About Qualicum Rivers Winter Harbour Fishing Lodge & Resort

About Us

The Knutson family bought Cõsta Lotta Campground, located in Qualicum Beach – just north of Nanaimo, in 1980. After doing day charters and boat rentals in the 1980′s and early 90′s, we decided to combine Mom’s fabulous culinary skills…


Spacious 290 square foot rooms, each with private 3 piece bath, 3-4 single beds and daily linen service, combined with large dining and lounging areas with spectacular ocean and mountain views, make relaxing after a successful days fishing a delight.


Offering “sun-up to sun-down” fishing, so when the “bite is on” our guests can stay and play it out for as long as there is light. Open ocean trolling for salmon, deep sea jigging for Halibut, Lingcod, & Rockfish. Our guides also clean and ice the days catch.

Boats & Gear

Our rugged, and durable custom built 26′ cabin cruisers and 19′ bimini topped boats are constructed of heavy duty welded aluminum, and with their sturdy hull and rib construction, they are designed specifically for west coast open water fishing…


Our meals are as spectacular as the surroundings. All meals are served with an outstanding view of the ocean, a setting framed by wall to wall windows. Our restaurant provides the ambiance of the small coastal village nestled along-side the lodge.

Fish Species

Learn more about the fish you’re pulling in the boat.  The common chinook (king salmon, tyee, spring), coho, halibut, lingcod, red snapper, but beside these species, there are also dozens other less-known fish species that are found in our waters…