Barkley Sound Lodge

Barkley Sound Lodge Fishing Lodge is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in the Barkley Sound. Our unique location offers some of British Columbia's premier Salmon and Halibut fishing.

Barkley Sound Fishing Lodge has become famous for its seclusion, offers of a modern facility with a rustic feel and experienced friendly staff that makes you feel right at home.

Our remote location is accessible only by boat or float plane.

Our Salmon and Halibut fishing lodge, which was first introduced to these friendly waters over 30 years ago, has recently been upgraded and modernized and continues to build and strengthen the reputation that has allowed us to become one of the most unique and sought after fishing lodges on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

History of Barkley Sound Lodge

In 1975 Robert Harrison was flying over Barkley Sound when he spotted a secluded little inslet called Cigarette Cove. Shortly after Cigarette Cove Lodge was born. The original lodge was set on a barge but years later the Harrisons built a new bigger, and better floating lodge of which they milled the wood themselves.

As time passed, Roberts son, Tim Harrison took over operations at the Lodge with his sister, Joanne Harrison. For years to come, Cigarette Cove was a thriving fishing resort, attracting fisherman from all over North America.

In the late 90's Tim changed the name of the lodge from Cigarette Cove to the family name Harrison. Harrisons Cove Lodge continued to be a thriving destination for fisherman.

In 2004, after many years of hard work, Tim Harrison decided to sell his beloved fishing lodge and retire. It was sold to one of Harrisons Cove Lodges recent guests, Paul Vickers. From 2004-2014 Harrisons Cove Lodge continued to be one of Barkley Sounds premier fishing destinations.

After the 2014 fishing season it was decided that the fishing lodge would receive a more geographic name. Hence Barkley Sound Lodge was born. Thirty-nine years later, a new and exciting chapter in the fishing lodges history has begun.


Whether you fly directly to our door via floatplane, or drive the scenic Pacific Rim Highway from Port Alberni, getting here is part of the adventure. We are a quick 45 minute float plane ride from Vancouver or Victoria, or take the beautiful drive from either the Comox or Nanaimo Airports. The choice is yours.

Friends of Barkley Sound Lodge