WHISTLER FISHING TRIPS

WHISTLER FISHING GUIDES & DAY TRIPS

The resort town of Whistler British Columbia is only 1.5 hours driving time from Vancouver and is home to some of the best trout fishing in south western British Columbia. From alpine lakes to small mountain streams there are plenty of options for fishing in Whistler! Our trips are fully guided, including pickup at your hotel, all your fishing gear and wading equipment and like with all our trips you’ll be with the most experienced Whistler fishing guides. We have over 15+ years of experience guiding the area’s river and lakes and will make sure you group has the perfected Whistler fishing experience.

Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide

Toll Free 1-877-902-3393

If you’re coming all the way to Whistler why not fish with the most experienced guide service around. There might be some cheaper options, but when it comes to quality trips and experienced guides, our Whistler fishing guide services simple can’t be beat. To start your trip we’ll send you a detailed reservation form that has everything you need to ensure a perfect day on the water. Our guides are prompt and will pick you up at your Whistler hotel or rental unit and they’ll have everything  ready for your day.  As Whistler fishing options do change from season to season we’ll always have the best suitable option planned prior to your day, so you can always count on a great trip, we don’t cut any corners. In the Summer much of our focus is on local lakes and the beautiful trout fishery on the Birkenhead River, just north of Whistler. In the Fall and Spring we spend much of our time fishing the Squamish River system, south of Whistler for steelhead, salmon and trout! If you’re in town for ski or snowboard trip in the Winter we offer trips all Winter as well, mainly swinging flies for wild bull trout on rivers about 45 minutes from Whistler. Regardless of our group size or fishing abilities, our team of professional licensed Whistler fishing guides will ensure everyone is well taken care of and comfortable. Let us know how we can make your day perfect and we’ll be happy to do it. Our full-day Whistler fishing trips are eight hours, our half-days are five hours.  We service all the Whistler hotels and can make easily make special pickup/dropoff arrangements.

Our fishing season in Whistler for 2018 is looking positive. The early Winter here in Whistler has seen an incredible amount of snow, which has been great for skiing but also is good for the rest of the year as snow levels are integral to healthy local rivers and lakes. If you’re planning a Whistler fishing trip anytime in 2018 we have a season by season break down lower on this page.

  • Easily season forecasts of a cold winter and warmer summer is great for fishing in Whistler.
  • We offer our Whistler fishing trips year-round, there’s always something to do.
  • Choose from a day tirp or a package, we have the best fishing trips in Whistler.

Winter trout fishing near Whistler has been good, with lots of feed in the rivers from the Fall 2017 salmon runs.  Trout have been feeding heavily on salmon eggs and will eat well this Spring on the hatching salmon fry. With the cold snowy Winter, fishing on Whistler lakes will be awesome as the ice comes off in May and right through until mid July.  We’re looking forward to another good year of rainbow Summer trout fishing on the Birkenhead River, that is one of our most favourite Whistler fly fishing spots. If you’re looking for a trip in August or September the Birkenhead River will be prime time big wild rainbows.  Also, if you’re in Whistler during the Fall months, then there is always the Fall salmon fishery we enjoy on the Squamish River. All in all we are expecting another great season with our Whistler fishing program, we look forward to you being a part of it!

Our Whistler fly fishing half-day trips are a 5 hours including drive time.  These excursions are great for new anglers or for those looking experience fly fishing in Canada.  Generally on half days we stay locally in the Whistler Valley, fishing local lakes but often venture a bit farther if fishing elsewhere is better. Our Whistler fishing half-day trips are flexible in their start times, we can easily work around your schedule.  Trips are private and included all fishing equipment, wading gear, professional licensed guiding and transportation from Whistler.

  • Half-Day trips are five hours and fully guided.
  • Trips include pickup & transportation from Whistler.
  • All fly fishing equipment  & wading gear included.
  • Excellent crew of professional Whistler fishing guides.

