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Owner – Gill Mckean

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Terrace, British Columbia

Westcoast Fishing Adventures operates in a World Class fishing destination, with 25+ years of guiding experience on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC.  Extending their boundaries as far as the head waters of the Nass River, Bell Irving River, Cranberry River, Meziadin River and Kitlope Conservancy to name a few.  The Steelhead & Salmon Fishing Lodge is located on 30 acres of private property, surrounded by beautiful walking trails.  The lodge is designed with large, cozy guest rooms, general use cedar sauna, fully stocked bar, laundry facilities with WiFi available.

Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Lisa McLaughlin for additional information and to BOOK!

[email protected]

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!

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877-935-2975
303-494-1375

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INFORMATION

British Columbia Reopening Date Updated:

Effective October 30th, Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective August 9: American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • September 7 (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated

Canada Entry:

Step 1:

Pre-entry test result requirements

All travelers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must provide proof of a COVID-19 negative molecular test result to enter Canada or proof of a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days.

Rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.

Accepted types of molecular tests

These tests are considered acceptable molecular tests:

  • PCR – Polymerase chain reaction
  • Nucleic acid test (NAT) or Nucleic acid amplification test (NAATs)
  • Reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP)

These tests use methods such as a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nose swab, or saliva sample.

When and where to get a negative pre-entry test result

If you’re flying to Canada, you must take a molecular test within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time of your flight to Canada.

All travelers must:

  • provide one of the accepted types of molecular tests, not an antigen test
  • keep proof of your test results for the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada

Who doesn’t need a pre-entry test

Most travelers, including those who qualify as fully vaccinated, still have to provide pre-entry test results.

Step 2: 

Quarantine plan in case you don’t qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler

You must be prepared to quarantine for 14 days, in case you:

  • don’t meet the requirements of a fully vaccinated traveler

A suitable quarantine plan must be entered into ArriveCAN. You may be asked to explain your quarantine plan at the border.

Step 3:

Upload proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN

You must use ArriveCAN, which is free to use, to enter your proof of vaccination, quarantine and travel information up to 72 hours before your travel.

If you don’t provide the required information in ArriveCAN before arriving at the border you won’t be considered as a fully vaccinated traveller, even if you meet all the other requirements.

Exceptions

  • People arriving by boat (including ferry): you may use ArriveCAN to submit your proof of vaccination within 72 hours before or when you enter Canada
  • People with a disability or other special circumstances may be exempt from using ArriveCAN

Proof of vaccination requirements

Your proof of vaccination (receipts, cards, confirmations) must contain the following information as text, not only a QR code:

  • the name of the person who received the vaccine
  • the name of the government or organization who administered the vaccine;
  • the brand name or any other information that identifies the vaccine that was administered
  • the dates on which the vaccine was administered. If the proof of vaccination is one document issued for both doses that only includes the date of the most recent dose, use that date.

Canadians can get proof of vaccination from their province or territory.

Uploading proof of your vaccination in ArriveCAN

In ArriveCAN, within 72 hours before your travel, you must:

  • provide information on your vaccination status. This includes information on any first or, if applicable, second vaccine doses that you received, including:
    • dates the vaccines were administered
    • the country where they were given
    • name of vaccine
  • upload a photo or PDF file of your proof of each vaccination:
    • if you received two doses and they are both recorded on a single card or PDF, upload that same image or file for dose 1 and again for dose 2
    • file formats accepted: PDF, PNG, JPEG or JPG
    • maximum file size for upload: each image upload has a 2 MB size limit
  • preferred file format: if you received a PDF file of your vaccination record, upload the PDF rather than an image, since the PDF is clearer and easier to read
  • these must be in English, French, or a certified translation into English or French

Bring your original proof of vaccination with you while you travel and for 14 days after entry.

Final determination of your vaccination status will be made at the border. You must bring a digital or paper copy of your proof(s) of vaccination with you.

Step 4:

Checklist of what to have ready at the border

Have the following items with you, on paper or a screenshot for assessment by a government official at the border:

Step 5:

Arrival tests – randomized testing and exemptions

Upon your entry to Canada by air or at a land border crossing, the border services officer may notify you that you have been selected for a mandatory randomized arrival test.

If you are selected for a mandatory randomized test, you:

  • Must take the arrival test as directed on the day you enter Canada
  • May have specimen collected upon arrival or receive a home kit to complete within 24 hours of entering Canada
  • Don’t have to wait for the results, you can travel on to your final destination, including taking connecting flights
  • Don’t have to quarantine while waiting for your results
  • Are not required to pay a fee for the arrival test

More info here. 

Upon Return to USA: Take a PCR Test within 1 day of Travel. A negative result is required for departure.

  • Testing available at the airport as well as through the lodge for departure.

 

The Fishing

Westcoast Fishing Adventures operates in a World Class fishing destination, with 25+ years of guiding experience on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC. Extending our boundaries as far as the head waters of the Nass river, Bell Irving river, Cranberry river, Meziadin river and Kitlope conservancy to name a few.

 

Lakelse River Lodge Information

Steelhead & Salmon Fishing Lodge is located on 30 acres of private property, complete with walking trials. The Skeena River is with in walking distance, to great fishing! Our guest rooms are large clean and cozy. To compliment the fishing lodge, full meals will not leaving you hungry! You can enjoy a beverage of choice while sitting by an open fire or bar in the lodge, tying flies for your morning adventure on one of our many rivers. Commercial walk in cedar sauna, fully stalked bar, laundry facilities and wifi available.

An Average Fishing Day

Your morning will start at 6:30 am with a hot breakfast then off to the river with a hearty packed lunch guaranteed not to leave you hungry. Your lunch will have a hearty sandwich, fruit, vegetables, sometimes a salad, chips, baked goods, sweets and bottled water). Your day will be spent drifting or Jet boating a 10 km to 15 km stretch of river with a professional licensed fishing guide and will be pulled off the water around 4:30 pm, then be on route for home where drinks and dinner will commence. The guest rooms are large clean and cozy to complete the fishing lodge with a fully stocked fly tying bench and commercial cedar sauna to warm the bones on those cool fall or spring steelhead days. At trips end you will be shuttled back to the airport by the lodge.

Terms & Cost

WFCA RATES

Full Fishing packages include:

  • Accommodations, Guiding & Meals
  • Tackle and gear (if required)
  • Transportation to and from the Airport

Fishing Packages do not include:

  • Fishing licenses
  • Flights
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Freezing or Packaging Fish (we have a third party that does a great job for a decent price)
  • * Upon booking your trip, we Highly recommend you buy trip insurance in case of unforeseen weather conditions, flight delays, medical emergencies etc.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.

Trip  Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!

Travel Details

You will fly into Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat (YXT). Anglers will be met upon arrival by your fishing guide or hostess, Via -Terrace Airport. There will be an opportunity to visit local tackle shops and cold beer and wine stores for fishing tackle and beverages. Your shuttle ride to the lodge will be short, 15 min scenic drive where you will take a tour and settle in. Appetizers, drinks and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

Travel Arrangements & Insurance

Front Range Anglers will assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics.  Contact us at 877.935.2975 or 303.494.1375 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance. FRA recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance

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