Hakai FISHING CLUB
Hakai Land and Sea Fishing Club is a non-profit organization with 110 members. We are well organized with a dedicated Board of Directors that represents the Club members. We meet for an Annual General Meeting in March and for a special Awards Dinner in October. At the AGM we plan the coming season and ensure that the camp will be made ready. This is also a time of looking beyond the pressing season. We intend to continually improve our Club and its facilities over time. Input is always welcome from the members. The October Awards Dinner is a highlight for many members who come to swap stories, have a chance at generous prize draws, and recognize the most successful fishermen of the year. The annual dinner is a good time for potential members to check out the Club.
Your adventure begins in Vancouver with a scenic 90 minute flight from Seair's float plane base to Hakai Pass. Seair is conveniently located on the Fraser River less than 6 km by road from the Vancouver International Airport terminal. Flights depart at 0845 sharp, check-in before 0815. Seair is located at 4640 Inglis Drive on the Fraser River immediately west of Harbour Air. We fly out on Sundays and Thursdays with a limit of 25 lbs. per person of baggage allowed. Seair also has a freezer facility for members in transit who may require fish storage. Free parking is available as well as a shuttle service to the Vancouver International Airport or Richmond. For those interested in canning or smoking their catch, St. Jean's Cannery has an outlet near the Seair terminal. After lift-off, from the vantage point of a nine-seater Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft, you will see the majestic mountains of the Coast Range and the myriad of inlets and islands that make our coastline so spectacular. All this is just a warm up for what we believe is the B.C. coast's crown jewel, Hakai Pass.
Hakai Pass is located 440 km northwest of Vancouver off the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. The Hakai Land and Sea Fishing Club camp is on Calvert Island within the Hakai Conservancy, a marine park that covers an area of 1,230 square kilometers. The camp is only a few minutes boat run to almost all the well-known fishing "hot spots." Our rustic cookhouse, two bunkhouses and crew cabins are uniquely located at the edge of a spectacular white sand beach in an ancient old-growth coastal rainforest. A spectacular driftwood walkway connects the camp to the docks.
Hakai Pass is made up of a myriad of small islands, coves, channels and inlets. Prolific schools of salmon migrate through the area during the summer months before their final journey up coastal spawning streams. Chinook salmon, coho salmon, lingcod, halibut and rockfish feed on abundant bait fish that thrive in the nutrient-rich waters and rugged coastlines sheltered by dense kelp forests. Humpback whales, Orcas, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, otters, eagles and seabirds provide amazing wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Club operates on a break even or small annual surplus basis. Since our Club exists to serve its members, everything possible is done to keep costs down. The Fishing Club's costs are very competitively priced in comparison with commercial operations in the region. Operating budgets are established each year to provide a small cash reserve to ensure modest infrastructure and capital expenditure upgrades meet our future needs.