VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

GUIDED FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA ON WILD RIVERS

Having spent the past 18 years guiding the rivers and lakes of Sea to Sky, the area north of Vancouver to Whistler, we’ve got to know the local surroundings pretty well. Nothing beats local experience and with our Vancouver fly fishing trips you’ll be fishing with me and my first class crew of guides. We’ve made getting out for a Vancouver fishing trip easy, we’ll pick you up right at your hotel and have everything ready the day. You’ll be fishing the Squamish River, a stunningly wild  coastal river system, home to salmon, steelhead and trout. Everyone that fishes with us can’t believe we have such a stunning wild fishery within an hour drive of downtown. Day trips and packages are offered year-round, we look forward to sharing this special part of BC with you.

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

GUIDED DAY TRIP RATES & INFO

Our fly fishing trips will have you fishing with our crew of professional, licensed and insured guides. We pride ourselves on experience, no other outfitter has the experience base of our team. Trips are generally 8 hours long, sometimes longer, and we always have a 1 to 2 guide to client ratio. Most trips are walk-n-wade, but we also utilize rafts and our jetboat, depending on conditions. We can accommodate any skill level, we have lots of people who have never fly fished before come out for a day, and we can accommodate any group size. Have a special request? No problem, we can arrange anything, including airport pickups, condensed days, packages and corporate trips.
Trips include transportation from Vancouver. We fish the Squamish River system, a wild coastal river valley located about 45 minutes north of Vancouver.
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. Prices below in Canadian Dollars per person.
  • ONE PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $495
  • TWO PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $345
  • ONE PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $325

WHERE WE FLY FISH

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.
All the photos below is where we fish, taken on our guided trips.  A pretty spectacular area, so close to Vancouver!
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.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES IN SQUAMISH

We’ve packaged our 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. On packages with more than one night accommodation you’ll stay in Squamish, if you’d like to do our two day / one night package then we’l drive you back to Vancouver at the end of fishing on day two.
Price below are starting prices per person in Canadian Dollars. If you’d like a detailed quote, please use the contact form on the bottom of this page and include how many days of fishing, how many nights accommodation and your group size and we’ll be happy to send you an itinerary, pricing and availability.
  • THREE DAY / TWO NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver

    $1250
  • TWO DAY / ONE NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver

    $875

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING SEASONS

SPRING AND SUMMER FLY FISHING INFO

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 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 AND WINTER 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.
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.

GO WITH THE PROS

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.
This is why we’ve become the go to for guided fly fishing trips in Vancouver. You can enjoy your day, knowing we’ll put you in all the right spots, ensuring a safe experience with in-depth casting instruction and customer care. Our lead guide Tom McHugh heads up the team, he guides the majority of our Vancouver trips.  Tom is a wealth of information and a favourite of our customers. Along with Tom is owner Yos Gladstone and guides Paul Des Lauriers and Pat Beahen. All guides are fully licensed and insured and will make sure everyone has the best possible experience on our home waters.

FLY FISHING CLIENT REVIEWS

“They provided excellent instruction and advice and were both very professional and friendly. Highly recommend a trip with Chromer, first class outfit all around!”

Garnett – Dundas, Ontario

“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.”

Terry – Vancouver, BC

“Chromer is the way to go, Yos Gladstone the owner is fantastic, he picked me up at Vancouver Airport and even had a sandwich in hi truck for me. I spent two days on the Squamish River with my guide Paul, who was wonderful too. I have been fly fishing for 4 or 5 years, but, I have had both my knees replaced and Paul was right there with his hand for me. My first day was walk and wade and the second was a drift. I had such a wonderful time cloud 9 wasn’t high enough. I have already booked for next year and can hardly wait.”

Mary D – Fresno, California

“I fished with Yos Gladstone on Squamish River for two days. This is my first time to try Skagit casting on a big river and as I had never been around the area before and had no idea where to start. Yos is not only super at guiding me how to fish but he is also quite attentive and I totally enjoyed fishing with him. Luckily I landed several beautiful and strong bull trout and the last one was quite huge….. If you go fishing in British Columbia, Yos Gladstone and Chromer Sport Fishing is who you should reach out to. Thank you for everything!!”

