WHISTLER FLY FISHING TRIPS

BOOK YOUR FLY FISHING TRIP IN WHISTLER BC AND FISH WITH EXPERIENCED GUIDES ON WILD RIVERS & ALPINE LAKES

Visiting Whistler, and looking to do some fishing? We offer trips with the top Whistler fishing guides all year round on local mountain streams and alpine lakes for trout, salmon and steelhead. I started guiding in Whistler in 1999 and have worked hard to grow our guide business to be the premier outfitter in Whistler, offering the highest quality of trips in terms of equipment, guides and experience. Our fully guided trips include everything you need for a great day on the water, all gear and transportation from Whistler is included. Our crew of Whistler fishing guides will take care of you, whether you’re a beginner angler new to fly fishing, or an experienced fisherman looking to experience some great fishing while in BC. We look forward to having you fish with us!

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

GUIDED DAY TRIP RATES & INFO

Our Whistler fly fishing trips will have you fishing with our crew of professional, licensed and insured guides. We pride ourselves on experienced friendly guides, who will make sure you have an excellent day on the water. Choose from either a half day or a full day guided trip. Half days are 5 hours, full days are 8 hours. Whistler enjoys year round fishing opportunities, so there is always something to do.  Trips include transportation from your Whistler hotel, fly fishing equipment and wading gear. 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.
We fish a variety of areas around Whistler depending on the season and where the bet fishing is. Within 10 minutes of Whistler Village we have trout lakes that see very good fishing in the Spring, Summer and Fall.  There are also mountain steams and coastal rivers within a 30 minute drive of Whistler.  You can be sure we’ll put you exactly where the best fishing is for when you book your trip!
Our fully guided Whistler fly fishing trips include everything you need for a great day on the water. Trips included pickup and transportation from Whistler, fitted Simms wading gear and all fly fishing equipment. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food.
  • ONE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $450
  • TWO PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $325
  • THREE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $325
  • ONE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $350
  • TWO PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $250
  • THREE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $250

WHERE WE FLY FISH

Whistler is located about 90 minutes north of Vancouver. You’ll travel the well marked Highway 99, also known as the Sea To Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler. Whistler was home to the 2010 Olympics and is one of the most popular resort ski towns in the world! It offers year round activities, including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and lots of other fun stuff.
The best part about fishing in Whistler is that there are a ton of different options for trips in the area. Within minutes of Whistler Village are several lakes where we do many of our half-day trips in the Spring and Summer months. These are natural lakes, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of Whistler Blackcomb, home to wild rainbow and cutthroat trout. To the north of Whistler is the Birkenhead River, a gorgeous wild mountain stream that is home to big rainbows and bull trout. The Birkenhead is where we spend many of our Whistler fly fishing trips in July, August and September. The Birkenhead River offers easy wading and is a wonderful place for those new to fly fishing to enjoy a day, or experienced anglers looking for some dry fly water.
To the south of Whistler are the coastal rivers of the Squamish River system. These are free flowing wild rivers where we focus many of our full day Whistler fly fishing trips during the Winter, Spring, late Summer Fall months. You could spend a week fishing this area and only see a fraction of it, the river miles are endless, as are the opportunities at fish. In the Winter and Spring there is trout and steelhead fishing, while in the late Summer and Fall months the rivers swell with returning salmon. This year in 2017 we are expecting a banner year of Pink Salmon returning in August and September, so an excellent time for a Whistler fishing trip!
All the photos below is where we fish, taken on our Whistler guided trips, as you can see we get to fish in some pretty cool places, hope you consider coming exploring with us.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES IN WHISTLER

Book your Whistler fishing getaway with us and we’ll get you set up with Whistler’s best fishing guides and perfected hotel accommodations right in Whistler Village.  We have partnered with the Crystal Lodge, a newly renovated lodge in the heart of Whistler, you’ll have the village on your doorstep. Within walking distance there are great restaurants, bars, shopping and activities.  The ski hill is 200 meters away!

