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The Best Fishing in British Columbia

Looking for the best fishing in British Columbia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around British Columbia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near British Columbia

  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike and Camp at Garibaldi Lake

    4.6
    Garibaldi Lake is a huge basin of beautiful turquoise water measuring almost 10 square kilometers (2460 acres), and located at nearly 5000ft above sea level. The lake is over 800 feet deep, filled with pristine glacial water. You’ll be surrounded by big snowy mountains, which remain bright white ...
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  • Anmore, British Columbia

    Hike Lake Buntzen

    4.5
    Buntzen Lake is located in a beautiful recreation area just north of Port Moody. Although the lake is man-made and maintained by BC Hydro, the surrounding area is full of forests, nice beach areas, and many trails for hiking including the Buntzen Lake Trail, which loops around the lake.Beginning ...
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  • Fraser Valley E, British Columbia

    Hike to Lindeman & Greendrop Lakes

    4.4
    You start the trail in a newly created parking lot (outhouses as well). Follow along the trail, and within a short distance from the parking lot you will come to a fork. Take the left trail (right goes to Flora Lake). This part of the trail is fairly flat with some nice scenery. You will follow t...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Hike the Cheakamus Lake Trail

    3.5
    8.7 mi
    Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you. This is Cheakamus Lake.From Whistler Village, drive south on HWY99 to the stop lights at Function Juncti...
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Explore Botanical Beach

    5.0
    1 mi
    This is a gorgeous beach with so much going on. It's a quick walk from the parking lot (about .8 miles), or you can do the entire Botanical Beach Loop which is 3.5km. Go at low tide for amazing tidal pools and exploring caves if the tide is at its lowest. You can beach hop and climb up to some...
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  • Fraser Valley D, British Columbia

    Camp at Jones Lake

    3.0
    Southwest of Hope and just east of Chilliwack, Jones Lake is a recreation site at a reservoir lake in the coastal mountain range, managed by BC Hydro. Set below granite mountain peaks and surrounded by a dense forest (that is unfortunately being logged), this lake isn't pristine, but it sure is p...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Paddle on Whistler's Green Lake

    4.7
    The name Green Lake says it all: this is a beautiful glacier-fed lake right next to Whistler village. There's easy access to the water from paved roads, making this a great outing for anyone visiting Whistler for a couple of days and looking for an afternoon adventure.Getting There To reach Green...
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  • Whistler, British Columbia

    Camp at Cal-Cheak

    4.7
    Where the beautiful Callaghan and Cheakamus Rivers converge, there is a great campsite aptly named after these two turquoise rivers. This is a quiet area, shaded by huge stands of West Coast forest, and easily accessible from HWY 99, about 20 minutes south of Whistler Village.Hiking and mountain ...
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  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Hike around Thetis Lake

    4.5
    1.9 mi / 196.9 ft gain
    Take Highway 1 west from Victoria. Turn onto Exit 10 (View Royal/Colwood) and continue on the Island Highway. Turn right at Six Mile Road, which leads straight to Thetis Lake Regional Park.Note that this park is also accessible by bike via the Galloping Goose Trail.With minimal elevation (~60m) a...
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  • Fraser-Fort George F, British Columbia

    Hike to Raven Lake

    4.5
    6.2 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    To reach the trailhead travel east from Prince George on Highway 16. At 88 km turn right onto Hungary Creek Service Road. Travel 13 km on the main road and turn right at the junction (keep your eye out for the sign). From here there its only 3 km to the parking lot.Right off the start the trail c...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Hike & Swim at Falls Lake, BC

    3.0
    Usually the Coquihalla is a means of a way to get from Point A to Point B, but why drive past all that rugged B.C. beauty? Skip the usual travel rest stops and have a micro adventure while passing through the transition zone between B.C.'s coastal and interior landscapes.The trailhead is 1km (0.6...
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  • Comox-Strathcona C, British Columbia

    Hike to Cruikshank Canyon Lookout

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 2854.3 ft gain
    Travelling through pristine sub-alpine terrain, and past endless crystal clear lakes, the trail to the lookout is loaded with awesome scenery. The icing on the cake is reaching the Canyon and enjoying lunch at the lookout, complete with Whiskey Jacks and 180 degree mountain and valley views. If...
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  • Fraser-Fort George H, British Columbia

    Hike to Snowbird Pass, Mount Robson Provincial Park

    14 mi / 2300 ft gain
    This epic day hike to Reef Icefield can be done if you are staying at the Berg Lake Campground. Berg Lake is accessible from the Berg Lake Trailhead just off of Canada Highway 16. Permits to stay at Berg Lake can be purchased at the Visitor Centre near the trailhead.Snowbird Pass is located 7 mil...
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  • Comox-Strathcona C, British Columbia

    Lake Helen Mackenzie Loop

    5.0
    5.32 mi / 607 ft gain
    The trail head starts at the Raven Lodge parking lot on Nordic Drive. Once at the trail head, follow the trail and turn right on the Hellen Mackenzie/ Battleship Lake trail loop. This boardwalk/ dirt trail will take you around beautiful meadows filled with blueberries (in the fall season), stream...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Visit Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park

    5.0
    0.6 mi
    The Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park is 136 acres dedicated to the original Cariboo Wagon Road Bridge over the Fraser River. It was originally established in 1984 and until the first European visit by Simon Fraser, remained inhabited by First Nations. The bridge was constructed in 1861 shortly af...
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  • Refuge Cove, British Columbia

    Kayak Camping in Desolation Sound Marine Park

    5.0
    Leave from Okeover Arm just north of Powell River to get into the passage to the park. If you are coming from Vancouver, expect a 6 hour drive with multiple ferry rides.The paddle to the campground is fairly easy for an intermediate kayaker. Distances are about 10km from one camp to the next. Onl...
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