Nootka is known for Chinook salmon fishing in the calm waters
inside the Sound, right in front of Critter Cove.
There is also fishing on the open Pacific at the entrance to the Sound and beyond,
for those who prefer the open Pacific experience.

Many rooms at Critter Cove are built on the docks and your boat is moored nearby.

We have everything the do-it-yourself fishermen needs, including great location, accommodation, tackle store, cafe, bait, ice, and marine gas. There’s a range of accommodation from basic rooms on the docks to full service, self-contained, waterfront cottages.

Our cafe is open at first light for coffee, breakfast sandwiches and baking to take with you. NOTE – new for 2020 we don’t have seating or table service due to social distancing efforts. We have an assortment of items ready to go for lunch and diner usually including soups, chili, loaded baked spuds, sandwiches, salads, samosas, pot pies, house made waffle cones and desserts. Guests often bring supplies and cook their own meals, so you are not required to join us in the restaurant.

Note we enforce a quiet time past 10 pm since most guests are rising early.

Chinook Salmon are usually abundant thanks to the local successful Conuma Fish Hatchery