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A Nature Lover’s Retreat at Nootka Wilderness Lodge

With COVID-19 restrictions starting to lift, it’s finally realistic to plan a summer vacation again. If you are looking to experience premier fishing and immerse yourself in nature then, Nootka Wilderness Lodge is a perfect getaway. Fish for salmon with experienced guides, or bring your own boat! Besides exciting fishing, we also offer scenic trips to beautiful beaches and wildlife viewing in the area. We are also offering a local special for our British Columbia residents to save on our lodging and fishing trips. There are many reasons to start planning your Vancouver Island vacation at Nootka Wilderness Lodge; here [...]

Have You Considered a Micro Wedding on Vancouver Island?

Due to the pandemic, festivities like birthdays and weddings have taken a back-seat. But, for how long? Many couples plan their weddings several months (sometimes years) in advance and do not want to postpone them further. In such cases, micro weddings are a great idea. Plus, some couples love the idea of an intimate wedding, rather than a huge one with people they do not even know. So, let us explore more about planning a micro wedding at the secluded Nootka Wilderness Lodge. What is a Micro Wedding? Essentially, a micro wedding is a celebration with a limited guest list. [...]

Yuquot Tours and the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations

  Yuquot, also known as Friendly Cove, is a small historic settlement that is often considered British Columbia’s birthplace. With such a storied history and reverent past, tours to Yuquot from Nootka Wilderness Lodge continue to be a fascinating aspect to consider when planning a vacation on Vancouver Island. Not only is Yuquot the first site of contact between European explorers and First Nations in British Columbia, but it’s also home to legendary old-growth forests and a fascinating and diverse array of wildlife. Today, members of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nations offer historical tours of their treasured gathering sites to share [...]

Nootka Sound Vacation | Things to Do on Vancouver Island

Although the Nootka Sound is known for its world-class fishing opportunities, there are plenty of other exciting activities to enjoy besides chasing salmon! Given our ideal location on Vancouver Island, we've gained quite the reputation from those hoping to check a few items off their bucket list. Every summer, travelers from North America and beyond choose Nootka Wilderness Lodge for a well-deserved escape from life's hustle and bustle. And, with so many things to do on Vancouver Island, deciding how to spend your time may be the most challenging aspect of your getaway. From gourmet cuisine to a bevy of [...]

5 Reasons to Book Your Vancouver Island Vacation Today

It may sound unfathomable at this point in the year, but spring and summer are just down the road and making their way to warm the earth and brighten the sky. As a result, we anticipate a sharp influx of visitors landing on Vancouver and the other surrounding islands near the Nootka Sound. As we forge ahead into another peak vacation season, we’ll be getting ready for our busiest time of the year, and we implore you to do the same. Given our beautiful location in the Pacific Northwest, we’re guessing that you aren’t the only one hoping for a [...]

Take a Romantic Getaway on Vancouver Island

There is an abundance of tranquility and solitude in the Nootka Sound for those who seek it. The iconic, scenic beauty that exemplifies our slice of Pacific paradise is just one small example. The breathtaking seascapes graciously lend themselves to passionate intimacy, allowing those who arrive to immerse themselves not only in their environment but in each other as well. Typified by expansive beaches, undeveloped coastlines, and pristine waters, Nootka Wilderness Lodge is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway on Vancouver Island. From relaxing beaches to heart-pumping helicopter tours, you and your partner will bond like never before. Whether [...]

D.I.Y. Fishing on Vancouver Island

Self-guided fishing on Vancouver Island is something all avid anglers should experience before they die. You don’t have to be too familiar with Nootka Sound or have the expert-level fishing skill to achieve a successful outing. While there are undoubtedly many advantages to guided fishing trips and self-guided ones, knowing these advantages may not be as common knowledge as we think. Nootka Wilderness Lodge isn’t your typical fishing resort, therefore, offers both guided and self-guided fishing charters. To help show you the benefits of D.I.Y. fishing on Vancouver Island, we put together a brief rundown that should be of assistance. [...]

