VANCOUVER FLY FISHING TRIPS

GUIDED FLY FISHING WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM VANCOUVER INCLUDED

We’re pleased to offer year-round guided Vancouver fly fishing trips. We’ll pick you up at your hotel and have you fishing wild rivers within an hour of downtown. Guided day trips for fly fishing near Vancouver are offered 12 months a year. You can catch wild steelhead, salmon and trout in spectacular wilderness settings. We can include all your fly fishing gear and we are happy to welcome any level of angler, from beginners who want to learn how to fly fish to experts in search of a genuine BC fly fishing experience. Below you’ll find information on the best times for a Vancouver fly fishing trip, our rates and what to expect on your guided day with us…

Spring months are prime time for fly fishing near Vancouver. Swing flies for wild steelhead and coastal bull trout with guide Yos Gladstone, pictured about, and his team.

WHAT TO EXPECT

ON YOUR DAY WITH US

We focus the majority of our guided trips on the Squamish River system, about an hour north of Vancouver. The unique and beautiful coastal rivers that make up this system offer nearly year-round fly-fishing opportunities for salmon, trout and steelhead. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver and follow the Sea to Sky highway, once in the Squamish Valley we get the waders on, string the rods and we’re off for the day.

We do a mix of walk-n-wade trips an 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 what the fish, but we will put you in all the right spots. We control all the other factors though, so expect great service, friendly knowledgeable guides, top of the line equipment and an experience built to suit you and your group.
Our trips are eight hours, often they go a little longer than that, so expect to be back in Vancouver between 4.00 PM.  We service all the downtown hotels and can make easily make special pickup/dropoff arrangements.

8 HOUR WALK & WADE TRIP

GUIDED FULL DAY RATES

Our fully guided Vancouver fly fishing trips include everything you need for a great day on the water. We’ll pick you up in Vancouver and have everything ready for your day of fly fishing with us! If you’re not bringing your own gear, we have premium quality Simms wading gear and all fly fishing equipment available for a small rental charge of $39 CAD per person. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food. Price per person in Canadian Dollars.
  • One Person Full Day

    $495 pp
  • Two Person Full Day

    $345 pp
  • Three Person Full Day

    $325 pp

“Yos and his team of guides treated us like gold. We had two epic days on the river, and caught a ton of fish. The Chromers team run a first class outfit with super experienced and knowledgeable guides, and excellent communication every step of the way. I can honestly say it was the most positive fishing experience in my life!”

ANDREW H – VANCOUVER, BC

9-10 HOUR GUIDED DRIFT TRIP

GUIDED DRIFT TRIP RATES

Enjoy an extended day drifting the stunning Squamish River north of Vancouver. Drift trips are 9-10 hours long and are offered from October to April each year. They put you into the most remote sections of river and are an amazing way to experience the wilds of BC’s south coast. A great option to maximize your Spring steelhead or Fall salmon fly fishing trip with us. As with our walk & wade trips, we have premium quality Simms wading gear and all fly fishing equipment available for a small rental charge of $39 CAD per person. Not included are fishing licenses, taxes and food. Price per person in Canadian Dollars.
  • One Person Drift Trip

    $795 pp
  • Two Person Drift Trip

    $440 pp
You never know what you will find drifting with us through the wild rivers of BC's south coast. Drift trips are offered from October to April and are a great way to experience a wilderness fly fishing trip close to Vancouver.

2020 OUTLOOK

A VANCOUVER FLY FISHING REPORT

We’ll expect our 2020 Vancouver fly fishing season to kick off in early February, with trout fishing on local rivers and the first push of Spring steelhead on the Squamish River.  With a milder winter forecasted this should give us a nice slow Spring run off with fishing into May on local rivers. March and April are prime time for our steelhead & bull trout season, a beautiful time to be fishing on our home waters of the Squamish River system. We expect our usually high water in May and June, and will be running our Beach Fly Fishing Trips during that time and offering some new lake fly fishing trips.
The Summer season won’t enjoy the odd year run of Pink Salmon but we’ll have good rainbow and bull trout fishing on the Cheakamus, Mamquam and Ashlu rivers.
We’re hoping for some better Fall salmon fishing this year, 2019 wasn’t our greatest Fall of fishing so 2020 can only be better! Forecasts for returning chum and coho salmon look good for October and November. This is always a popular time for a Vancouver fly fishing trip, with lots of action and big fish on the fly!
If you’re like an updated Vancouver fly fishing report drop us a line, we’re always happy to chat fishing and give the local’s report. You can also have a look at our Vancouver fishing trip report page, it has some more info on what to expect for 2020.

FLY FISHING PACKAGES

BC FLY FISHING TRIPS MADE EASY

Enjoy a Vancouver fly fishing package with us that includes guided fishing, accommodations in Squamish BC and transportation from Vancouver. We’ll pick you up at your hotel or can easily arrange an airport pickup. Packages are easy to plan and priced to be BC’s most affordable fly fishing getaway. You save with no big travel plans, or domestic flights, just come and have some fun with us on our home waters of the Squamish River valley!
We use a few select accommodations options in Squamish for our fly fishing packages, including the Howe Sound Inn, Sunwolf Cabins and the Executive Suites & Resort. Depending on your dates and group size, we’ll pick the best accommodation for you and all have onsite dining options for your evening meals.
Packages are flexible, we can accommodate your travel plans and also arrange for a hotel stay in Vancouver if needed. A great trip for anyone looking for an easy fly fishing getaway in British Columbia. For more info and availability use our contact page and we’ll get back to you right away.