ONE PERSON HALF-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$350 PER PERSON

TWO PERSON HALF-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$250 PER PERSON

THREE PERSON HALF-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$250 PER PERSON

Our Whistler fly fishing full-day trips are a 8 hours including drive time.  These excursions are great for people wanting to maximize their day fishing, as it provides for a non-rushed day on the water and opens many options in terms of where we can travel. Generally our full day trips will have you on either the Squamish River south of town or the Birkenhead River north of Whistler. Trips are private and included all fishing equipment, wading gear, professional licensed guiding and transportation from Whistler.

  • Full-Day trips are eight hours and fully guided.
  • Trips include pickup & transportation from Whistler.
  • All fly fishing equipment  & wading gear included.
  • Excellent crew of professional Whistler fishing guides.

ONE PERSON FULL-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$450 PER PERSON

TWO PERSON FULL-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$325 PER PERSON

THREE PERSON FULL-DAY WHISTLER FISHING TRIP

$325 PER PERSON

THE TOP WHISTLER FISHING TRIPS FOR A REASON…

Quality is paramount to our program. We like doing things the right way and have invested heavily in our guides and equipment to ensure you have a first class Whistler fishing trip with us. Our guide staff is made up of long timel Whistler fishing guides with lots of local experience and insight. A good fishing guide is key to the success of your day and our friendly knowledgable staff has a this passion and we make sure that shines through on every trip. All our guides are full licensed and insured. Having this crew and being dedicated to service and making sure clients like you have an amazing trip has earned us top-rated reviews on Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence in 2017.
  • Fish with our friendly Whistler fishing guides, who are always out there working hard!
  • We’ll outfit you with top quality Simms wading gear and premium rods, reels & flies.
  • We’re dedicated to our clients and always willing to go the extra mile so you have a great trip!
What sets are services apart from other local Whistler guide operations? Well there are lots of reasons, mainly our 20 year history in Whistler but also important to note is our investment in quality gear and boats that are used on our Whistler fishing trips. We’ve always prided ourselves on a unique service, bringing clients like you first class adventures and having the right gear to do it with is key.  From lightweight waders, premium fishing equipment and a lineup of new rafts to access local rivers and lakes, you can count on a 100% commitment to trip quality when you book with us.

Our Vancouver fly fishing trips during the Summer months tend to focus on trout fishing the Cheakams River, the Ashlu River and sometimes even making our way up to the Birkenhead River.  Early Summer can sometimes be tough, with higher river conditions.  If you’re looking for a trip in June or July please contact us for an up to date report on river and water conditions.  Often during that time we’ll recommend you come fish with us at our Whistler location, about a 90 minute drive north of Vancouver. The Cheakamus and Ashlu rivers are both important tributaries of the Squamish River and tend to stay in shape better during the Summer months. These two rivers are accessed by walk-n-wade trips. The wading and walking are easy and the rivers are sized that no long casts are needed. This is a wonderful time for new anglers to experience fly fishing in BC, with opportunities at rainbow, bull and cutthroat trout.

  • Tons of awesome Whistler fishing options all Summer long, great time for a trip!
  • Enjoy guided Summer fishing on alpine lakes and mountain streams for rainbow trout.
  • We fly fish for wild Pacific salmon in October & November, just 30 minutes from Whistler!

Fall months are a hugely exciting time fishing the coastal rivers near Vancouver. This is when our focus shifts to swinging flies for migrating salmon, making their returning to our local rivers. Keep in mind this is another very busy time of year for us and a good idea to look ahead and plan your trip early to avoid disappointment. As we push into October, we begin seeing the return of chum and coho (silver) salmon. This generally begins in early October with the peak of the peak runs happening in the middle of the month.  A few days can make a big difference when waiting for these fish to arrive.  When the chums and cohos are in thick we can enjoy absolutely epic days of fishing, sound corny, but literally til your arms are sore.  You can count on solid Fall salmon fishing right through until mid/late November.

If you’re coming to Whistler for a ski vacation and want to get some fishing in then we definitely have some awesome winter fishing options for you (and no it’s not ice fishing!). Our trips from December to March focus on the rivers south of Whistler, where snow, cold and ice are minimal to none and that offer solid fishing for wild trout and steelhead. Many of our guests this time of year are in Whistler to enjoy the vast amount of skiing we have here, but who are looking for something different to do for a day. Our guides will pick you up and have all the warm gear ready for a day on the river. You’ll fish wild rivers that see very little angler pressure, targeting mainly resident bull trout, a type of char, and there is also the opportunity to fish for steelhead in the winter months. These beautiful fish are sea-run rainbow trout that come into the Squamish River system starting in mid February.