3 Tips for Wildlife Photography on Vancouver Island

Whether it’s fishing or other outdoor recreational activities, Nootka Wilderness Lodge has built quite a reputation for being a prime destination for those who love nature. With its scenic landscapes and vibrant ecosystem, it’s no surprise that wildlife photography on Vancouver Island is more popular than ever before. Taking photos isn’t difficult, but wildlife photography requires more than pointing and clicking. As a nature enthusiast, you’ll want to get the most out of your image. So while it’s great to have a picture of a bear standing around, imagine the feeling of capturing one catching a fish or playing with [...]

Give the Gift of a BC Fishing Vacation to Vancouver Island

While it may seem a bit early, the holiday season is just around the corner. Although many people know what exactly to give their loved ones for the holidays, some of us find ourselves full of wonder as we think about the ultimate gift. Whether it be a close friend, spouse, partner, or relative, a BC fishing vacation is something no fisherman or woman will soon forget. Not only will you be gifting a Vancouver Island fishing package, but you’ll also be giving a life-changing experience. From guided fishing adventures in the Pacific Ocean to awe-inspiring helicopter tours over the [...]

Trout Fishing in BC: Picking the Best Spinners for Trout

BC fishing vacations to Vancouver Island often revolve around targeting native coastal salmon; however, our slice of paradise is one of the most productive trout fisheries in Canada, if not the world! From freshwater rainbows to ocean-tested steelheads, Vancouver Island offers a wide range of highly coveted trout varieties. Furthermore, many people will think of fly rods when considering trout fishing in BC, so not everyone realizes that spinners are a highly effective lure for enticing a wide range of salmonid species. Although Nootka Wilderness Lodge will supply you with top of the line gear, you may want to consider [...]

Vancouver Island Helicopter Tours

The mountains of the Vancouver Island Ranges are majestic treasures to behold when looking at them from the ground level, but imagine the spectacular vistas obtained while hovering on a couple of helicopter tours? As helicopter tours have gained popularity over the last few years, visitors have travelled to Vancouver Island for air excursions, immersing themselves in the isle's breathtaking views and scenic landscapes. On the west side of Vancouver Island, on the Nootka Sound, Nootka Wilderness Lodge offers a floating retreat for those seeking the ultimate British Columbia vacation. Take in the awe-inspiring views above some of the Pacific [...]

Take a Hike on the Nootka Island Trail

  Nootka Island is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife on Earth. Every year, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world descend upon this iconic island in search of their own mystical adventure. The Nootka Island Trail presents an eclectic experience of cultural history, sea caves, beaches, temperate rainforests, and oceanside sunsets. Now, it's essential to consider that the Nootka Island Trail is intended for experienced hikers, so to give you a headstart, we want to share with you some useful information to help maximize your next Canadian hiking adventure. What to Expect [...]

Vancouver Island Fishing at Nootka Wilderness Lodge

The Campbell River on Vancouver Island is considered one of the outstanding salmon fishing capitals of the world. This picturesque region is a highly sought after destination for fishing vacations in British Columbia as it is home to all five salmon species that are native to North America. Because there are so many excellent Canadian fishing resorts to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to find the one that’s best for you. One thing is certain, if you’ve heard or read anything about salmon fishing on Vancouver Island, you’ll be pleased to know that Nootka Wilderness Lodge has [...]

Vancouver Island Travel Tips and Packing Checklist Items 

Great! You’ve booked your upcoming trip to Nootka Wilderness Lodging to do some of the best fishing in Canada for the next salmon season, now what? Well first things first, if you’re not a regular traveller, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for your upcoming Vancouver Island fishing trip. Creating a packing checklist will be a great starting point, and the best part about booking early is that you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and prepare. We’ll cover the meals, fishing gear and rain gear but you’ll want to prepare for the trip in [...]

5 Health Benefits of Fishing in Canada

What is it about fishing in Canada that keeps us coming back to the tranquil waters of Nootka Sound to fish time and time again? Is it that unmatched feeling of pure joy that we experience deep down in the pit of our stomach at the first sign of a tug after waiting a lifetime? Perhaps it's the feeling of a complete disconnect from our daily life stressors.  What if it's in moments? The moments where you feel the warmth of the sun wrapping itself around your skin as you tilt your head toward the sky. The seconds that you [...]

