Nechako Lodge and Aviation

Accommodations and Tours-Transportation

Nestled away in the untamed wilderness near Kenney Dam and Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is the full-service, back-country retreat, Nechako Lodge & Aviation. As the perfect outdoor adventure base close to numerous renowned fishing holes, epic canoe routes and monumental locales, guests experience the remote Canadian back-country like nowhere else!

Nechako Lodge & Aviation features a slew of accommodation options to suit groups of any size. Each room offering comes complete with a breathtaking panoramic vista, ranging from spacious guestrooms and cozy log cabins to a quaint campground tucked adjacent to the lake. At Nechako Lodge & Aviation there’s something for everyone, including lovers of hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, canoeing or even those looking for a relaxing, secluded get away. Guestrooms come complete with delicious home-cooked meals, while cabins allow guests to experience more independence with a fully-equipped kitchen.

And no trip would be complete without an exhilarating float-plane ride with owner Josef Doerig at the helm. He is backed by decades of bush flying experience and is happy to transport guests to any lake large enough to accommodate landing and take-off. Hunters, anglers and back-country enthusiasts frequent this preferred charter service. The property also features a boat launch for all your watercraft needs.

As a committed operation to environmental sustainability, Nechako Lodge & Aviation prides themselves in reducing their ecological footprint by utilizing state-of-the-art wind generators and solar trackers. Additionally, heat and hot water energy is created by a scrap-wood fueled, outdoor wood furnace.

If you’re not already convinced- see what Nechako Lodge & Aviation is all about for yourself! The glowing reviews speak volumes of past guests’ experiences.


Meet Elisabeth & Joe Doerig

Meet Elisabeth & Joe Doerig

Together Elisabeth and Joe Doerig along with their sons Martin and Thomas, are the owners and operators of Nechako Lodge & Aviation. The facility was originally opened in the 1960's as a hunting lodge, changing hands many times over the years to come. The opportunity to purchase the property arose in 1987, and having recently emigrated from Switzerland seven years prior, Elisabeth and Joe knew this was the chance they had been waiting for. Their love for the wilderness of British Columbia paired with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry made the decision an easy one.

Fast forward a few decades and their business has transformed from a rustic compound to a thriving and popular retreat. The Doerigs have worked tirelessly to create an outdoor enthusiast destination that will impress not only their guests but themselves. “We love being able to provide our guests with opportunities to experience the beauty of our back country from a comfortable base,” shares Elisabeth. “If your business is on the shore of a beautiful lake surrounded by wilderness, work and life become one!”

2500 - 500 Road
Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A1