Ole's was established in 1982 by Irv and JoAnn Olsen. The Olsen family had been logging on the coast since the 50's and were familiar with Hakai Pass for it's fantastic fishing. They knew of a sheltered bay close to the fishing grounds with a freshwater supply and this was the ideal location which they chose to set up their fishing Lodge.
Irv and JoAnn and the Olsen family operated the lodge for many years and built up a very loyal and keen following based on their genuine hospitality and the caring approach they took to looking after their guests. In 1996 after their family had grown and moved on to their own careers, Irv and JoAnn wanted to spend more of their summers in town. Ernie Daley joined Ole' s that summer as General Manager and his staff have continued the tradition of customer service excellence in a world class location to this day.
This cheerful, energetic, hardworking crew has become the cornerstone of Ole's success. The Olsen family is still a very involved partner in the ongoing success of operations.