June – August
For a quarter of a century, this outfitter has worked to create the finest small group fishing resort on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Recently named as one of Western Outdoor News’ Top 25 Lodges. This area is home to some of the finest trophy salmon fishing in British Columbia. Every day is a new adventure in the grandeur of the Inside Passage, while every night is an opportunity to be pampered and served like you never have before. After a day of adventures, nothing feels quite as good as a soak in one of the two spas while the staff attend to you with endless drinks and appetizers. Beautiful log and cedar cabins are appointed with down comforters, comfortable beds, and private baths. The team of chefs work daily with local and imported ingredients to make each dining experience an unforgettable adventure in fine cuisine. Of course, every meal is paired with great wines meticulously selected from Napa Valley, the Pacific Northwest, and British Columbia. This area is home to some of the finest trophy salmon fishing in British Columbia. Millions of migrating salmon pool up in these bait rich waters as they make their way south. Fishing stays hot from June until September with all 5 runs of Pacific Salmon readily available. The area is also home to great bottom fishing with halibut, ling cod, and red snapper. Enjoy fishing in comfortable, fully-guided 23 foot boats with enclosed cabins, bathrooms, and food and drinks. Along with fishing, guests have limitless adventures to choose from every day. Guests can cruise around the calm waters on a nature cruise sure to turn up Orca or Humpback whales, black bears, bald eagles, and other marine mammals. Other adventures include hiking coastal trails or an aboriginal tour of the area.
June – July 4: 3-night/4-day $3,250
July 5-August 30: 3-night/4-day $3,600
Limits are 8 salmon & 2 halibut/person/trip.
Fly to Seattle, Wash. Or Vancouver, B.C. and overnight. The following morning, you will take a float-plane to the lodge. Float-plane cost is approx. $800/person.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.