessible power and paved road frontage along Tow Hill Road. To allow the buyer to fully execute their vision for their property, the lots have been left in their natural rustic state. However, extensive planning and preparation has been taken to ensure that the subdivision is above par when it comes to septic, drainage, surveying and environmental consideration. To protect the integrity of Lot 5’s waterfront, riprap has been installed to guard against potential erosion.
NIHO strives to create subdivisions that exist in harmony with their natural surroundings. Mindful of this duty to future generations, the Dixon Estates were designed as a low density development to protect the sensitive ecology of the soils and sand of the area. Each lot has the land mass to support the proper septic systems and water wells, even though this meant adhering to stricter standards than those required by local and regional bylaws. This ensures an environmental legacy for us, the potential purchasers, and the community.
Dixon Estates Fishery Improvements
NIHO’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in our working relationship with the federal Department of Fisheries and provincial Ministry of Transportation to enhance the potential rearing ground of the wild pacific salmon in the backchannel which runs through Dixon Estates Lots 1-4.
To learn more about improvements to the water way located on this lot, click here
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