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2021 Season Outlook

June 25, 2021 | 3000 Views

The days of the 2021 season are approaching fast and we can say with certainty, we have never been more ready to welcome guests to the mystical shores of Haida Gwaii.

A beautiful June evening at Langara Island, captured recently by our Clubhouse team members.

Like all of us at The Club, guests have been expressing their undeniable excitement to return to this magical place. Our commitment to the health and safety of everyone remains our top priority this season and we invite you to read more about our COVID Safety Plan here.

For our American guests, The Canada/US border remains closed until July 21st. We must begin the season without our southern friends, however we feel there is reason to be optimistic the border will re-open this summer. The Canadian government is facing immense pressure and we believe it will be hard for them to keep the border closed if we are in a manageable state with low case counts and infection rates. We expect some indication if the border will be extended from July 21st to August 21st in the next two weeks.

At The Clubhouse, staff are swinging into action preparing for an unforgettable season under the leadership of Jordan Knight. He, along with his management team have been hard at work getting The Clubhouse ready for the first guests’ arrival. Jordan enters his second year as Clubhouse General Manager and will be a familiar face to many who have fished at The Outpost before. He has spent the past 10 years working in nearly every role at The Outpost – from executive chef to guide – eventually landing the lodge manager position which he held for 5 seasons. We’re certain guests will enjoy Jordan’s wealth of hospitality and experience this summer and we can’t wait for you to become acquainted.

Jordan Knight enters his second season as The Clubhouse manager. He and his team are looking forward to welcoming guests back this summer.

Down around the corner, The Outpost team is putting the finishing touches on the lodge and looking forward to welcoming their first guests to the rugged shores of Port Louis. We are excited to announce that Shawn Crawford is stepping into his first year as General Manager of The Outpost. Shawn is well known at The Clubhouse as one of our most requested guides for the past 15 years, where he has helped deliver the first-class service WCFC is known for. As a past executive chef at one of British Columbia’s premier golf destinations, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, Shawn’s experience in the service industry has spanned over three decades. He brings a unique blend of hospitality and fishing knowledge to his new role and guests will be in great hands this season.

We are excited to introduce Shawn Crawford as The Outpost’s new general manager this season.

In culinary news, The Clubhouse is pleased to welcome Executive Chef, David Leeder. David’s three Michelin-star experience defines him as a chef with one of the highest levels of training and experience in The Club’s history. His approach will focus on the small details that he believes will add to creating the best moments and memories for our guests.

We’re pleased to welcome Executive Chef, David Leeder to lead the culinary program at The Clubhouse.

“We want to deliver something special that they aren’t expecting. It might be rustic Italian one night, focused on hand-crafted pastas or more refined another night with a beautifully roasted duck that has been raised in the Fraser Valley, BC. We have a lot of diversity on our team with experience from some of the best restaurants in the world. I think that experience will translate to our guests on all fronts.” Read more about Chef David here.

Chef David’s team will also be on hand for the 15th anniversary of the David Hawksworth & Friends Culinary Adventure this July. Joining Chef Hawksworth, guests have another star-studded lineup to look forward to including Adam Pegg (La Quercia), Dino Renaerts (Bon Vivant Catering), and Sylvain Assie (Hawksworth Restaurant).

Chef David Hawksworth will be joined by three guest chefs for a sold out 15th annual David Hawksworth & Friends Culinary Adventure on July 11-15th.

On the fishing front, early reports from our guides show that the fish have arrived on schedule. Mike “Screamer” Tonnesen reports on the lodge coming to life, quality fishing in the mid-twenties and our first tyee of the season. You can read his full report here.

Guide D.J. and Paul testing the waters!

Clubhouse team member Kim and guide Paul enjoying the June fishery.

Guests can expect whale sightings all season long!

