With so many BC fishing options, places to go, lodge and guides, it can get a bit overwhelming trying to narrow down where you should be planning a trip for the best BC fishing experience. That’s where we come in, our travel planning services are 100% focused on getting anglers like you into the best BC fishing trips with the best BC fishing guides, just that simple!
Here’s our top 10 Best Fishing Destination in British Columbia. These are hand picked favourites of our crew, giving you a rundown of what’s available, the best dates and why we love fishing these spots. Let us know if you have any questions or would like to start planning a BC fishing trip to these or any of our other destinations.
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Langara Salmon Fishing BC

#1 Saltwater Destination

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  • Incredible salmon & halibut fishing all season!
  • Beautiful all-inclusive lodge located on remote Langara Island.
  • Packages included everything, even flights from Vancouver!
Located on the north coast of British Columbia in the famed Haida Gwaii Islands is Langara Island. A small island home to several fly in fishing lodges. This will give you the best saltwater salmon and halibut fishing in British Columbia, if not the world. A spectacularly remote and one number one favourite saltwater fishing spot in BC. For more information visit our Langara Island salmon fishing page.
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#1 Easy To Get To Area

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  • There is year-round Freshwater & Saltwater fishing!
  • Great fishing for salmon, steelhead, trout and sturgeon.
  • Save lots of money with no big travel plans.
You don’t have to make big travel plans or spend a ton of money to enjoy some awesome fishing in British Columbia. Vancouver offers year-round fishing including saltwater salmon fishing charters, guided fly fishing trips and sturgeon fishing adventures. Explore the wilderness around Vancouver on these easy day trips. For more information visit our Vancouver fishing trip page.

#1 Freshwater Lodge

Wild Salmon & Steelhead Paradise

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  • Fishing for wild steelhead and wild salmon.
  • Long season from April to November.
  • A great choice if you’re looking for BC’s best river fishing.
The Skeena River is the main drainage of northern British Columbia and the last strong hold of wild salmon and steelhead found anywhere in the world. Along with its many tributaries, the Skeena offers fishing opportunities from April through November. For more information visit our Skeena River fishing page.
Vancouver fishing sturgeon Fraser River

#1 Big Fish Spot

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  • The Fraser River is BC’s biggest and longest rivers.
  • Epic scenery and marine wildlife abounds.
  • Best fishing time is mid May to early September.
Fishing on the Fraser River is easily accessed from Vancouver, with the best sturgeon fishing on the Fraser happening 1.5 hours from Vancouver. This is an epic river and fishery, offering world class sturgeon and salmon fishing. Sturgeon fishing is best from April to November, salmon fishing from August to October. For more information visit our Fraser River fishing page.
Vancouver Island Salmon Charters

#1 Worth the Drive Spot

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  • A favourite saltwater fishing destination in BC.
  • Best fishing time is mid June to mid September.
  • Tofino is easy to get to, only a 5 hour drive from Vancouver.
Located on Vancouver Island’s central west coast is the town of Tofino. Tofino is a mecca for all things outdoors, including surfing, exploring and of course fishing. Tofino has a long fishing season for salmon and halibut making it one of the best BC fishing destinations for a really cool trip. For more information visit our Tofino salmon fishing page.
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#1 Fishing/Ski/Golf Destination

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  • Lots of local streams and alpine lakes to fish.
  • Year round fishing, even during ski season!
  • Easy drive from Vancouver, only 1.5 hours.
Whistler BC is located about 1.5 hours north of Vancouver, nestled in the Coast Mountain Range. Whistler is best known for its ski mountains, but it also offers nearly year round fishing opportunities for trout, steelhead and even salmon! If you’re looking for a mountain fishing experience, make sure to check out Whistler BC.. For more information visit our fishing in Whistler BC page.
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#1  Saltwater Adventure Spot

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  • Epic saltwater fishing for big salmon and halibut.
  • All inclusive lodges include flights to Haida Gwaii for easy travel plans.
  • Easily one of our favourite places to go fishing in BC!
The islands of Haida Gwaii are located off the northern coast of British Columbia. These ancient islands are home to a variety of fishing opportunities, but most known for the Summer saltwater salmon fishing that people from around the world come to enjoy. For the serious angler, this is a bucket list trip to one of BC’s most majestic areas. For a great fishing trip to Haida Gwaii visit our Escott Sportfishing Lodge page.
Squamish fishing


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  • Great fly fishing for salmon, steelhead and trout.
  • Close to Vancouver, get there in an hour!
  • Easiest and most affordable option for a wilderness fishing trip in BC.
Do you have to go far to find the best fly fishing spot in BC? Heck no! Right up the road from Vancouver is Squamish BC and the wild rivers that meander through this ancient valley. Enjoy year round fly fishing for wild salmon, trout and steelhead. This is our home waters for over 20 years and one of the most affordable fun places you can go for a genuine BC fly fishing experience. For more information on our favourite BC fly fishing location, visit our guide page here.
Salmon Fishing Vancouver Island

#1  Affordability Lodge Location

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  • Lots of places to go fishing on southern Vancouver Island.
  • Saltwater salmon fishing twelve months a year.
  • Easy to get to from Vancouver or Victoria.
Southern Vancouver Island has a ton of different fishing options making it number 10 on our list of BC’s Best Fishing spots. The best option is to go saltwater salmon fishing, either from Victoria, Sooke or Comox. These are are easily accessed coastal towns that will give you ample opportunity at great fishing with prime dates being April to December. A favourite trip in this area is with Vancouver Island Lodge.
Bulkley Fishing

#1  Steelhead Trip

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  • Home to the biggest run of BC steelhead.
  • Beautiful free flowing river and wilderness areas.
  • Best fishing is mid August to early November.
This is one of our personal favourite rivers to fish in BC. The Bulkley is located near the town of Smithers in northern BC, about a 1.5 hour flight from Vancouver. The Bulkley has some incredible fishing in the late Summer and Fall months for wild steelhead, a true mecca for those with steelie fever. For more information on this amazing area see our Bulkley River steelhead fishing page.

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