Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

All five varieties of Pacific salmon migrate through Queen Charlotte Strait, and fishermen get first dibs on catches headed for spawning grounds further south in BC. Halibut, snapper and cod might also be the evening’s campfire meal. Inland, our lakes are great places to relax in the shade of a broad-brimmed hat and wait for the trout to bite.

Launch your own boat or turn to one of our many charter operators, available by reservation or at short notice. Our salty sea dogs can spin some great tales while supplying all the gear, licenses and advice necessary to reel in prize catches. Comfortable modern fishing boats and heritage boats alike are available by the hour, half-day or day.

BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence Information

  • All licences are now delivered electronically through the National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS).
  • For your convenience, purchase your licence online and print a copy before your trip
  • You are required to carry a printed and signed version of your licence once you have purchased it electronically – Remember to bring a printed and signed copy with you on every fishing trip!
 Open for Business
Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Hook’n Them Up Fishing Charters
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Codfather Charters
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Duval Point Lodge
 Open for Business
Winter Harbour
Qualicum Rivers Winter Harbour Fishing Lodge & Resort
 Open for Business
Winter Harbour
Cape Scott - Winter Harbour Cottages
Quatsino
Eagle Manor Fishing Resort
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Tides and Tales Sport Fishing Adventures
 Open for Business
Port Alice
Rumble Beach Fishing Charters
 Open for Business
Winter Harbour
Winter Harbour Lodge
 Open for Business
Winter Harbour
The Outpost at Winter Harbour
 Open for Business
Telegraph Cove
Telegraph Cove Resort
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Fish Harder Charters
 Open for Business
Wilderness Destinations
Kathleen Lake Recreation Site
Sointula
Sund's Lodge
 Open for Business
Winter Harbour
Dick's Last Resort
 Open for Business
Port McNeill
North Island Tours
 Open for Business
Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
 Open for Business
Port McNeill
Pete's Salmon Charters
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
NoBull Charters
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Jim's Castle Point Charters
 Open for Business
Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Broughton Archipelago Paddler's Inn
 Open for Business
Port Alice
Forest Grove Condos
 Open for Business
Port Alice
Marble River Provincial Park
 Open for Business
Port McNeill, Wilderness Destinations
Leisure Suit Charters
 Open for Business
Knight Inlet, Wilderness Destinations
Coastal Springs Lodge
 Open for Business
Quatsino
Quatsino Lodge
 Open for Business
Port Hardy
Bear Cove Cottages

Real places shot by real people.

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