Bell 2 Lodge
Formerly a basic service station for travellers to the Yukon and Alaska, Bell 2 Lodge is now a modern wilderness resort. It is located on the Bell Irving River, about 1000 miles north of Vancouver.
In the winter months it is home to one of Canada’s premier heli-skiing operations, but from spring to autumn offers some of the best steelhead fishing in Canada. From improving your casting to providing the perfect fly at the right time, Bell 2 Lodge is committed to offering a well-rounded wilderness fishing adventure. With six rivers to choose from, poor water conditions can be avoided while offering access to more rivers, more water and more trophy steelhead.
Most of the fishing packages will find you concentrating on the fantastic local water that is the Bell Irving River. However, the lodge also offers the chance to access, by helicopter, jet boat and short hikes, the Upper Nass, the Craig, the Meziadin, the Bear, and the Damdochax. Prime steelhead season starts when the fish move into the system in early September and continues through to late October but earlier on in the season, rods are also offered the opportunity to target feisty coho or silver salmon.
The lodge itself resembles a mini-village with walkways connecting all the buildings. While there is capacity for more, the number of guests is limited to only ten fishermen at a time. Guests are accommodated in chalets approximately 100 yards from the main lodge building. Each of the rooms within the chalets is spacious, with either two queen-sized beds or one king-sized bed. All rooms have a private entrance, bathroom, wood-burning fireplace, and telephone and Internet connection. All fishing packages include single rooms.
The lodge's main lounge, dining room and bar are great places to talk steelhead fishing, relax over a drink and enjoy some of the wonderful cuisine the chefs at Bell 2 Lodge are known for creating. After a long day on the water relax in the hot tub or sauna, play a game of pool, enjoy a massage or just relax in the guest lounge. Although your days will be spent in the rugged wild of British Columbia's steelhead country, when back at the lodge you'll be far from roughing it.
Bell 2 Lodge
There are no fixed entry or exit days.
CAN$7,950 per rod*
Guide only. Price subject to change. Please contact us with your requirements.
• Full board and accommodation for seven nights at Bell 2 Lodge based on double occupancy.
• Six days guided fishing on the Bell Irving River.
• Transport on the river by jet boat.
• Road transfer from Terrace to the lodge.
Price does not include:
• International flights.
• Internal flights from Vancouver to Terrace.
• Alcoholic and soft drinks.
• Fishing licenses and Steelhead Tag.
• General Sales Tax.
• Gratuities to the house staff and fishing guides.
• Items of a personal nature.
To explore further a field you can choose a fly out package using helicopters. The cost of this does vary so please call for prices.
Bell 2 Lodge
Montreal: GMT -4 hrs Vancouver: GMT -9 hrs
Flight Time from the UK
London - Montreal: 7 hrs 20 mins
London - Vancouver: 9 hrs 55 mins
London - Calgary: 9 hrs 20 mins
Vancouver - Williams Lake: 1 hr 10 mins
Vancouver - Smithers: 1 hr 50 mins
Visa Requirements for UK Citizens
Steelhead is the primary species but the five species of Pacific salmon: chinook, sockeye, coho, pink and chum; rainbow trout, bull trout, Arctic grayling and Dolly Varden are possible.
Season to Travel
June - October
Tackle and Kit
For the larger species such as salmon and steelhead we would recommend 12-14ft doublehanded 8-9 weight rods or a 9ft single-handed 8-9 weight rod with floating line or sink tips. For the other species use a 9ft single-handed 5-8 weight rod with floating line. Additional equipment required includes 5-30lb leader material, flies, chest waders, waterproof jacket, lifejacket, collapsible wading stick, insect repellent and polarised
Canada has a variable climate and you should dress accordingly with comfortable layers that can be shed or put on accordingly. June through July is generally warm, come September the weather can be cooler with frosts in the mornings and evenings. Dress code at all the lodges is informal.
Bell 2 Lodge
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