Lakes District Air & Fishing
Your dream of a northern wilderness vacation is just a short flight away with Lakes District Air & Fishing. The company’s commercial pilots fly adventurers to remote locations all over BC, including our secluded fishing lodges. Flying into Tweedsmuir Park, BC’s largest provincial park, allows exploration of isolated locations that are virtually untouched and completely inaccessible by vehicles. Lakes District Air & Fishing maintains a variety of small planes, including float planes. The company is also available for hire for private air tours and corporate and business ventures, including mining, forestry and wildlife surveying as well as aerial photography.
Lakes District Air and Fishing is a member of the Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce, the BC Fishing Resorts and Outfitters Association and the Float Planes Operators Association.
Meet Nick & Mary Hawes
Meet Nick & Mary Hawes
Nick and Mary Hawes are lifelong entrepreneurs and have owned and worked with a variety of outdoors and recreational businesses before purchasing Lakes District Air and Fishing in 2008. As avid outdoors lovers, they are thrilled to be able to work and live in a place that offers so many different outdoor adventures and opportunities. "This town is all about the outdoors, activity and participation," says Mary. "We are a gateway to Tweedsmuir Park, wilderness and lakes. Many people in the community are like minded in valuing and promoting our enjoyment of nature through all seasons."
The Hawes know that small town business has unique challenges, but they feel confident about the future of local business. "It is a struggle for small business here when there is competition in Prince George and on the internet but it seems that there is lots of talk about supporting local business and buying local products. If there are continual improvements to infrastructure and community services, this will encourage community members to be proud of Burns Lake and support local businesses."
What do the Hawes like to do when they aren't busy flying people to remote wilderness locations? Spend time outdoors, of course. They love everything that nature has to offer here and are particularly fond of Kager Lake and Boer Mountain, noting that it is just a short drive from town and full of amazing hiking trails.