EXPLORE THE WILD RIVERS & ALPINE LAKES OF THE WHISTLER AREA
With wild rivers and alpine lakes minutes from the village, there’s some pretty cool spots for fishing near Whistler BC! With year-round opportunities, there is always somewhere to get a line wet and swing a fly. To break it down, we’ve laid it our in the three main areas we like to fish: the trout lakes near Whistler, the rivers of the Squamish Valley and the rivers and lakes in the Pemberton Valley. As you’ll see, there is lots of fishing near Whistler, here is what you can expect at each area…
You don’t need to travel far from Whistler to find yourself some solid fishing opportunities. The Whistler valley is home to several lakes, including Alta Lake, Alpha Lake, Nita Lake and Green Lake. All these are within minutes of Whistler Village and all the major hotels. We’ll pick you up at your hotel and you’ll be fishing in the comfort of a pontoon boat for native rainbow and cutthroat trout.
The Squamish Valley is located south of Whistler, between Whistler and Vancouver. Driving time from Whistler is about 35-45 minutes. The Squamish watershed is the quintessential wild coastal British Columbian river system, with multiple species of salmon return each Fall, winter run steelhead in the Spring and trout fishing during the Summer. Along with fishing the Squamish River we also have access to smaller tributaries including the Cheakamus, Mamquam and Ashlu rivers. The area is also rich in wildlife, we regularly see the wild herd of Roosevelt Elk that resides in the valley along with mountain goats, deer, coyotes and on occasion the coastal black bear. Come explore this incredible valley with our guides.
The farming community of Pemberton is located approximately 20 minutes north of Whistler, an easy drive up Highway 99. In Pemberton we have a several secluded lakes to fish for rainbow trout including Ivey Lake and Mosquito lake. Our main focus in this area is the Birkenhead River, a small lake fed mountain stream that offers excellent fly fishing for trout during the Summer and Fall months. The Pemberton area enjoys long warm days, the elevation is considerably less than Whistler and the valley runs east to west, drawing in the sun and creating the perfect wild stream fly fishing experience.