  • On a ski trip to Whistler?  Yup, you can fish too, we have some great Winter options!
  • Swing flies for wild rainbow and bull trout through all the Winter & Spring months.
  • Spring is prime steelhead season on the wild coastal rivers close to Whistler.

Lots of Spring time fishing in the Whistler area. March & April are often our best two months on the Squamish River system south of Whistler. Our full day trips will get you into this wild coastal valley and swinging flies for big bull trout, wild rainbows and sea-run steelhead. This is an excellent time to book a trip, with great fishing and consistent river levels. We offer both walk-n-wade trips as well as raft trips. By early March the warming temperatures tend to make for idilic river conditions as some of the low laying snowpack begins to melt, putting some colour into local rivers and inviting more steelhead to poke their noses in from the saltwater.  As we move into May and and early June our focus shifts to fishing Whistler’s many alpine lakes. River levels tend to rise quickly during this time of year and lake fishing is a much better option. Local lakes are home to rainbow and cutthroat trout. We utilize belly boats and rafts to fish these lakes, some as close as five minutes driving time from Whistler Village. This time of year and style of fishing is fun for anglers of all abilities and usually includes lots of action!

Enjoy the ultimate mountain fishing getaway with our flexible Whistler fishing packages that include guided fishing, accommodations and transportation while in Whistler, we can even arrange an airport pickup and transportation from Vancouver.  These affordable packages include accommodations at Crystal Lodge in the heart of Whistler Village. Walking distance to restaurants, shopping and the base of Whistler Mountain, the Crystal Lodge has been the perfect place to have our clients stay while fishing with us. You choose how many days you’d like to fish and how long you’d like to stay, no minimums.

  • Our Whistler fishing packages are built to be flexible, we build them to suit your schedule & budget.
  • Stay at the cozy Crystal Lodge, right in the heart of Whistler, walking distance to everywhere!
  • There are year-round fishing opportunities in Whistler for salmon, trout & steelhead.
Combine your Whistler fishing package with golfing or mountain biking in the Summer or skiing in the Winter. Whistler really is a perfect vacation spot with lots to do for the whole family, keeping everyone happy!  Whistler packages are flexible for your budget and schedule, no hassle for us, we put together a pile of these packages each year for client and are happy to accommodate any special requests. For a detailed quote please let us know how many days you’d like to fish and how many nights accommodation and we’ll send you detailed pricing.

“If you’re going fishing in Whistler go with Chromer, our experience couldn’t have been better with them, thanks again!”

MICHELLE A – LAS VERGAS, NV

 

“Had an absolutely wonderful time fly fishing with our guide Dylan in Whistler. Would highly recommend this guide service, everything about our experience was excellent!”

JARROD R – SAN DIEGO, CA

 

“Our guides Yos and Pat treated us to great company, lots of laughs, top-notch gear and just an all-around positive experience. These guys went out of their way to make everything right and worked their butts off to get us into some fish. Very patient teachers of spey casting and reading the water. I recommend them to anyone who loves fly fishing, regardless of your skill level.”

TERRY P – VANCOUVER, BC

 

“I’ve fished with Yos in Whistler for over 10 years now, haven’t missed a season, and am telling you, there’s not a guide out there who cares more about how a trip goes than him. Excellent service and a fantastic freindship, he has my 1000% recommendation if you’re looking to go fishing in Whistler.”

GREG T – SEATTLE, WA

Trip Advisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence.

Nothing beats local knowledge and we have the top Vancouver fishing guides on our team. Offering quality, well planned fishing trips with dedicated customer service has earned us top ratings for fishing in Vancouver on Trip Advisor. Have a look at what our clients are saying and we’ll look forward earning your business.

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PLANNING A TRIP IS EASY!

Getting started planning a Whistler fishing trip is easy, simply fill out our online contact form or call our office toll-free 1-877-902-3393.  We’ll get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. We look forward to earning your business, thank you.