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