Over the past few years, we have been making improvements to the back deck at The Clubhouse. Our goal has been to enhance the experience by creating a space where guests can spend more time outdoors by the fire and taking in the stunning views of Parry Pass. This offseason, our team has further brought our vision to life by installing a brand-new glass roof over the firepit and seating areas. Below are a few photos of our plans in action. We can’t wait for guests to experience our revamped space.

We’re thrilled to unveil a covered back deck at The Clubhouse. Guests can now spend more time outdoors by the fire and taking in the stunning views of Parry Pass.

Guests can look forward to enjoying more time outside under our new glass covering.

While it has been a year which feels like time has stood still, it has reminded us of our unwavering commitment to providing guests with the ultimate salmon fishing experience. We sincerely look forward to welcoming all and we thank everyone for the support over the last year. The countdown is on!

Tight Lines,
The West Coast Fishing Club

Don’t have your adventure booked yet? Call us at 1-888-432-6666 or click here to fill out an online inquiry.

There are 11 comments on this post:


  1. Patrick McGinley says:

    Our group is headed your way for Opening Day tomorrow!! It feels like Christmas Eve! Will be 10 excited folks showing up who didn’t sleep a wink – even better than Santa!! Can’t wait to see you all!!

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    • The West Coast Fishing Club says:

      Hi Patrick,

      Thank you for the note! It feels like Christmas Eve for us as well. We are thrilled to be welcoming your group tomorrow. Fish on!

      The West Coast Fishing Club

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      • Clifford says:

        Sign us up

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  2. Stuhring Glen says:

    I’m ready. COVID vaccines done. Get the Canadian government to open up, the fish await

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    • The West Coast Fishing Club says:

      Hi Glen,

      While the border isn’t open quite yet, rest assured the lodge will be ready for your arrival when it does re-open. We’ll be sure to keep our American guests informed with the latest updates.

      Tight Lines,
      The West Coast Fishing Club

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  3. Paul Craviotto says:

    My brother passed away shortly after a family visit to the Clubhouse in 2019. It was his wish for his ashes to be sprinkled at Guinnea. Due to Covid we’ve not been unable to return to Haidi Gwai to honor his wishes. Hoping we will be able to get him up there in 2022.

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    • The West Coast Fishing Club says:

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for sharing this message. All of us at The West Coast Fishing Club are thinking of you and your family. It brings us a sense of peace knowing the profound impact Haida Gwaii had on your brother. We look forward to welcoming you back to commemorate his life. Until that time, please take care and we will see you soon.

      Kind Regards,
      The West Coast Fishing Club

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  4. Andrea Cowie says:

    So thrilled you have all weathered this crazy storm and are returning stronger than ever.
    WCFC is such a special, magical retreat and I hope to return again REEL soon 🤗

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    • The West Coast Fishing Club says:

      Hi Andrea,

      Thanks for your support! We have never been more excited to welcome our guests back. We also hope to see you again soon.

      Tight Lines,
      The West Coast Fishing Club

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  5. Paul Bratney says:

    Fingers crossed you get the good word on the border opening, see you soon!

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    • The West Coast Fishing Club says:

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your support. We are keeping our eyes and ears open for any new information. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

      Tight Lines,
      The West Coast Fishing Club

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2022 Pricing & Packages

Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$5,500$6,175
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,575$7,225
  • 3 guests per boat$6,080$6,600
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$7,100$7,800
  • 3 guests per boat$6,500$7,100
  • 4 guests per boat$6,200$6,650
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ or 31' Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$7,250$8,000
  • 3 guests per boat$6,600$7,225
  • 4 guests per boat$6,275$6,730
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement - Standard$350$450
  • Single Room Supplement - Forest View$1,000$1,325
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
  • Ocean view singles available upon special request
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,970$6,875
  • 3 guests per boat$5,320$6,235
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
      Each package includes:
    • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
    • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
    • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
      Packages do not include:
    • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
    Inquire Online
    Reservations

    The West Coast Fishing Club is now taking reservations for the 2022 season. Bookings can be made by phone 1-888-432-6666 or through our Contact Us form. Tight Lines!