Babine River Steelhead Lodge


Find prime dates steelhead fishing the BABINE RIVER

Finding prime fishing dates for Babine River steelhead is nearly impossible, but don’t worry, Chromer has space during the Babine’s top steelhead weeks. These all-inclusive lodge packages get you into untouched stretches of the Babine River fishing for the biggest steelhead in the world. Space is extremely limited.

Rates & Itinerary

This is a six night package that includes five and a half days of guided fishing.  This semi-guided program gives you the chance to fish untouched water every day on a remote stretch of the Babine River. Very limited space for 2015 so inquire early….

  • Six Day / Six Night Lodge Package

Trips Include:  Five and a half days of semi-guided fishing. Six nights lodge accommodation. Meals. Airport pickup and transfers in Smithers.
Not Included: GST Tax 5%. Fishing licenses. Alcohol. Guide gratuities. Airfare from Vancouver.


The Babine season is really quite short, only six weeks available each Fall with a limit of nine anglers per week. Chromer has several dates throughout the season, please contact us for detailed availability.

Lodge Info

The lodge, one of only three on the river, is located on the banks of the Babine within the confines of Babine Mountains Provincial Park. Comprised of a main lounge and dining room, three guest cabins and a shower room, the lodge offers comfortable riverside arrangements. The remote location doesn’t allow for opulence, instead tasteful simplicity welcomes you.

Cozy guests cabins are shared accommodations with bunks for four anglers per cabin, perfect for a small group of friends on a trip. A hot breakfast is served daily and packed lunches are prepped to be taken on the water each day. Homestyle dinners are enjoyed in the main dining hall at day’s end.

Fishing Info

The Babine flows into the Skeena River and is arguably one of the most famous wild steelhead rivers in the world. Each year, from early September through early to mid October, some of the largest steelhead found on the entire Skeena system make their return to the Babine.

Fishing the Babine is not about numbers, it is about quality. On average you can expect 3-4 chances at steelhead a day but the quality of specimen is hard to match. Steelhead in the 35 inch plus range are common on the Babine, so chances at a true fish of a lifetime is definitely a reality! Babine steelhead smash dry flies through most of the season, a thrill that few other rivers can offer in such consistency. Wading conditions on the Babine are managed easily by most anglers.

Packages to the Babine River are considered ‘semi-guided’, meaning guides spend time with 3-4 guests during the day. This is how it is done at all three lodges on the Babine. If you’re sceptical don’t worry. Personalized service certainly isn’t lost, there just might not be someone there to get your fly out of the rocks or tie on a new leader for you. The size of the runs have lots to do with why these packages are semi-guided and it actually gives you more untouched water that has seen few to no anglers in a day. You won’t be stuck fishing behind someone, you always have your own beat and guides keep busy making sure everyone is well taken care of.


The Babine River is a major tributary of the Skeena. You’ll fly to Smithers, BC, spend the evening there and then travel to the Babine the next day. All ground travel from Smithers is included.


Where is the lodge located on the Babine River?  

The camp is located on the upper river, eight miles below the fish counting fence with about approximately sixteen miles of fishable water right on the doorstep.

What are the travel arrangements for travel to the Babine?  

It is suggested guests arrive in Smithers from Vancouver on the Friday evening before their week starts.  They are met at the airport by the Hudson Bay Lodge van and stay over night in Smithers (1-250-847-4581).  This lodge books up very quickly in September and October, so please reserve early. Guests are met in the lobby of the Hudson Bay Lodge by a Babine Lodge representative at 8.00 AM on Saturday morning and then will drive to the Babine River weir and then travel down river by jet boat to the lodge. After your stay, we will return you to Smithers Friday afternoon in time to catch your flight back to Vancouver or you can stay overnight in Smithers to catch the morning flight to Vancouver Saturday morning.

I’m kind of worried about bears, should I be?  

No don’t be worried. The Babine, like all wild places in northern BC, is home to bears but they are only seen on rare occasion.

What does ‘semi-guided’ mean?  

It means that the guides on the Babine will be with you for most of the day but will drop you off on runs to fish alone, then come to pick you up again. The river is suited to one angler per run and guides are most often within sight. The shuttling that they do helps you hit as much water as possible per day!

Why should we book our trip through Chromer Sport Fishing?  

Trust your trip with us and be confident you’ll be fishing with the best guides in British Columbia. We don’t offer crummy fishing trips, we’re the real deal, getting our clients into prime dates at BC’s hottest fishing spots. If you appreciate honest local expertise, a fully licensed business with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and fair pricing then you need look no further.

Book Your Trip

Name (required)

Email (required)

Phone # (required)

Send us details including what type of Skeena trip you're interested in, preferred dates if you have them and anything else you can. Also, if you have any questions let us know, happy to answer them!

BBB Chromer
Bulkley Canyon - Sidebar
British Columbia steelhead fishing on the Kalum River
Trust your fishing trip to us and always get prime dates, honest local advice and be 100% sure you’re fishing with BC’s top fishing guides!

Phone Us Toll-Free 1-877-902-3393