Vancouver Fly Fishing

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BC CANADA

Did you know there’s year-round fly fishing super close to Vancouver?! That’s right, there is fishing on wild rivers like the Squamish River and others within an hour of the city. Our highly regarded Vancouver fly fishing guide service offers a variety of trips, including guided day trips from Vancouver and flyfishing packages. We also offer fly fishing courses and spey casting courses, to help your fly angling game to new levels! If you’d like to experience remote fishing close to Vancouver with BC’s top fly guides, then our Vancouver fly fishing trips will check all the boxes!

FLY FISHING GUIDES

Vancouver's most experienced.

TACKLE INCLUDED

We provide all the fishing gear.

LOCAL FISHING EXPERIENCE

20+ years of guiding knowledge.

WE'LL PICK YOU UP!

From your Vancouver hotel.

DAY TRIPS

Fishing wild coastal rivers!

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

Affordable multi-day trips.

Squamish fly fishing

HALF DAY RATES

GUIDED FLY FISHING

Meet us on the Squamish River for one of our 4.5 hour guided fly fishing trips. This is a great trip for fly anglers looks for an intro to fishing. Offer year-round. Transport not included. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person Half-Day

    $450 pp
  • Two Person Half-Day

    $275 pp
  • Three Person Half-Day

    $230 pp
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FULL DAY RATES

GUIDED FLY FISHING

Our 8 fly fishing trips will have you with our pro fishing guide team, exploring wild rivers near Vancouver. This is a popular trip and includes transportation from Vancouver if needed. Prices per person in CAD.

  • One Person Walk & Wade

    $595 pp
  • Two Person Walk & Wade

    $375 pp
  • Three Person Walk & Wade

    $325 pp
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DRIFT TRIP RATES

GUIDED FLY FISHING

Drift fly fishing trips are offered from September to April, complimenting your steelhead or salmon trip with us. A great way to fish the most remote areas by raft with pro guides. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person Drift Trip

    $795 pp
  • Two Person Drift Trip

    $440 pp
  • There Person Drift Trip

    Please Inquire
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ABOUT OUR FLY FISHING TRIPS

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN FISHING WITH US

Our guided Vancouver fly fishing trips take place on the scenic Squamish River system, an hour north of Vancouver. This area offers year-round fly fishing for salmon, trout and steelhead. These have been our home waters for over 20 years, and our fly fishing guide staff is the most experienced will ensure you have a first-class fishing experience with us.

Choose from a variety of trips, including walk-n-wade fly trips and raft trips. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular vistas and explore remote valleys. Our guided fly fishing offers wilderness fishing close to Vancouver. These are great trips for all level of abilities from seasoned anglers to those new to fly fishing.

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BOOKING MADE EASY

WE MAKE A GUIDED DAY TRIP EASY

Upon booking we’ll send you a detailed reservation confirmation with everything you need for your day, including an online sizing form, link to buying your fishing license and a list of good things to bring. You are welcome to bring your own fly fishing tackle or we offer high quality gear rental for a small fee.

We do include transportation from Vancouver (some restrictions apply) but most people opt to meet us in Squamish. This gives you the most time on the water, maximizing your day of fishing! Keep in mind we are very busy with a small dedicated guide staff. Prime dates book early, so if you have a time in mind please contact us for availability and seasonal details.

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FISHING WITH THE PROS

OUR FLY FISHING GUIDE TEAM

Nothing beats local experience and we’re as local as they get! We’ve been guiding in Vancouver, Squamish & Whistler for over 20 years, this is Chromer Country. Our team of guides is the most experienced in the Sea to Sky Region. All our guides are licensed and insured. We’re on the water 12 months of the year, a key to our success and a key to our ever returning client base. We love what we do and we take pride in offering a best possible experience for anglers of all abilities.

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NEW TO FLY FISHING?

COME AND LEARN WITH US!

Our focus on safety and introducing new anglers to the sport of fly fishing is a giant part of our program. If you have little fly fishing experience don’t worry! We’re all casting instructors and will have you enjoying your day, learning new skills and having lots of fun! For experienced fly anglers we’ll bring your game to new levels. A writeup on the ‘To The Wild’ website reviewing our guiding services to give you an idea of what to expect. We make fly fishing easy for everyone!

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FLY FISHING IN THE SPRING

SQUAMISH RIVER REPORT

March, April & May are very nice months for fly fishing on the Squamish River. This is when we swing flies for Squamish steelhead, wild bull trout and rainbow trout. Spring fly fishing offers nicer weather, good river levels and some big hard-pulling wild fish! This is a popular time for our fly fishing packages in Squamish. It is also a nice time to take a river drift, this allows access to miles of river fishing.

The Squamish River gets a medium sized run of wild steelhead in March & April. This can be a tricky fishery, covering lots of water looking for that one special fish! These are winter steelhead and they are elusive, but connecting with one is an incredible reward. Our steelhead fishing is done mainly by spey casting and swing flies. Bull trout are a native species to BC. There’s wide heads look like that of a bull, giving them their name. We can target bull trout nearly year-round, but March, April and May are especially consistent months for trout fishing. Our Spring fly fishing trips can be a combination of steelhead and trout fishing, giving you the full BC fishing experience!

