Carved into the rugged coastline of British Columbia 250 nautical miles north of Vancouver, Legacy Lodge sits within the Great Bear Rainforest in the protected waters of Pendleton Bay at the mouth of the famed Rivers Inlet.
Legacy Lodge is more than world class fishing; it's about friends sharing the adventure of exploring North America's last wilderness, experiencing humpback and killer whales, dolphins, eagles and a night sky full of stars so bright they'll keep you awake!
Legacy Lodge was hand crafted on large floats from indigenous materials. The two story guest building includes 7 private guest rooms and 6 suites which nicely accommodates 20 guests. Legacy recently expanded with two additional guest buildings offering five additional suites, accommodating 10 guests. Guests enjoy spectacular views and deluxe accommodations with private baths and rooms appointed with luxurious linens. The lounge features a rustic bar with a fireplace seating and dining for 30 guests.
Legacy Lodge provides three distinct seasons of fishing. Traditional salmon fishing for Chinook and Coho salmon are available from July through September in calm, secluded waters throughout Rivers Inlet. Halibut, Yellow Eye and Lingcod are also plentiful in these waters all summer. Heli-fishing for huge northern Coho salmon (20 lbs. plus) within the pristine rivers of the BC coastline is available during September and October, and wild Steelhead fishing from helicopters are available during April and May.
Legacy Lodge offers exceptional fly fishing for Pacific salmon on the calm, protected waters of Rivers Inlet. The dense populations of Coho and Chinook in the waters surrounding Legacy Lodge are aggressive, and will take your fly..... and 200 feet of backing off your reel in seconds!
Known around the globe for its magnificent scenery and unparalled salmon fishing, the waters of Rivers Inlet teem with some of the largest Coho and Chinook Salmon in the world. In fact, more 50 to 60 pound Chinook salmon are caught in this fjord-like inlet each year than in any other area in British Columbia. Full of energy and fight, these salmon can battle for hours, over incredible distances.
Rivers Inlet lies within the Great Bear Rainforest, the planets last large expanses of coastal temperate rainforest. At 8+ million acres, it is 5 times the size of Banff National Park and represents one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. With an unmatched biological output of 500 tons per acre, it's 40 percent greater than tropical rain forests.
Many of my family members have been coming here for years, and I went for the first time last month with them and I LOVED it. Phil runs a great lodge with comfortable rooms in a rustic style, great food, and a super wonderful staff. You have the ability to go out fishing with a guide when you want to or (once you've done that and learned the ropes) on your own. The boats and equipment all seemed to be in great condition and the scenery is just drop-dead gorgeous, even if there is fog. I had a blast learning how to fish, catching fish, and chilling at the lodge with the others. The size also felt just right - not too big or too small, and all of the staff were friendly and helpful no matter the occasion. I cannot wait to come back!
Billed as a "fishing adventure of a lifetime," and it sure is! The attention to detail is evident everywhere, from the food, to the rooms, to the fishing gear and boats. The staff is amazing-- attending to every guest and every need. The guides share their expertise willingly and patiently. Every anglers maxed out with their catch, and the fish was processed, frozen and boxed for the trip home. The fishing was excellent and the scenery included humpback and orca wales, sea lions, eagles, and a sea otter. I felt blessed to be there, and plan to return next year.
I totally love this place. I have been six times and limited out on salmon each time. The food, scenery and wildlife are worth the trip. The guides really know their stuff. All equipment and foul weather gear (often not needed) are supplied. The fish are processed frozen on the premises and can be canned or smoked and shipped to your home. The staff are the greatest anywhere. I always feel completely taken care of. I shall return!
