If you're coming to walk and wade Squamish River and it's tributaries, the Cheakamus and Mamquam be sure to bring your woolies! The late summer and early fall brings thousands of spawning Pacific Salmon. In the winter surrounded by the world’s largest population of bald eagles, you can fish for Bull Trout and Rainbows and in March, those famous Squamish Steelhead!
Walk and Wade Rates
Fly Fishing on the Squamish River
Only an hour from downtown Vancouver you can be fishing some of the most celebrated salmon runs in the world.
Squamish is the unofficial “outdoor recreation” Capital of Canada. Squamish and its rugged mountain areas are a rock climbing, windsurfing and mountain biker’s paradise. Get picked up anywhere in and around Vancouver by one of our guides and travel about 1 hour to the put in point for the raft. Our 14 foot raft is specifically designed for guiding on coastal streams and will safely take you down the river through breathtaking scenery.
Fishing the Squamish River
Drop a line any time of year for Steelhead, Salmon, Bull and Rainbow trout while the late summer and early fall brings thousands of Pacific Salmon heading into the rivers to spawn. This area offers year round fly fishing.
In the winter months surrounded by the world’s largest population of Bald Eagles, you can fish for Bull Trout and Rainbows. Then in March those famous Squamish Steelhead begin to show!
All just an hour from the thriving city of Vancouver, every fly fishing affictionadio has to put this one on the Bucket list.
Trips on the Squamish Include
- 7am pick up from your hotel
- 1 hr drive to the area
- 6 hrs of fishing
What to Bring With You
- 7 – 8 weight rods with fast sink tips (for bull trout and salmon)
- 5 – 7 weights with Dry lines (for rainbows)
- Spey rod (if you have one)
- Waders (let us know in advance and they will be provided)
- Woolies (year round)
What To Expect on the Squamish, Mamquam & Cheakamus Rivers It’s an early wake up call, we pick you up from your accommodations (anywhere in and around Vancouver) between 6am and 7am,drive you about 1 hour up the scenic Sea to Sky highway, through Coastal forest roads to the put in point for the raft and the start of your fishing day. The 14 foot raft was specifically designed for guiding our coastal streams and will transport you safely down the river while you stay dry and warm, enjoying the amazing scenery. Realistically we have had 10 steelhead or 20 Salmon days, but this trip is more about the best fishing within reasonable distance of Vancouver. What you can expect is more than a few fish, a great day relaxed day, and to learn from the best fly guides in Vancouver. The entire drift generally takes about 6 hours, we aim to get you back in Vancouver between 4 and 5pm, with a new found jealousy of a good guide and the work he does. Equipment wise,… Seven to Eight weight rods with fast sink tips work best for Bull Trout and Salmon work best, 5-7 weights with Dry lines are best for rainbows and this is an awesome opportunity to spey cast, or if you would like to learn, our guides are the best in the Vancouver area! Skagit Style will swing a streamer right into the waiting jaws of most Squamish fish… Bring your Waders, or let us know in advance and we will provide them for you, and don’t forget your woollies,… our BC Glacier fed rivers are FREEZING year round!