Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Legacy Lodge?
- Where is Legacy Lodge?
- What type of fishing is available at Legacy Lodge?
- How do guests get to Legacy Lodge?
- What does the package price include?
- Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
- What do I need to bring and what can I expect with weather conditions?
- Does Legacy Lodge offer Corporate Functions?
- Is Legacy Lodge suitable for children?
- What to anticipate in dining?
Legacy Lodge is the realization of a world you hoped was not lost. It is truly an awakening to nature and was created for those who yearn for the perfect fishing vacation. Your host, Mick Heath, has fished the waters of the Pacific Northwest, from Oregon to Alaska, for 20 years. Of all the places Mick has cast a line, none compares to the wild beauty and world-class fishing that Legacy Lodge provides. Legacy Lodge offers seven private guest rooms and six suites. From the moment you arrive, you will be spoiled with the luxury of our deluxe accommodations and first-class service. Our friendly and personal staff will ensure every detail is taken care of so you can relax, unwind, explore and create memories to last a lifetime!
Carved into the rugged coastline of British Columbia and located 280 nautical miles north of Vancouver, Legacy Lodge sits at the mouth of the famed Rivers Inlet. 38 miles in length and 7 miles wide at its mouth, this fjord-like inlet holds incredible numbers of Chinook and Coho salmon migrating toward their natural streams at the head of Rivers Inlet.
Legacy Lodge provides three distinct seasons of fishing. Traditional salmon fishing for Chinook and Coho salmon is available from mid-July through September in secluded locations throughout Rivers Inlet. Halibut, Yellow Eye and Lingcod are also plentiful in these waters all summer. Heli-fishing for huge northern Coho salmon (20-plus lbs.) within the pristine rivers of the B.C. coastline is available during September and October, and wild steelhead fishing from helicopters is available during April and May.
Upon your arrival in British Columbia, you will board our 3:30 pm charted plane from the south terminal of Vancouver International Airport and take a one-hour flight to Port Hardy, located on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, where you will then board a seaplane for the incredible 30-minute flight across the Queen Charlotte Sound into Legacy Lodge. Have your camera ready, as this flight over the British Columbia coast is spectacular! Your round-trip airfare from Vancouver to the lodge is included in your package.
Your package includes round-trip airfare from Vancouver B.C. to the lodge. Private, deluxe accommodations at our floating resort located on beautiful Pendelton Bay. All meals are included from hot breakfasts, hot lunches served on the water and incredible Pacific Northwest cuisine served with wine for dinner. Also included in the package is daily use of our fully equipped, custom designed Scout boats featuring center consoles and 60-hp. smokeless, quiet four-stroke outboards. We provide the finest in fishing gear along with all the fuel and bait you need. In addition, professional fish handling (cleaned, vacuum-packed and frozen) of your catch is provided for your trip home. All fish are shipped in insulated cardboard boxes acceptable to all major airlines.
No. We provide everything you need for fishing. However, if you have a favorite rod or reel, please feel free to bring it along. Fly rods are a matter of personal choice; while the lodge has rods available, we suggest you bring your favorite along to test the sheer strength of these incredible fighters. Legacy Lodge provides PFDs and complete rain gear for all our guests. Please make sure you complete the "gear" section of the guest information form and let us know of any special requirements within your group.
We recommend a single, soft-sided piece of luggage or duffel bag that will weigh no more than 25 pounds fully packed (max carry-on size for major carriers). You should pack comfortable, resort-casual clothing for the lodge and warm layered clothing for fishing. Polarized glasses and a good camera with lots of film are musts. You can expect both rainy and sunny days as the weather can change quickly. Average summer temperatures range from 54-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Legacy Lodge offers today's executive a new alternative to corporate events and is fully equipped to handle corporate groups of up to 20 people. From menu presentations to structuring fishing tournaments and activities, we will customize your event to meet your unique needs. Please see "Special Events" for additional information or contact us to discuss your specific needs.
Absolutely. At Legacy Lodge, we view children as the "legacy," and strongly believe they need to understand this precious resource to protect its future. Please see "Special Events" for details on our "Father & Son Trips" where we have designed four- and five-day trips introducing children to this incredible beautiful wilderness. The calm, protected water of Rivers Inlet is the perfect location to initiate any aspiring young anglers to the world of saltwater sport fishing! Along with chasing a few Coho, Halibut, Yellow Eye and Lingcod, we will introduce the children to bald eagles, otters, whales and dolphins. They can participate in crabbing, prawning and a maybe cleaning a few fish!
At the Legacy Lodge, you will enjoy the ultimate fine dining experience. All meals are overseen by our Executive Chef who specializes in traditional Northwest cuisine. With a menu of fresh seafood including local Dungeness crab, prawns and fresh fish, native delicacies and prime beef, our chef's creations are assured to please the most discriminating palate.