“Not only did we get to experience the thrill of catching fish, you provided an extraordinary, life changing experience for our girls, one that none of us will ever forget.”
We travelled as a group of 12 to Aikens Lake, July of 2020. There was a mixed bag of ages and interests in our family's group, in fact, my 16 year old daughter was not shy to declare to us..."Fine. I will go. But under no circumstances will I fish or even EAT fish." Within half a day at Aikens, with the urging of the staff and the guides, she got in the boat and allowed a rod to be put in her hands. She very quickly discovered the joys of fishing: the shared fellowship of your fishing mates, the joy of having a top notch guide, the fresh air and pristine water, the thrill of the catch, and of course, the beautifully prepared shore lunch after a morning of fishing. This turnaround for my daughter was profound and a life lesson I hope she never forgets: be open to new people and experiences. You never know who or what will take hold.
I have heard many people speak highly of Aikens Lake lodge but this was my first chance to experience it. This place is run so smoothly: with the million details taken care of for each guests' visit, this is no small feat. Of course, as you would expect from a lodge of this calibre, all the big things are well taken care of: the lodging, the food, the social atmosphere, the incredibly endearing staff and guides, all of the small details are also taken care of which makes you feel like your safety, comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost priority. This is a special place.
Janelle, Pat, Julie and Pit (and master guitarist Annika:): thank you again for the wonderful 4 days. Not only did we get to experience the thrill of catching fish, you provided an extraordinary, life changing experience for our girls, one that none of us will ever forget.
Kim, Chuck, Carmen and Ella xo