4 Tips to Plan for the Perfect Visit to Fishing Lodges in BC

The 2023 season at Sointula Lodge is still a few months away. But now is the perfect time to start planning your visit to one of the best fishing lodges in BC!

First things first—now is the time to book your trip! While we won’t start welcoming guests for the year until mid-June, spots are already filling up fast, and several of our 2023 dates have already sold out! Booking your trip early means more choices in dates, as well as more time to plan and look forward to your vacation.

Ready to start planning the trip of a lifetime, or maybe a trip back to beautiful Sointula Lodge? Keep reading as we discuss a few tips for planning the perfect visit to fishing lodges in BC.

1. Pick the Package That Fits Your Ideal Vision

How do you imagine spending your time during your vacation? Do you want to spend as much time as possible fishing in the pristine waters of coastal British Columbia? Or would you prefer not to reel in a single fish, and instead spend your time exploring by water and land, hiking, or exploring remote private islands? Maybe your dream vacation falls somewhere in the middle.

Before you book your visit to Sointula Lodge, take some time to think about how you’d like to spend your trip. If you’ll be traveling with a spouse, your family, or friends, get everyone in on the trip planning. There’s no wrong answer; every package option at the Lodge guarantees an incredible vacation! But with so many options to customize your trip, you’ll definitely want to take some time to choose the right package for you and your group.

2. Check the Weather Just Before Your Trip

Coastal British Columbia is known for its constantly changing weather. A summer day can start cool and rainy, and turn warm and sunny within just a few hours. Having the right clothing along when fishing on the open water can help you stay comfortable, and ensure that nothing gets between you and a great time.

A couple of weeks ahead of your visit to fishing lodges in BC, begin checking the weather, and continue doing so up until you leave home for your visit. Pack clothing for not just the weather you anticipate, but for the unexpected cold front or warm day as well. Choosing clothing that you can easily layer makes it easier to add or remove clothes as the temperature changes throughout the day. 

At Sointula Lodge, we provide rain gear and float coats for every guest. But it’s still a good idea to pack waterproof outer layers for your trip. You can wear these while taking a hike or enjoying our property. Waterproof, comfortable boots are also a good item to have along to keep your feet warm on and off the water.

3. Add a Few Extra Items to Your Packing List

Besides packing for the weather, there are a few extra items that you’ll want to have along for your Sointula Lodge stay. While these items certainly aren’t a requirement, they will allow you to enjoy some of the resort’s amenities or to be more relaxed and comfortable during your visit.

One of the most popular amenities at Sointula Lodge is our hot tub and Finnish spa. These are perfect for relaxing after a long day on the water. You’ll want to bring along a swimsuit and perhaps some flip-flops to enjoy these. Polarized sunglasses are great for seeing beneath the water while fishing or whale watching. If you’re driving to Sointula Lodge, a cooler to get your fish back home on a long drive is another must.

Check out this packing list to learn about a few other things you’ll want to make sure to have in your suitcase for your visit.

4. Leave Your Gear at Home

One of the best parts about booking all-inclusive fishing lodges in BC is that you can leave your fishing gear at home. After all, lugging your own gear from home can be a drag. And depending on where you normally fish, you might not have the best gear for the water or for the species that you’re after. 

At Sointula Lodge, everything you need, from rods and reels to lures and lines, is provided for you. Our staff will have your gear ready to go for you each day. That way, you can spend more time enjoying yourself, and save space in your suitcase for things like extra layers of clothing and maybe an extra swimsuit for the hot tub!

Planning Your Visit to Fishing Lodges in BC

A visit to fishing lodges in BC is a great chance to try fishing for the first time or to cast a line in an exotic locale that you might otherwise not get the chance to see. Or, skip the fishing altogether with an incredible Wilderness Tour package! With a little pre-planning, you can make sure that your next visit to Sointula Lodge is as perfect as can be!

Now that you know what you need to do to get ready for your visit, it’s time to book your next trip. Book your stay at Sointula Lodge today!