Plan Your Fishing Trip

Travel Details

Our travel experts have prepared your journey to QCL to be as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

Vancouver Departure Flights – YVR South Terminal

Travel arrangements for the 2021 season will see two early morning departures from YVR South Terminal to connect with Helijet’s 12-passenger S76 helicopters directly into the lodge.  On most departure days we will use two aircraft, streamlining movement of guests, luggage and freight between Masset and Vancouver. (or Calgary or Edmonton).  The Air North B737-500 departure will continue as it has in recent years, augmented by Aspire Airline’s DHC Dash-8-100.  Guests should refer to their trip specific travel briefing for departure details.  The general travel briefing for YVR departures is linked below.
Air North B737
Air North B737

Aspire Dash 8-100

Upon arrival on the islands you enjoy our deluxe helicopter service on Helijet Airways Sikorsky S76 aircraft, traveling in total comfort for the scenic flight to the Lodge. Arriving to QCL between 9:30 and 11:00 am, you’ll enjoy many hours of quality fishing time on your first day.

Helijet S-76
Helijet S-76

YVR QCL location map

On the day of your return to Vancouver you depart the lodge between 9:00-12:00, arriving back into Vancouver between 1:30-2:30 pm. This early schedule allows you to connect to most North American destinations on the same day, although we don’t recommend any connecting flights departing before 5:00pm.


YVR 2021 Travel Briefing - Air North


For Your Stay in Vancouver

We’re pleased to recommend four great hotel properties for our guests to enjoy during their stay in Vancouver. These hotels offer a host of services that are custom-tailored to meet the needs of the traveling angler. These services include complimentary fish handling and freezer storage and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Vancouver South Terminal airport.


YVR Versante Hotel is the newest hotel property we work with, offering something fresh & different for your stay in Vancouver.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel is uniquely positioned right at the Vancouver Airport International Terminal, offering a full service spa, signature restaurant and a self-service, airline check-in kiosk in the lobby.

Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel is a modern hotel with on-site dining & a rooftop pool to enjoy during your stay.

Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport Hotel is a modern hotel with on-site dining & indoor pool to enjoy during your stay.


Calgary Direct Flights – YYC Aspire Airlines FBO

We’re pleased to offer Calgary Direct Flights on the following trips during our 2021 season:

  • Friday July 9 – Monday July 12
  • Friday August 13 – Monday August 16

Our Calgary Direct Flights for 2021 will utilize early morning departures from Calgary Aspire Airlines FBO at 580 Palmer Road NE, at the South end of the airport.  We have contracted Aspire Airlines with their DHC Dash 8-100 for our Calgary / Masset transfers. Check in for our charter flight will open at 5:30 am MT with boarding at 6:15 am with ETA at Masset approximately 8:30 am Pacific.  Upon arrival on the islands you enjoy our deluxe helicopter service on Helijet Airways executive aircraft, traveling in total comfort for the scenic 15 minute flight to the Lodge. Arriving to QCL between 9:00 and 11:00 am, you’ll enjoy many hours of quality fishing time on your first day.Guests should refer to their trip specific travel briefing for departure details.

The Aspire Airlines FBO is a new location for us.  The Calgary address at 580 Palmer Rd. NE is at the south end of the airport. At this time the building sign says North Cariboo Air but Aspire Airlines is inside. There is a parking lot next door with 24 hr security and cost is $11.50 per day.  Here’s an aerial view for your reference and a good location view.  Call the Check-In Desk directly at 403-735-2710

Upon arrival on the islands you enjoy our deluxe helicopter service on Helijet Airways executive aircraft, traveling in total comfort for the scenic 15 minute flight to the Lodge. Arriving to QCL between 9:30 and 11:00 am, you’ll enjoy many hours of quality fishing time on your first day.




For Your Stay in Calgary

We’re pleased to recommend the Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport for our guests to enjoy during their stay in Calgary. The hotel offers a host of services that are custom-tailored to meet the needs of the traveling angler.

On the day of your return to Calgary you depart the lodge between 9:00 and 12:00 in the morning, arriving back at YYC between 2:00 and 3:00 pm MT.

Edmonton Direct Flight – YEG Executive Flight Center

For our 2021 season we will have one direct charter flight from Edmonton:

  • Friday July 23 – Monday July 26

Our Edmonton Direct Flight for 2021 will utilize early morning departure from the Executive Flight Center, at 3684 53rd Avenue East, Edmonton.  We’ll use Aspire Airlines Dash 8-100 from YEG to Masset Airport on the North coast of the islands. Check in for our charter flight will open at 5:15 am MT with boarding at 6:00 am at the Executive Flight Center with ETA at Masset 8:30 am Pacific.  Upon arrival on the islands you enjoy our deluxe helicopter service on Helijet Airways executive aircraft, traveling in total comfort for the scenic 15 minute flight to the Lodge. Arriving to QCL between 9:00 and 11:00 am, you’ll enjoy many hours of quality fishing time on your first day.

On the day of your return to Edmonton you depart the lodge between 9:00 and 12:00 in the morning, arriving back at the Executive Flight Center between 2:00 and 3:00 pm MT.

Up to date travel details will be provided in the pre-trip travel packages for guests as soon as they’re finalized.



For Your Stay in Edmonton

We’re pleased to recommend the Wyndham Garden Inn – Edmonton International Airport for our guests to enjoy during their stay in Edmonton. The hotel offers a host of services that are custom-tailored to meet the needs of the traveling angler.

Edmonton Direct Flight – YEG Executive Flight Centre

Parking and Check-in at the Edmonton Terminal

Parking is located opposite of EFC Terminal 1 from where the charter flight departs. Passengers will need to purchase parking pass from inside Terminal 1. They can park in the stalls labelled “EFC General Parking Only”. If more parking is need the Customer service agent will advise.

Edmonton Airport map

Please click here to view the site plan at the Edmonton International Airport. The Executive Flight Centre and T1 Parking Lot are near 53rd Avenue.

Edmonton Airport Parking - Executive Flight Center

Parking is available in the nearby T1 Main Parking lot.  Spaces 59-90 are designated for EFC users.  Click here to view the parking lot map.



We travel extensively world wide for business as well as pleasure. We have checked out many fishing lodges over the past couple of decades. Nowhere do you find such personal, professional and superior service. We use QCL exclusively for our fishing adventures year after year, two to three times per year.

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