Kains Lake

Kains Lake
Kains Lake, Photo By Bud Logan

Kains Lake is located on the Holberg rd about west 14 km of Port Hardy, Vancouver Island. The fishing is good, but the cutthroat trout are slow-growing and mostly run between 20 and 40 cm, but the odd one will reach up to 3.5 kg. The lake receives very little fishing pressure, and you will usually have the lake to yourself.

There is a nice little campsite here and a car-top boat launch. There are a few Dolly Varden Char and Kokanee Trout in this lake. Several of the streams that flow into the lake are great to fly fish at, black ant flies work well. You can troll along the drop-off with a black flatfish or a lake troll and worms.

North of Kain’s lake is Georgie Lake, there is a good rec site and boat launch here, and to the west is Nahwitti Lake, you will find a nice rec site here with room for 8 groups of campers and there are trails that head to the water where you can launch a canoe or kayak. The fishing is fairly good at all 3 lakes due to little fishing pressure.

Kains Lake
Kains Lake, Photo By Bud Logan

There is a very good chance to see some of our larger animals like bears, elk, deer or maybe even a cougar and there are many types of smaller animals here, animals like pine martens, raccoons, mink, beaver, otters and many more.

The birdlife is incredible, and you will be amazed at the number of different flowers and plants that can be seen here, come in the spring, and you will wonder why you never came here before.

So, when you drop in to visit this little lake, don’t forget to bring your camera and take home some memories.

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2 thoughts on “Kains Lake”

  1. According to an article I’m reading there’s supposed to be old cabins on Kains lake at each end. 1930’s.

    1. I have read of these cabins. It would be a great adventure to find them. I have always enjoyed hiking the north island to find these old homes. The image is of a home we found on the northern tip of the island, we located 3 on this trip.cabin found by my son and i

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