WHISTLER FISHING SEASONS | WE OFFER TRIPS YEAR ROUND!
It doesn’t really matter when you’re going to be in Whistler, we offer guided fishing trips all year long. Depending on the time of year we can fish local rivers or lakes. Summer is obviously a popular time, but there’s also great fishing during the Winter ski season, really good fishing during the Spring and some awesome salmon fishing options for the Fall!
Summer Fishing in 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 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.
Winter & Spring Fishing in Whistler – 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!
Location | Whistler Mountain Paradise
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. Whistler also has excellent hotel options, top restaurants, lots of shopping and even a few places to wet your whistle! All this makes Whistler the perfect fishing holiday location in the mountains of British Columbia.