Experience an unforgettable fly fishing trip in one of the most beautiful places in North America.

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Orvis Week at Tsylos Park Lodge


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2024 Dates:

July 14- 21, 2024


Length of Trip:

7 nights, 6½ days fly fishing


Price:

$5,995.00 Per angler, Double Occupancy


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a welcome retreat to the unspoiled beauty of the Canadian wilderness
  • Fish for rainbow trout and bull trout—strong, healthy, and wild!
  • Delicious meals prepared by an in-house chef
  • Round-trip charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia to Tsylos Park Lodge
  • Non-angling adventure packages available for the 21st-century pioneer

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The Story

For this Orvis Week, come experience an unforgettable fly fishing trip in one of the most beautiful places in North America. Tsylos Park Lodge is one of only two lodges that are Orvis Endorsed in British Columbia. In operation for 60 years at Chilko, the lodge offers its guests a welcome retreat to the unspoiled beauty of the Canadian Wilderness. Located on the banks of the Chilko River, this fifty-mile turquoise-blue lake is surrounded by ancient glaciers and raw untouched beauty. Whether you come as an angler for the amazing fly fishing or are looking to try out one of the lodge's horseback riding vacations, or wildlife photography, you can rest assured you are in good hands. Tsylos Park Lodge has excellent accommodations, tasty food, a friendly and helpful crew, and quality equipment which adds up to one of the best adventure vacations. Whether you’re a group of friends, an adult family, or spending time with your mate, our Orvis Week at Tsylos Park Lodge offers a perfect setting to disconnect and reconnect with a sense of adventure, a love of the wild, and a passion for the great outdoors.

Accommodations:

Join us on a group fly-fishing trip during Orvis week at Tsylos Park Lodge in Canada’s British Columbia. A premier wilderness lodge, Tsylos Park provides a warm and welcoming gathering place to enjoy good times with your fellow travelers. Situated adjacent to the Chilko River, the location of the lodge and guest cabins takes advantage of offering its guests beautiful views of the river, valley, and the Coast Mountains. The lodge holds a dining area, a great room with a big stone fireplace, a fully stocked bar with a nice selection of beer, wine, and spirits, a Jacuzzi, a barbecue area, and big decks. The lodge is a great place to share a drink, play a great game of cards, soak in the Jacuzzi overlooking the river, or take advantage of the big deck while viewing millions of stars. Of course, an option is to sit by the roaring fire sharing a great story of the day. Tsylos Park Lodge accommodations include cabins or rooms designed for quiet and comfort. Each unit is set up for two persons and offers private bathrooms, comfy beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, duvets, gas fireplaces, or a wood-burning stove. Daily maid services keep your room clean and tidy and supplied with fresh towels every day.


Meals:

Meals are prepared fresh by the in-house chef and served family-style at the lodge. Each day everyone sits down together for a tasty breakfast and dinner. It is always full of great conversations, and lots of laughter. The owners continue with the tradition of having an open kitchen so everyone can enjoy watching their delicious meals being freshly prepared, with mouth-watering aromas to entice your appetite. Breakfast is a blend of the Canadian hot breakfast, bacon and eggs, fresh potatoes, and pancakes, as well as an assortment of fresh fruits, cereals, and yogurts. Lunch is spent streamside, on top of a mountain, or wherever your wanderings have taken you. Dinner is a special time of day. Everyone gathers for a relaxing dinner and mouth-watering meals: fresh salads, meats, bread, pasta, as well as tasty desserts. Wine is served with dinner.


Alcohol:

House wine is included with dinner. Tsylos has a selection of wines by the bottle that guests can also purchase as well as a selection of beers and spirits. If guests decide to bring their own alcohol it would have to be consumed in the guest rooms, and not at the lodge as it's against the rules of the government and license.

