Nature Watching

When you visit QCL in Haida Gwaii you’re presented with a wide variety of experiences.

Being surrounded by wilderness as far as the eye can see is certainly one the first realizations to occur! As you spend time in that environment you tune in to all the life that’s around you. Of course there’s the big stuff like humpback whales and black bears but you’ll also discover that the ocean is teeming with life, the birds are everywhere and the forest maintains a timeless presence. Soak it up!

Local Wildlife

Whale Watching

These cold north Pacific waters provide an incredible setting to witness the web of life in action. Vast amounts of plankton feed huge volumes of small fish which feed great populations of salmon, cod, halibut and other fish who fall prey to seals, eagles and humans! In the midst of all this are the whales, mostly humpback and orca, with occasional appearances by grey and Minke, that are totally captivating with their presence. Being around the whales, watching them feed and interact, is something that we never get tired of!

Local Wildlife

Bird Life

As a prominent stop on the Pacific migration flyway and a major habitat for seabirds, the coast of Haida Gwaii provides excellent opportunities to observe large numbers and wide varieties of bird life. Along the ocean shoreline you’ll find prolific feeding activity of seabirds, often in large flocks, as they dip and dive for marine life. If you take some time to quietly explore the forest margins you’ll find seasonal songbirds as well as residents. Whether you prefer binoculars or a camera you’re sure to be busy with all that’s around you!

Queen Charlotte Lodge

Luxury Fishing Lodge

Perched on the far western edge of the continent, Queen Charlotte Lodge provides the perfect destination for those seeking a nice change of pace. Less than 3 hours from Vancouver yet half-a-world away, discover the wild northwest coast, home of eagles and bears, salmon and halibut and lush old growth forests. We’ve made it easy to give yourself the chance to relax and recharge. Let us take care of all the details! We want to be your favourite holiday destination and we’ll always work hard to ensure that your next trip is at least as good as your last!

Aerial view of QCL luxury fishing lodge in Naden Harbour

QCL Vision / Story

For over 25 years we’ve been welcoming guests to the big log cabin with the red roof in remote Naden Harbour. Now a tradition and every summer, we create special memories of time spent with friends.

QCL accommodation


Nestled among the towering spruce of Naden Harbour, you’ll find your escape! With a selection of accommodation venues designed to serve the needs of every guest, we’ll ensure you’re comfortable!

QCL dining salmon salad


From our fantastic welcome barbeque on your first night, to the delectable snacks you enjoy on the boat between fish catches, we want you to enjoy fabulous culinary treats every day of your visit!

The Bell Ringer

The Bell Ringer

At the end of a long day spent fishing, The Bell Ringer is the place to be! Cold drinks and hot appetizers pair perfectly with new friends and stories of the fish that did – and didn’t, get away!

QCL amenities Twin Creek Spa


While immersed in the natural beauty of Haida Gwaii, there is no reason why you shouldn’t take a break and pamper yourself! Spend some wind-down time in the gym or enjoy a soothing massage at our Twin Creeks Spa – it’s up to you!

QCL amenities gift gallery shop

Gift Shop

Whether it’s something you need or something you want, there are times when you just have to shop! We sourced a fine selection of quality wearables and gift items as well as those assorted supplies you may have forgotten.

Humpback whale breaching the water


At QCL you can fish as much, or as little, as you want. Take time to explore this amazing place; whether following a pod of whales as they feed, photographing the coastal forest giants or visiting ancient Haida sites.

Destination wedding at Queen Charlotte Lodge

Event Planning

QCL is the perfect destination for so much more than fishing! Our talented staff and versatile facilities have played host to numerous conferences, weddings, reunions and events. Ask about our QCL Concierge service!

The Kingfisher Report QCL blog

Kingfisher Report

Read the Kingfisher Report. It’s the QCL Blog where you’ll stay up to date on all the happenings – on season and off. Look for additional content like videos and photo galleries that tell all the stories of life at The Lodge!

Looking out for soaring eagles at QCL luxury fishing lodge

QCL Media Centre

If a picture is worth a thousand words then we have so many stories to tell at QCL! A visit to the Media Centre tells you how it is. You can investigate all of our facilities, check out the fishing grounds, or even the weather!

Lucky for me this was my second year in a row, I truly believe the trip is unbeatable. Great fishing, unbelievable customer service, the morale of the team working the lodge is beaming from every staff member you are in contact with.

Stayed at the Totem house

Fishing WOW
Food WOW
Service WOW
Nature WOW
Lodging WOW

Cant wait for the next trip

~Scott W on TripAdvisor