This is the dream trip for anglers in search of coastal chrome steelhead and chinook salmon that hammer a swung flies. Fish the legendary Dean River on British Columbia’s central coast for summer steelhead and huge chinook (king) salmon. Our unique lodge on the Dean River is situated on the lower stretches of the river and combines guided and self-guided fishing with comfortable cabin accommodations and superb hospitality.

 Packages offered early to late August.

Dean River is located on BC’s central coast.

Flights from Bella Coola to the lodge included.

All inclusive package with cabin accommdations.

 Experience the most famed summer-run steelhead fisheries in BC.

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    $7295 USD

Chromer is pleased to have partnered with BC West Lodge on the Dean River to bring you BC’s premier steelhead fishing experience. We have secured a number of spaces that our exclusive to our clients during prime steelhead weeks in August. Look no further if you’re in search of the best dates on the Dean, we have you covered!

“Really enjoyed the fishing, lodging , staff and hospitality at BC West Dean Lodge, thank you for setting it up!”

Bob – Invermere, BC




This classic steelhead lodge is nestled in the native coastal forest near the Dean River delta. Neat landscaping and paths connect the group of buildings, and a footpath allows a beautiful 10-minute walk to the river. Guests sleep in comfortable, wood-heated cabins that all have running water and very comfortable beds. Several of our cabins house two anglers, and one cabin provides lodging for four anglers—perfect for a group of four that would like to ‘stick together’ during the week. The lodge clubhouse provides a comfortable spot for relaxing, unwinding after a day’s fishing, and enjoying the meals.



To begin your trip you’ll travel from Vancouver to Bella Coola with Pacific Coastal Airlines. These flights depart from Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal and are about an hour in length. From Bella Coola to the Dean lodge you’ll travel aboard a chartered helicopter. The helicopter flight is included in the price of your trip. Once you book we’ll assist in all your travel plans, ensuring a seamless trip to the Dean. We’ll also send you information on fishing licenses, a detailed steelhead gear guide and are always here to assist in travel plans. All reasons why we are the trusted source for fishing in BC, you can depend on a full-service trip when you book with us.



Dean River steelhead don’t fool around, they crush flies, they torch drags and they will bury you into your backing within a blink of an eye. This is a special run of fish, arguably the hardest fighting strain of steelhead found in British Columbia. If you’re looking for superstar steelhead, you’ll find them on the Dean. What makes Dean River steelhead so hot? Every Dean River steelhead has to navigate the Dean canyon – a narrow, steep section of river with strong flows. For a Dean River steelhead to successfully make it to spawn, they must travel through the canyon, creating a bread of strong resilient fish that are like no other on the British Columbia coast. What makes Dean River steelhead so hot? Every Dean River steelhead has to navigate the Dean canyon – a narrow, steep section of river with strong flows. For a Dean River steelhead to successfully make it to spawn, they must travel through the canyon, creating a bread of strong resilient fish that are like no other on the British Columbia coast. Half of your days you’re fishing with a guide below the canyon, and half of your days you’re fishing on your own above the canyon. On your unguided days you and a partner will fish together and always be in radio contact with the lodge. You need to be comfortable wading on your own and reading water. Although the Dean is best known for its steelhead fishing the chinook fishing is just as mind-blowing. If you’re looking for a big wild fish experience on the fly this is about as good as you’ll find anywhere in the world. From the beginning of June into early July our Dean River trips focus on fishing the wild chinook (king) salmon that enter the Dean on their migration home. From an angling standpoint, there are just a couple of ways in which Dean River chinook salmon are different from the river’s steelhead – they’re bigger, and they’re more powerful!



Chromer has had a lot of strong connections with BC West and the Dean River over the years. We’ve been representing the lodge and booking trips to the Dean since 2007, securing prime dates during the best weeks. Our own Justin Berry guided on the Dean for many years, as did Scott Baker McGarva. Now we have Shane McKay on the Dean, he’s a long time friend of the business and takes extra good care of Chromer guests. We also are lucky to have Kara Knight, lodge manager, as a close friend who’s always happy to give our crew the extra insight to make your Dean Trip extra special!


Nothing beats local knowledge and at Chromer Sport Fishing we’ve built our reputation on it. Comprised of experienced steelhead guides, our staff is here to ensure you have a first class seamless angling experience here in British Columbia. We offer prime dates, unparalleled service, honest local insight and the finest network of guides and lodges, so you can always book with confidence. Have a look at what our clients say about their experiences with us.

Getting started planning a trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1.877.902.3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. Upon booking we’ll send you a detailed reservation confirmation with all the travel information, covering every aspect of your steelhead trip here in British Columbia.
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