Kalum River Lodge | Salmon & Steelhead Fishing | Canada

Tour code: CAN004

Fishing the Skeena is considered by many to be the best Steelhead and Salmon fishing in the world. The Skeena watershed holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and with conventional tackle. Fly fishermen all over the world have come to the Skeena to test their skills against these magnificent fish.

Kalum River Lodge, which now has exclusive access points to both the upper and lower Kalum River but also you have access to fish the world famous Skeena river system for Steelhead, King, Coho, Pink and Chum Salmon. Combined with this you will also fish the delightful Kitimat River, which provides everyone the chance to do battle with monster Kings and tackle busting Chum Salmon.

Fly fishing for Steelhead on the Skeena is considered by many to be the best Steelhead fishing in the world, as this watershed holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and with conventional tackle. As well as having the worlds largest run of wild Steelhead, the Skeena also holds 2 world records for King Salmon. A 92lb and then a 99lb caught just recently.

At Kalum River Lodge three King Salmon have been landed over 60lbs in the last two fishing seasons. It is no wonder Fly fishermen all over the world have come to the Skeena to test their skills against these magnificent fish and tried to keep it a secret for so long.

The fishing season begins in April and finishes in early November. Spring runoff brings fresh runs of Steelhead into many of our northern rivers. Spring Steelhead average 10-14lbs with the occasional fish over 20lbs.

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Kalum River Lodge

Set in two acres of lawns and gardens surrounded by old growth forests is Kalum River Lodge. This is accommodation with a personalized service for up to 8 guests. All food is cooked on site, with guests enjoying evening meals with many fishing tails in the large family style dining room. The owners, Andrew and Deanna, and the Kalum River lodge Team really go out of their way to make the whole fishing experience from beginning to end a truly memorable one.

Kalum River Lodge has 2 twin bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms with showers, 3 twin rooms plus 2 single rooms with 3 separate bathrooms with showers.

Each room has two single beds, electricity, heating plus storage space for clothes and fishing tackle.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single, twin & doubles
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: WiFi
Power: 110 Volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In dinning room
Equipment Hire: Incuded
Shop: Flies for sale
Cash Accepted: Canadian Dollars
Species Information
Chum Salmon
Season: 20th July to 18 August
Peak: July and August
Weight: 10LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Sockeye / Red Salmon
Season: 25th July to 1st September
Peak: August
Weight: 4LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 6LB
Pink Salmon (All Years)
Season: 25th July to 18th September
Peak: August
Weight: 2LB to 7LB
Average Weight: 5LB
Coho / Silver Salmon
Season: 1st Aug to 29th October
Peak: September
Weight: 10LB to 20LB
Average Weight: 14LB
King / Chinook Salmon
Season: 20th April to 1st June and 15th June to 15th August
Peak: May and July
Weight: 10LB to 96LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Season: 1st April to 15th May and 1st August to 29th October
Peak: September
Weight: 10LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 14LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either additional days in Vancouver or Terrace, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: (Sunday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Vancouver
Depart Vancouver
Arrive Terrace

On arrival a Sportquest Holidays representative will be waiting to drive you the 30-minute transfer to Kalum River Lodge.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAY 2: (Monday) Fishing Day.

Each morning after breakfast you will depart with your guides to different river systems and sections, all dependent on the time of year, species available and preferred fishing methods.

Fishing is from bank, wading and drift fishing.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAY 3: (Tuesday) Fishing Day.

Each day subject to the time of year you will be fishing for the species of your choice.

The main rivers you will fish are the Skeena, Kitimat and the Kalum Rivers.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAY 4: (Wednesday) Fishing Day.

Access to the fishing areas is with a combination of four-wheel drives, trailer boats and jet boats, but due to the perfect location of our lodge you can be fishing within 5 to 45 minutes from setting out.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAY 5: (Thursday) Fishing Day.

Fishing is from bank, wading and drift fishing. Fishing both the Kitimat and the Kalum Rivers you will access the rivers all by drift boat as these waters forbid the use of motors.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: (Friday to Saturday) Fishing Days.

Although you can fish all the rivers and for the different species with single-handed rods, we highly recommend that you use double-handed as these will give you far better control of the swing and fly presentation.

Overnight Accommodation: Kalum River Lodge (Single Rooms) F/B

DAY 8: (Sunday)

After breakfast your guides will transfer you all back to Terrace airport for your return flight home.

Depart Terrace
Arrive Vancouver
Depart Vancouver

DAY 9: (Monday)

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices
Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability
21/05/2017 29/05/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
28/05/2017 05/06/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
04/06/2017 12/06/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
11/06/2017 19/06/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
18/06/2017 26/06/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
25/06/2017 03/07/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
02/07/2017 10/07/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
09/07/2017 17/07/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
16/07/2017 24/07/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
23/07/2017 31/07/2017 9 8 6 £4,722 N/A   Sold Out
30/07/2017 07/08/2017 9 8 6 £4,722 N/A   Sold Out
06/08/2017 14/08/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
13/08/2017 21/08/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
20/08/2017 28/08/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
27/08/2017 04/09/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
03/09/2017 11/09/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
10/09/2017 18/09/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
17/09/2017 25/09/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Sold Out
24/09/2017 02/10/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
01/10/2017 09/10/2017 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
01/04/2018 09/04/2018 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
08/04/2018 16/04/2018 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
15/04/2018 23/04/2018 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
22/04/2018 30/04/2018 9 8 6 £4,692 N/A   Book Now
Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing
  • Fishing tackle
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Soft drinks
  • Canadian taxes
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing licence
  • Canadian eTA

Flight upgrades

Additional nights either in Vancouver or Terrace

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Tour Notes


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. The Canadian Government announced that from 15th March 2016 certain visitors flying into Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

If you do not normally require a visa to enter Canada (e.g. British Citizens), you will need to get an eTA.

The cost to apply for an eTA is $7 (CAD) per person, which is paid at the time of application.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax from Canada

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Vancouver (approx 10hrs)  Vancouver – Terrace (approx 2hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Terrace – Kalum River Lodge (approx 30 mins)

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