Bourne, Rick
President and Part Owner

Langara Fishing Adventures
201-4440 Cowley Crescent
V7B 1B8


Company Profile

Rick Bourne, President and part owner of Langara Fishing Adventures worked side by side with his partners  to pioneer the first "fly-in" sport fishing in 1985 in the remote Haida Gwaii (previously known as Queen Charlotte Islands). Langara Fishing Adventures' five remote lodges showcase the very best of British Columbia's diverse wilderness, wildlife and sport fishing opportunities:  from world famous salmon and halibut in the abundant waters of Langara Island, to hard-fighting steelhead in the quiet rivers of Haida Gwaii, and wild rainbow trout in the Chilcotin wilderness.

Sport fishing at Langara Island began in 1985, when founders Rick Bourne and the three Noble brothers, towed a renovated 120-foot paddle-wheeler up to Langara Island, anchored it in a protective cove, and set out to discover the island's secrets.

Their claim to being the Pioneers of Langara Island is hard-earned, and shared by all of those adventurous guests who joined us in our search to find a better place to fish over 25 years ago.

Since Langara Fishing Lodge was opened in 1985 and Langara Island Lodge in 1995, expansions have included Kumdis River Lodge, Moosehead Lodge and Alaska View Lodge. 

Rugby Connection

Since hanging up his boots after an impressive career which saw him suit up for BC against the likes of Wales and New Zealand, Bourne has dedicated years of volunteer service to the sport of Rugby.

Bourne was the Chairman of Rugby Canada for four years, the initial founder and Past President of the UBC Old Boys Ravens Rugby Club and is currently heavily involved in UBCOB's youth rugby program with the Minis. Bourne was instrumental in launching the Haida Gwaii First Nations Rugby Program and has previously been invovled with coaching Vancouver's representative teams. Bourne was recently recognized as the 2012 Jack Patterson Memorial Trophy recipient for his service to the sport in BC.

Through Langara Fishing Adventures, Bourne has been a key financial supporter of rugby both in BC as well as in Canada.

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