COMMUNITIES OF SERVICE AREA 27
Community interests and cooperation are an integral part of Service Area 27. OBR values the individuals, communities, villages, businesses, and services that embody the Area.
The Communities of Service Area 27 are as follows:
Centrally located on Graham Island, the largest island of ecologically unique Haida Gwaii. Port Clements is ideally situated to provide a gateway to the wilderness of our island home. Port Clements is famous as a cozy little town by the sea offering breathtaking sunsets, magical rainbows, and a spectacular sky line. We offer easy access to Masset Inlet and the forest settings beyond; allowing our community to be the center of your fishing, hunting, or out door recreational activities.
The Village of Masset is a small fishing village located on Graham Island – the largest of the more than 150 islands that comprise the archepelago of Haida Gwaii (Islands of the People).
Located along the northwestcoast of British Columbia the Village of Masset provides access to northern Naikoon Provincial Park, is the western terminus (Mile 0) of the Yellowhead Highway (HWY 16), and is at the heart of of a unique and vibrant Islands culture.
The village of Old Massett is on the northern shore of Graham Island, the largest and most northern island of X̱AAYDAG̱A GWAAY.YAAY B (Queen Charlotte Islands). Old Massett was historically four separate villages.
Our community offers visitors and residents alike a unique opportunity for outdoor life experiences as well as the comfort and accessibility of a wide choice of restaurants, businesses and accommodations. We are a friendly community (945 population) with hospital, school and churches. We are loggers, artists, fishermen, government workers and much more.
Elected by the community every two years, the Skidegate Band Council is the administrative and governing body of Skidegate. The Council is responsible for negotiating with governments, implementing programs, monitoring finances and managing the social and political issues that arisein the community. The Council is made up of seven Councillors and one Chief Councillor.
Established in 1910, Prince Rupert is located in an area rich with history dating back thousands of years. What’s now called Prince Rupert harbour had long been an intersection of trade and commerce for First Nations people dating back to time immemorial.
Port Edward is a small community located on the mainland, south of Prince Rupert, and west of Terrace. The District itself consists of approximately 18,387 hectares, bordered by the Skeena River, Inverness Passage, and mountains north of Highway 16. It is accessible by road and by water.