The Skeena River House is less a hotel and more an experience in Canadian hospitality. Run by the husband and wife team of Brad and Kim Zeerip, the house overlooks the legendary Skeena River, and offers up bedroom views of Sleeping Beauty Mountain. Six comfortable bedrooms are well appointed, though chances are good that you’ll spend most of your time in the common areas, enjoying delicious home-style Canadian meals, big fish stories, and tales of Brad’s back country wizardry.
In fact, the Skeena River House is a fantastic place to rest your head whether in summer or winter – come during warm weather for world-class fishing excursions, or visit like I did during winter, as you try and tackle the Shames Mountain back country.
And how can you not love a lodge that has a back country map on the pool table, a massive salmon over the bar, and an entire nook dedicated to fly tying?