Vancouver fly fishing guided trips
Fish with guide Yos Gladstone and his team.

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

GUIDED FLY FISHING FOR SALMON, TROUT & STEELHEAD

We’re pleased to offer year-round fly fishing trips from Vancouver, Squamish & Whistler. We’ll pick you up at your hotel, or meet you in Squamish BC and have you fishing wild rivers within an hour of Vancouver! You can go fishing for wild steelhead, salmon and trout in spectacular wilderness settings. We include all your fly fishing tackle and we are happy to welcome any level of angler.
VANCOUVER FLY FISHING GUIDES

HALF DAY RATES

4.5 HOUR WALK & WADE

Our half-day guided fishing trips are perfect for anyone on a time crunch or beginner anglers looking to get their feet wet! Transportation from Vancouver is not included. If you’re not bringing your own gear, we have premium quality Simms wading gear and all fishing equipment available for a rental charge of $39 CAD per person.

  • One Person Half Day

    $450
  • Two Person Half Day

    $275 pp
  • Three Person Half Day

    $230 pp
SQUAMISH FLY FISHING TRIPS

FULL DAY RATES

8 HOUR WALK & WADE

Our guided Vancouver fly trips include everything you need for a great day on the water. We offer transportation from Vancouver or you can opt to meet us in Squamish to maximize your day. If you’re not bringing your own gear, we have quality Simms wading gear and all fishing equipment available for a rental charge of $39 CAD per person.

  • One Person Full Day

    $695
  • Two Person Full Day

    $395 pp
  • Three Person Full Day

    $325 pp
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RAFT TRIP RATES

9 HOUR RIVER DRIFT TRIPS

Enjoy an extended day drifting and fishing the remote Squamish River. Drift trips are 9 hours long and are offered October to April. A great option to maximize your steelhead or salmon fishing trip. Wading gear & fly fishing tackle available for a rental charge of $39 CAD per person. Availability is limited. Price per person in CAD.

  • One Person Raft Trip

    $895
  • Two Person Raft Trip

    $495 pp
  • Three Person Raft Trip

    Please Inquire
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WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR DAY

GUIDED FLY FISHING FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS!

Upon booking we’ll send you a detailed email with everything so you’re ready for your day with us. In the morning we’ll meet you in Squamish or pick you up in Vancouver. The fishing seasons are varied in Squamish, more on that below, but depending on the time of year you are fishing we could target trout, salmon and steelhead!

We do a mix of walk-n-wade trips and use framed rafts to drift, depending on river conditions. On a clear day you’ll be surrounded by snow-capped peaks and have the pure waters of our coastal rivers flowing beneath you. Wading is relatively easy and depending on conditions and agility you can expect to fish a variety of river stretches in a day. Obviously we don’t have control over the fish, but we will put you in all the right spots. We control all the other factors though, so expect great service, friendly fishing guides, top of the line tackle and an experience built to suit. And remember, we welcome all levels of anglers, from never-been-flyfishing before to seasoned vets!

Squamish River Fishing

WHERE WE FISH & GUIDE

YEAR ROUND FLY FISHING CLOSE TO VANCOUVER BC

Our guided fly fishing trips focus on the Squamish River system which is located less than an hour north of Vancouver. These have been our home waters on which we’ve guided for over 20 years! The Squamish River is a free flowing river, draining about 2000 sq/km of land, a wild expanse of coastal wilderness. This is a wild area, where bear, elk and wolves roam free. It is rare to have this type of wilderness fly fishing so close to a major city like Vancouver.

The Squamish River has four main tributaries that we guide on as well, including the Cheakamus, Mamquam, Ashlu and Elaho rivers. These beautiful rivers offer nearly year-round fly fishing opportunities for bull trout, wild steelhead and four species of Pacific salmon. There’s lots to explore, one of the main reasons many of our guests opt to fish multiple days and stay in Squamish. If you’d like to spend a few days fly fishing the Squamish area with us we can arrange for affordable hotel packages.

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2022 FLY FISHING FORECAST

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT THIS YEAR

The 2022 fishing forecast for our Vancouver fly fishing trips is looking very positive. Our 2021 was an amazing season (despite Covid-19!) in 2021 with strong runs of salmon and solid trout fishing all year long! With a cool winter we should have good river conditions on the Squamish River for the Spring, Summer and Fall, hopefully giving us consistent water levels for the year. We already have lots of pre bookings for 2022, as many people deferred their 2020 trips due to travel restrictions.

Our Spring season is the kickoff to the year, we’re expecting a moderate run of winter steelhead and a cooler Spring. This Summer we don’t have a run of pink salmon, those come on odd years only but we will have some trout fishing through the Summer month. We’re hoping for another good Fall salmon fishery, the 2021 season was one of our best years of fishing in recent memory, so we’ll hope we can forecast another one for 2022.

