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Fishing trips are one of the best ways to reconnect with nature and enjoy a true Canadian experience. Canada is the second largest country in the world and has the world’s longest coastline. With 3 oceans, over two million lakes, and countless rivers and streams, it is simply unmatched as a fishing destination. Canada rewards anglers with exceptional fishing for trout, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, arctic grayling, char, salmon, halibut, ling cod, and many others.

Depart to the remote wilderness of Canada’s north, pure alpine lakes, fresh mountain streams, and pristine ocean coastlines that are teeming with some of the healthiest fish populations anywhere. Take a floatplane into remote northern lakes and stay at amazing wilderness lodges and outpost cabins many miles from the nearest road. On the Pacific Coast, there are lodges, charters, and guides that provide access to some of the best ocean fishing in the world with its numerous remote inlets, sounds, and channels of the northern BC Coast and Vancouver Island. Test your fly-fishing skills for Atlantic Salmon on the famous rivers of Quebec’s Gaspe region.

So, what’s your dream fishing vacation? Looking for a secluded getaway to revel in the secluded beauty of Canada’s rivers and streams? Or seeking out a fantastic lake or ocean trip with the family or friends at an all-inclusive lodge or remote cabins? Maybe a bucket list fly-in trip or corporate retreat? These are the ultimate Canadian fishing adventures for both expert fishermen and novices!

Fishing Tours in British Columbia

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Fishing Tours in Quebec

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About fishing in Canada

Canada’s untamed wilderness and high-quality fisheries lure anglers from all over the world. Choose between self-guided trips or guided fishing tours to tailor your fishing holiday to your taste. Your fishing getaway can also include hiking, wildlife viewing, and nature photography. 

Canada is an angler’s paradise of pristine rivers and lakes, that are home to dozens of freshwater fish species. There is a great selection of tranquil wilderness settings with stunning scenery ranging from mountains to lush boreal forests of the Canadian Shield and beautiful arctic landscapes.

Fly Fishing in Canada

If you wish to hone your skills, we offer tours with experienced guides who will share their expertise with you and make sure you have the chance to catch the trophy fish you’ve been dreaming about your entire life!

Some call Canada’s British Columbia salmon heaven, with all 5 Pacific salmon species available to the angler. Chinook salmon (also known as Spring or King) can exceed 50 pounds. A Chinook salmon over 30 pounds is known as a Tyee, and catching one of these fish is unforgettable. Coho and Sockeye salmon are also popular and considered the best-eating salmon, with Pink and Chum salmon rounding out the list. During the famous salmon runs from early summer until late autumn, anglers will be rewarded with some amazing fishing.

Fly fishing on a lake

Canada is also home to some of the best Atlantic Salmon fishing in the world, and the fly-fishing trips in Quebec are legendary. Sight fishing for these beautiful salmon in the crystal clear rivers of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula should be on your bucket list!

Throughout spring and summer, exceptional trout fishing brings anglers to Canada from all over the world. You can cast your lures and flies for some of the finest Steelhead, Lake, Rainbow, Bull, and Brown Trout in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. Fishing for Dolly Varden and Mountain Whitefish is also incredibly rewarding.

Choose between saltwater or freshwater action, and practice different fishing techniques, from fly-fishing to spin casting, jigging, and trolling. Catch-and-release fishing is always encouraged for large fish, but there are many opportunities to keep a few fish for a meal or a traditional Canadian shore lunch.

Fly-in Fishing Lodges and Camps in Canada

Our Fly-In fishing trips provide you with access to tremendous fisheries in remote Canadian wilderness locations. There is very little fishing pressure at fly-in lakes, and the fishing can be off the charts. You’ll have the chance to catch large trophy fish, too, so get ready for some tired arms! Scattered throughout Canada, we have lodges, outposts, and fishing camps to suit every angler, whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned pro. 

Depending on your trip preferences and budget, you can stay in luxury all-inclusive wilderness lodges that offer gourmet meals, professional guides and lakeside accommodations offering modern amenities with all the comforts of home. These bucket list trips are perfect for everyone, and since they are full-service trips, everything is taken care of. All you have to do is catch fish and enjoy yourself at these amazing wilderness locations. Other fly-in options include more rustic lodges or cabins, where you can fish without a guide, but they include the convenience of having your meals prepared and the added safety of having staff onsite.

Man fishing in Canada

 For the budget-conscious angler, you should consider a fly-in outpost cabin or fishing camp. These authentic Canadian fishing experiences are completely DIY; you do your own cooking, fish without a guide, and you can fish as much as you want. Outpost cabins and camps are great for a group of friends or families. You’ll take a scenic floatplane flight to your own private lake. You’ll be dropped off with your gear and provisions, provided with a fully equipped cabin, boats, and motors, and best of all, your group will have the lake all to themselves. This is a dream trip for many anglers.

Depending on the fly-in location, you will have the opportunity to fish for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, Smallmouth Bass, and Walleye. Or fish for Salmon in the Pacific waters of British Columbia. Canada’s unparalleled fly-in fishing opportunities are nothing short of incredible!

Fisherman throws fishing rod

Lake Fishing in Canada

There are so many lakes in Canada of all shapes and sizes. Many of our lakes remain pristine and largely unchanged. Gorgeous alpine lakes with turquoise blue water encircled by stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear northern lakes surrounded by boreal forests, or the stark beauty of the countless lakes that dot our arctic landscape.

