Are you dreaming of casting a line in hopes of reeling in an oversized Chinook or an elusive Coho? Malcolm Island offers a variety of fishing excursions to choose from for those looking for a day trip. If you’re looking for a longer trip — and more opportunities to fill up your freezer with your delicious wild-caught salmon when you get back home — you can also book a trip with the island’s premier fishing lodge, Sointula Lodge.
But Malcolm Island isn’t the only destination for fishing; there are dozens of fishing lodges of all shapes and sizes throughout coastal British Columbia. They range from luxurious options like Sointula Lodge to those offering more rustic accommodations.
The Ultimate British Columbia Fishing Lodges Directory
With so many options to choose from, starting your search for the perfect destination for your next getaway can be a challenge.
That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate British Columbia fishing lodges directory. Keep reading to learn about 3 of the region’s top lodges and what they have to offer so you can choose the right one for your next adventure.
Sointula Lodge is the premier destination for fishing on Malcolm Island. It combines the best Malcolm Island accommodation option with gourmet dining, incredible guided fishing excursions, exclusive amenities, and more.
The Lodge offers several package options to choose from. Whether you’re looking to try your hand at fly fishing for the first time, are an experienced fisherman who wants to spend a few days on the open ocean casting a line, or even if you’d like to mix in some wildlife spotting in between fishing trips, they have a package option for you.
If Sointula Lodge’s small guest number isn’t quite exclusive enough for you, Blackfish Lodge offers an even more unique experience. For parties of just 4 guests, the Lodge guarantees exclusive use of the property during your stay. What makes this lodge even more unique is that it’s a custom-built floating building. This means that you can catch a float plane ride from Seattle or Vancouver, and ride the plane straight to the Lodge’s private dock.
Blackfish Lodge offers both freshwater and saltwater guided fishing, with no preset fishing hours. If you’re traveling in a group of more than 4 guests or looking for a more budget-friendly vacation, Blackfish Lodge might not be the best option.
For a more rustic, classic British Columbia fishing lodge experience, plan a visit to Hakai Lodge. This larger lodge can welcome more than 30 guests at a time in its 8 cabins, each of which can hold anywhere from 2 to 12 guests. The larger size of Hakai Lodge means that the fishing experience is a bit less exclusive than the first two lodges on this list. But you’ll still enjoy many of the same luxuries, like chef-prepared meals, all of the fishing gear and tackle you need, and more.
Want to dip your toes in the water with this lodge? You can also book guided fishing services from Hakai Lodge, starting at $275 for a half-day (4 hours) or $550 for a full day (8 hours).
Northwest Fishing Team
Another popular BC fishing lodge is Northwest Fishing Team. Located on the west coast of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of 150 islands roughly 100 nautical miles off the coast of British Columbia, Northwest Fishing Team is situated on the first point of land that fish get to when they return to their birthplace to spawn. This, combined with the way that the cold water currents hug the shoreline and create nutrient-rich waters, makes this a great destination for salmon fishing.
Despite its scenic location, Northwest Fishing Team’s lodge offers a luxurious, all-inclusive experience — which even comes with access to a fully stocked bar featuring local BC wines and domestic beer!
Putting The Ultimate British Columbia Fishing Lodges Directory to Work
Ready for a unique adventure? How about one that both experienced fishermen and first-timers will love? You can’t go wrong with a visit to any of the destinations in this British Columbia fishing lodge directory!
Malcolm Island is a top destination for fishing for visitors from around the world. The island is remote enough to offer stunning views and a tranquil atmosphere. Yet, its still close enough to civilization to make it easy to access by boat or float plane.
If you want to try your hand at fishing, but aren’t ready to commit to a full package at a BC fishing lodge, a day charter on Sointula is a great alternative. You can stay in one of the several hotels and AirBnbs in town and plan a day of fishing with a local charter. This gives you a chance to spend some time fishing, as well as some time exploring all that Sointula has to offer.
To start planning your own fishing adventure on Malcolm Island, check out our Sointula fishing resources.