Beautiful like-new lodge on the Skeena River. 13 bedrooms licensed to accommodate 30 people. Classified Rods Days—202 Skeena II days & 60 Kalum days, boats with trailers and equipment. Second building with staff studio apt and tackle changing room facility.
Kalum River Lodge is on 2.5 acres with 250± ft of frontage on the Skeena River near Terrace in the heart of some of the finest fishing waters in the world. Guests fish the Skeena River and tributaries such as the Kalum as well as the Kitimat River, the Nass River system, and numerous smaller coastal rivers. The lodge’s perfect location let’s guests spend more time fishing and less time travelling.
The lodge is in brand new condition with 13 bedrooms, open great room lounge with floor to ceiling windows, dining area with bar and showpiece kitchen open to the great room and laundry room. All guests enjoy single rooms with a luxurious queen or double bed and their own private bathroom. The lodge accommodation is considered excellent and could easily be operated year-round providing bed and breakfast, private, corporate, or camp type accommodation to greatly increase revenue.
The property is private being fenced, gated, and treed with manicured lawns surrounding the circular driveway where guests are delivered to the door in style.
A second building has staff studio accommodation with bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen on one side and adjoining tackle room/changing facility.
In addition to the excellent real estate value of the lodge and property, which could completely stand on its own, there is serious value in the Classified Rods Days included in the sale. The lodge has 202 Skeena II days and 60 Kalum days which are highly coveted and essential for running a guided operation. A list of equipment including guide boats with trailers is available upon request.
The lodge is only a 20-minute drive from the Terrace Airport ideal for access by private jet or commercial air travel.
Each year many anglers enjoy fishing for all the species of Pacific salmon including large powerful Chinook and steelhead. A Grand Slam at Kalum River lodge is catching all 5 salmon species and a steelhead the same day. In past seasons Kalum River Lodge fly fishermen have landed Chinook over 60 lbs and the lodge’s largest steelhead, estimated at 30 lbs., was caught on the fly.
During the summer and into the fall the lower Skeena River hosts migrating Steelhead and salmon all heading toward up-river tributaries. The fish are bound for renowned rivers such as the Bulkley, Babine, Kispiox, Sustut, Kalum, Morice and Copper (Zymoetz) run up the Skeena. These fish are only a day or so out of the ocean, so they are strong, aggressive, and very feisty. Fishing the Skeena is exciting, and action packed. Be prepared to hear your reel screaming as your fish heads off down river! The lodge was closed the last 2 seasons due to COVID 19, but the season prior to this provided Kalum River Lodge’s guests with some fantastic fishing and catches.
2190 Grandview Drive - Usk, BC
The lodge is located at Usk on Highway 16 about 20 km northeast of Terrace, turn left at the little church on the highway. See the mapping section of this listing for detailed location.
Terrace is a city located near the Skeena River in British Columbia. The community is the regional retail and service hub for the northwestern portion of British Columbia. With a current population of over 12,000 within municipal boundaries, the city services surrounding communities as well bringing the Greater Terrace Area population to over 18,000 residents. The Kitselas and Kitsumkalum people, tribes of the Tsimshian Nation, have lived in the Terrace area for thousands of years. The individual Indigenous communities neighbour the city with Kitselas to the east and Kitsumkalum to the west.
As northwest British Columbia's main services and transportation hub, Terrace is intersected by the Canadian National Railway as well as Highway 16 (running east to west) and Highway 37 South. Air services are provided at Northwest Regional Airport, with connections to Prince George, Smithers, and Vancouver. The Terrace railway station is served by Via Rail's Jasper-Prince Rupert train. Health care in Terrace is administered by Northern Health and provided in part by Mills Memorial Hospital.
The Great Bear Rainforest (also known as the Central and North Coast Forest) is a temperate rain forest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia, comprising 6.4 million hectares. It is part of the larger Pacific temperate rainforest ecoregion, which is the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world.
The Great Bear Rainforest was officially recognized by the Government of British Columbia in February 2016, when it announced an agreement to permanently protect 85% of the old-growth forested area from industrial logging. The forest was admitted to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy in September of the same year.