With the huge diversity of lakes in Canada, there is a perfect lake fishing trip for every angler, regardless of their budget, species preference, or fishing style. Full-service lodges offer all the comforts of home. Meanwhile, outpost camps are perfect for the budget-minded do-it-yourself angler who prefers to set their schedule and fish on their own.

Two man fishing in boat at Canadian lake

Some lakes are only accessible by air or boat, offering a true adventure to lakes that are virtually unfished for much of the year. Lake fishing techniques vary, but trolling, spin casting, or vertical jigging are all effective methods on Canada’s lakes, and fly fishing can be very effective, too. Lake Trout exceeding 40 pounds (18 kg) and northern pike in the 30-pound (13.6 kg) range are often caught in northern Canada’s productive lakes. Catch and release policies on many lakes ensure that fishing remains sustainable and larger fish are allowed to reach trophy size.

River Fishing in Canada

From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s countless creeks and rivers flow through breathtaking prairies, lush forests, arctic tundra, and mountain valleys. There are tremendous river fishing opportunities from lodges that can be accessed by road or by air.

To reach even more remote areas, fly-in lodges are an angler’s dream, combining untouched areas of natural beauty and seldom-fished river systems. Floatplanes and helicopters may also be used for day trips to allow access to more remote rivers. Some lodges offer guided river trips using drift boats, canoes, or rafts, and of course, walk & wade for fly fishing.

Fishing in Canada Lake

Whether you’re looking for Atlantic salmon in Quebec, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, steelhead, coho, or chinook salmon in British Columbia, or arctic grayling in the Yukon or Northwest Territories - Canada has your river fishing trip of a lifetime.


Ice fishing is a very popular winter sport for Canadians and visitors alike. In parts of Canada, the lakes are frozen for up to 5 months a year, providing winter angling opportunities for a variety of fish, such as lake trout, northern pike, walleye, burbot, and whitefish. Canadians are passionate about ice fishing, and it is such a unique fishing experience and one of the best ways to make the best of our long winters.

Man fishing on ice in Canada

Ice fishing has evolved over the years, and using portable tents, huts, or shelters is more popular than ever. You can stay inside and be very comfortable, even on the coldest days. Of course, when the days get longer at the end of winter, there is nothing like sitting outside in the sun on a frozen lake and catching fish. Ice fishing is a great winter experience and is offered at our fly-in lodges in the Northwest Territories. It is often combined with other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and northern lights viewing.

Which tour is for me?

We offer a wide selection of fishing tours with different angling techniques, duration, locations, and fish species. Each tour is spectacular in its own way, and there’s no wrong choice when it comes to fishing in Canada! If you’re ready for your ultimate fishing vacation, see the options below to help you decide.

Looking For A Remote Fishing Lodge All To Yourself?

a plane at sunset on a lake

Want To Hone Your Fly Fishing Techniques?

Man fishing in blue ribbon river

Interested In lake trout and pike fishing?

Fisherman catch fish

Looking For A Retreat in Canada’s Northwest Territories or Yukon?

Man fishing on a lake


Still got questions about fishing? Find the answer here!

There are many sport fish species living in Canadian waters. The most popular catches on river fishing trips are Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout, Arctic Grayling, Steelhead, Arctic Char, Sturgeon, Coho and Chinook Salmon.

In the lakes, you may fish for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch, Burbot, Whitefish, and Walleye.

Off the Pacific Coast of BC, the most popular sport fish species are Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish.

When you are looking through the different tour options, you can choose them based on the type of fish that you would like to catch.

If you are an avid fisherman and have your own gear that you want to use, you can certainly bring it. Or if you are making a self-guided trip to a private lodge or camp, then we recommend bringing your own tackle and gear. However, on most guided trips, we include all the necessary gear or can provide equipment for rent.

If you need further information and tackle recommendations for specific trips, please contact us directly.

Yes, you’ll need to have a valid fishing license. Please contact us for further information regarding specific trips and how to obtain the appropriate license.

In all honesty, fishing in Canada is ideal at any time of the year! Most river and lake fishing tours happen from late spring through to early autumn (May-October), but in the northern lakes, the season is much shorter. The first few weeks after ice out is always an excellent time to book your northern trip in NWT or Yukon, and with almost 24 hours of daylight, there are no limits to your fishing time.

Spring trout fishing in April, May, and June in BC is always great. The season for Pacific salmon in British Columbia starts in June and runs through September, with the best salmon fishing usually in July and August. Our ice fishing tours normally run from February until early-mid April.

Most of our fishing lodges and outposts are family-friendly, with some even offering discounts for kids who share a room with adults. Please contact us regarding the age limits for specific tours.

Catch and release is generally encouraged but a few smaller fish can be kept for shore lunches or to enjoy back at the lodge or camp. For our saltwater Pacific salmon trips in BC, your guide may offer processing and packaging of your catch. However, on some tours (river fishing in particular), only catch and release are practiced.

Please review each tour for specific information and contact us with any questions.

It is up to you to choose between self-guided tours and tours with guides.

Most of our all-inclusive fishing packages from lodges will include guide services. 

Fishing trips to private lodges and outpost camps are normally self-guided. However, lodge staff may be available to instruct you on basic techniques, give advice, and point out the best fishing spots. Guide service may also be available at some locations for an additional fee.

Please review each tour for further information.