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Hakai Pass, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 7T6 Canada
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Hakai Pass is a magical place located on the central coast of British Columbia. This hidden oasis was discovered as a stomping ground for massive Chinook Salmon, legendary coho and unbelievable amounts of bottom fish. Joe's Salmon Lodge was started by Joe Vilidka in 1985 and the secret soon got out about the beauty and the bounty of Hakai Pass. Starting as a deckhand in 1987 current owner Doug Stuffco has loved the lodge since day one. He became owner in 2000 and ever since then he has been filling the lodge with loyal guests, new friends and avid anglers. You will arrive at Joe's Salmon Lodge as a guest and by the time you leave you and Doug will be best friends. The lodge is entering 2016 with a new partner in Carl Rosenau. Carl fell in love with Joe's Salmon Lodge after fishing for half an hour at the Gap, an amazingly scenic and fish filled location near the lodge. He and his wife Grace can be seen entertaining guests out on the water or up in the bar with their kind and embracing presence and contagious laughs. Joe's Salmon Lodge is unlike any other fishing destination on the coast. We allow you to come and be yourself and have the time of your life while catching the kind of amazing fish that can only be found here. Book a trip with us this summer and see why our guests keep returning year after year. Come and join the Joe's Salmon Lodge family and experience the kind of fishing and laughter that only happens one place on earth. Only at Joe's.
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Foordsy wrote a review Aug. 2019
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
As a non-fisherman I must say the experience of being on a floating lodge was amazing. I expected everything to be very rustic and was pleasantly surprised by the how big the lodge is, the rooms, common areas inside and outside, the staff, the incredible food and the attention to the details. My journey started with a chartered flight from Vancouver to the island of Bella Bella and then a water taxi for over an hour in the protected region of Haikai Pass – this untouched wilderness in the West Coast is breathtaking. Once I arrived at Joe’s Salmon Lodge the whole group was greeted and welcomed on the pier by their full staff. My luggage was delivered to my room and the above and beyond service had just begun. The atmosphere was great from the very beginning. The rooms are small of course but with quality mattresses and bedding and the Lodge and even the Fish Shack are very clean. I was assigned a room and a fully outfitted Boston Whaler along with life vests, rain gear, rods, reels, tackle and bait and more. The next morning, we headed out – not as early as most – the real fishermen were having a big breakfast at 5:30am and fishing shortly after. I must admit that I never took part in breakfast and chose to fish later in the morning. The coffee/tea bar is available 24/7 and it was nice to have a quiet coffee and get ready for an awesome day of fishing or being on the water. Their Wi-Fi is great in the quiet common area of the main Lodge. I had the opportunity to fish with Carl my personal guide and Grace my fish whisperer. I completed my lunch request for the boat the night before – my custom lunch was ready to go outside my door in the morning – fresh sandwich, fruit, chips and homemade cookies. The cooler was filled with ice and plenty of cold drinks. There was also thermos or travel mug option available for hot drinks. If you are an avid fisherman, you can fish from dawn to dusk and you have the option of booking a guide. We were at several fishing points just outside the bay and were successful with our catch of CoHo, Spring, Ling Cod and Rockfish. My big catch was a 10-pound CoHo which taught me what getting your ‘knuckles wrapped’ meant but it was worth the fish! Mike the Fish Master was at dinner nightly to go over the game plan for fishing the next day and noted the tide times on the board. Enzo and ‘Skip the Fishes’ was an awesome service – rather than returning to the Lodge if you are out of food, drinks or bait you can use your boat radio to call in and your order will be delivered to you on the ocean no less. This service is definitely above and beyond, and I loved the concept. I also must admit that I was easily distracted on this trip (so sorry Drew & Carl) – you can get lost just watching the whales, seals, eagles and of course the constant and most incredible views. I was told several times ‘check your rod’ and I would have had a bite or possibly a fish on the line! It was easy to be distracted. I loved sitting in front of the Fish Shack after dinner and just listening to nature. When the fishing day was done, we would arrive back at the pier and the Fish Shack staff were there to greet us, collect and measure and weigh in our catch for the official board. They then would clean, fillet, vac pack