Welcome to the Babine River, home to the biggest wild steelhead found anywhere in the world. We are pleased to offer wee long all inclusive Babine steelhead fishing packages at the famed Babine Steelhead Lodge. Finding prime fishing dates for on this remote river isn’t easy, with limited capacity and a short season prime dates book quickly, that’s where we come in. Chromer Sport Fishing gets you prime space during the Babine’s top steelhead weeks, with no extra charges and unmatched customer service, making your Babine steelhead trip hassle free. Packages are offered from early September to late October and are all-inclusive, including helicopter transfers from Smither, British Columbia. This heli service maximizes your time on the Babine River and puts you into the heart of its most remote stretches.


Babine Steelhead
THE TRIP:  This is a seven night package that includes six days of guided fishing on the Babine River.  This fully guided program gives you the chance to fish untouched water every day on remote stretches of the Babine, some of the finest runs on the river are minutes from the lodge. Trips run Saturday to Saturday and you’ll fly by helicopter from Smithers to the lodge on the Babine. The Babine is well suited to all anglers, with relatively easy wading and casting. Space is limited, please contact us for available dates.

LOCATION: The lodge is located near Smithers BC. From Vancouver the flight is about 1.5 hours, with multiple flights daily. It is suggested you arrive the Friday before your trip where you’ll stay in Smithers. On Saturday you’ll travel by helicopter to the lodge which is included in the package price.

INCLUSIONS: Included on all Babine River packages is six full days of guided steelhead fishing and a half day self-guided fishing upon arrival on Saturday. Seven nights shared cabin accommodations, meals & alcohol and Babine River conservation fee.

DATES: Early September to late October. The lodge is only open for 8 weeks a year.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  Babine pricing varies dependant on which week you would like, as does availability. Please use the contact forms on this page to request a detailed quote and get our latest Babine season openings.

If you’re looking for a first-class BC steelhead fishing trip, then my crew and I have you covered. We offer prime dates on all the top BC steelhead rivers! Nothing beats local expertise and our incredible network of guides, lodges and camps will have you fishing with the best steelhead programs in BC. Feel free to use the contact form on this page or email me directly to get planning your next BC steelhead trip, you can see them all here, we look forward to earning your business.

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

BC fishing Guide Yos Gladstone
The Babine River is one of the major tributaries to BC’s famed Skeena River and it has gained incredible notoriety for its incredible fish and the quality angling for big steelhead throughout the season.  Each year, from early September through early to mid October, some of the largest steelhead found on the entire Skeena system make their return to the Babine. These Babine steelhead packages will put you onto the upper Babine River, fishing the remote sections between Babine Lake and Babine Falls.  The Babine Steelhead Lodge’s strategic placement puts you into stretch after stretch of incredible river, with no outside pressure and fresh water to swing flies in all day long. Steelhead in the 35 inch plus range are common on the Babine, so chances at a true fish of a lifetime is definitely a reality!
  • The lodge has access to many miles of the best steelhead runs on the Babine.
  • A quality fishery, not a quality one, if you’re looking for big wild steelhead this is the place!
  • The only fully-guided steelhead program on the Babine.
Babine steelhead smash dry flies through most of the season, a thrill that few other rivers can offer in such consistency. Wading conditions on the Babine are managed easily by most anglers. Packages to the Babine River are considered ‘semi-guided’, meaning guides spend time with 3-4 guests during the day. This is how it is done at all three lodges on the Babine. If you’re sceptical don’t worry. Personalized service certainly isn’t lost, there just might not be someone there to get your fly out of the rocks or tie on a new leader for you. The size of the runs have lots to do with why these packages are semi-guided and it actually gives you more untouched water that has seen few to no anglers in a day. You won’t be stuck fishing behind someone, you always have your own beat and guides keep busy making sure everyone is well taken care of.
The lodge, one of only three on the river, is located on the banks of the Babine within the confines of Babine Mountains Provincial Park. Comprised of a main lounge and dining room, three guest cabins and a shower room, the lodge offers comfortable riverside arrangements. The remote location doesn’t allow for opulence, instead tasteful simplicity welcomes you.
  • Helicopter transfers to the lodge are included to maximize fishing time.
  • Enjoy comfortable riverside cabins, great food and fishing at your front door.
Comfortable guests cabins are shared accommodations with bunks for four anglers per cabin, perfect for a small group of friends on a trip. A hot breakfast is served daily and packed lunches are prepped to be taken on the water each day. Homestyle dinners are enjoyed in the main dining hall at day’s end.

Babine Steelhead

All packages to the Babine originate in Smithers, British Columbia. Guests must arrive in Smithers from Vancouver on the Friday evening before their week starts. Air Canada services Smithers with daily flights, but it is good to book early as space is limited. The flight is about 1.5 hours, leaving from Vancouver International Airport, a simple connection if you are arriving from an international location. Guests will fly by helicopter from Smithers to the Babine on Saturday and will fish the home water that day. After your stay, we will return you to Smithers late Friday afternoon. You should plan on staying overnight in Smithers to catch the Saturday morning flight to Vancouver. The lodge is located on the upper Babine River, in between the Babine Falls downstream and Babine Lake upstream. There is home water, so on arrival day you can fish the water in front of the lodge and upstream. The location of the lodge allows for all day access to fresh water and fresh steelhead.

Babine Steelhead

“We book our yearly steelhead trip with Yos at Chromer Sport Fishing on the simple basis of service. Every year he goes out of his way to ensure we have a smooth trip, that we fish with some great guides and always get our preferred week. If you’re on the hunt for a fishing trip in British Columbia, I’d highly recommend Chromer.”


“The organization was impeccable and made it the easiest trip to get ready for and enjoy. I would thoroughly recommend Chromer Sport Fishing to anyone wanting the fishing trip of a lifetime.”




“It is the second time Chromer Sport fishing arranges my fishing trip in BC, and it seems to be the way to go. Outside the fishing, they take care of any problems that may show up. I am 100% satisfied with their services. Fishing in BC is out of the ordinarily, strong fishes, lots of hook ups and great size. I’m coming back”

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Babine Steelhead



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.