About Hakai Lodge
Choosing the Best Fishing Location
The abundant fishing location of HAKAI LODGE is the result of a careful search by Dwaine Howard. In 1972, Dwaine scouted the Canadian coast from Prince Rupert to Campbell River. He found the perfect fishing spot at Hakai Pass – scenic, protected, convenient, and providing a long, productive fishing season – and HAKAI LODGE was born.
With a motto of “Old Fashioned – Professionally Run”, the Lodge quickly became popular, attracting sport fishing guests from around the world. In 1984, Byron Swanson joined HAKAI LODGE to run the fishing operations. He expanded the Lodge, adding buildings, staff and equipment. Byron created a very family-oriented, comfortable atmosphere as the Lodge expanded. In keeping with the times, Wi-Fi hotspots were added to allow guests to stay connected during their secluded fishing trips to HAKAI LODGE.
In 2010 Dwaine retired, and Clyde Carlson took his place. As owner of the regional seaplanes that bring guests to the fishing lodges of British Columbia and Alaska, Clyde brings decades of expertise in the fishing lodge industry. Since 2010, HAKAI LODGE and its fleet of Boston Whalers have been extensively upgraded and updated.
Now in operation for over 40 years, HAKAI LODGE is a clear favorite for many long-time guests who have returned year over year for decades, attracting a mix of individuals, couples, families, and corporate groups seeking the best salmon and halibut fishing in the Pacific Northwest.
Come experience Hakai Lodge for yourself!