British Columbia is a sport fishing paradise. Go deep sea fishing off shore, test your strength against a massive freshwater sturgeon or cast for trout on thousands of sparkling lakes and countless rivers. Enjoy going 12 rounds with a wild steelhead on the Skeena River or hooking trophy salmon and halibut off the Northern BC coast.
Some of BC’s finest fishing takes place from luxury, all-inclusive lodges set in some of... Read more the best fishing hot spots on the coast. Choose a fly-in lodge on Haida Gwaii for unrivalled salmon and halibut; try for trophy chinook salmon in Rivers Inlet or Hakai Pass; or visit a secluded lodge on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island for a wilderness fishing adventure.
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Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield on Vancouver Island’s rugged West Coast all make great bases... Read more for magnificent salmon and halibut fishing. At the Canadian Princess Resort in Ucluelet, choose from a comfortable shoreside room or a cozy cabin on a retired survey ship moored in the harbour. Or check out Tyee Resort and Fishing Lodge, set on an ocean-view bluff near the fishing village of Bamfield.
Journey to the northern tip of magnificent Haida Gwaii where thick salmon runs create some of... Read more the best sport fishing in North America; halibut and bottom fish abound here too. Fly into the Langara Fishing Lodge or settle into the luxurious Langara Island Lodge, set on a bluff overlooking the ocean, for the ultimate fishing experience.
Thousands of lakes, countless rivers and endless streams offer anglers unparalleled fishing... Read more options in the Chilcotin. Anglers fishing in the Cariboo Chilcotin can choose from luxury wilderness resorts, lodges or rustic campgrounds. Nimpo Lake is a popular destination for rainbow and bull trout and a hub for floatplane excursions.
Campbell River refers to itself as the salmon capital of the world, thanks to the 14kg/30lb... Read more chinook frequently caught here. Guides at Painter’s Lodge, and its sister resort, April Point Resort & Spa on nearby Quadra Island, are area experts. After reeling in the big one, celebrate at Painters’ Tyee Pub, overlooking Discovery Passage. The Campbell River area also boasts world-class freshwater fishing. Try for steelhead in the Gold Rive or fly-fish for trout or salmon on the pristine, fast-flowing Campbell River.
Go fly-fishing for cutthroat trout on the Elk, Kootenay, Columbia or Slocan rivers in... Read more southeastern BC; they all boast incredible catches and stunning Rocky Mountain scenery. Kootenay Fly Shop & Guiding Company in Fernie offers single- or multi-day float trips on the famous Elk River, “walk and wade” day trips, and heli-fishing excursions to pristine alpine lakes.
Imagine landing a 454-kg/1,000-lb giant white sturgeon. At Agassiz, about an hour east of... Read more Vancouver, guides at Fraser River Lodge can take you out in search of this massive prehistoric creature. The area also boasts excellent salmon, steelhead and trout fishing on seldom-fished backcountry rivers.
Peace-of-mind is your first catch along the route dubbed ‘The Fishing Highway’... Read more (Highway 24) in BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. Peppered with more than 125 trout-filled lakes, this angler’s dream follows Highway 24 for 100km/60mi of fishing heaven. Campsites are just one overnight option; lakeside resorts and guest ranches in the area include the luxurious, eco-friendly Siwash Lake Ranch near 70 Mile House.
The Thompson Okanagan region boasts thousands of lakes and streams alive with trout, steelhead... Read more and kokanee. Plentiful sunshine and easy access to most of the best spots (not to mention some of the largest rainbow trout in Canada) also make this a top choice for a family fishing trip. For fly-fishing and spin fishing, pick any of the dozens of trout-stocked lakes near Kamloops or, for a different perspective, head for the Adams River to view one of the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs.
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