Plan Your Fishing Trip

Pre-trip Information

Things to do after booking your trip.

Complete our Pre-trip Questionnaire

This information will help us have everything prepared in advance for your trip this summer. It’s easiest and best to complete and submit the form online. Alternatively you can download the form and forward a completed copy to our office by fax (604.247.1256) or by mail.

Pacific Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence

IMPORTANT:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) issue all Pacific Tidal Waters Sport Fishing (TWSF) licences electronically through the National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS). New Pacific Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences and Salmon Conservation Stamps for the 2019-2020 season are available for purchase effective April 1st 2019.  Once you register, you will also be able to replace a lost licence or renew future licences through NRLS.

Heres the link to purchase your licence:

As a result we no longer issue the Tidal Waters Sport Fishing licence to our guests.  You will need to register online and purchase your licence prior to your arrival at the Lodge.  Please remember that you do need to purchase the Salmon Conservation Stamp as part of your licence!

If you have any questions or problems pertaining to your licence, call DFO’s licensing help desk directly at 1-877-535-7307.

Pleasure Craft Operators Card & Boater Proficiency Requirements

Guests coming up to the lodge should note that anyone operating a boat in Canada must possess a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or attend a Boating Safety Orientation prior to leaving the dock.  This of course does not apply to guests fishing with a guide.  So all guests fishing self-guided should be sure to bring their PCOC cards along if they have them.

In short, anyone planning to operate a boat during their stay at QCL must have either one of the following options:

Be in possession of a Pleasure Craft Operators Card (which is available online with a study guide and a test at a cost of about $40) The guest must be in possession of this PCOC card along with their fishing licence while they are out in the boat.

Attend a boating safety orientation upon arrival at the lodge where the individual must initial each step of a prescribed form, verifying that they have been suitably instructed in the safe operation of a small watercraft. The completed form must be signed by a lodge representative and the guest must be in possession of the form along with their fishing licence while they are out in the boat.

Service, facilities, accommodations, and food and drink were first rate at every level and venue and I can’t say enough about the friendly, cheerful attitudes presented by everyone. Staff provided information and direction from before we left, at the airport, on the plane, throughout our stay, and even on the return journey making sure we were hooked up with our gear and more important – our fish! Overall a memorable experience and a first class trip!

~Ron R on TripAdvisor

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