Cove is located in the heart of Nootka Sound, which is on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Nootka Sound 18 kilometers by water from the Village of Gold
The main attraction to Nootka is
the world class salmon fishing in calm water. From June to October salmon
are returning to three main rivers in Nootka including the Conuma River which supports a successful salmon hatchery. Other salmon are also
stopping to feed in Nootka on their journey to more southern rivers. Unlike most spots on the West Coast, the salmon come inside the calm sound, so fishermen don't need to venture out to open water.
find everything needed for a
successful fishing trip at Critter Cove including accommodation, marine
gas, restaurant, tackle store, bait and ice. Our accommodations range
bunkhouse cabins to self contained beach cottages on the shore. Some guests also moor at our docks and stay on their boats.
Nootka is known
for calm fishing waters on the inside of the Sound right by Critter
Cove. There is also fishing on the open Pacific at the entrance
to the Sound and beyond for those who prefer the open Pacific fishing
experience. Nootka is famous for big Chinook, commonly 25 to
40 pounds and on rare occasions even above 60 pounds. The big Coho in late
and September are also a spectacular sport fish. They are often 12 to
18 pounds, and there are usually several over 20 pounds each year. Fishermen will find all species of Pacific salmon, halibut, and
other ground fish.
At Critter Cove you can set your
own fishing schedule.
Our licensed restaurant is open at first light
for coffee and baking. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Guests often cook meals on their own on the docks as well.
See you on the docks!
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