Like many of you, we at QCL have been closely monitoring the global health concerns related to COVID-19, and we appreciate this is a very dynamic situation. The management team at QCL has been and will continue to closely monitor the status of the outbreak and its potential to impact the QCL experience for our guests and staff alike.
The QCL team recognizes that challenges exist that are to the largest extent beyond our control. For those things that are within our control we are going to take our responsibility to be prepared as top priority.
Preparedness needs to be the byword from this point forward. Given that our opening day is May 29th we are grateful that we have time to undertake steps necessary to ensure your safety. Even before you arrive you can be assured that we have screened all staff prior to heading up to the resort. Once there, and before opening day, we will prepare and deliver training of new standards of care in our handling of all aspects of service delivery. Enhanced food preparation procedures, staff cleanliness protocol, increased sanitizing stations and education will all be completed before the first guest arrives. We are working with our air carriers to make sure that they are an integral part of the team as they also add enhanced procedures and protocol.
Of utmost importance is the placement of trained emergency doctors on site every day of the season. They have their own clinic and equipment on site and are our best source of accurate up to date information. We’re grateful to have such an experienced team behind us. Now, more than ever, we are excited to be leading the industry with this type of service.
At Queen Charlotte Lodge we intend to operate “business as usual” for our 2020 season, adding the highest level of diligence to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests. We know we can’t control what may come in the next few months from a global point of view. However, we also know that we can provide the safest environment while you enjoy one of the most pristine, remote and simply amazing parts of the world. Thank you for choosing QCL as your remote 2020 fishing and adventure destination.
We will continue to keep you informed on this site as the summer approaches.
Our current e-newsletter is out this week with the latest updates on the goings on at QCL. With only 85 days to go before opening day (Wow!) everybody’s in high gear around here in preparation for our 30th season! If you don’t currently receive our e-news you can easily sign up from our website… there’s a little Newsletter form at the bottom of almost every page!
To read the current edition just click on this link: http://createsend.com/t/r-EB269230CB0F6A022540EF23F30FEDED
The QCL Kingfisher Derby has been annual tradition for many years. In fact, many of the participants have been fishing this derby for more than a decade! The Kingfisher is a Catch & Release salmon derby that happens in mid-June – so that means Chinook salmon. Fish guided or self-guided, weighted rods or downriggers; Go with what you know! All entered fish are measured, scored, revived and carefully released by derby marshals. Guides may not touch the rod. It’s 3 exciting days of intense fishing effort, right down to the wire on the last day. More than once the winner was netted in the final hours of the derby! To spice up the competition a bit, there is one prize for largest killed salmon; often a strategic decision! With an entry fee of $2000 per angler the top prize has ranged from $40K to over $60K.
This year’s event, our 18th Annual, is our biggest yet, with the richest prize pool ever! It’s a highlight of the summer with over $100,000 up for grabs for anglers pursuing the largest Catch & Release salmon. Top prize for the largest salmon released will be minimum $50,000 and there are prizes for runners up as well as daily catch. It’s a party all weekend with special treatment from the food & beverage department as well! Tons of fun! At this time there are still a few spaces left so if you enjoy a little competition in your fishin’ you should give us a call today!
Dress up your desktop with the QCL 2020 Calendar!
You’ll find them on our Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/…/qclshooter/albums/72157712565518442
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This week members of our sales team are attending the annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup; look for Roger, Craig and Kevin at Booth #621. We’ll be at the Pacific Northwest show in Portland on February 5-9. At the same time we’ll be in Reno for the big Safari Club International show. Remaining spaces for the 2020 season are going even more quickly now with show season in full swing. If you haven’t reserved your dates for this year you’d best not delay any longer!
Happy 2020! While the lodge is buttoned up for a long winter’s nap, we’re busy with plans to make our 30th season the best one ever! As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, we’re most thankful for the great relationships we have with all members of what we call the QCL family. Sharing time and experiences together up at the Lodge is a privilege that we truly appreciate.
The 2019 season was a very good one at QCL with memorable fishing, wonderful guests, terrific staff and mostly favourable weather. We’re well into the serious preparation phase for the 2020 season and the excitement level around here is definitely ramping up. Judging by the fantastic return bookings and the volume of new guests already committed to visit us this season, we’re going to have a very busy summer!
Members of our sales team are currently attending the annual Safari Club Convention in Dallas; look for Roger, Craig and Kevin at Booth #962. We’ll be at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup later this month as well as the Portland show in February. At the same time we’ll be in Reno for the big Safari Club International show. Space for 2020 have sold notably faster than “normal” so if you haven’t reserved your dates for this year you’d best not delay any longer!
Thanksgiving, whenever you celebrate, is absolutely the perfect time for reflection. As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving it’s wonderful to share some of the stories and the memories of the year that is coming to an end. And in reflection we’re reminded to be thankful for those memories. Our lives are so rich and we often forget how very fortunate we are. At QCL we feel that our guests and staff all have something very important in common… our experiences at the Lodge in Haida Gwaii and especially our stories.
We feel especially privileged to be able to share a few days with our Queen Charlotte Lodge family each summer. Thank you all for allowing us that privilege.
For the past 29 years Queen Charlotte Lodge has helped to create those memories for adventure seekers of all generations. Families and friends make up a large part of our guest list on virtually every trip of the summer. With all that experience, we make it really easy for you to come visit!
As our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s the perfect time to start planning one of those escapes! We still have some space available for next summer but people are talking and planning and select dates are filling up. Explore around our website to learn more and feel free to give us a call to enquire.