VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

GUIDED FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BC

Fish with Chromer Sport Fishing’s pro guide staff on first-class fishing trips from Vancouver, BC. We have a variety of wild rivers within an hour of Vancouver that offer year-round fly fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead. When you book your trip with us you’ll be fishing with the most experienced fly guides in Vancouver. That’s not just something we’re saying, we have an awesome crew of guides that have worked in the Sea to Sky region for a combined 60 years!  Most of us have 20+ years experience fishing the Squamish River system, this is why we’ve become the go to for guided fly fishing trips in Vancouver.

Welcome to our Vancouver fly fishing page. I’ve spent the past 18 years guiding in the Sea to Sky region, the area north of Vancouver to Whistler and know nothing beats local experience, that’s why I’ve assembled an excellent crew of experienced guides to get you out fly fishing while in Vancouver. We make it easy, we’ll pick you up right at your hotel and have everything ready the day and you’ll be fishing wild coastal rivers within an hour of the city!

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

Our fully guided Vancouver fly fishing trips include everything you need for a great day on the water. Trips included pickup and transportation from Vancouver, fitted Simms wading gear and all fly fishing equipment. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food.
  • Pickup and transportation from Vancouver included.
  • Fish with our crew of experienced friendly guides.
  • Year round fishing for salmon, steelhead & trout.

ONE PERSON GUIDED FULL DAY

$495 per person

TWO PERSON GUIDED FULL DAY

$345 per person

THREE PERSON GUIDED FULL DAY

$325 per person

Easy to enjoy BC fly fishing packages put you on wild rivers with no big travel plans. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver or at the airport. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food. Prices below based on two people, but solo packages are offered as well!

  • Fly into Vancouver, we’ll pick you up at the airport.
  • Enjoy comfortable hotel accommodations minutes from the river.
  • Flexible and affordable packages fitted to your timing and budget.

TWO DAY / ONE NIGHT PACKAGE

$795 per person based on double occupancy

THREE DAY / TWO NIGHT PACKAGE

$1235 per person based on double occupancy

FOUR DAY / THREE NIGHT PACKAGE

$1685 per person based on double occupancy

Our guided Vancouver fly fishing trips take place on the Squamish River system, about an hour north of Vancouver. The wild and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer year-round fly-fishing opportunities for salmon, trout and steelhead. We generally do a hotel pickup at 7 AM, that’s when our guide will pick you up in Vancouver for the hour drive north to Squamish. Once in the Squamish Valley you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the pure waters of our coastal rivers flowing beneath you. Most trips are walk-n-wade, but we do use framed rafts on drift days if conditions are amenable. You can expect to fish a variety of river stretches in a day and be back in Vancouver mid afternoon.

For fishing during the spring months we are lucky to have a healthy run of winter steelhead that return to the Squamish and Cheakamus rivers starting in early February with the best steelhead fishing being in March, April and early May. This can be a challenging fishery but it is also very rewarding with big hard-pulling chrome fish. The trout stick around this time of year as well and Spring trout fishing can be very very good. All of this within an hour of Vancouver!
  • March & April offer optimal river conditions and prime time fishing for bull trout & steelhead.
  • Target rainbow, cutthroat and bull trout on small wild rivers throughout the summer months.

Summer fly fishing in Vancouver start in June. This is trout season, when we target resident rainbows and big bull trout. The Squamish River is usually at its highest point in June due to melting snow, but most years our smaller local rivers and tributaries still offer some solid trout fishing in June. By mid July river conditions have vastly improved and by August we enjoy excellent trout fishing and our first encounters with returning salmon. On odd years (2015, 2017, 2019 etc.) we have Pink salmon that return, offering a superb fly fishing experience. Because summer river conditions can be variable please contact us for an up-to-date report.

Fall is when the salmon migration begins on our rivers and this is a fantastic time for a trip. Tens of thousands of fish return to the Squamish River system and fishing from mid September to mid November for salmon can be spectacular with lots of big fish around. We fish within 5-10 miles of the open ocean and we never target spawning fish. We put our emphasis on targeting fresh healthy fish that pull hard! These are great trips, for beginner or seasoned fishing nuts, a chance at targeting wild salmon about an hour from the city.
  • September, October & November are prime dates for fly fishing for salmon in rivers close to Vancouver.
  • Winter months might be cold but there’s plenty of good bull trout fishing on our local rivers.

During the winter and spring is when we see some of the best fly-fishing in the Vancouver area. During the winter months from December through February we generally target the native rainbow trout and wild bull trout that live in our home rivers. Trudging through the snow and fishing rivers void of anglers is a great way to spend a winters day and a shot at a bull trout is something unique to the West Coast.  By early March spring has sprung and fishing just keeps getting better.

 

“All in all top notch service, amazing guides, unbelievable scenery, and incredible fishing!! We will be back for sure and when we are we will be reaching out to Chromer to hook us up again!!”
DAVE O
ATLANTA, GEORGIA

 

“I can’t recommend Chromer Sport Fishing and Yos himself more. Yos went above and beyond to make sure that my wife and I had a great day fishing. If you’re thinking about fishing in BC, go with Yos! He’ll take great care of you, and you will have a fantastic day on the water.”
JOHN MULLENHOLZ
WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

“Enjoyed a very good days fishing with a very good guide called Tom. He was very prompt picking me up from my hotel in Vancouver. We were fishing on the Squamish within one hour of leaving the Hotel and because of his knowledge of the river it didn’t seem long before I caught my first Pink salmon. I can definitely recommend both Tom and Chromer Sport Fishing.”
EDDIE RAMM
LONDON, ENGLAND

We’ve packaged our Vancouver fly fishing day trips with comfortable accommodations at the Howe Sound Inn in Squamish BC to bring you affordable quality packages putting you into wilderness fly fishing with no big travel plans. The hotel has an onsite restaurant, bar and full amenities, so you won’t need any transportation and can relax after a day on the river Most packages work with a morning pickup in Vancouver, fishing that day, staying in Squamish that evening and then fishing the next day. If you’re flying into Vancouver we can pick you up on an evening flight and drive you to Squamish, you’ll then fish in the morning the next day.

  • We’ll pick you up in Vancouver or at the airport and drive you to Squamish were we fish.
  • Enjoy a comfortable boutique hotel in Squamish BC with onsite dining and facilities.
  • Flexible packages that will fit your budget, easily priced for one, two or more anglers.

This is an excellent option for anyone looking for a quick getaway and some wilderness fly fishing in BC. We build our Vancouver fly fishing packages for flexibility, so please contact us for a detailed quote and include your group size and how many days of fishing and nights accommodation you’d like. 

 

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Nothing beats local knowledge. Our staff is made up of  BC’s most respected and experienced fishing guides.  We have of the best BC fishing trips right here and our top rated booking services ensure you always get prime dates, the right pricing and honest advice. Have a look at what our clients are saying and we’ll look forward earning your business.

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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. We look forward to earning your business, thank you.