Plan a Special Event on Vancouver Island

There’s no better place to plan your special event than on the West Coast of Vancouver Island at Nootka Wilderness Lodge. You’ll be nestled in the middle of the majestic beauty of the island and surrounded by the tranquil waters of Nootka Sound. Whether you’re looking to plan your corporate retreat, honeymoon, wedding, or family gathering, we’ll provide everything you need to make your event a special one. Nootka Wilderness Lodge is not only a great spot to gather together for a special occasion, but it’s a destination location for the best salmon and bottom fishing in Canada. Please keep [...]

Greatest Catch of Your Life: Romantic Getaways in Canada

Escape to Nootka Wilderness Lodge, where you'll be surrounded by complete tranquillity and able to indulge in what we like to call the Zen Factor during romantic getaways in Canada. Fly over the serene Campbell River on your way to the lodge and be welcomed by our friendly staff on our floating Nootka Sound resort in Vancouver Island, BC. As you begin to plan your romantic getaways in Canada, a fishing trip may not be the first thing that comes to your mind. However, we'd like to take a minute to enlighten you on why Canada fishing trips should be [...]

December 30th, 2019|Categories: Things To Do in Canada, Vancouver Island Fishing|

The Fascinating Wildlife of the Nootka Sound

Nootka Sound fishing is wide open and offers anglers a chance to catch the five species of salmon as well as halibut, red snapper, and cod near the Nootka Wilderness Lodge. The Nootka Sound area has three salmon hatcheries, a magnificent wilderness surrounding, and has a wide variety of sea and land mammals. While in Vancouver Island fishing, not only will you be able to catch fish, but you’ll also be surrounded by a beautiful ecosystem. Keep reading to find out which sea critters and animals you can expect to see while fishing in Canada. Sea Otters Sea Otters are [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Nootka Sound resort, The Lodge, Vancouver Island|

Vancouver Island Fishing: Do-It Yourself Trips

Have the experience of a lifetime on the Nootka Sound with the DIY fishing opportunities we offer at Nootka Wilderness Lodge. While we have experienced guides that will bring you out and show you the best spots for fishing in Canada, you can also choose to venture out alone or with your friends. When you’d like to fish the West Coast during the early hours of the day before the dawn breaks, you'll be able to do just that. Nootka Wilderness Lodge caters to anglers that are both experienced and beginners, so depending on your knowledge and skill, a DIY [...]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Things To Do in Canada, Vancouver Island Fishing|

Top Five Reasons to Fish Campbell River

The biggest season of Vancouver Island fishing has finally arrived, and at Nootka Wilderness Lodge we couldn’t be more thrilled to share the experience with you! Salmon season brings anglers from all over the world to our Nootka Sound resort, and for a good reason. Salmon fishing Campbell River BC, provides a constant flow of salmon coming through, a chance to bask in the breathtaking scenery, as well as a comfortable stay at our Vancouver Island fishing lodges during your vacation. While we can talk the talk, let's walk the walk and go over the top five reasons as to [...]

June 21st, 2019|Categories: The Lodge, Things To Do in Canada, Vancouver Island Fishing|

Plan your trip to Vancouver Island & NWL

You’ll be mesmerized as you fly over the breathtaking Nootka Sound waters making your way to the Nootka Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island for the highly anticipated salmon fishing season. You’ll be welcomed with open arms at our Vancouver Island fishing lodges as the owner Tim greets you upon arrival, and from there you’ll be treated like family! Fishing is wide open at our West Coast world class fishing Nootka Sound resort, and we’d like to give you an idea as to what to expect during your stay! Mount Conuma   What Sets Us Apart We are proud to be [...]

May 17th, 2019|Categories: The Lodge, Things To Do in Canada, Vancouver Island Fishing|

Planning for the Upcoming Salmon Season

Fish with Nootka Wilderness Lodge - 2019 season has arrived! Salmon fishing at Nootka Wilderness Lodge Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” the Campbell River houses five species of salmon: coho, sockeye, pink, chum, and, of course, the spring king, Chinook! You may find yourself taking a walk with these fish when you realize how powerful these massive creatures are, and you’ll leave with stories to tell for a lifetime. When fishing Campbell River BC, you'll be surrounded by a gorgeous landscape of greenery, beautiful mountains, and crystal clear freshwater while staying at Nootka Wilderness [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Campbell River, Vancouver Island Fishing|

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