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 2018 season will see two early morning departures from YVR South Terminal to Masset Airport on Haida Gwaii.  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 North Cariboo’s DHC-8.  Guests should refer to their trip specific travel briefing for departure details.
Air North B737
Air North B737
North Cariboo DHC-8
North Cariboo DHC-8

Upon arrival on the islands you enjoy our deluxe helicopter service on Helijet Airways Sikorsky S76 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.

Helijet S-76
Helijet S-76

Vancouver International Airport and QCL head office
Vancouver International Airport and QCL head office

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 2018 Travel Briefing - AN

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - Mobile - YVR Air North

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - YVR North Cariboo Air

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing Mobile - YVR North Cariboo Air


For Your Stay in Vancouver

We’re pleased to recommend three 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, complimentary shuttle service to and from the Vancouver South Terminal airport, as well as complimentary parking for up to one week while you’re up at the Lodge.


River Rock Casino Resort QCL rate sheet screenshot
Click the image above to download River Rock Casino Resort brochure

River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia so offers much in the way of entertainment for your stay.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel QCL flat sheet
Click the image above to download The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel brochure

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 QCL flat sheet
Click the image above to download Hilton Vancouver Airport brochure

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


Calgary Direct Flights – YYC Sunwest Aviation

We’re pleased to offer Calgary Direct Flights on the following trips during our 2018 season:

  • Friday June 8 – Monday June 11
  • Friday July 13 – Monday July 16
  • Friday July 20 – Monday July 23
  • Friday August 17 – Monday August 20

Our Calgary Direct Flights will continue on last summer’s schedule with early morning departures.  On most departure days we will use two aircraft, streamlining movement of guests, luggage and freight between Masset and Calgary.  (or Edmonton).  The Air North B737-500 departure will continue as it has in recent years, augmented by North Cariboo’s DHC-8.  Guests should refer to their trip specific travel briefing for departure details.

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.


QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - Calgary - Air North

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing YYC - Mobile

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - N Cariboo Air

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - YYC - Mobile - N Cariboo Air



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 Sunwest Aviation between 2:30 and 3:30 pm MT.

Edmonton Direct Flight – YEG Executive Flight Center

We’re pleased to announce an Edmonton Direct Flight on the following trips during our 2018 season:

  • Friday June 22 – Monday June 25
  • Friday July 13 – Monday July 16

Our Edmonton Direct Flights will offer an early morning departure on Air North’s B737-500 from YEG to Masset Airport on the North coast of the islands. Check in for our charter flight will open at 6:30 am MT at the Executive Flight Center with a scheduled 8:00 am MT departure. 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.

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 2:30 and 3:30 pm MT.


QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - YEG - Air North

QCL 2018 Travel Briefing - YEG - Mobile - Air North


For Your Stay in Edmonton

We’re pleased to recommend the Hilton 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.

~RRCS2016 on TripAdvisor


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