Hi Everyone.

Hope you are all well and enjoyed a safe and happy festive season. With the challenging times of last year, we can only look forward to a much better year in 2021.

As many of you noticed, I missed my usual report just before Christmas due to medical issues, but all is well now and I’m looking forward to a much better year.

All we seem to hear and see on the news is about Covid, but at least there is some promising news with the approval of vaccines and it is just a matter of time before we can all get shots. It appears that anyone traveling, internationally and Canadian residents, to the Yukon will have to have proof of vaccine. It will be nice when all of this is behind us and we can start to do the things that we enjoy so much, being with friends and family.

 I think she will remember this one. 
He always catches a big one. 

Last year was a bust at the lodge with only a couple of guests coming, but we managed to get lots of chores done. Being one of the lucky ones to be here, my cook Deb and myself spent the summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth and yes, the fishing was great also. It is always amazing seeing the change of the seasons from winter to spring to summer and back to fall; the changes in the north do happen so very quickly.

It was a real adjustment coming home and having to adjust to all of the new restrictions. The funniest one was when people would tell me that I needed to do 2 weeks quarantine after spending 5 months in the wilderness 200 miles from anyone...I would think that we were some of the safest people in the world up at Kluane!

 After it’s finished, can you think of a better place to enjoy the view and refreshment on?

There was no problem finding things to do while we were there, things that have been put off for far too long and things that are hard to do when guests are at the Lodge. Pruning all of the trees around the lodge, yard maintenance, endless amounts of staining, insulating some of the cabins, repairing the docks, replacing some of the cribbing under the cabins, building a new deck for everyone to enjoy, and the list goes on.

 No wonder you were cold before.

 That's better!

With so many restrictions in place this year, I’m not planning on doing any travel or sportsmen's shows this spring. Not sure what I’m going to do with all of my time as it has been 25 years of being on the road coming to see most of you at the various shows and seeing all of the other lodge owners and friends. Maybe next year.

After talking to some of you, there appears there is a lot of interest to come north on a fishing trip; many people are going to be avoiding locations and areas where lots of people would be around for their upcoming holidays.

With having to move everyone who was booked for last year into this year there is limited space for trips so I wouldn’t delay too long if you are planning a fishing trip with us for this year.

Even nature is telling us of a better times to come.

Looking forward to another great summer and hopefully seeing and sharing it with many of you!

From Brian and the staff at Kluane Wilderness Lodge