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Rocky Fjord Walls of the East ArmQuesnel Lake & Area:
Located in the central interior of British Columbia, east of the community of Williams Lake, Quesnel Lake is nestled in BC's Cariboo Mountains.

Forged by glaciers, Quesnel Lake is the deepest freshwater fjord lake in the world (over 2000 feet deep!). With over 360 miles (600 kms) of shoreline, it reaches 80 miles East to West and 23 miles up the North Arm.

Set amongst the Cariboo Mountains Park, Quesnel Lake is surrounded by countless small lakes, rivers, creeks, beaches, and waterfalls, making Elysia Resort an ideal base camp for canoeing, boating, beach combing, fishing, and wildlife and bird watching.

Sockeye Salmon Runs:
It is the Quesnel Lake Watershed Nursery that hosts the offspring of millions of Sockeye Salmon. In short, you have all the ingredients for truly spectacular angling for a genetically pure strain of slow maturing trout. Fueled with the by-products of the Sockeye's reproductive cycle - eggs, fry and flesh, these unique creatures are able to reach massive proportions, in the double digits. And, better yet, they eagerly chase a well presented fly!

Our Niagara FallsScenic Wilderness:
Spectacular mountains, stunning scenery, fantastic angling, clean air, potable water, within driving distance, and offering affordable excellence. Elysia Resort & Lodge remains devoted to answering your call for the wild!

If you're looking for an extraordinary opportunity to cast for trophy wild rainbow trout in one of the world's most pristine & unique settings, visit Quesnel Lake.

Grizzly BearWildlife Viewing:
Whether hiking, walking, canoeing, boating, or beach combing, you'll find the wildlife viewing opportunities exceptional in the Quesnel Lake area.

Quesnel Lake and the surrounding Cariboo Mountains is home to mountain goats, mountain caribou, cougar, grizzly bear, black bear, moose, deer, wolf, trout, spawning salmon and bald eagles, loons, osprey, kingfishers and other birds.

Rainbow Trout in Salmon CreeksUnforgettable Angling:
Quesnel Lake and its neighboring still waters, streams and rivers offer the angler a unique opportunity to flyfish, troll or spin cast for wild British Columbia rainbow trout in a remote wilderness environment.

From diverse stillwaters to Sockeye salmon creeks and rivers, the exceptionally beautiful and unique Quesnel Lake ecosystem offers Wild Rainbow trout angling that is unparalleled anywhere in British Columbia, or some say THE WORLD!

Measured in pounds and not inches, many expert flyfishers say that the fishing here is hard to match anywhere on earth! Spectacular natural beauty, coupled with comfortable accommodations, housekeeping cabins or guest rooms, casual dining, and guides whose knowledge is second to none in this region, makes for an unforgettable wilderness adventure.

What one happy fisherman had to say:
"We had unbelievable fishing days comparable to Alaska but without the required travel. We released multiple fish in the 2 to 6 pound range on a nearby river, and lost the big one on Quesnel Lake. I have fished all over the world, and I don't know of any other lodge or resort with such easy access and wonderful fishing. This is before you get to the beautiful wilderness setting, the gourmet food to come back to at night, and the help, service and just plain friendliness of Susan and her staff. We will see you next year"
- Jim Street


Anvil Island View of North Arm from Lodge Spawning Sockeye Salmon

Elysia Resort & Lodge, on beautiful Quesnel Lake, is "highly recommended" by Fodor's British Columbia and Canada Travel Guides, "endorsed" by Kaufman's Streamborn Inc, recipient of the 2008 Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Business Excellence Tourism Award.

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Destination resort and fine dining at Quesnel Lake in the Cariboo region of BC, Canada. Complete sportfishing adventures, romantic getaways and vacation packages. Nature based adventures and excursions, paddling, jet boating trips and river drifts on rivers, creeks and stillwaters in the Quesnel Lake ecosystem.

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