Looking for a bucket-list-worthy trip you may not already have on your list? How about a visit to a remote fishing lodge?

Spending your next vacation casting a line in a beautiful and rugged destination is about more than just creating some incredible memories. It’s also a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family, and to get back to nature and reap the many benefits.

Ready to learn more about why a visit to a fishing lodge should be on everyone’s bucket list? Keep reading to find out!

It’s a Chance to Spend Quality Time With Friends and Family

Any kind of vacation can be a great chance to spend quality time with friends and family. But if you find that you’re constantly reaching for your cellphone while away from home, that you struggle to truly step away from work even while away, or that your friends and family like to go their own way once you arrive at your destination, it’s time for a change.

A visit to a fishing lodge, and especially one in a remote location like Sointula, is a great way to ensure that you get quality time with those most important to you. You’ll spend your days creating new and exciting memories together, in an intimate setting that guarantees plenty of time for laughs and conversations. 

Unlike a larger fishing excursion, most fishing lodges, including our own Sointula Lodge, welcome only a small number of guests at a time. At Sointula Lodge, that number is just 18 per trip. And when you’re on the water, you’ll have just two to three other guests with you on your boat, alongside a guide or two. This means plenty of one-on-one time with your family or friends, and no busy crowds getting in the way.

Cell phone service will often be sparse when you’re on the water—but you likely won’t find yourself even reaching for your phone when there’s so much to do and see! After a long day full of fun, you won’t think to open your laptop when you get back to the lodge. Instead, you’ll no doubt want to relax and maybe swap stories with other members of your group about your day.

You’ll Reap the Benefits of Getting Back to Nature

Adults today spend less time outside than ever before. In fact, 60 percent of American adults report spending 5 or less hours outside in nature every week. Spending time outdoors can have a number of benefits to both your physical and mental health. 

After just a short amount of time in nature, you’ll experience:

  • Fewer feelings of isolation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress)
  • Increased concentration
  • Higher endorphin levels
  • Less irritability
  • Feelings of calm

Now, imagine spending a few days of uninterrupted time outdoors, in one of the world’s most beautiful and tranquil settings. You’ll no doubt go back to your normal life after your trip feeling calmer and more focused—and probably ready to start planning your next outdoor retreat!

It’s a Great Way to Give Your Mind and Body a Reset

There’s more than just the time you’ll be spending outdoors helping your mind and body to relax and unwind during a visit to a fishing lodge. The break from the hustle and bustle, and from our cell phones, can also help you to enjoy a much-needed reset.

The average American today spends about a third of their waking hours each day on their mobile devices. And the effects of these long hours glued to our screens can be devastating. Besides the physical strain to our eyes, we may also experience sleep deprivation, and an increased risk of obesity. Some studies have even shown that too much screen time in adults and children impairs socializing skills, reduces our cognitive ability, weakens our emotional judgment, and lowers our self-esteem.

If you’re struggling to take a break from your cell phone because you can’t resist the urge to scroll, a vacation at a remote fishing lodge in British Columbia may be the answer. With little service and plenty of motivation to put down your phone, you can enjoy four or five days away from the temptation. Who knows—that may be enough to inspire you to spend less time on your phone when you get home, too!

Planning Your First Trip to a British Columbia Fishing Lodge

Whether you’re looking to spend more quality time with your loved ones, want to disconnect from your phone, or simply want to reap some of the benefits of time spent in nature, a visit to a fishing lodge is a great choice. 

Sointula is home to one of the best fishing lodges British Columbia has to offer. Sointula Lodge combines luxurious amenities with fishing excursions and wilderness tours on the rugged British Columbia coast. Choose from four- and five-day packages that allow you to customize your experience. All packages are all-inclusive, and any gear you need during your trip is provided.

With room for just 18 guests on each trip, spots fill up fast at this popular Lodge, so book your 2022 visit early to guarantee your choice of dates!