Morice River and Buck Flats

Canoeing at Stepp Lake, Nenikëkh/Nanika-Kidprice Provincial Park near Houston

(Chris Harris photo)



Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Fishing at sunset (Picture BC photo)

Houston is famous for its freshwater fishing.

It even has Canada's largest fly fishing rod at 8m/60ft tall. While it is known as the Steelhead Capital of Canada, Houston attracts anglers looking for all types of fish, including spring and coho salmon, rainbow and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, burbot and char.

Morice River

One of the most popular rivers in the area is the Morice River. Some anglers have been known to travel across the world to fish in the Morice River. Many fishers camp at Buck Flats, a recreation spot about 15 minutes west of town on the edge of Morice River, for weeks during the summer and fish every day. The river is busy but long so everyone can find a spot. The best time to catch salmon and trout is during the summer, while the best time for steelhead is during the winter.

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