and flash freeze our fish. The boat is cleaned top to bottom, restocked and refueled for the next day. The management take great pride in their equipment and their staff. If I needed anything the staff was always happy to help with a smile. They all want to ensure that you have the best experience possible and it shows in their passion for the Lodge and how they treat each other. They truly have the most amazing environment and to have all of this in the middle of nature is truly magical. The gourmet meals continued – every meal was 5 stars. Although this trip was the start of a healing process for me personally, I found some peace and solitude and able to be with great friends. I also came home with 36 pounds of fish boxed for travel. Thank you to Doug, Carl, Grace and all the staff for making this trip easier for me. As my Husband would have said ‘this Lodge runs like a well-oiled machine’ and Fred would have loved every second of this experience of a lifetime as he was an avid fisherman!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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AH3342 wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Everything was 1st class, the staff,the food, and the accommodation.The atmosphere and laughter shared with the other quests was even better. 5 days at Joe's is like your own personnel National Geographic special, whales, orcas, bald eagles, seals, swimming deer, and don't forget awesome fishing. hope to come again soon !!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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ScubaScotty - Edmonton, AB wrote a review Jul. 2019
Alberta, Canada29 contributions20 helpful votes
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I had the pleasure of taking some clients to Joe’s Salmon Lodge in early July 2019. The lodge is well maintained and has all you need to relax and enjoy a week of fishing. Doug, Carl and Grace ensure you are fed like a king and Deni (shout out) will keep you hydrated at the bar! All the staff is accommodating and very friendly. The fleet of boats, tackle and Mike (guide) are top notch and ensure you have a safe and informed trip. Our man Enzo ensured the boat was stocked daily with bait, gear and very clean. This is a 5 star fishing lodge without the Egyptian cotton and cellular service but rest assured the entire staff make you feel at home. We ended up with 70lbs of fish that they seal and box for the trip home. We will visit here again!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Richard K wrote a review Jul. 2019
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Wow! What an awesome adventure! Just returned from five great days at Joe’s salmon lodge. It all starts when the taxi boat arrives at the lodge and all the staff are on the dock to greet every visitor. Right away they are providing friendly assistance to get everyone squared away. This was the tone for the whole five days. This is a fishing lodge like no other. Many places put four or five people on a boat, let you handle the rod once in a while and maybe you get a fish. This is not that. Every two people have their own Boston Whaler for their exclusive use during their stay. This is a great system. Works very well for father and son, or husband and wife or just two friends. You can fish on your own with your GPS but much better to stick with the Fish Master who knows where all the good spots are and gets you there quickly. All boats have radio communication along with the Fish Master who is always nearby to help you with extra bait, make tackle repairs or take everyone to a new spot. During the five days I believe all boats got fish. For 20 years I have been trying to catch a Tyee without success. On day three I caught my first Tyee, a beautiful 30 pounder. There were several Tyee caught during our stay. I can’t say enough about all the staff in the lodge, the maintenance guys who look after all the boats and our hosts Carl, Grace and Doug. Hospitality second to none and the kitchen staff provided us with five star meals. I would definitely return to Joe’s salmon Lodge for another adventure
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Date of stay: June 2019
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John T. wrote a review Jun. 2019
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Isolated lodge on B.C.’s west coast. A beautiful & quiet area other than waves and screams from fishers hooking a big Chinook. Rooms great. Service/staff outstanding! Want for nothing. Take loose fitting clothes,,their new Chef is creating incredible feasts. It just keeps coming. Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you to owners Carl and Doug. 👍👍🎣
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joe's Salmon Lodge
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Joe's Salmon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Joe's Salmon Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Joe's Salmon Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.