Your day begins with fresh clean air and a beautiful view. A hearty Canadian breakfast is served at 8:30 am along with fresh fruits, yogurt, and juices. After breakfast, your guide has your packed lunch ready with your preferred drinks for the day. Once you're geared up, your guide is ready for your day's fly-fishing adventure on the river by jet boat, floating the river by drift boat, or taking the lake boat up Chilko Lake. All lunches are served streamside. After a brief walk to the dock, you head out for a great day of fly fishing. At the end of the day, you will return to the lodge in time to enjoy appetizers and drinks with the rest of the group. Dinner is served at 7:00 pm. After dinner, there is time for a walk, Jacuzzi, a game of horseshoes, or hanging out on the deck watching the stars.

*Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.

Chilko Lake:

Surrounded by the Coast Mountains and fed by glacial streams, Chilko Lake is the largest high-elevation lake in North America and in places reaches depths of over 1600 feet. It supports the 3rd largest run of sockeye in British Columbia and both the river and lake are the natural spawning grounds and rearing habitat for rainbow trout, steelhead, bull trout, Rocky Mountain whitefish, sockeye, chinook, and Coho salmon. It is home to a healthy population of indigenous bull trout, rainbows, and the mythical white sturgeon.


Chilko River:

Chilko River is punctuated with long, deep pools, riffles, boulder gardens, shelves, structure, whitewater, and braided channels, all of which offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities. The river is crystal clear and it’s common to see large trout slowly rising from the river bed to take your fly. The river's constant flow and temperature maximize insect hatches and resident fish growth. The river flows out of Chilko Lake, which acts as a natural filtration system, ensuring consistent water flow and its legendary clarity. The Chilko River then continues northeasterly through the Chilcotin plateau and meets the Chilcotin River, which, in turn, flows into the mighty Fraser River.


Chilko River Fly Fishing Season:

The Chilko River fishing season runs mid-June to mid-September with the dry fly-fishing season in July and August. We are blessed with the certain knowledge that the consistent dry fly action for large, scrappy rainbows is second to none. The river opens in mid-June when the wet fly fishing is excellent for both rainbows and bull trout. At the end of June, the dry fly season begins as the fish start looking up, and throughout July and August the dry fly fishing is second to none. In September as the salmon move into the river, the rainbows and bull trout start to feast on salmon eggs. In mid-September, the river closes for fishing from a motorboat in respect of the spawning salmon.


Target Species:

Bull and rainbow trout.

What is Included?

  • Flight Vancouver to Tsylos return (charter aircraft)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation based on double occupancy.
  • Six-and-a-half days of fly fishing
  • All meals, wine with dinner
  • One guide for each two anglers
  • Lake trip and drift boat trip (weather and river conditions dependent)
  • Canoes and kayaks are available, and horseback riding can be arranged with prior notice

What is Not Included?

  • GST Tax 2.5% non-Canadians (5% Canadians)
  • Room & MRDT tax equal to $ 77 per week per person
  • Fishing licenses ($200 per week per person)
  • Beverages from the bar
  • Gratuities
  • Personal fly-fishing gear, rod, waders, boots, (Tsylos has extra rods, waders, and boots if guests need gear—please check with them prior to trip to ensure they have your size)

How many people are on this trip?

Eight anglers plus travel companions.


What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels are welcome


How strenuous are the activities?

To enjoy the most out of the trip to Tsylos Park Lodge, guests should be able to get in and out of a boat and wade. If a guest needs a ride to the dock or to their cabins, that is easily arranged.


Is this a child-friendly trip?

Tsylos Park Lodge welcomes families with teenage kids who love the outdoors. They do not have childcare facilities here and it is not suitable for small children.


What other activities are available?

At Tsylos, they offer a seven-night horse riding package catering to intermediate to advanced riders. For couples where one person loves to ride and the other loves to fish, this is perfect. They also offer a seven-night grizzly bear and photography week during their September and October season.


What is the typical weather?

Tsylos Park Lodge is located in the mountains in a semi-arid climate. Within a normal day you can experience a wide range of temperatures, from very cool to very hot. Temperatures during the summer season can range from a morning frost to 100ºF in the afternoon. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.


What gear do you recommend?

Camera, film, batteries, flashlight, sunscreen, bug repellent, raincoat and pants, jeans or comfortable pants, shorts, swimsuit, warm jacket, fleece jacket or sweater, warm socks, warm gloves, warm hat, brimmed hat, toiletries, special medications, water bottle. A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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