Northern BC

British Columbia is divided into six tourism regions, each with its own distinctive characteristic fishing opportunities, geographical make-up, and climate. Click on a link to learn more about each BC Region.

Northern BC Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Kootenay Rockies Thompson Okanagan Vancouver Coast & Mountains

Vancouver Island

Northern BC

Soaring mountains, broad plains, tree-covered hillsides and coastal rainforests lure the adventurous angler to this rich, remote yet easily accessible region of British Columbia. 68 rivers flow through the region, many starting along the interior slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

The run-off from the mountains feeds hundreds of creeks and lakes, home to many species of fish including rainbow, cutthroat, bull, lake and brook trout, Arctic grayling, pike, walleye, yellow perch, and whitefish.

Where the rivers near the Pacific, anglers can try their luck for summer and winter-run steelhead, coastal cutthroat trout, and some of the largest Dolly Varden found in the province. While the Skeena River and its tributaries – the Babine, Bulkley and Kispiox rivers – are the magnet for summer-run steelhead anglers, the Nass and Stikine rivers also tempt steelheaders.

Meanwhile, just off the coast, 18 rivers in the Queen Charlotte Islands also offer these sea-run rainbows. Access to many of the lakes and rivers is limited; however, secondary roads often lead to good fishing. Other areas are accessed by aircraft, boat or horseback.


For More Information:

Northern British Columbia Tourism Association

Box 2373
Prince George, BC
V2N 2S6Toll Free: 1-800-663-8843
Tel: (250) 561-0432
Fax: (250) 561-0450