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 2022 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 a second aircraft, typically a turbo-prop like a Dash-8.  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

Dash 8-300

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 5:00 pm.


YVR 2022 Travel Briefing - Air North 737


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.

The Pacific Gateway Hotel is conveniently located very near the airport, has a great restaurant onsite and provides frequent shuttle service.


Calgary Direct Flights

We’re pleased to offer Calgary Direct Flights on the following trips during our 2022 season:

  • Friday May 27 – Monday May 30
  • Friday June – Monday June 6
  • Friday June 10 – Monday June 13
  • Friday July 1 – Monday July 4
  • Friday August 12 – Monday August 15

Our Calgary Direct Flights for 2022 will utilize early morning departures from Central Mountain Air FBO at 5414 – 11 Street NE, Calgary at the Southwest end of the airport.  Parking is available and is located directly in front of the terminal.  We have contracted Central Mountain Air with their DHC Dash 8-300 for our Calgary / Masset transfers. Check in for our charter flight will open at 5:00 am MT with boarding at 6:00 am with ETA at Masset approximately 8:40 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 final departure details.




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 2022 season we will have one direct charter flight from Edmonton:

  • Friday June 17 – Monday June 20

Our Edmonton Direct Flight for 2022 will utilize early morning departure from the Executive Flight Center, at 3684 53rd Avenue East, Edmonton.  Parking at the Executive Flight Centre is $12.00/day and is located opposite of EFC Terminal 1.  We’ll use Central Mountain Air Dash 8-300 from YEG to Masset Airport on the North coast of the islands. Check in for our charter flight will open at 5:00 am MT with boarding at 6:00 am at the Executive Flight Center with ETA at Masset 8:40 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 at approximately 3:00 pm MT.  Guests should refer to their trip specific travel briefing for final departure details.



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.

Parking is available in the nearby T1 Main Parking lot.  The Yellow stalls in the corner by the road are designated for general parking for EFC users.



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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