Hotel at a Glance: Kagoagh Fishing Lodge & Resort
Located on 16 forested acres along Vancouver Island’s remote Hecate Cove, Kagoagh Fishing Lodge & Resort is an angler’s paradise, offering both salt- and freshwater fishing. Salmon, cod, prawns, dungeness crabs, and many other delicious creatures can all be found in the waters here. In addition to helping snag some of them, the lodge provides guests with home-cooked meals, comfortable amenities, and the peace and quiet necessary for communing with nature.
- Inside fishing trip: One of this Groupon’s options includes a 6-hour guided fishing excursion.
- If fishing’s not your thing you can go whale watching, kayaking, hiking, or even surfing (when it’s not too cold).
- Take a relaxing soak under the stars in the outdoor hot tub.
- All meals included: Each day you’re here, you’ll get a continental breakfast, packed lunch, and hearty dinner with complimentary wine.
- Snuggle up around the indoor fireplace.
Quatsino, British Columbia: Remote Hamlet with Sport Fishing and Whale Watching
It’s hard to get much remoter than Quatsino. In fact, there are no paved roads leading to this tiny Vancouver Island hamlet; you can only drive as far as Coal Harbor, where you’ll have to take a ferry the rest of the way. But once you make it here, you’re likely to decide the trip was worth it. Set along Quatsino Sound, the town boasts lovely scenery involving untouched forests, handsome mountains, long stretches of water, and even an Anglican church housed in a former one-room schoolhouse.
Staying outdoors is a must. A cluster of sport-fishing lodges offer excursions in both salt- and freshwater; you can also set out on kayaking and whale-watching tours. Travel + Leisure has named Vancouver Island one of the world’s best sites for whale watching, with more than 20,000 grey whales migrating past the west coast. March and April are the best times to spot this phenomenon, but there are also humpback and orca whale watching at select times throughout the year.