Hiellen Longhouse Village opens in two weeks

  • Jun. 4, 2014 11:00 a.m.

After years of work, Old Massett’s Hiellen Longhouse Village is all set to open. The grand opening of the $1.2 miillion project, developed by Old Massett Village Council, is set for Sunday June 22. “The Hiellen Longhouse Village is a unique rental accommodation resort set in the pristine surroundings of Haida Gwaii. It’s a gathering place that allows the communities on Haida Gwaii to host guests from around the world, with the opportunity to share cultural, and environmental education, all the while participating in the tourism industry. It is also a place that serves our local Health, Youth, and Education programs. Providing a place for serenity and connection. It’s a gem in this world that you won’t want to miss, according to a document from Old Massett Village Council,” said a document from Old Massett Village Council. The day also includes the official opening of the Tow Hill boardwalk. The grand opening ceremony starts t 2 pm on June 22 at the Tow Hill parking lot.The project was also supported by Aboriginal Business Canada, the Coast Sustainability Trust, Service Canada, and Westcapp. It is expected to create about 15 jobs.

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