Blackfish Lodge
British Columbia, Canada

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In 1988, Chris Bennett decided to fulfill the dream of owning his own British Columbia fishing lodge. For folks wanting a great Canada fishing lodge vacation, he designed and built a solid floating structure that would provide a cozy, personal, and comfortable place for his guests to visit.
Whether you're here on a salmon fishing trip or freshwater fishing trip, it all begins when you land at the generous dock and walk into the lodge. You’ll be greeted by the lodge’s lovely scent of cedar. Lunch will be on the table shortly. At the end of your day of fishing, you’ll come home to a genuine B.C. floathouse, and to the relaxed and personal atmosphere that defines Blackfish Lodge. The fireplace will warm, a glass of your favorite beverage will relax you, and our fine and sumptuous food will satisfy. You’ll drift off to sleep hearing the sound of water lapping outside your window---quietly aware that tomorrow will bring new angling delights.

Using red and yellow cedar from the nearby forests, Chris and local craftsmen milled the lumber on site and worked together to build Blackfish Lodge. The lodge is cozily heated by a woodstove and has a generator to provide electricity (we turn it off for sleeping). Each private room has two beds and its own shower-equipped bathroom. THE FOOD AT BLACKFISH LODGE
We believe that providing ample, high quality, and delicious food adds to the overall pleasure of your visit. Meals are served and cooked family-style. Our cooks will delight you with both the quality and quantity of food. Of course, we have famous British Columbia seafood delicacies: fresh crab, prawns, salmon and halibut. Dependable refrigeration and good access to fresh produce ensure both variety and quality of meat and produce. So, you may find homemade soup, prime rib, lamb, fresh salads, pasta, and vegetables on any given night. We also do much of our own baking. Award winning Okanogan Valley and imported wines, beer, and other beverages are also provided.

Blackfish has a typical Northwest season. They begin sometime in April and end sometime in September depending on the bookings. Because they are year around residents of the lodge, Chris and Hannah will sometimes have groups earlier and later depending on client wishes. April is steelhead time and the weather can be iffy. The best time for the big king salmon (Chinook) is May, June, and July. The silvers start getting going in August and on into late September. The flyfishing opportunities for native cutthroat, both sea run and freshwater, are many. Every little stream is full of feisty trout. July through September is best for the fly anglers.

Day 1
Arrive Blackfish around noon. Eat a nice lunch of crab/salmon chowder and homebaked bread. Off for the rest of the afternoon to fish. Fish until 7:30, dinner is at 8.

Day 2
Full breakfast at 6:30, boats leave at 7:00 for the waters of the day. Fish the Wakeman (45 min), the Bond (40 min), or troll for salmon in the saltwater. During salmon season you can keep one salmon per day and bring it home with you when you leave. Check regulations as they do change sometimes even during the year. You'll have a nice lunch on the water along with your choice of non-alcoholic beverages and hot coffee. Dinner will be served when you get home around 6:00 pm.

Day 3
Another day like yesterday. Spectacular views, wildlife abounds, and fishing that will make your arms hurt.

Day 4
Departure day starts with an early breakfast followed by a few hours trolling for salmon or fishing the local (ten minute boat ride) estuaries or streams for some last minute salmon or trout. The float plane will arrive sometime between 11 and 1:00. So you leave for home right after one more delicious lunch.

If you’re going to be out on an all day salmon or fly fishing trip, we’ll make sure that there is a generous supply of food and hot and cold drinks on the boat. You can certainly request any preferred foods in advance of your visit. We will also be able to accommodate most dietary restrictions. Again, just let us know in advance or by filling out our guest preferences worksheet.

Fly into Seattle, Washington where you will overnight in a local hotel near the Bothel terminal of Kenmore Air. Arrive one hour prior to your scheduled float plane departure off of Lake Washington. After about an hour you'll land in Nanaimo, BC and clear a brief customs inspection. Don't bring too much wine (two bottles without duty) or tobacco products or you'll be dinged with duty charges. The balance of the flight is about an hour and a half and you'll land on the water right next to the lodge. The flight is a great way to start the adventure!


Fly and Fish prices quoted below are per person, are in US dollars, and are based on minimum of double occupancy. Rates for your fly-in wilderness fishing trip include roundtrip airfare on Kenmore Air from Seattle to Blackfish Lodge, generous fishing, nature-watching, or sightseeing time, GST and other taxes, all licenses, tackle, bait, fuel, food, drink (beer, soft drinks, & wine), lodging, and guide fees. Gratuities and transportation fees to Seattle are not included. Call or email us for a rate quote on stays longer than 5 nights. Flights begin May 15, 2012 and end September 30th, 2012.

Shoulder Season

2 nights June 8-June 30 and Sept 1-9: US $2,395 pp.
3 nights June 8-June 30 and Sept 1-9: US $3,165 pp.
4 nights June 8-June 30 and Sept 1-9: US $3,825 pp.
5 nights June 8-June 30 and Sept 1-9: US $4,575 pp.

High Season
2 nights July 1-Aug 31:
US $2,595 pp.
3 nights July 1-Aug 31:
US $3,465 pp.
4 nights July 1-Aug 31:
US $4,225 pp.
5 nights July 1-Aug 31:
US $5,065 pp.


  • Floatplane transportation (from Seattle)
  • Meals, accommodations and the finest service
  • Guides
  •  Fishing licenses
  •  Beers and wine with dinner
  • Boat, motor, gas
  • Prices include all taxes


  • Transportation to Seattle
  • Lodging in Seattle
  • Personal purchases
  • Gratuities

Standard Rates
Prices quoted below are per person, in US dollars, and are based on minimum of double occupancy and do NOT include air transportation to the lodge from Seattle. Rates for your wilderness fishing trip include generous fishing, nature-watching, or sightseeing time, GST and other taxes, all licenses, tackle, bait, fuel, food, drink (beer, soft drinks, & wine), lodging, and guide fees. Airfare, other transportation fees to the lodge, and gratuities are not included. Call or email us for a rate quote on stays longer than 5 nights.

April 1-21: US $630 per night

April 22-June 30: US $770 per night

July 1-August 31: US $875 per night

September 1-September 30: US $775 per night

October 1-October 31: US $630 per night.

Single guest rate: add 30% to all rates.

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice. The lodge’s maximum capacity is 6-8 adult guests. Families with children of all ages are welcomed, though you may find that this type of trip is best suited for kids aged 10 and up.

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