- Ground transportation from and back to Smithers
- Six days of meals and beverages (Beer and Wine)
- Six nights shared cabin accommodation
- Five and a half days of semi-guided fishing
- Flights to Smithers, fishing licenses, gratuities and taxes
Making your travel arrangements
All flights to Smithers, come through Vancouver. Plan to arrive in Smithers the night before your tour start date. You will find comfortable rooms at the full-service Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, a ten-minute taxi ride from the airport.
Getting to the Lodge
Your hosts will pick you up in Smithers the morning of your start date and drive you to Smithers Landing. Your fishing guides will meet you at Smithers Landing where you will embark on a 45-minute scenic jet boat ride to the Lodge.
You need a valid passport to enter Canada. Your passport MUST be valid for six-months after you leave the country.
Once your fishing trip is booked, you MUST purchase your own 7-day Classified Water License online at the British Columbia Government website: www.fishing.gov.bc.ca/.
Tackle/Equipment List – (Download PDF)
While the weather during fishing season is usually mild; typical day temperatures range from 30-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Weather can change suddenly, please come prepared for rain and snow.
Dress at the lodge in casual attire. For your time on the river you’ll want several pairs of warm socks, polar fleece pullovers or sweaters, warm hat, one or more pairs of fishing gloves, a quality waterproof wading jacket, synthetic long underwear and fleece pants. Other recommended items include sunscreen, lip balm, hand-warmers, headlamp, bandana, hemostats, tape measure, camera with spare batteries and film, floatant, and a waterproof bag for day gear.
Waders & Boots
Breathable gore-tex waders are typically fine for September fishing with neoprene becoming more popular throughout October and November. For anglers prone to cold (especially feet), boot foot 4-5 mm waders such as the Simms Boot Foot Extremes are excellent. Due to boat travel, spikes/studded boots are discouraged. Anglers that choose to wear breathable waders should bring several layers of mid/heavy weight fleece leggings.
There are no laundry facilities at the lodge. Please pack accordingly.
Since the closest medical facility is in Smithers, approximately 2.5 hours from the lodge, please disclose any special medical, physical, or dietary needs to the lodge ahead of time.
There is no Internet access. What about cell phone or landline?
Beer and wine are served with dinner. Guests may also choose to bring in additional alcoholic beverages.
The Canadian dollar is the official currency in BC, however US dollars are widely used and accepted. We recommend that each guest travel with approximately $900-$1200 for departure taxes, staff and guide gratuities.
We recommend guide and staff gratuities of approximately 10-15% of your package price. Gratuities are split amongst the guides, cook, and serving staff. Please plan to pay for gratuities in cash.
On your departure day, schedule a flight leaving Smithers after 2pm or book another nights lodgings in Smithers.