FLY FISHING PACKAGE

TWO DAY TRIP

Two days of guided fly fishing and one night hotel accommodation in Squamish BC. Transportation from Vancouver and lunches are included. Priced in CAD per person. Taxes and licenses not included. Drift trip upgrades available.
  • One Person

    $1200
  • Two People

    $825

FLY FISHING PACKAGE

THREE DAY TRIP

Three days of guided fly fishing and two nights hotel accommodation in Squamish BC. Transportation from Vancouver and lunches are included. Priced in CAD per person. Taxes and licenses not included. Drift trip upgrades available.
  • One Person

    $1950
  • Three People

    $1295

FLY FISHING PACKAGE

FOUR DAY TRIP

Four days of guided fly fishing and three night hotel accommodation in Squamish BC. Transportation from Vancouver and lunches are included. Priced in CAD per person. Taxes and licenses not included. Drift trip upgrades available.
  • One Person

    $2695
  • Two People

    $1795

“Our experience with Chromer Sport Fishing was exceptional! Everything from the quick response from Yos, to the above and beyond service from our excellent guide Pat Beahen, made our fly fishing experience very memorable.”

Scott T – Toronto Ontario

FISH WITH THE PROS

VANCOUVER’S TOP FLY FISHING GUIDES

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 Vancouver fly fishing trip with us. We don’t cut corners and this makes for a more enjoyable and safer experience for our guests. Our Vancouver fly fishing guide staff is the most experienced in the areas, most of us have been fishing the rivers we guide on for 20+ years. 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 , 2018 & 2019.
If you’re shopping around make sure you’re fishing with full-time guides who are out on the water all season, that’s what our guys are doing all year long, there’s not an operation that  can boast the type of Vancouver fly fishing experience we can! You can also expect to be comfortable, from new guide trucks, to top of the line waders, rods and reels, to hand-tied flies to framed rafts for unparalleled access, Chromer Sport Fishing prides our program on quality experienced and dedicated service.
See what Chromer Sport Fishing’s Vancouver fly fishing program is all about and get to know some of our guide staff. Here are some recent videos we’ve been featured in…

“Tom and Yos couldn’t have been better nor more knowledgeable and gracious guides. I would strongly recommend Chromer to anyone visiting Vancouver.”

TIM V – SANTE FE, NEW MEXICO

SUMMER & FALL

FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER BC

Our Vancouver fly fishing trips during the Summer months in 2019 will be focused on the Pink Salmon run of the Squamish River. This is an excellent fishery, with huge returns of fish every second year, so if you’re fishing with us this Summer you’re in luck!

Mid May to late June is when see our highest river levels of the year due to the snow melt. Options are somewhat limited this time of year, but we do have our Vancouver Saltwater Beach Fly Fishing Program at that time. There are also some smaller creeks that offer trout fishing in the early Summer months. The Cheakamus, Mamquam and Ashlu rivers are tributaries of the Squamish River system and tend to stay in shape better during the Summer, offering a variety of trout fishing. Prime Pink Salmon fishing is late July through mid September.
The Fall months are an exciting time for fly fishing near Vancouver. This is when you can swing flies for big migrating salmon as they return from the saltwater into the rivers of BC’s south coast. This is a super busy time of year for us and a good idea to look ahead and plan your trip early to avoid disappointment. Generally the best fly fishing for chum and coho salmon is mid October to late November. We can also trout fish for resident bull trout and rainbows during this time.

WINTER & SPRING

FLY FISHING IN VANCOUVER

Winter fly fishing in Vancouver certainly comes with its challenges, but also its rewards. The challenge most often than not is the weather, Winter temperatures in December and January are at their coldest of the year and we sometimes have snow on the ground. For those willing to brave the cold (and the wet) they can be rewarded with rivers void of people and hungry trout, especially in December as they gorge on the remnants of the Fall salmon runs.

Starting in February we start seeing the first steelhead roll into the lower Squamish River and some of the smaller tributaries including the Cheakamus River. By early March the warming temperatures tend to make for idilic river conditions as some of the low laying snowpack begins to melt. April is our prime Spring month for our Vancouver fly fishing trips.  River conditions are usually excellent, with coastal rivers in ideal shape. The majority of the steelhead have moved in and we’ll put you in all the right places to optimize your chances at these stunning wild fish. We spend the majority of our time on the upper Squamish River in April, accessing the river by walk-n-wade and raft drifts. This is a beautiful area, about 90 minutes north of Vancouver, where elk, mountain goats and other wildlife roams free.

Top Rated Fly Fishing Guides in Vancouver BC

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.

FLY FISHING CONTACT

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