Invest in Masset

British Columbia, Canada

Wings, Waves and Wilderness

Economic Development Contact

Cameron Bell, Economic Development Officer
250-559-8050 | 

Masset is the largest and oldest community in the Queen Charlotte Islands. It
was incorporated in 1961 and has roughly 900 people. The village is located
on the beautiful northern coast of Graham Island and is bustling with fishing and tourism activity year-round. Every outdoors enthusiast will enjoy the bird watching, hiking trails and a growing surfing community. Masset has a fascinating history as part of the Canadian Military. The military base there originated from WWII, and has since seen a variety of different forms. From 1965 to 1995 there was a military base consisting of 280 soldiers on the island.

Each year Masset hosts the Harbour Days festival, a great community celebration that happens each year. The weekend includes a variety of activities, and brings many people together from the surrounding areas.

Northwest Community College was established originally in Terrace in 1975, but has since expanded into many communities, including Masset. NWCC specializes at training individuals to succeed in Northern communities and offers courses in business, health, arts programs, and trades. The Masset airport has daily flights to Vancouver.  Masset Airport recently expanded, enabling the ariport to handle larger planes and also allow planes to handle more weight. There is also float plane docking site in Masset which has scheduled flights to Prince Rupert.

Masset is also located on highway 16, providing easy access to rest of the island. The Masset Industrial Park is readily available for companies looking to locate there. There are many advantages to investing in Masset, including coastal access and inexpensive land. Home to a deep history and a booming tourism industry, Masset is not only a great place to invest; it’s a great place to live.

Local Investment Opportunities

  • Masset Industrial Park 
    The Masset Industrial Park is located just outside of Masset and is an ideal location for any island activity. The lots are approximately 95 meters long by 44 meters wide and are zoned M2 - Heavy Industrial. The industrial park also has full access to the Village of Masset water supply and 600 volt - three phase power.

Local Infrastructure Projects

  • Sport Fishing Marina Upgrades
    Masset continues to invest in upgrades to the community's Sports Fishing Marina in order to capitalize on the existing sports fishing industry and to help support the industry's growth in the region. So far, the project has seen the marina upgrade from a basic forty berth facility to having electricity and plug-ins for boats as well as lighting on the dock and parking area. Showing their commitment to the sports fishing industry, Masset continues to invest in the marina. 

Community Economic Development Contact

Cameron Bell
Economic Development Officer  

Community Contacts


Andrew Merilees
Haida Gwaii

Community Contact
Trevor Jarvis
Chief Administrative Officer 
Village of Masset  

Community Futures Contact

Haida Gwaii Community Futures
General Manager: Michael Racz
Phone: 250-626-5594
Toll free: 1-888-328-5594 Ext. 22