YOUR UPCOMING FISHING ADVENTURE

For your convenience, we have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions below. If you didn't find the information you were looking for, please don't hesistate to get in touch with us... we are happy to help!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 

WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR MY TRIP?

A full set of raingear and boots are provided so we suggest warm pants, warm sweater, t-shirts, long sleeved shirts, a windbreaker and warm thick socks. Pack comfortable shoes to wear off the water, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen and personal toiletry items. Ensure that any medications are packed in your carry-on and not in checked luggage. Please pack lightly; baggage is restricted to a maximum combined weight of 25lbs.
 

WHAT IF I NEED TO BOOK A CONNECTING FLIGHT?

If you are arranging a connection upon your return, be sure to book your flight at least 3 hours after your scheduled arrival time. Westcoast Resorts is not responsible for extra expenses incurred due to weather delays or missed connecting flights.
 

WHAT CAN I BUY AT THE LODGE STORE?

Clothing and toiletries are available in case you've forgotten anything. The store also retails giftware, jewellery, novelties and more.
 

WHAT SHOULD I LEAVE FOR GRATUITIES?

Our guests customarily prefer to leave a gratuity upon departure, rather than for individual services or meals. Gratuities are never expected but gratefully accepted. As guests frequently inquire about gratuity amounts, we offer the suggested per-guest guidelines:
Instructed-only guests - $100 per person for a 3-night trip and $125 for a 4-night trip.
Fully guided guests - $200 per person for a 3-night trip and $250 for a 4-night trip.
For the lodge staff, we suggest $200 per person. Any amount received is pooled and shared.
 

HOW DO I GET MY FISH HOME AFTER MY TRIP?

If the amount of fish you have is under the generous weight restrictions allowed by the aircraft operators, you can bring your catch with you free of charge. Home delivery is available via third party service provider at an additional charge.
 

DO I NEED A PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATING CARD?

In order to allow guests to operate boats on their own, we provide extensive instruction, training and safety equipment.
 

HOW DO I GET MY FISHING LICENSE?

Licenses are only available online via the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website. We are unable to issue licenses at check-in. Please purchase your license and salmon tag before your trip. If you need help, download the DFO instructions sheet [PDF] or click to watch the how-to videos below.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT
HOW TO BUY YOUR LICENSE
 

IS THERE A SHUTTLE FROM MY HOTEL TO THE AIRPORT?

Most local hotels provide shuttle service to both airports. Shuttle service between terminals is sporadic, but taxis are readily available.
Click here for partner hotels offering preferred guest rates [PDF].
 

WHAT ARE THE BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS?

Fishing licenses/tags, applicable taxes, airport transfer fees or parking, alcoholic beverages or gratuities are not included. WCR does not take responsibility for extra expenses incurred due to flight delays caused by bad weather or missed connecting flights. A $1500 booking deposit is due immediately upon verbal date confirmation. Balance due by March 01 for all pre-season bookings. Deposits and balances are non-refundable. Should you require cancellation insurance, this service is provided by many reputable companies.

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