A Relaxed and Unique Floating Home for your Adventures

Our Lodge

In 1988, Chris Bennett decided to fulfill the dream of owning his own British Columbia fishing lodge. For folks wanting to do some fishing in BC, he designed and built a solid floating structure that would provide a cozy, personal, and comfortable place for his guests to visit.

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 heated by a woodstove and has solar power and a generator to provide electricity (we usually turn the generator off for sleeping).

TV / Wi-Fi

There is no TV, but in-lodge wifi internet access is provided.

Private Rooms

Each private room has a queen and single bed plus a shower-equipped bathroom.

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Quality Food & Drink

Spectacular Environment

Exciting Wildlife

The lodge’s maximum capacity is 4-6 adult guests

A view of the lodge’s deck, Gilford Island, and Cramer Pass

We have a widely varied collection of CDs, and an upright piano for those who like music during their time at the lodge. You’re also welcome to bring your own music CDs or digital music device to set the mood of your trip. Additionally, the lodge is wheelchair accessible (be sure to coordinate with any air or boat travel).

Our legendary hearty meals are welcome sustenance after a day on the water

 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, and our greenhouse supplies fresh salad greens and herbs. We also serve award winning Okanagan Valley and imported wines, beer, and other beverages.

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 fill out our guest preferences worksheet.

About the Lodge

The lodge has a kitchen, dining area, and a great room, all with spectacular views. We’re also pleased to offer our guests the use of our lovely sauna.

The cedar sauna – perfect after a day of fishing

Quality Food & Drink

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 (as available):  fresh crab, prawns, salmon and halibut. Good access to fresh produce ensure both variety and quality of meat and produce.

Each guest room has a queen bed and a single bed


Limited Party Size

Parties of 4-6 may have exclusive use of the lodge. The lodge’s maximum capacity is 4-6 adult guests.


We’re pleased to offer our guests the use of our lovely sauna.

Upright piano

Upright piano for those who like music during their time at the lodge.


We have a widely varied collection of CDs, You’re also welcome to bring your own music CDs.

Wheelchair Accessible

Additionally, the lodge is wheelchair accessible (be sure to coordinate with any air or boat travel).

Family-style Meals

Meals are served and cooked family-style.

All-day Fishing Meals

We’ll make sure that there is a generous supply of food and hot and cold drinks on the boat.

Quality Food & Drink

We believe that providing ample, high quality, and delicious food adds to the overall pleasure of your visit.

Spectacular Environment

Located within the southern confines of the new Great Bear Rainforest preserve and framed by the rugged mountains of the Coast Range to the east and beautiful Vancouver Island to the west, the wilderness area that surrounds Blackfish Lodge is spectacular.

Vertical rock walls plunge into the ocean and 5,000+ foot mountains brood over inlets and fjords. Along with fishing in BC, a rich variety of wildlife is experienced each day of your visit. Untouched streams tumble through lovely rich forests to join the saltwater. The scent of cedar is borne on the breezes.

A playful pod of Pacific White-sided dolphins

Other interesting sights and activities will keep you occupied in your non-fishing hours. Explore pristine saltwater lagoons, or go whale- or bird-watching. Have a long picnic lunch in the Burdwoods—one of the most unique and loveliest spots on the West Coast. Perhaps just enjoy curling up with a good book in front of the lodge’s cozy woodstove.

A bald eagle with his eye on a meal

Bald eagles are a very common sight as are ravens, kingfishers, and herons. A large variety of other aquatic birds are also present. As you are fishing or moving from place to place, you may see bears, deer, mink, and river otter.

Below: A yearling Grizzly cub practicing up on his fishing skills

Extraordinary Wildlife

No Canada fishing lodge vacation, salmon fishing trip, or fly fishing trip is complete without many opportunities for various kinds of animal watching experiences. The waters of Blackfish Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait, Knight Inlet, and Kingcome Inlet are home to a large and famous concentration of orca whales. Other marine mammals that frequent the area are harbor porpoises, Dall’s porpoises, Pacific white-sided dolphins, harbor seals, Minke whales, humpback whales, and grey whales.

Non-Fishing Activities

The local area offers you a number of fascinating diversions. Visit the very eclectic Billy’s Museum and Gift Shop in the nearby hamlet of Echo Bay.

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What People are Saying

  • star rating  After a long pandemic absence, I was able to return to Blackfish. I've missed my annual visit and wanted to share it with my youngest brother. It was a great... read more

    Steve P
    August 11, 2022

    star rating  This was my fishing trip to Canada with my son, and the experience was nothing short of amazing! Chris and Hannah, the owners of Blackfish Lodge, were some of... read more

    July 25, 2022
  • star rating  Fun family fishing trip. We had so much fun, My 7 year old grandson caught his 1st fish. He was pretty happy catching it was right off the dock.... read more

    July 13, 2022

    star rating  My dad and I stayed at blackfish lodge for a week and had an amazing experience!

    Chris was really attentive to the list of things we wanted to accomplish... read more

    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Staff and fishing guides were absolutely wonderful. Food was excellent. This was a great family trip with teenagers. Wifi available but we were so busy enjoying the... read more

    August 21, 2019

    star rating  My wife and I wanted to take our two grown daughters and two oldest grandsons (ages 10 & 9 respectively) on a unique family vacation that would hopefully provide them... read more

    August 17, 2019
  • star rating  Chris and Hannah and their staff and guides made our stay a real pleasure, we particularly appreciated Chris's patience, kindness and expertise. A wonderful secluded location, delicious fresh meals, lovely... read more

    Michael W
    August 15, 2019

    star rating  The best we had before!Unique place and the best hosts ever!Great lovley and hand made kitchen .Super perfect also the guiding,the guest only has to say what he wnt to... read more

    July 21, 2019
  • star rating  If you think the best places are hard to get too, and away from it all, this is the place for you! Getting here by float plane is an adventure... read more

    September 24, 2018

    star rating  My buddy and I had a wonderful time. I have worked in customer service for 30+ years.
    Everyone at Blackfish made us feel welcome, comfortable and appreciated.
    The fishing was... read more

    Darren Z
    September 24, 2018
  • star rating  Blackfish Lodge and the staff there are really exceptional. The experience we had was phenomenal from the beginning of the trip till the end. The views from float plane ride... read more

    September 14, 2018

    star rating  Had a wonderful time.The food was fantastic, really very, very good. If the lodge were a nearby restaurant I would be frequenting it! Loved the chef.All of the staff was... read more

    August 24, 2018
  • star rating  For the 2nd time I had a fantastic trip to the lodge. The staff, accommodations, food, guides were awesome! I know the rest of my group had a... read more

    Mario V G
    August 20, 2018

    star rating  There are not enough superlatives to describe the experiences at the lodge. There were great days of fishing and slow days of fishing but everyday was phenomenal for sites of... read more

    Patrick L
    July 27, 2018
  • star rating  The food was 5 Star amazing and all homemade and in most cases from something harvested or grown on site. Rooms were super comfy and hospitality of staff was like... read more

    Pamela R
    July 8, 2018

    star rating  Met every expectation, and more, for 3 fly fishing friends from Glasgow looking to experience a fishing adventure of a lifetime. Awesome landscapes. Friendly, helpful and generous hosts. Fantastic ,... read more

    September 14, 2017

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