Lot 1, District Lot 839A Queen Charlotte District Plan BCP31960
The first lot of this subdivision includes over 640 ft of riverfront access to the Sangan River on both sides. As the widest and most wet lot in the Naikoon Estates Phase II subdivision, this property covers over 20 acres of private property within the Naikoon Provincial Park— the equivalent to over 180 Vancouver city lots.
Over 3 acres of the property resides south of the Sangan River, with a small creek connecting to the Sangan in the back south-west corner of the lot. This property offers the average buyer a rare opportunity to own a private lot within the Provincial Park, and enjoy the lush wonders of a coastal rainforest. Not only is this property the perfect backdrop for adventure and exploration, you can enjoy world renowned Haida Gwaii fishing right in your own backyard, catching Steelhead and Coho directly in the Sangan River.
Naikoon Phase II is located approximately 8.7 miles (14 km) east of Masset in the north section of Naikoon Provincial Park, located on the north shore of Graham Island on Haida Gwaii. 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 offers service 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 8.7 miles (14 km) on Tow Hill Road. The road will widen as you enter the Naikoon Estates subdivision.
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.
Haida Gwaii is world-renowned for their 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, attracting all five species of Salmon, plus Steelhead, Trout and Halibut. One can anticipate catching spring salmon upwards to 60 lbs while Halibut on the Island have topped 40 lbs.
Starting in mid-May, the fish appear on the northern Graham Island coast and follow the herring and needlefish down the coastline. Coho show up in early July, and can be found in abundance by late August. Steelhead are the winter catch on the islands, with the first run showing up in October, and running through to March with the peak months being December and January.
The Sangan River, running through the rear of the Naikoon Phase II Estates, is famous for its fly fishing opportunities for Salmon, Cutthroat Trout and Dolly Varden.
Fishermen come from all parts of the world 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. Haida Gwaii Tourism’s Guide to Recreation and Hiking Trails can be found here
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.
Find a great recreational map of the surrounding Tow Hill community here showing hiking trails in the immediate area.
Haida Gwaii is well known for their abundant wildlife, especially hundreds of small deer. Seeing fifty to sixty in a day is not uncommon while spotting a herd of elk in remote areas is customary on these islands.
Power and telephone service is available to the front boundary. 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, where local Haida artists display their carvings and jewelry, is also located in northern Haida Gwaii. The Island’s largest collection of Modern Totem poles can be found here, including the oldest modern pole raised on the Island. 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 is higher than the average actual 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 were offically renamed Haida Gwaii.
Each lot has a private driveway, a cleared building site and accessible power. These measures have been taken to simply the development process for the buyer and enhance the value of investment properties. To aid the buyer in executing their vision for the property, extensive planning and preparation have been taken to ensure that the subdivision is above par when it comes to septic, drainage, surveying and environmental consideration. Buyers will find that due care and attention have been given to achieve environmental and hydrological certification for this subdivision, helping to ensure the sustainability and appreciation of this impressive real estate investment over time.
Additional covenants have been included in the disclosure for this subdivision to protect the beauty and allure of the area, placing specific restrictions on the removal of trees from the property. Measures such as this have been taken to protect the value of the recreational subdivision over time, as well as the interests of the local community and government.
Driveways and building sites have been designed to provide the buyer with privacy from the fronting road, while hiking trails have been carved throughout each lot, aiding the buyer and experiencing the true potential of their property.
Rural District R-1