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WHAT ARE WE FISHING FOR?

SALMON, STEELHEAD AND TROUT FLY FISHING

We offer some of the most varied fly fishing opportunities found anywhere in North America, with a long season and multiple fish species. The coastal rivers we guide on are home to wild steelhead, Pacific salmon and resident trout & char. There are very few places like the rivers near Vancouver, for ease of access and variety of fish species.

Steelhead are Winter and Spring run fish, they come into our rivers starting in February with the best steelhead fishing being in March and April. On odd years (2023, 2025 ect) we have large runs of Pink salmon in the Summer months. Fall is one of our most popular times for fly fishing, with chum salmon and coho salmon entering our rivers from mid September to late November. There are also resident fish, including native bull trout, wild rainbow trout and coastal cutthroat trout in all our rivers. Bull trout can be caught year round and are unique to the Pacific Northwest. Big bull trout can be over 10 pounds!

Spring Steelhead Fly Fishing

SPRING FLY FISHING INFO

STEELHEAD & BULL TROUT SEASON

Spring is a very popular time for folks to come fly fishing with us. We usually have very nice river conditions during this time and good fishing for bull trout and steelhead. Prime months are March and April. If river conditions are amenable then we’ll have good fishing right to mid May. We suggest a full-day walk & wade or one of our drift trips to maximize your day during the Spring months.

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SUMMER FLY FISHING INFO

A GREAT TIME FOR TROUT FISHING

Fly fishing during the Summer months comes with its challenges and opportunities. Most of our local rivers are at high levels from mid May to mid July. After that we have some good trout fly fishing using nymphs on the Cheakamus and Ashlu rivers. On odd years we have a run of pink salmon from early July to mid September! If you’re looking to plan a Summer fly fishing trip send us a note and we can give you an idea of what to expect.

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FALL FLY FISHING INFO

SWINGING FLIES FOR PACIFIC SALMON

Fall is a great time for a Vancouver fly fishing trip. There are chum salmon and coho salmon that are making their way to our coastal rivers. Our Fall fly fishing program focuses on swinging flies to bright moving fish (we leave the spawning fish alone) on the lower sections of the Squamish River. October and November are the best two months for salmon fly fishing and a popular time for a multi-day fly fishing trip with us.

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WINTER FLY FISHING INFO

BRAVE THE COLD FOR BIG REWARDS

Most people don’t think there is fly fishing in the Winter months but with our mild climate we can fish all Winter long! Winter is when native bull trout feed on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs. From December to February we use egg and flesh patterns to entice bull trout. If you’re visiting on a ski vacation, all our fishing is only 40 minutes from Whistler, so planning a day of cold weather fly fishing is extra easy.

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OUR PRO GUIDE TEAM

YOU’LL BE FISHING WITH THE BEST

Book with us and fish with the most experienced fly fishing guides in Vancouver & Squamish. For over 20 years these have been our home waters and we have a great team of guides, top of the line equipment and dedicated customer service. Our leading safety standards and commitment to conservation are big parts of our fly fishing program. Don’t believe us, have a look at our reviews on Trip Advisor with a Certificate of Excellence for 5 years in a row!

Fly Fishing Packages

FLY FISHING PACKAGES WITH HOTEL

AFFORDABLE TRIPS WITH NO BIG TRAVEL PLANS

Finding an affordable British Columbia fly fishing package doesn’t have to be hard. Our fly fishing packages in Squamish include multiple days of fishing, nice hotel accommodations, transportation and lunches. These packages are really popular, most guests come fish 2 or 3 days, but some stay a week. This is an affordable fly fishing trip that doesn’t require any big travel plans. Use the contact form below to inquire and we’ll be happy to send you some package pricing.

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Can beginners do this trip?

Of course! We love introducing people to fly fishing, no experience required.

Do you do hotel pickups?

Yes, we can pick you up in Vancouver. You can also meet us in Squamish to maximize your day.

Is it guaranteed catch?

Nothing in fishing is guaranteed. We'll put you in all the right places, the fish just have to cooperate!

Is fishing gear included?

Yes, we have a full fleet of rental gear available, including wading gear and equipment.

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes, a fishing license is required, we will send you information when booking on how to buy one.

Can Kids come fishing?

Depending on the time of year we can take kids, preferably 10+ years old.

Can We Keep Our Catch?

No, we are a strictly catch and release guiding operation.

Is food included?

Not on our day trips but lunch is included on our fly fishing packages.

How Do I book?

Fill out the form below and we'll let you know our availablity!

VANCOUVER FLY FISHING INQUIRY FORM

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

You can also call us toll free 1-877-902-3933 or email us at chromersportfishing@gmail.com.

If you know what date(s) you'd like to fish let us know, we can give you our most up-to-date availability.