Terrace boasts year-round recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. The choices are endless: world-class fishing on the Skeena River, hiking trips through the backcountry, cycling along city paths, or mountain biking down steep terrain. Go golfing at the base of a majestic mountain, raft down a raging river, or ski exhilarating slopes or along peaceful Nordic trails. Enjoy the largest northern music festival in spring or 10 days of Riverboat Festivities in August. Stop by Heritage Park Museum to partake in a local event or to better understand our history.
Though the Skeena River was valued as an important inland water route, the 288-kilometre trip from coastal Port Essington to Hazelton, at the junction of the Skeena and Bulkley Rivers, was hardly a leisurely cruise. Hudson's Bay canoe brigades, paddling sturdy Haida-built cedar canoes, encountered strong currents, swirling rapids, deep canyons, and sharp bends on their week-long journey to the inland terminus.
Small steamboats appeared briefly on the turbulent river from 1864-1866, hauling supplies for the ill-fated Collins Overland Telegraph. When a transatlantic cable put an end to the ambitious North America-to-Siberia project, the steamboats were retired.
Fifteen years later, in 1891, the Hudson's Bay Company launched a specially commissioned Skeena sternwheeler known as the Caledonia. At 100 feet in length, she was judged too short to handle well, and was returned to the Victoria shipyards to be lengthened. During the next two decades the Company operated a succession of sternwheelers between Port Essington and Hazelton, often competing fiercely with private entrepreneurs such as Robert Cunningham, who launched the Hazelton in 1901. Skeena river boating had become a lucrative business, serving the traders, prospectors, merchants, and missionaries that briefly transformed Hazelton into the largest community in north-western British Columbia.
The Skeena's steam boating era was dominated by two enduring themes: the race for time to complete the upriver trip, and the adaptation of ship design to the rigors of the river. To the amusement of onlookers, bitter rivalry between sternwheeler captains led to frequent river tantrums, including the 1902 ramming of the HBC's Mount Royal by Cunningham's Hazelton. But no matter what the skill of the riverboat crews, a steamboat trip up the river took several days and involved considerable risk. At Kitselas Canyon, near present-day Terrace, shore-anchored cables were required to draw the boats through the perilous gorge. Six crew members drowned at the Canyon in 1907 while trying to free the wind-blown Mount Royal from the rocks at Ring Bolt Island.
The final chapter of Skeena steam boating paralleled the building of the Grand Trunk Railway early in the 20th Century. Construction supplies for the railroad were carried up the Skeena by several privately-owned steamships. In 1912, the Inlander made the last of the Skeena steamboat runs, guided by the captain who first steered the Caledonia up the river in 1891.
A man with a "Little" vision and big dreams arrived in the Skeena River valley in March 1905 by snowshoeing through gruelling deep snow along the Kitimat Trail. George Little liked what he saw and knew that this land was indeed the land that he was searching for when he left his native Ontario. His keen interest and faith in Terrace were contagious and soon gave way to a flood of pioneer settlers, eventually, resulting in a thriving city that respects the man who founded Terrace and recognized the potential of the Skeena Valley.
Fitting nicely into his vision of Terrace, George Little donated 47 acres to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The station stop was originally named "Littleton"; however, as there was already a Littleton in New Brunswick, Little changed the name to "Terrace" in reference to the local geography. Little established a sawmill to accommodate the demand for railway ties. In 1955, Little rode the first C.N.R. train to Kitimat passing over the same route he had trekked one half century earlier.
Please see mapping section (all boundaries are approximate).
54°38'3.93"N and 128°24'25.57"W
The lodge has potential to stand on its own providing year-round accommodation and there is serious value in the 202 Skeena II and 60 Kalum Classified Rods Days that are included in the sale as part of the business. The price includes several guide boats with trailers and a list of inventory and equipment is available.
The lodge includes 13 bedrooms each with its own bathroom, great room, dining room, bar, large open kitchen, washroom, and laundry room.
Staff studio (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) with adjoining tackle room/changing facility.
LOT 1 DISTRICT LOT 1435 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 1213
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