I just completed my fifth trip to Legacy Lodge in the past three years- and am already excited to return for my sixth next month. Legacy Lodge is nestled in Rivers Inlet off the coast of BC. In addition to fishing there is lots of wild life- from whales and orcas to eagles to bears. We actually saw a small bear on an island on our way in from fishing on our last day. A great end to a great trip. My trips have been a mix of family and business- with customers that have become friends. It is an excellent atmosphere for both. This past visit we had two teenage boys who went out fishing with Trip, one of the guides and it was an excellent experience for them. I hope Trip recovers from two days of non stop questions! In any event they both want to return next year and are already talking about dates and where they want to fish more at next time. The rooms are great- and are a mix of 2 x single beds, 1 x single bed, 1 x queen, etc. All are well appointed with comfortable duvets, nice linens, and personal touches. Beds are comfortable and somehow they have enough hot water for everyone's showers all of the time. The food is excellent. No one will ever be hungry- from multiple breakfast choices, to a second breakfast served on the water, lunch and multiple snacks on the water, followed by a three course dinner there is, if anything, too much food. I've included a few photos from BBQ night the last evening and steak our first meal when we arrived. The entire staff is amazing. Phil, the owner is always around to talk fishing, answer questions, and give advice. He also spends most days on the water with guests. The guides, dock and boat/salmon crew, food and bev, housekeeping, and manager (along with his awesome dog Swell) are always friendly, helpful, and make you feel so welcome. It really is a special place and the experience of a lifetime. There's also fishing! Lots of fishing! While no one can control when the fish run or what the weather does I've not yet had a bad day on the water. The one thing there is not a lot of is wifi or communication with the outside world. I personally enjoy being unplugged. There is wifi at the lodge however no cell reception and no wifi or cell while on the water fishing. Can't wait to return again next month!…
Great lodge and an amazing fishing experience. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Room was comfortable, lodge supplied clothing for fishing was comfortable and they had an adequate supply of sizes😊 Our fishing guide Matt was very knowledgeable,helpful,successful in finding fish and seemed to enjoy the experience as much as we did‼️
Definitely a great trip. The red leader was a killer Jordan. Hats off to all the crew a superb atmosphere to relax and meet new people and get some great fishing in. An annual trip is being put in the calendar.
Just completed a 5 day fishing trip at Legacy Lodge. The trip from Vancouver was quick- we took a private flight from Vancouver and then a "Goose" float plane. Legacy gets so many things right. From the quality of the gear (including ladies Hunter brand rain boots!) to remembering I had an Earl Grey tea my first day and delivering one on the water every day forward. There are so many things they got right it's hard to limit myself to 1500 words. The staff are helpful, attentive, and they love their jobs- and it shows. The girls were thoughtful, friendly, and efficient. The dock crew helpful and also patient helping me. I spent time with Trip on the water and learned so much, it was great to bait my own hooks. The facilities are all awesome- the rooms, the lodge, the drying room, and the boats. Also the food is delicious! The scenery is truly spectacular. I can't count how many whales, sea lions, seals, etc. we saw while on the water. The wifi is limited- it only works in one area outside of the guest rooms. No one goes to a place like this so they can check their emails so it wasn't a big deal. I should also mention that our trip was in the height of Covid. The protocols in place were numerous and thought out. Staff wore masks, social distancing was facilitated and there was hand sanitizer everywhere. The lodge did a wonderful job ensuring both guests and crew were safe. Phil and his staff operate a world class resort in a world class location. I can't wait to return!…
...for our 3rd trip! You know you’ve had a great time by how often you reminisce about Legacy Lodge throughout the year … a lot! Knowing you are returning makes it all the sweeter. I’m legally blind and the entire staff makes my stay comfortable and easy. I’ve learned a great deal and have been successful catching Coho and King because of the excellent teaching and patience of the staff. In addition, the food is excellent and the ambiance casual. You need only to read the reviews to know how special Legacy is.
Attention to detail sums up the legacy adventure from the moment you arrive till the time you fly out on the goose seaplane. This was my second time and the fishing was great. Guides and staff aim to please. Food is excellent and gear is first class. Bucktailing was not as good as previous year but the coho fever is still there with new stories to tell. Flat ocean water and only 20 minutes to the fishing grounds staff bring out breakfast and lunch. The biggest problem with this place is you are now spoiled and can not wait to return!!!! Kudos to Phil and his Staff Steve J sonora Ca
Third visit to Legacy Lodge was best ever. Each time we have been there we have been received like family and have enjoyed “catching up” with our Legacy Lodge family. The staff is absolutely first class, the accommodations could not be more comfortable, and the food is way over the top! We enjoy meeting new folks and have become longtime pals with some. For a five star plus experience, this is the trip of a lifetime!