Nobu M – Tokyo, Japan

“Everything from the quick response from Yos Gladstone, pick up in the Vancouver airport and drive me in to Squamish , and to the above and beyond service from my excellent guide Tom, made my trip very memorable. Three nice steelheads was over my expectations. Looking forward to the next adventure.”

Jans O – Kumla, Sweden


+ GUIDED DAY TRIPS

GUIDED DAY TRIP RATES & INFO

Our fly fishing trips will have you fishing with our crew of professional, licensed and insured guides. We pride ourselves on experience, no other outfitter has the experience base of our team. Trips are generally 8 hours long, sometimes longer, and we always have a 1 to 2 guide to client ratio. Most trips are walk-n-wade, but we also utilize rafts and our jetboat, depending on conditions. We can accommodate any skill level, we have lots of people who have never fly fished before come out for a day, and we can accommodate any group size. Have a special request? No problem, we can arrange anything, including airport pickups, condensed days, packages and corporate trips.
Trips include transportation from Vancouver. We fish the Squamish River system, a wild coastal river valley located about 45 minutes north of Vancouver.
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. Prices below in Canadian Dollars per person.
  • ONE PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $495
  • TWO PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $345
  • ONE PERSON VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIP

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER

    $325
+ LOCATION

WHERE WE FLY FISH

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.
All the photos below is where we fish, taken on our guided trips.  A pretty spectacular area, so close to Vancouver!
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.
+ MULTI-DAY FLY FISHING PACKAGES

FLY FISHING PACKAGES IN SQUAMISH

We’ve packaged our 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. On packages with more than one night accommodation you’ll stay in Squamish, if you’d like to do our two day / one night package then we’l drive you back to Vancouver at the end of fishing on day two.
Price below are starting prices per person in Canadian Dollars. If you’d like a detailed quote, please use the contact form on the bottom of this page and include how many days of fishing, how many nights accommodation and your group size and we’ll be happy to send you an itinerary, pricing and availability.
  • THREE DAY / TWO NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver

    $1250
  • TWO DAY / ONE NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver

    $875
+ FISHING INFO

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING SEASONS

SPRING AND SUMMER FLY FISHING INFO

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 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 AND WINTER 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.
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.
+ WHY US

GO WITH THE PROS

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.
This is why we’ve become the go to for guided fly fishing trips in Vancouver. You can enjoy your day, knowing we’ll put you in all the right spots, ensuring a safe experience with in-depth casting instruction and customer care. Our lead guide Tom McHugh heads up the team, he guides the majority of our Vancouver trips.  Tom is a wealth of information and a favourite of our customers. Along with Tom is owner Yos Gladstone and guides Paul Des Lauriers and Pat Beahen. All guides are fully licensed and insured and will make sure everyone has the best possible experience on our home waters.
+ REVIEWS

FLY FISHING CLIENT REVIEWS

“They provided excellent instruction and advice and were both very professional and friendly. Highly recommend a trip with Chromer, first class outfit all around!”

Garnett – Dundas, Ontario

“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.”

Terry – Vancouver, BC

“Chromer is the way to go, Yos Gladstone the owner is fantastic, he picked me up at Vancouver Airport and even had a sandwich in hi truck for me. I spent two days on the Squamish River with my guide Paul, who was wonderful too. I have been fly fishing for 4 or 5 years, but, I have had both my knees replaced and Paul was right there with his hand for me. My first day was walk and wade and the second was a drift. I had such a wonderful time cloud 9 wasn’t high enough. I have already booked for next year and can hardly wait.”

Mary D – Fresno, California

“I fished with Yos Gladstone on Squamish River for two days. This is my first time to try Skagit casting on a big river and as I had never been around the area before and had no idea where to start. Yos is not only super at guiding me how to fish but he is also quite attentive and I totally enjoyed fishing with him. Luckily I landed several beautiful and strong bull trout and the last one was quite huge….. If you go fishing in British Columbia, Yos Gladstone and Chromer Sport Fishing is who you should reach out to. Thank you for everything!!”

Nobu M – Tokyo, Japan

“Everything from the quick response from Yos Gladstone, pick up in the Vancouver airport and drive me in to Squamish , and to the above and beyond service from my excellent guide Tom, made my trip very memorable. Three nice steelheads was over my expectations. Looking forward to the next adventure.”

Jans O – Kumla, Sweden


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