I'm a corporate pilot, and my passengers often ask "Where can we fly to for reliably good fishing--a place where we can talk with our customers--a place where we can be ASSURED that our customers have the very best time? There is only one place I recommend--North Knife Lake!
I've been to a lot of hunting and fishing lodges in Canada over the years--most are OK for fishing--but often leave something to be desired on the amenities side. Not so here! The entire lodge was flown in on multiple trips with a DC-3 landing on the ice--the equipment is good--the everything is neat and clean--and the FOOD--prime rib or wild meats--over a hundred miles from the nearest road! (It helps that Helen Webber is a best-selling cookbook author!) All this would be for naught if it weren't for the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff. The tone is set by Doug & Helen--and they make things happen!
Doug takes the time to answer questions about living here in the North--and the logistics of running a remote lodge. (Example: gasoline costs up to $30 per gallon by the time it is flown in--so the Lodge has invested in solar and wind power--it works very well!) If you ever watched the TV show "Ice Pilots"--there was an episode about landing a DC-3 on a remote lodge runway--this is the place! Absolutely nothing stops these people from meeting the needs of guests.
The fishing is reliably excellent--my first trip to the lodge was piloting a film crew for an outdoor fishing show. I've been back multiple times--and have never been disappointed.
The Webbers also operate hunting camps for moose and caribou--and offer a unique goose hunting experience on Hudson Bay. A daughter and son-in-law operate Churchill Wild--the premier eco-tour facilities on the bay. Polar bears, Beluga whales, and other Arctic wildlife are featured--with experts providing commentary.
As others have said here, it's the PEOPLE that make the difference here.
- Also Known As:
- North Knife Lake Hotel Churchill