We generally suggest arriving the day before your trip and staying in Whistler that night. That way we can pick you up early in the morning for your first day of fishing. Choose to leave after your last day of fishing, or head home, whatever works for you we can easily accommodate.  Need transportation from Vancouver? No problem, ask how that can be included in your Whistler fishing package.
Price below are starting prices per person in Canadian Dollars for a party of two. 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.
  • TWO DAY / TWO NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With hotel accommodations in Whistler BC and days of guided fly fishing

    $1150
  • THREE DAY / THREE NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With hotel accommodations in Whistler BC and days of guided fly fishing

    $1725

WHISTLER FLY FISHING SEASONS

SPRING AND SUMMER FLY FISHING IN WHISTLER

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 Whistler!
There are lots of fly fishing options in Whistler during the summer months. Home to meandering rivers and emerald lakes the Whistler area is host to great trout fishing through the comfortably warm summer. Early summer (June and July) the fishing is primarily on alpine lakes as rivers levels can be high due to melting snow on the mountains. Starting in mid July and through until late September is when we fish local rivers for rainbow trout, bull trout and sometimes salmon. A summer favourite is the Birkenhead River, a beautiful mountain stream about 25 minutes from Whistler. The Birkenhead offers the total fishing experience with healthy numbers of wild trout and wild landscapes.

FALL AND WINTER FLY FISHING IN WHISTLER

In the months of October and November youʼll find very consistent river fishing for salmon. Several species of Pacific salmon, including chum salmon and coho salmon return to local rivers each Fall. This is a beautiful time of year to come fishing with us as the vibrant Fall colors play background to your day on the river. There is also very good trout fishing this time of year and river conditions are usually very good.
During the Winter and Spring months we fish primarily for trout, char and a sea-run rainbow trout called a steelhead. This is an exciting time for fishing in Whistler, as rivers see very little angling pressure and fishing can be quite good if river conditions are favourable. Generally in the Winter months we are fishing south of Whistler, out of the mountains and closer to the coast, about a 30-40 minute drive. Conditions here are generally warmer than Whistler.  So, if you’re on a Whistler ski trip and looking for another activity, then the fishing option is there all Winter long!

GO WITH THE PROS

If you’ve come all this way why not fish with the best guides in Whistler?! We’ve assemble an awesome crew of experienced and friendly Whistler fly fishing guides to make sure you have the best possible day on the water. Our crew has been fishing the Whistler area for years, so the wealth of local Whistler fishing knowledgeable is deep. From the Birkenhead River, to the alpine lakes to the Squamish River system our crew has it covered, keeping safety in the forefront and ensuring everyone from beginners to the experienced enjoy their time fishing in Whistler with us.
To compliment our guide staff we’ve also made some big investments in our gear and boats so you can count on quality. Wading gear consists of top of the line lightweight Simms waders and boots. We’ve also ensured that you’ll be extra comfortable on the water with a fleet of new Scadden and Watermaster boats. These are infinitely more comfortable than float tubes, and will keep you warm and dry for your day fishing with us. We also have a full arsenal of top of the line single handed fly rods for trout fishing and double-handed (spey) rods for salmon and steelhead fishing. Book your Whistler fly fishing trip with us and know you’ll be fishing with great guides and with top of the line gear.
We also make booking a trip extra easy. Whether you’re planning your trip to Whistler well in advance, or looking for a last minute something to do, we have you covered. Our Whistler fly fishing guide staff works all year round, so we can cover any group size at almost any notice. We’ll give you honest up-to-date advice when you inquire and when you decide to book we’ll send you all the information your reservation confirmation so you know exactly what to expect, what to bring and all the other details for a smooth stress free day. We take all major credit cards and do our billing online, for safe secure payment. We have a friendly cancellation policy, give us 72 hours notice for a full refund and if river or weather conditions cause a trip to be cancelled we’ll give you a 100% full refund. Just a few reasons why we’re the trust source for the the best Whistler fishing trips!

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

“Worth every penny, glad we went with Dylan at Chromer Sport Fishing over some of the cheaper trips we saw advertised. Quality outfitter who showed my wife and I a wonderful time on the Birkenhead River.”

Sam S – San Luis Obispo, California

“Fished with Chromer Sport Fishing in October 2016 and had some of the best fishing of my life. Dylan was an excellent guide, had great gear and was ready to go, no waiting around like I’ve had with other guides. We fished the lower Squamish River which is beautiful and caught some beautiful chum salmon. Happy to recommend guide Dylan and Chromer Sport Fishing for a Whistler fly fishing trip.”

Greg T – Boston, Massachusetts

“It was excellent! We had a bachelor party for 8 of us up in Whistler, and spent Saturday out fishing with Yos and the guys. What a great time! Well beyond our expectations. The guys in our group had several different experience levels, and the guides were amazingly helpful in both teaching complete novices, and helping those that already had some experience. It was the highlight of our trip, and we’re planning on coming back for some salmon this fall! If you’re thinking about going out fishing, you need to go with Chromer!”

