A simple flight from Vancouver to Terrace or drive to the door of the Lodge. Air Canada and West Jet have daily flights.
Absolutely. During the details of booking your trip you would likely have been in touch with Chad Black, our operations manager. Part of his duty is to make sure we know when you are coming and going from the lodge. Once you fly in, look for his name tag and he’ll be there to escort you to the Lodge.
Obviously gratuities are appreciated by the staff of Nicholas Dean and are completely optional. Guides and Staff are tipped separately. A guideline for a guide is $100 to $150/day/person depending on your level of service. A guideline for a staff is $70 to $100/day/person. Staff tips are split amongst the chef, server, cleaner and other staff members involved in your adventure.
Most guests do enjoy using their own equipment. Getting comfortable with a rod and reel is always great and makes casting, presenting and fishing a lot easier. Although at Nicholas Dean the only real requirements are waders, boots and a good rain jacket. Appropriate layering is also a good idea as going commando is not the best idea under the waders!
Absolutely not. We do have the ability to fish conventionally for all the species and our guides are all experts in this fishery as well. Having said that, we suggest giving fishing with a fly a chance. Many a guest have come with the intent to fish conventionally, then tried the fly fishing and fortunately for us they are now addicted to swinging flies! Most never touch a gear rod again!
The Lodge is 15 minutes from the airport and 9 minutes out of town to the west, past the Kalum River. Our most used boat launch is 9 minutes from the lodge door, before you even finish your first coffee you can be fishing!
Absolutely we do accept credit cards but don’t believe the commercial, AMEX can’t be used everywhere including Nicholas Dean! We accept Visa, MasterCard, Pay Pal, cheque and etransfer. With being such a small company and processing fee’s being large, we would always appreciate paying for the adventure by either cheque or etransfer. Every nickel we save, we can re-invest in the business.
At Nicholas Dean we have choices for you. We have 3 logs cabins and each of them has single room accommodation with a shared washroom. In addition to that we also have access to a suite. The suite is a shared bedroom and washroom but is much larger than the cabins. The suites have a sitting area, a table to tie flies and a large area to work on your gear each night.