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.
Vancouver Coast and Mountains
Abundance – and variety – describes the fishing opportunities in Southwestern British Columbia.
From urban settings within sight of Vancouver to remote rivers and pristine alpine lakes, the region offers sea-run steelhead and cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, coho, chinook, pink, sockeye and chum salmon – and the incredible sturgeon. The Fraser River and its tributaries are home to many trophy-class fish.
One of the area’s most popular rivers – especially for fly-fishers – is the Skagit, near Hope. This beautiful mountain stream offers rainbow and bull trout, Dolly Varden and the occasional brook trout. The region has some 60 steelhead streams, from drive-in ones in the Fraser Valley to those along the Sunshine Coast that are accessible only by boat or aircraft.
Backed by the towering Coast Mountain Range, the Sunshine Coast’s laid-back atmosphere is sharply tuned when it comes to fishing.
Quaint little towns hustle and bustle with anglers as they head out to mountain-fed lakes, streams and rivers that teem with steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout.
For more information:
Vancouver Coast and Mountains Tourism Association
V5Y 3W2Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Tel: (604) 638-6932
Fax: (604) 739-0153