Sointula Settled

Sund's Lodge was Founded

Recreation as Sointula Marine and Wilderness Resort

How it Began

In 1984 Dave and Sally Sund purchased the lodge and started their dream of creating the finest customer service fishing experience in British Columbia. Their two sons grew up spending summers at the lodge and in 2005 Scott Sund purchased the lodge from his parents to continue the family business. After many years of running the lodge with his dad, Scott realized his true calling was to be a pastor and the family decided to find a buyer who would love the lodge as much as they did and would continue the Sund’s Lodge legacy.

Where We Are Now

Bruce and Lisa Barlean purchased the lodge in 2015 and worked with Dave and Scott Sund over two years before taking over the lodge operations at the end of the 2017 summer season. Bruce grew up on the water in the San Juan Islands of Washington State with his dad who was a commercial fisherman. During his youth, Bruce worked on the fishing boats, learning the business from fishing for several years during high school, but at the age of 19 returned to fishing for the fun of it and hasn’t stopped since. In 1989 Bruce became interested in the health benefits of flax oil and started Barleans Organic Oils. Barleans has become an industry leader in health and nutrition products and their products can be found at retailers across the USA and Canada: Costco, Sam’s Club, Amazon, and online at our website

Lisa is a landscape and nature photographer and will be spending most of her time capturing the beauty of this area through her camera while out on the water.

During 2020, Sund’s Lodge was renamed to Sointula Lodge, named for the town in which we reside. And because many people want to experience nature up-close and personal, we added marine wilderness tours, a compliment to our exceptional fishing trips.

Our focused purpose is to continue the legacy the Sunds have built at this world-class fishing lodge, providing you, our guests, exceptional experiences in one of the most beautiful places on Earth… Sointula Lodge.