Legacy Lodge FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why Legacy Lodge?
A: 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. Our guides have fished the waters of the Pacific Northwest, from Oregon to Alaska, for 50+ years. Of all the places they have 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 11 double occupancy 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!
Renowned for its customer service and the recipient of the 2018 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence, Legacy Lodge offers its guests some distinct advantages.
Legacy Lodge’s fleet of 175 Scout Sport fishing boats allow our guests to fish anywhere within Rivers Inlet and the Fitz Hugh Sound. Why fish in crowded waters when you can fish in solitude where only the whales will intrude upon your fishing adventure.
Legacy Lodge has its own, private radio channel, allowing guides and guests to share fishing information without others impeding upon your adventure.
Legacy Lodge has 4-5 guides on the water with guests all day, every day. The guides are responsible for keeping all guests on active fish throughout the day. Guests can have as much or as little in-boat guide assistance as they wish, yet they are free to fish on their own as much as desired.
Q: Where is Legacy Lodge?
A: 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. In addition to the salmon runs indigenous to Rivers Inlet, Legacy guests intercept vast runs of salmon migrating North and South through the Fitz Hugh Sound throughout the season.
Q: What type of fishing is available at Legacy Lodge?
A: Legacy Lodge provides three distinct seasons of fishing. Traditional salmon fishing (mooching) with cut-plug herring and fly 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.
Q: How do guests get to Legacy Lodge?
A: 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!
Q: What does the package price include?
A: Your package includes round-trip airfare from Vancouver B.C. to the lodge. Private, deluxe accommodations at our floating resort located onbeautiful Pendelton Bay. All meals are included, 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 also provide 4 on-water Instructors to assist guests throughout their adventure, the finest in fishing gear along with all the fuel and bait you need. In addition, professional fish handling (filleted, 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.
Q: Do I need to bring my own fishing gear?
A: No. From traditional salmon fishing to fly fishing and halibut fishing, 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 8 wt. Sage rods and reels for guest use, you are welcome to bring your favorite rod and reel and flies. 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.
Q: Do I need a fishing license?
A: Yes. DFO is now requiring all Recreational Sport Fishing Licenses be obtained by the angler through their website. To secure your Tidal Water Sport Fishing License and Pacific Salmon Stamp go to: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sportfish
When selecting a start date for the license, use the second day of your trip, for example:
Trip date: July 1-4th, license start date would be July 2 – July 4th.
Legacy Lodge is not located within the “restricted areas.”
You need to include the Pacific Salmon Stamp on your license.
You do not need to purchase Halibut allocation.
Print and keep your license with you at all times while on the water.
If you have questions, call us at 877-347-4534
Q: What do I need to bring and what can I expect with weather conditions?
A: 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). You should pack comfortable, resort-casual clothing for the lodge and warm layered clothing for fishing. Polarized glasses and a good camera 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.
Q: Does Legacy Lodge offer Corporate Functions?
A: Legacy Lodge offers today’s executive a new alternative to corporate events and is fully equipped to handle corporate groups of up to 30 people. From custom menus 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.
Q: Is Legacy Lodge suitable for children?
A: 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!
Q: What to anticipate in dining?
A: At 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, native delicacies and prime beef, our chef’s creations are assured to please the most discriminating palate.