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$3,695 for deluxe fishing gift for Dad

vicky vacay deal of the dayTravel Deal for June 11, 2013

It’s nicknamed the Galapagos of the North because of the vast amounts of unique wildlife and the exquisite, austere beauty throughout its territory. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago that marks the westernmost point of Canada, is also flush with some of the best salmon fishing on the planet.

Guests of the Queen Charlotte Lodge, renowned for its appearances on “The Lodge” series on the World Fishing Network, can enjoy guided and non-guided fishing trips that include the opportunity to hook salmon that can top 100 pounds. Halibut and tuna are among the other species that also dwell in the waters just south of Alaska, and there’s also the likelihood of seeing whales, orcas, eagles, bears, and other splendid wildlife.

Haida Gwaii, which was called the Queen Charlotte Islands until it reverted to an aboriginal name three years ago, constitutes roughly 10,000 square kilometres (4,000 square miles) and about 150 islands in the Pacific northwest. To get here, Queen Charlotte Lodge guests arrive on twice-weekly flights from Vancouver and then helicopter in to the property, where luxury food and rustic suites await.

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, why not book Dad a getaway he will never forget?

Rates at the Queen Charlotte Lodge start at $3,695 per person for a three-night stay and the 2013 fishing season runs through September. Gets Hooked at the Queen Charlotte Lodge

During his visit to the Queen Charlotte Lodge, Managing Editor Adrian Brijbassi documented how women could outduel the men, and the big fish, while at this haven for sports fishing.

Brijbassi writes: “The Haida are a matriarchal society, so it seems fitting that Jessica Eussen and the other women who journey to fish these waters would outperform the men. In one of those momentous, tell-it-to-your-grandkids, I-can’t-believe-what-I-just-pulled-off highlights of life, Jessica, a tiny 18-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, reeled in a 43-pound Chinook salmon while on a fishing trip with her father.

The thing was about half the size of her and coaxed a smile just as wide. ‘I’ll never forget it,’ she said a few minutes after being congratulated by other anglers in awe of the feat as well as the dockhands at the Queen Charlotte Lodge, which has built a reputation as a world-class fishing destination during its nearly two decades of operation.”

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To book this fishing deal with the Queen Charlotte Lodge: Visit the reservations page on the Queen Charlotte Lodge website or call toll-free at 800.688.8959 or email

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