The government of Canada has discontinued the use of paper licence sales.  All fishers are now required to acquire their licence using online (internet) applications).  Choose either a 5-day or Annual Tidal Waters Fishing Licence, as appropriate.  Don't forget your Salmon Stamp.


ALL guests are required to attend a boat operating orientation on the docks, and to sign a rental-boat checklist and waiver.

Boat operators are required to carry with them proof of competency while operating a boat in Canadian waters.

Acceptable forms of proof of competency are:

  • a signed rental-boat checklist and waiver received after attending a boat operating orientation at the lodge
  • a Pleasure Craft Operator card issued from a Transport Canada accredited agency -- there are online courses available for Canadian guests by clicking here
  • a document showing you have successfull completted a boating safety course in Canada prior to April 1, 1999
  • an operator card or equivalent whith meets the requirements of your (US) state or country of residence


The GST tax rebate program has been discontinued.  Details are provided at this website.


We have partnered with TuGo to provide trip cancellation and/or interruption insurance.  TuGo have had a long history and great reputation for dealing with these specific policies.  For more information please visit their website here Tugo.

If you are planning on purchasing insurance or getting a quote on your already booked trip package, please click on the link below and follow the prompts.

PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE with TuGo.  Alternatively, give them a call at 1-800-663-5389.  The code is listed on your invoice.


There is an EXCELLENT salmon identification document, including photos, at this website.  Look for Pacific Salmon Identification - MARINE PHASE.


Pacific Net and Twine has been supplying us with our tackle needs since day one, they customize all our gear to suit the fishermen's specific needs on the water and play a big part in the success of our anglers.


Included in your package price is complete fish processing -- all fish is filleted, vacuum packed, frozen and boxed for travel.  If you wish to have some or all of your catch smoked or canned, ask us to ship to St. Jean's Cannery, who will take utmost care to process your fish to your specifications.


We are pleased to work with 3 stellar hotels near the South Terminal.  Hotels book up quickly for summer dates, we recommend you make your hotel bookings as soon as you confirm your trip dates with us.

All three of these hotels offer special rates for North King Lodge guests.  They have shuttle service, freezers, and complimentary parking while you are at the lodge.  Groups of 5 or more rooms may receive extra discounts.

Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport 

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel


We are pleased to partner with R1 Airlines for our charter flights from Vancouver to Bella Bella. 

Helijet International offers a professional and comfortable flight experience, with spectacular views from Bella Bella to the Lodge.  The Sikorsky 76 helicopter carrys up to 12 passengers and limited luggage into the lodge.  Keep your luggage weight (including carry-on) at 25 lbs or less, ensuring there's plenty of room to take your fish catch home.


The Pacific Salmon Foundation is an organization we proudly support.  Through the years they have been one of the biggest influences in the conservation of our salmon species local to British Columbia, through restocking programs and restoration projects.  The proceeds of a portion of your fishing licence can be allocated to their cause.

North King Lodge is a proud member of the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia.  The SFI is a strong advocate for sport fishing rights in British Columbia.  For any information on fishing in BC and up to date changes, please visit their website.