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

With transportation from Vancouver.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

Affordable multi-day trips.

PINK SALMON FLY FISHING

FLY FISHING

HALF DAY FLY RATES

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
Fall Fishing Squamish BC

FLY FISHING

Full Day FLY Rates

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

    $545 pp
  • Two Person Walk & Wade

    $345 pp
  • Three Person Walk & Wade

    $325 pp
February Fishing BC Whistler

FLY FISHING

DRIFT DAY FLY RATES

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
Vancouver fly fishing trips

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.

Booking Made 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 can bring your own fly fishing tackle or we offer gear rental for a small fee. We include transportation from Vancouver, or you can opt to meet us in Squamish to maximize your day of fly fishing! To make an inquiry for trip availability or detailed pricing, please CONTACT US!

Squamish River fly fishing guides

FISHING WITH THE PROS

OUR FLY FISHING GUIDE TEAM

We appreciate your time is limited and you want to make the most of your day. Our team of guides will make sure your remote fly experience with us in the Squamish River valley is the absolute best. Our guides are the most experienced around, most have been fishing the Squamish area for 20+ years!
With so many seasons, from pink salmon in the Summer to bull trout in the winter to salmon fishing in the Fall, it’s important you fish with guides who are on the water all the time. That’s what our crew does, 12 months of the year we are fly fishing the rivers and lakes of the Sea to Sky region. We’re confident in saying no other outfitter can match our level of experience.

New to Fly Fishing?

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 great casting instructors and will have you enjoying your day, learning new skills and having 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. You can also visit our Trip Advisor and see why we’ve won the Certificate of Excellence 5 consecutive years.

April Fly Fishing

SPRING FLY FISHING

FISHING IN MARCH & APRIL

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.

STEELHEAD ON THE FLY

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.

Squamish River Trout Fishing

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 Vancouver BC

FLY FISHING IN THE SUMMER

NEAR VANCOUVER BC

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. For detailed summer fishing info, please contact us.

Lake Fishing near Vancouver

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.

PINK SALMON FISHING

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.

Best Vancouver Fly Fishing

FALL IS FOR SALMON!

PACIFC SALMON ON THE FLY

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.

OUR FRESH FISH PROGRAM

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!

FALL FISHING PACKAGES

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 RIVER FISHING

OUR GUIDED TROUT TRIPS

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.

BUT ISN’T IT COLD?

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 ON THE FLY

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.

FALL FLY FISHING IN SQUAMISH

Watch Yos and his guide team fly fishing in Squamish BC for wild salmon.

EXPLORING SQUAMISH

Fly fishing guides day off, checking out some wild rivers.

FLY FISHING VLOG

Ride along as we go fly fishing for coho salmon in Squamish BC.

FISHING FOR PINK SALMON

In partnership with Fishing BC, a video about pink salmon fly fishing.

FAQ’S ABOUT OUR FLY FISHING ADVENTURES

ANSWERS TO YOUR FISHING QUESTIONS

Because we want you to have the best time fly fishing with us, here are some quick answers to our most common Vancouver flyfishing questions!

WHERE IS THE 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.

CAN WE KEEP OUR CATCH?

Our fly fishing program does not offer keeping of fish. We are a conservation minded company and offer strictly catch and release fishing.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FLY FISHING GEAR?

Of course you can. If you don't have fly fishing gear we offer full gear rental (waders/boots/rods/reel) for $39 CAD.

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. You'll find a fishing season breakdown below.

DO I NEED ANY FISHING EXPERIENCE?

None! We have lots of beginner anglers come fly fishing with us. We'll make sure you learn tons and have a fun safe day of fishing with us.

DO YOU OFFER TRANSPORTATION?

Yes. We'll pick you up in Vancouver. You can also opt to meet us in Squamish to maximize your fishing time, that's what most people do.

FLY FISHING INQUIRY

TIME TO PLAN YOUR FISHING TRIP IN VANCOUVER!

Contact the pro team at Chromer Sport Fishing about a fly fishing trip in Vancouver. We’ll send you more info, pricing and availability. You can also call us toll free 1-877-902-3393 or email us at chromersportfishing@gmail.com.