Alex G – Vancouver, BC


+ GUIDED DAY TRIPS

GUIDED DAY TRIP RATES & INFO

Our Whistler fly fishing trips will have you fishing with our crew of professional, licensed and insured guides. We pride ourselves on experienced friendly guides, who will make sure you have an excellent day on the water. Choose from either a half day or a full day guided trip. Half days are 5 hours, full days are 8 hours. Whistler enjoys year round fishing opportunities, so there is always something to do.  Trips include transportation from your Whistler hotel, fly fishing equipment and wading gear. 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.
We fish a variety of areas around Whistler depending on the season and where the bet fishing is. Within 10 minutes of Whistler Village we have trout lakes that see very good fishing in the Spring, Summer and Fall.  There are also mountain steams and coastal rivers within a 30 minute drive of Whistler.  You can be sure we’ll put you exactly where the best fishing is for when you book your trip!
Our fully guided Whistler fly fishing trips include everything you need for a great day on the water. Trips included pickup and transportation from Whistler, fitted Simms wading gear and all fly fishing equipment. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food.
  • ONE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $450
  • TWO PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $325
  • THREE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | FULL DAY 8 HOURS

    FULL DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $325
  • ONE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $350
  • TWO PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $250
  • THREE PERSON WHISTLER FISHING TRIP | HALF DAY 5 HOURS

    HALF DAY GUIDED TRIP WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM WHISTLER

    $250
+ LOCATION

WHERE WE FLY FISH

Whistler is located about 90 minutes north of Vancouver. You’ll travel the well marked Highway 99, also known as the Sea To Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler. Whistler was home to the 2010 Olympics and is one of the most popular resort ski towns in the world! It offers year round activities, including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and lots of other fun stuff.
The best part about fishing in Whistler is that there are a ton of different options for trips in the area. Within minutes of Whistler Village are several lakes where we do many of our half-day trips in the Spring and Summer months. These are natural lakes, surrounded by the snow capped peaks of Whistler Blackcomb, home to wild rainbow and cutthroat trout. To the north of Whistler is the Birkenhead River, a gorgeous wild mountain stream that is home to big rainbows and bull trout. The Birkenhead is where we spend many of our Whistler fly fishing trips in July, August and September. The Birkenhead River offers easy wading and is a wonderful place for those new to fly fishing to enjoy a day, or experienced anglers looking for some dry fly water.
To the south of Whistler are the coastal rivers of the Squamish River system. These are free flowing wild rivers where we focus many of our full day Whistler fly fishing trips during the Winter, Spring, late Summer Fall months. You could spend a week fishing this area and only see a fraction of it, the river miles are endless, as are the opportunities at fish. In the Winter and Spring there is trout and steelhead fishing, while in the late Summer and Fall months the rivers swell with returning salmon. This year in 2017 we are expecting a banner year of Pink Salmon returning in August and September, so an excellent time for a Whistler fishing trip!
All the photos below is where we fish, taken on our Whistler guided trips, as you can see we get to fish in some pretty cool places, hope you consider coming exploring with us.
+ MULTI-DAY FLY FISHING PACKAGES

FLY FISHING PACKAGES IN WHISTLER

Book your Whistler fishing getaway with us and we’ll get you set up with Whistler’s best fishing guides and perfected hotel accommodations right in Whistler Village.  We have partnered with the Crystal Lodge, a newly renovated lodge in the heart of Whistler, you’ll have the village on your doorstep. Within walking distance there are great restaurants, bars, shopping and activities.  The ski hill is 200 meters away!

We generally suggest arriving the day before your trip and staying in Whistler that night. That way we can pick you up early in the morning for your first day of fishing. Choose to leave after your last day of fishing, or head home, whatever works for you we can easily accommodate.  Need transportation from Vancouver? No problem, ask how that can be included in your Whistler fishing package.
Price below are starting prices per person in Canadian Dollars for a party of two. 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.
  • TWO DAY / TWO NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With hotel accommodations in Whistler BC and days of guided fly fishing

    $1150
  • THREE DAY / THREE NIGHT FLY FISHING PACKAGE

    With hotel accommodations in Whistler BC and days of guided fly fishing

    $1725
+ FISHING INFO

WHISTLER FLY FISHING SEASONS

SPRING AND SUMMER FLY FISHING IN WHISTLER

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 Whistler!
There are lots of fly fishing options in Whistler during the summer months. Home to meandering rivers and emerald lakes the Whistler area is host to great trout fishing through the comfortably warm summer. Early summer (June and July) the fishing is primarily on alpine lakes as rivers levels can be high due to melting snow on the mountains. Starting in mid July and through until late September is when we fish local rivers for rainbow trout, bull trout and sometimes salmon. A summer favourite is the Birkenhead River, a beautiful mountain stream about 25 minutes from Whistler. The Birkenhead offers the total fishing experience with healthy numbers of wild trout and wild landscapes.

FALL AND WINTER FLY FISHING IN WHISTLER

In the months of October and November youʼll find very consistent river fishing for salmon. Several species of Pacific salmon, including chum salmon and coho salmon return to local rivers each Fall. This is a beautiful time of year to come fishing with us as the vibrant Fall colors play background to your day on the river. There is also very good trout fishing this time of year and river conditions are usually very good.
During the Winter and Spring months we fish primarily for trout, char and a sea-run rainbow trout called a steelhead. This is an exciting time for fishing in Whistler, as rivers see very little angling pressure and fishing can be quite good if river conditions are favourable. Generally in the Winter months we are fishing south of Whistler, out of the mountains and closer to the coast, about a 30-40 minute drive. Conditions here are generally warmer than Whistler.  So, if you’re on a Whistler ski trip and looking for another activity, then the fishing option is there all Winter long!
+ WHY US

GO WITH THE PROS

If you’ve come all this way why not fish with the best guides in Whistler?! We’ve assemble an awesome crew of experienced and friendly Whistler fly fishing guides to make sure you have the best possible day on the water. Our crew has been fishing the Whistler area for years, so the wealth of local Whistler fishing knowledgeable is deep. From the Birkenhead River, to the alpine lakes to the Squamish River system our crew has it covered, keeping safety in the forefront and ensuring everyone from beginners to the experienced enjoy their time fishing in Whistler with us.
To compliment our guide staff we’ve also made some big investments in our gear and boats so you can count on quality. Wading gear consists of top of the line lightweight Simms waders and boots. We’ve also ensured that you’ll be extra comfortable on the water with a fleet of new Scadden and Watermaster boats. These are infinitely more comfortable than float tubes, and will keep you warm and dry for your day fishing with us. We also have a full arsenal of top of the line single handed fly rods for trout fishing and double-handed (spey) rods for salmon and steelhead fishing. Book your Whistler fly fishing trip with us and know you’ll be fishing with great guides and with top of the line gear.
We also make booking a trip extra easy. Whether you’re planning your trip to Whistler well in advance, or looking for a last minute something to do, we have you covered. Our Whistler fly fishing guide staff works all year round, so we can cover any group size at almost any notice. We’ll give you honest up-to-date advice when you inquire and when you decide to book we’ll send you all the information your reservation confirmation so you know exactly what to expect, what to bring and all the other details for a smooth stress free day. We take all major credit cards and do our billing online, for safe secure payment. We have a friendly cancellation policy, give us 72 hours notice for a full refund and if river or weather conditions cause a trip to be cancelled we’ll give you a 100% full refund. Just a few reasons why we’re the trust source for the the best Whistler fishing trips!
+ 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

“Worth every penny, glad we went with Dylan at Chromer Sport Fishing over some of the cheaper trips we saw advertised. Quality outfitter who showed my wife and I a wonderful time on the Birkenhead River.”

Sam S – San Luis Obispo, California

“Fished with Chromer Sport Fishing in October 2016 and had some of the best fishing of my life. Dylan was an excellent guide, had great gear and was ready to go, no waiting around like I’ve had with other guides. We fished the lower Squamish River which is beautiful and caught some beautiful chum salmon. Happy to recommend guide Dylan and Chromer Sport Fishing for a Whistler fly fishing trip.”

Greg T – Boston, Massachusetts

“It was excellent! We had a bachelor party for 8 of us up in Whistler, and spent Saturday out fishing with Yos and the guys. What a great time! Well beyond our expectations. The guys in our group had several different experience levels, and the guides were amazingly helpful in both teaching complete novices, and helping those that already had some experience. It was the highlight of our trip, and we’re planning on coming back for some salmon this fall! If you’re thinking about going out fishing, you need to go with Chromer!”

Alex G – Vancouver, BC


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