We make getting out for a Vancouver fishing trip easy. We have salmon, steelhead and trout fishing less than an hour from Vancouver! Our guided trips will have you fishing British Columbia’s wild coastal rivers. These Vancouver fishing trips are all inclusive, including transportation from Vancouver, fishing gear and guided fishing.
Here are the best Vancouver trips on wild rivers for salmon, trout and steelhead. These trips are offered year round and included everything you need for a great day on the water. We’ll pick you up at your Vancouver hotel and have you fishing within an hour of the city on the free flowing rivers of British Columbia’s southern coast.
We focus the majority of our guided trips on the Squamish River system, about an hour north of Vancouver. The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer nearly 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. You’ll follow the Sea to Sky highway along beautiful body of water known as Howe Sound. Once in the Squamish Valley we get the waders on, string the rods and we’re off for the day. You can expect some short easy walks to the rivers. On a clear day you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the pure waters of our coastal rivers flowing beneath you. Wading is relatively easy and depending on conditions and agility you can expect to fish a variety of river stretches in a day. We usually wrap up the day mid afternoon and will have you back in Vancouver for late afternoon.
“Our trip was amazing and unforgettable. We caught all trout species in the river, and caught 3 trophy size bull trout. Pat knows the river inside out and led us to some magical spots. Next time we are in the Vancouver area we will make sure Pat takes us out again.”
“Our guides Yos and Pat treated us to great company, lots of laughs, top-notch gear and just an all-around positive experience. These guys went out of their way to make everything right and worked their butts off to get us into some fish. Very patient teachers of spey casting and reading the water. I recommend them to anyone who loves fly fishing, regardless of your skill level.”
“”We contacted Chromer at short notice for two days salmon fishing in the Vancouver area, and they were able to put us onto some great chum salmon fishing. Their equipment was top notch and they were prepped for every eventuality. We each caught several large salmon on both days and rounded off the trip, with some rainbow trout and char higher up the valley. A great extra for us! We would highly recommend Chromer Sport Fishing to anyone in the Vancouver on business looking for a great side trip””
We enjoy nearly year-round fly fishing with an hour of Vancouver. Obviously some times are better than others, so here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening throughout our season.
Spring Fly Fishing in Vancouver – 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!
Summer Fly Fishing in Vancouver – 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 (2013, 2015, 2017 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 Fly Fishing in Vancouver – 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.
Winter Fishing in Vancouver – 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.
Fish with the most experienced fly guides in Vancouver. We have an awesome crew of guides that have worked in the Sea to Sky region for a combined 60 years! Head Guide Tom McHugh heads up the team, he guides the majority of our Vancouver trips. Along with Tom is Logan, Pat and Yos, all long time guides on the Squamish River. We look forward to showing you our home water and will ensure the best possible experience for you and your group!
Our hassle free Vancouver fly fishing packages include guided fishing, accommodations and transportation from Vancouver. We put together these trips as easy to enjoy adventures minus and big travel plans. We’ll pick you in Vancouver and drive to Squamish, BC for full days of guided fishing combo’ed with accommodations at either the comfortable Howe Sound Inn or Sunwolf Cabins.
Here’s some photos of the accommodations you can expect when you book your fishing package with us….
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