Orvis Week at Babine Steelhead Lodge
Experience some of the best steelheading in wild and scenic British Columbia.
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October 20-27, 2023
$8,454 Per angler (Double occupancy)
Length of Trip:
7 nights, 6 days of fishing (5 full, 2 half days)
- A Spey angler’s dream trip
- Chase trophy-size wild steelhead
- Experience the remote and rugged scenery that defines B.C. steelhead country
- Enjoy newly renovated cabins perched right on the river
- Delight in carefully prepared meals both in the main lodge and on the river
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The lodge sits on the banks of the Babine River, overlooking enticing runs that will be your playground during your stay. Each newly renovated cabin has a private shower and two double beds. The main lodge has been upgraded to be a welcoming and comfortable space where you can join the other guests for meals, cocktails, and to share fish stories. High-speed wireless service is available.
Upon arrival from your helicopter flight from the town of Smithers, you will be greeted by the lodge staff and shown to your cabin, which you will share with one other guest. After a hearty lunch, orientation, and safety briefing you will be free to spend some time on the river. Your first opportunity to fish (Friday afternoon) will be unguided, however the runs right out your front door are some of the best the Babine has to offer. Each morning you’ll be up for a 6:30 AM wakeup call with fresh coffee delivered to your cabin and a delicious breakfast to follow. After wadering up, stringing your rods, and getting prepared for the day you will meet your guide at the boats located just outside your door. They will then shuttle you to that day's 'beat' or section of water you'll be fishing. Lunch will be on the river, and with a 2:1 guide to angler ratio, you'll always have someone nearby to handle the net or help you decide what fly to tie on. Around 5 PM you'll return to the lodge, where you can freshen up, take a nap, or get some more fishing in before cocktail hour and dinner.
Considered one of the last unspoiled rivers in B.C., the Babine is a Spey angler’s paradise—you can check all the boxes: breathtaking runs, big wild fish, and a gorgeous backdrop. Located in the heart of steelhead country, Babine Steelhead Lodge provides anglers with the chance to catch a fish of a lifetime while surrounded by some of Mother Nature's most impressive work. Two-handed rods are the tool of choice, but there are opportunities for single-handed casters. Either way, swinging flies on the Babine will be a memorable experience.
What is included?
- Round-trip transfer from Smithers, B.C. to the lodge
- Accommodation and meals
- Guided fishing
- Beer & wine
- Goods & services tax, hotel tax
What is not included?
- International or domestic airfare
- Fishing licenses
- Guide and staff gratuities
- Hard alcohol/craft beer
- Arrival and departure taxes
How many people are on this trip?
What skill level is suggested?
All skill levels welcome.
How strenuous are the activities?
The trip can be tailored to an individual's fitness level.
Is this a child-friendly trip?
Parents should use their discretion regarding their children's level of maturity and patience if they will be joining the trip as an angler. Babine Steelhead Lodge is in a remote setting and there are no non-angler activities.
What additional activities are available?
This trip is for anglers only. There are no other activities available.
What is the typical weather?
Weather in the Northern Rockies can be unpredictable. You could experience frigid mornings that turn into downright hot afternoons and everything in between. Average daytime temperatures in October are in the 40s and nighttime temps drop into the 20s. October is the rainiest month for the area; bring good raingear, you are steelheading after all!
What gear do you recommend?
A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.
A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.
All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.
Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips (stated in the trip proposal and materials), the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:
|Days Prior to Trip||Fee|
|+ 90 days||$300 per person|
|89 days or less||100% of cost|
For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.
We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.
Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.
Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
Passports and documents
International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.
Arrival and Departure
Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.
Equipment & Clothing
You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
Limitation of liability
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