BULKLEY BASECAMP

STEELHEAD FISHING CAMP ON THE BULKLEY RIVER

Looking for a little bit or variety on your next steelhead trip? Well this is all about that, putting you on the Bulkley, Morice and Skeena rivers on one convenient six day package. You’ll stay at a remote Bulkley Basecamp on the lower Bulkley River Canyon and enjoy six full days of guided fishing on your choice of river. You can even include a day of helicopter fishing on the Babine and/or Upper Skeena rivers!
This is by far one of my most favourite steelhead fishing experiences in BC. A trip that has it all, from epic surroundings to even more epic fishing. The Bulkey River canyon, where the Bulkley Base Camp is located, offers anglers a remote steelhead experience with one of the best operations in northern British Columbia. You’ll enjoy fishing with world-class guides, a great camp atmosphere with a the creature comforts and the opportunity to swing flies to wild Bulkley steelhead as they first move into the system from the mighty Skeena River. A unique steelhead camp experience like nothing else in Canada!
Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

BASECAMP PROGRAM

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR TRIP

This is one of the most unique steelhead packages in British Columbia. A seven night package that includes six days of guided fishing on the Bulkley, Morice and Skeena rivers. You’ll stay at the well appointed Bulkley Base Camp on the banks of the Suskwa River.  This totally unique program gives you ultimate flexibility, fishing the rivers that are in the best shape during your time in BC’s north.
There are only 6 trips per year at the camp and dates are limited to 10 anglers per week. That only 60 people per year that can come experience this wonderful fishery so space is extremely limited. Packages run from Saturday to Friday. Upon booking we will send you travel details, but you will need to arrive in Smithers the Friday before your trip. On Saturday morning Base Camp guides will pick you up and you’re fishing that day. The package includes six full days of guided steelhead fishing.
You’ll fish new sections of water each day, with a two angler to one guide ratio your entire trip, so lots of individualized attention. Solo anglers are welcome but you may be required to share camp facilities. The comfortable wall tents, mess hall and lounge that make up the camp are on the Suskwa River, about an hour’s drive from Smithers BC and in the heart of the Bulkley River Canyon.
This is a fantastic steelhead trip for anglers of medium or better abilities, there is some technical wading and fishing involved. The Base Camp guide staff is among the most experienced on the Bulkley and will take excellent care of you during your trip.

ALL INCLUSIVE CAMP PACKAGE

BULKLEY BASE CAMP RATES

Book your Bulkley Base Camp with the local steelhead experts, we’ll take care of all your travel plans and ensure you get the best possible dates. This trip is offered in very limited quantities and sells out each year. Base Camp packages include six (6) days of guided fishing, six (6) nights accommodation, all meals, alcohol and ground transportation. Trips run from Saturday to Friday beginning in late August through early November. Not included is travel to Smithers British Columbia, gratuities, fishing license and taxes. Pricing subject to change in USD.
  • SIX DAY BULKLEY BASE CAMP PACKAGE

    $6400

“Getting Chromer to put together your trip is a no-brainer. Yos Gladstone seems to know everyone in the BC sport fishing industry, and has a sixth sense for putting you where need to be at the right time to put those lunkers on the line.”

Chris M – Vancouver, BC

STEELHEAD FISHING THE BULKLEY

A FLY ANGLER’S PARADISE

Making plans to get into northern BC for a steelhead trip isn’t always easy. There’s lots of options and it can be daunting figuring out when and where. That’s the really nice thing about this trip in our Bulkley Basecamp opinion, it gives you flexibility. Why is flexibility in terms of where you’re fishing important? Well, mainly it protects against poor water conditions, on this trip when you have 3+ rivers to fish in one week, you can be moved around to fish the best water during that time. There isn’t a trip out there like it, putting you into world class rivers and giving you the options of fishing different water each day.

In the world of steelheading, you normally assume all the risk for your water conditions. Our unique Bulkley Basecamp program offers you all the advantages and minimizes some of the risks as much as possible. Our standard fishing program from camp is fishing two days on the Skeena, two days on the Bulkley and two days on the Morice for a total of six days guided fishing. This allows for flexibility to target our beats under the most ideal water conditions.

TRAVEL TO THE BULKLEY

ONLY 1.5 HOUR FLIGHT FROM VANCOUVER

Getting to the Bulkey River Base Camp is very easy. There are multiple daily flights from Vancouver to Smithers BC (YYD). Flying time is about 1.5 hours. You can fly either WestJet Airlines or Air Canada directly from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Smithers.  This makes for an easy connection either domestically or internationally. No shuttles or transfers and if you need an overnight in Vancouver there is the Vancouver Fairmont Airport Hotel, right in the international terminal, it couldn’t be easier.
You are required to be in Smithers the evening before your package starts. This will have you arriving in Smithers on Friday, as Base Camp packages operate from Saturday to Friday each week during operation. We will arrange for an airport pickup and hotel for you upon arrival in Smithers. Have questions about travel? Drop us a line, we’ll be happy to answer anything you need to know about this trip.

ABOUT THE CAMP

COZY COMFORTS IN THE WILD

The camp facilities of the Bulkley Basecamp program are built in perfectly with the surroundings and offer the outmost comfort in a wilderness setting. It is located on an unguided classified river which guests can fish on their own, a special bonus that few have access to. The camp takes only six guests a week, availability is obviously extremely limited and guests can count on personalized service and attention.  Tents are shared, two guests per tent but  private tents can be arranged if asked for in advance. The tents are floored, heated and offer a unique experience, unlike any lodge package, this is roughing it in the most comfortable of ways.
There is a dinning room, large deck area and kitchen to socialize in. Cabins and grounds are well lit and a campfire roars each evening. The food is home style cooking prepared by a professional chef.  You won’t go hungry on this trip, meals are plentiful and warm breakfasts, river lunches and dinners are served daily. Along with the main Bulkley Basecamp, there are several smaller satellite camps, two are located on remote stretches in the Bulkley River canyon. These were the first camps used on previously offered four and six day packages. The two camps are still in operation and are used in conjunction with the basecamp. They offered the ultimate access to fresh water on the Bulkley River and are well equipped with heated wall tents, drying room and cooking facilities.  These have long been a favourite destination of our guests as they offer front door access to some of the best runs on the Bulkley River canyon!

“If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in some of the most beautiful places BC has to offer then Chromer Sport Fishing is who you need to be with. The Chromer Team is great to deal with making everything easy and enjoyable. I would not deal with anyone else for this type of trip, there is no one better.”

Russ M – Vancouver, BC

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