Summer Fly Fishing

SUMMER FLY FISHING REPORT

PINK SALMON & BULL TROUT FISHING

The local rivers and lakes near Vancouver offer a variety of summer fishing options. From late May to late June river levels are usually high due to melting snow. This is when we enjoy some lake fishing. From July to September, we have can have good fishing for trout and salmon! Summer fly fishing trips are obviously popular, but they are variable as conditions can sometimes change quickly.

There are some smaller lakes near Vancouver that we guide on when river levels are a bit high. These lakes are home to rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. North of Vancouver, in Whistler BC there is also good lake fishing and we offer guided fly fishing trips in Whistler as well. On odd years, (2019, 2021, 2023, etc) our guided fly fishing trips are focused on Squamish River Pink Salmon fishing! These is an awesome fishery from late July to early September. It offers consistent fishing for salmon on the fly, in the 5-10 pound range. It is a hugely popular time to come fishing with us. You can learn more about Pink salmon fishing and the Summer fishing we offer.

Fall Fly Fishing

FALL IS SALMON SEASON

FISHING FOR COHO & CHUM SALMON

Fall is when the salmon migration begins on our rivers and this is a fantastic time for a trip. Salmon return to the Squamish River system starting in mid September. Prime salmon fishing dates are early October to mid November. During this time our Vancouver fly fishing trips will put you in the heart of BC’s coastal rivers, catching chum and coho salmon. These are great trips, for beginner or seasoned fishing nuts, a chance at targeting wild salmon about an hour from the city.

We only target fresh moving salmon. We don’t fly fish for spawning salmon or salmon that have travelled into the headwaters of local rivers. Our focus is on fly fishing close to open ocean, sometimes we are only a mile or two from the saltwater. This unique program respects the fish and lets us target moving salmon. That is where our name ‘Chromer’ comes from, fishing only for chrome bright fish! October and November are two popular months for our Vancouver fly fishing packages. Packages include transportation from Vancouver, hotel accommodations in Squamish and guided fishing of course! Our page dedicated to Fall salmon fly fishing has pricing and package details.

Winter Fly Fishing

WINTER FISHING REPORT

FLY FISHING FOR BC BULL TROUT

Trudging through the snow and fishing rivers void of fly anglers is a great way to spend a winter’s day. People often are surprised we can go fishing in the winter months, but our fly fishing season is 12 months of the year. From December to February we offer guided trout fishing on local rivers close to Vancouver. If you’re in BC for a ski vacation this is a great add on to your trip, with few places in the world that offer both skiing and fishing at the same time!

South western BC is the mildest region in Canada during the winter months. It sees more rain than snow and frigid temperatures. This allows us to go fly fishing in the winter, swinging flies for bull trout and rainbow trout. Our premium fly fishing waders and boots will keep you warm and dry for your day of fishing. Bull trout feed throughout the winter months on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs. As chum salmon and coho salmon spawn and die they leave behind a protein source for resident fishing, including salmon eggs. Bull trout feed on these left overs during the winter, offering us the opportunity to go fly fishing, using egg and flesh patterns to catch bull trout. For more info, visit our blog post on Winter Bull Trout Fishing in BC.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

HOTEL & FLY FISHING PACKAGES

KICK BACK, RELAX AND STAY A FEW DAYS

Lining up a few days of fly fishing is easy with our Squamish hotel & fishing packages. We package hotel, guiding and lunches to make for an easy and affordable British Columbia angling getaway. We’ll book your hotel room in Squamish and line up your days on the river. Stay for as long or as little as you’d like. We can also arrange for transportation from Vancouver for you and even airport transfers if required. For pricing please contact us with group size and preferred dates.

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WHY BOOK WITH US?

THE TRUSTED SOURCE FOR BC’S BEST FISHING

There are lots of reasons why people have trusted us with the BC fishing plans for over 15 years. Honest local advice, hard work, dedication to customer service and loving what we do are just a few of the reason. Our fair pricing, thoughtful cancellation policy and easy booking process make planning stress free. Our Google Reviews and 5 Years of Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor will give you added confidence you’re fishing with the right guys!

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WHERE IS THERE FLY FISHING NEAR VANCOUVER?

There's a bunch of great places to go fly fishing near Vancouver! Our guided fishing program focuses on the Squamish River and its tributaries but there is fly fishing in the Fraser River valley, the Pitt River and lots of other rivers and lakes near Vancouver.

Are fishing licenses needed?

Yes, you will need a Freshwater Fishing License. When you book your trip we'll send you a link to buy you license online.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO FLY FISHING?

We enjoy a long fishing season on the lakes and rivers near Vancouver. There are a variety of fish (salmon, steelhead and trout) that can be caught throughout the year. Best time is generally from early March to late November.

How much does a license cost?

Fishing licenses prices are based on country of residency. A one day licence is $10.00 to $20.00 CAD, so very affordable.

HOW MUCH DOES A FLY FISHING TRIP COST?

Our trips range from $275 to $440 per person. Pricing is dependent on group size and what length of trip you'd like. Doing a trip with a partner is the most cost efficient way. If you're a solo angler our pricing is very fair and fits most budgets.

Can we keep the fish we catch?

No, we are a conservation minded guiding operation that only offers catch and release fishing.

CONTACT US ABOUT A FIRST CLASS FLY FISHING TRIP

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a Vancouver Fly Fishing Trip. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability.