The 2017 season at Westcoast Resorts has come and gone. This marked the 5th year of operations under ownership by the Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo). By many metrics, this was the most successful season under HaiCo’s ownership. With continued investments under HaiCo, the facilities underwent the usual repair and maintenance regime with the addition of some capital projects and renovations. The most notable project was the updating of the Englefield Bay Lodge dining room and lounge. Based on the feedback from our valued guests, these renovations were well received and enjoyed by all.
A Westcoast Spin on a Classic Canadian Cocktail
If you didn’t get the opportunity to try one of these legendary cocktails at the lodge this year, this is your chance to try making it at home! And even though regular smoked salmon garnish will suffice, we suggest the very best from Haida Wild Seafoods.
Looking back on the 2017 season, I can reflect on some of the reasons that bring me back to this amazing location year after year. I will never forget the memories made and the fish stories that will be repeated for a lifetime. From greeting every guest upon arrival to our very last guest departing, not a minute goes by without nature demonstrating its incredible force.
We had another incredible season in Englefield Bay and as I sit here and reflect on yet another banner year, it’s hard for me to decide where to even begin. We were lucky to see the majority of our crew from 2016 return, and were fortunate to add a few new members to the family that were all very eager to see our first guests, the crews excitement was evident. Our facility underwent some major renovations and we were all very excited to show it off to all of our guests that were going to be joining us this year. The gorgeous new lounge upstairs was a hit and the added upper courtyard was a great place to enjoy the scenery in front of the lodge and share fishing stories from the day.
As we approach the end of August, the fishing has remained consistent and we are seeing great numbers of all species hit the dock despite tougher fishing conditions. We have been experiencing classic Haida Gwaii weather lately. The Denham Shoals have been accessible in the morning and afternoons have been spent, for the most part, tucked inside in more protected waters.