Because we are in a very remote area, the safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance. Every year, we train and re-train our staff in first aid, CPR, small boat handling, and wilderness survival. Most of these skills and attributes come naturally to TRL folks because we are highly selective in issues of character, instinct and ability. We provide the highest quality equipment for our guides; the best boats and motors, certified aircraft, and communications including radios and satellite phones. Each guide carries a GPS and a satellite phone at all times so they can respond to an emergency situation, communicate with the lodge and each other, or even call in a med-evac helicopter if an emergency arises.
We spare no effort to protect the environs that we have the great fortune to utilize each summer. We practice catch and release at all levels. Perhaps more importantly, we have invested in the proper tools and techniques to disperse our fishing activities and, therefore, minimize the pressure that even a few anglers per week can put on a river system. This effort includes providing far more boats and motors than would be normally required. It includes providing a float plane in camp to comfortably and efficiently move our anglers over a larger area. We have built a unique outpost camp down river as well as several tent camps in the remote headwaters. While these investments were designed to reduce angling pressure on the water, they also provide a remarkable variety of wilderness sporting opportunities for our guests.
We get many questions about TRL and Labrador from potential guests that have either never been to Labrador or have been to one of Labrador’s other lodges. Why should I come to TRL instead of another lodge? Why Labrador instead of Alaska, New Zealand, or Argentina?
There are several things that make Three Rivers Lodge exciting and distinct from other lodges, no matter where they are located.