Brooks Peninsula: Wild and Remote

The true West Coast. It takes a while to get here, but the very remote northwest portion of Vancouver Island provides unrivalled scenery and fishing to match. Salmon, Halibut, Tuna and Bottom fish are plentiful, and heading further offshore brings you to the “salmon highway” where you might also have an opportunity to land a Tuna.

Just here for the fishing. The west coast of Vancouver Island is famous for the resort (and surfing) town of Tofino. But for a change of pace, and to avoid the crowds, book a trip to a fishing lodge, a do-it-yourself cabin or one of a few small motels near the small town of Bamfield.

Say “Aloha” to Hakai Pass. Nicknamed “Hawaii Pass,” Hakai Pass is home to hundreds of small islands and remote, white sand beaches where the only tracks you’ll find have been left by wolves and other local wildlife. The area is also home to huge Chinook and Coho Salmon plus many species of Bottom fish. The varied coastline and sea beds here provide unique and challenging fishing for anglers of all stripes.

Remote and unexplored. Visit the most rugged and inaccessible area on the coast of B.C. The many small islands here protect the waters of the Inside Passage and are home to the rare Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear), Grizzly and Black Bears. Angling opportunities are consistently good here, as many species of Salmon pass through here on their return to rivers as far away as Sacramento, California.

Where the giant Chinook live. The protected waters and steep slopes of Rivers Inlet protect headwaters that produce some of the largest Chinook on Earth. While there are no guarantees, your chances of landing a big fish are better here than anywhere else and the region attracts dedicated anglers from all over the globe.

Weave through islands, and history. Get a taste of B.C.’s history and fish for Salmon in view of old, abandoned canneries and communities that dot the area, historical evidence of the large numbers of Salmon that still pass through. Catch a world famous Rivers Inlet Chinook or Coho, or head out to the coast’s edge in search of the Halibut or 22 species of Rockfish that call these waters home.

Be a modern day pioneer. In this neck of the woods, directly south of Prince Rupert, it’s just you and the Salmon. Although, if you’re lucky, you may also catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive Kermode Bear (Spirit Bear): the wildest place in B.C. is home to a white black bear, as well as plentiful runs of Coho and other Salmon, and giant Chinook headed for the Skeena River. Halibut also await on the open ocean.

Fly in, and drop a line. Take a puddle-jumper (float plane) from Prince Rupert and fish the border between B.C. and Alaska. Stay in a well-appointed fishing lodge and have a guide take you in search of Chinook, Coho, Chum and other Salmon. Venture into the open ocean to find large and plentiful Halibut. Enjoy the long, summer nights and possibly even see the Aurora (Northern Lights).

Fishing in the City of Rainbows. Prince Rupert is the northernmost coastal city in British Columbia, and also Canada’s wettest city (which is how it earned its nickname). Located at the top end of the Inside Passage, its sheltered waters make it an ideal spot to watch humpbacks as you fish on a guided charter for huge Chinook, plentiful Coho and powerful Chum.

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