Sturgeon fishing, Fraser River (Albert Normandin photo)
Choose from a huge variety of stellar fishing locations in British Columbia.
Plan a fishing trip to Pacific coast waters, flycast in a quiet mountain stream, or take a floatplane to a secluded lake. There are more than 20,000km/12,000mi of coastlines, 25,000 lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams here.
The chinook salmon has always been BC sport fishing's crown jewel. This trophy fish can tip the scales at more than 32kg/70lb, but there are also other species that promise anglers the fight of their fishing lives.
Try fishing for white sturgeon – the largest freshwater fish in North America. These monsters can grow longer than 3m/12ft, weigh more than 500kg/1,200lb, and leap clear out of the water when hooked.
Another iconic BC fish is the steelhead. Revered by anglers, steelhead are considered one of the hardest-fighting and most elusive game fish in the world.
The lakes and rivers in every region offer excellent fishing. Rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and char are found in most waters, along with species such as whitefish, pike and bass.
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1119 Wharf St
Victoria, British Columbia
SpringTide's 61' Marauder IV provides the perfect platform for whale viewing & photography with 360° viewing decks and a terrific sound system to capture underwater vocalizations. Expert Biologists provide informative lectures, while you enjoy free hot beverages, comfortable indoor/outdoor seating and spacious washroom facilities. Charter Marauder for your private events.
Just for the thrill of it, suit-up for a Zodiac tour! Naturalist interpretations throughout your excursion covering biology & behaviour of whales, marine mammals & birds.
3 hour tours are also from April through October. Day trips, including transportation and/or hotels are available from Vancouver & Seattle.
Sportfishing charters available on a 42' sportfish yacht.
12551 No 1 Rd
Richmond, British Columbia
Departing historic Steveston village, 'Gateway to the Orcas', join us for a cruise through the Gulf Islands in search of orcas & other whales. Along the way, be on the lookout for seals, sea lions, porpoises & aquatic birds, as well as the majestic bald eagles.
The boats are semi-enclosed with an upper viewing deck. The small group size of 23 passengers allows you freedom to move around the vessel. We are an owner-operated company & each tour is fully narrated. We have on-board washroom facilities & complimentary water & coffee are provided. Pre-ordered lunch is also available.
Guided fishing tours can also be arranged.
Gibsons, British Columbia
We are the 'Adventure Experts' on the Sunshine Coast, since 1991, located at Gibsons Landing harbour waterfront, a spectacular waterfront location at the entrance to Howe Sound & the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Paisley & Anvil.
We offer, kayak, paddle board, canoe rentals, lessons & tours.
Our sailing tours & charters, are skippered, offering half day, full day & sunset evening charters, in & around the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen & the Paisleys.
Our fishing charters are year round & some of the best salmon fishing on the Sunshine Coast, with 5 different salmon species frequenting the area.
Our harbour tours go along the Gibsons & Keats Island shorelines seeing seals, otters, birds & marine life.
A 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver.
9500 Wycliffe Perry Creek Rd
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Three Bars Guest Ranch, the adventure ranch of the Canadian Rockies. Located just south of Banff National Park, the ranch specializes in 3-6 night all-inclusive ranch packages. Packages include unlimited horseback riding, upscale log cabin accommodations, meals, & all ranch activities. Enjoy horseback riding, hiking, rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, skeet shooting, golf, ATV tours & a full evening program. Three Bars offers all the modern amenities with good old western hospitality & fun. The perfect family vacation, where everyone gets to enjoy something they love. Voted Canada's #1 Dude Ranch 2009, 2010 & 2011 (Rustic Vacations).
7001 Corbould Rd
Bella Coola, British Columbia
Our Grizzly Bear Tours have been included in the Canadian Tourism Commission's "Signature Experiences Collection"! Tours run August to October when the rivers are teeming with salmon, drawing Grizzlies hoping to fatten up for the winter. At this time Grizzlies are intent on fishing and are more tolerant of other bears and people, therefore much easier to observe.
Accompanied by an experienced guide, our non-motorized drift trips are the perfect way to see the bears and wildlife of Bella Coola.
- Small groups!
- Leave Vancouver in the morning and be bear viewing in the afternoon!
- Superior accommodation
- Founding member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada
- TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence & Traveller's Choice Award: "Top Small Hotels of Canada"!