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Getting Here

Getting here is Easy!

Ready to plan your trip? The Sandspit airport code is YZP

Air Canada conveniently flies to the islands twice daily during the summer months, they are a member of Star Alliance with United Airlines, which makes travel very easy. 


You can book your flight with Air Canada or United, and be checked right through to Sandspit on the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC. 

Alternatively, we have a travel agent who would happily help book your travel.

Your travel will take you through Vancouver, BC, where you will clear customs. Be sure to bring your passport! From Vancouver, you will have one more flight with Air Canada to Sandspit, a small town of less than 300 residents on the Queen Charlotte Islands / Haida Gwaii.

The Travel Agent is Elan Travel. Their number is 1-877-897-5071.  Just let them know that you will be Fishing with Cartwright Sound Charters.

We will greet you at the Airport and take you on a short drive to the Lodge.


Going Home

For your return flight, we will have your catch packaged into Fish Boxes that conform to airline specifications.

You can check these boxes as luggage right through to your final destination.  Remember that we supply foul weather gear for your convenience, so you can fly with less luggage, but you are welcome to bring your own rain gear if you prefer. 


Currently, the airlines allow 2 free carry-on pieces, so it is possible to fly up without checking any luggage.   This will let you check in your Fish Boxes as luggage on your return flight. We suggest that our Guests wanting to take advantage of this carry-on option use small soft-sided gym bags as they fit well into the overhead compartments.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any travel questions.

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