Prepare for your Adventure

What You Need to Know

  • Shingle Bay Lodge, BC Contact Information:
    Phone: Direct Toll Free 1-877-637-2646 Fax 1-250-637-5782
  • Pack Light – Air Canada allows 2 carry-on items (maximum 22 pounds each) and 1 checked item (maximum 50 pounds). We highly recommend bringing carry-on luggage for a more convenient travel experience.
  • Airline Baggage Fees – Sandspit to ANY U.S. City: 1st bag/box = $25.00, 2nd bag/box = $35.00, 3rd bag/box = $100.00. Sandspit to ANY Canadian City: 1st bag/box = Free, 2nd bag/box = $20.00, 3rd bag/box = $105.00 (Canadian). The aircraft that service Sandspit are relatively small, therefore in the event of a full plane, checked luggage gets bumped before fish boxes.
  • Cell phone service is available in Sandspit, coverage is spotty and varies by provider.
  • Wi-Fi connection is available at the lodge.
  • You do not need a voltage converter. Canada & U.S. are on the same system.



What to Bring

  • Suitable Clothing – Dress for temperatures ranging from 50 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Layered clothing works best e.g. Jeans, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, light wool socks, a tight fitting warm hat, and a light rain/wind proof jacket.
  • Note: Washers and dryers are available for your use at the lodge.
    Passport and Identification for those traveling outside of Canada (driver license, photo id for those under 18 years of age).
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Camera to capture the lodge record catch.
  • Personal medications in quantities suitable for your stay; there is no pharmacy in Sandspit.
  • Personal toiletry items packaged according to airlines regulations. As of now no more than 3 ounces per item.
  • Motion sickness medication if you tend to get seasick easily. Although we fish in protected waters, we are fishing on the ocean. It is usually always calm while salmon fishing; it is possible to get sick while bottom fishing if you have not spent much time on the ocean water. (There are over the counter brands such as Bonine, Meclizine, Coculine, or Scopace by prescription only.)

Special Requests

  • Please notify us at least 30 days prior to your trip regarding any medical, physical, or dietary needs or concerns including food allergies e.g. non-dairy, non-wheat, other.
  • Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion such as a Birthday, Wedding, or Anniversary. At QCS we love celebrations!



Hotel Accommodations in Vancouver:

Guests of Queen Charlotte Safaris receive an angler’s rate at The Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport. They provide free shuttle service to and from Vancouver Airport, free parking if traveling by car (that’s a savings of $15 per day) and most importantly, they have excellent FREEZER FISH STORAGE to keep your prize procession fish nice and frozen for your entire stay


Click on the image to make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel using our QCS group rate.

Enter QBC as the Corporate/Promotion on the booking page

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC, Canada

Or you can call the hotel’s FISH Reservation Line toll-free and receive the QCS rate:

QCS encourages our clients to purchase travel insurance because of the unexpected.

We can take care of your Travel Insurance Needs.

What if you or someone in your family becomes ill or has an accident?
What if you have a death in the family?
What if your home becomes inhabitable?
What if you get called to jury duty?
What if your flight is cancelled or delayed?
What if your passport gets lost?

These are just some of the reasons it is important.

Please contact us for a travel insurance quote today.



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    Buellton, CA 93427
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  • June 1st - Sept. 1st
  • Box 160, 535 Beach Rd
    Sandspit, B.C  V0T 1T0


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