Put a trip together the way you want.. The Village of Queen Charlotte, more commonly called Queen Charlotte City, is a small village on the south end of remote Graham Island in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). Hire a guide, and set out from the small harbour in search of plentiful Chinook, Coho and Chum, a large population of bottom fish. Remote and unpopulated, on a trip out to the West through Skidegate Channel you may not see another boat during your whole trip!
Come explore. Hippa Island, on the west coast of Graham Island, providesshelter from the wind and waves but nearby are a number of historical shipwrecks along the wild, west coast of Haida Gwaii. Seek them out for a dose of history, fish at Freeman Rocks for plentiful Salmon and Bottom Fish, then return back for a good night’s sleep at your luxury lodge.
Unforgettable sights. Head north in the early summer to the beautiful mouth of the Work Channel, just north of Prince Rupert. Drop your line for a chance at catching a giant Skeena River Chinook, and keep your eyes open to catch a glimpse of the incredible “bubble nets” created by Humpback Whales to help them trap and catch fish themselves.
Get a taste of something different. B.C. is famous for Salmon, of course, but there are plenty of other fish in the sea. The ocean floor off the wild, wet, west coast of Haida Gwaii is home to many species of delicious tasting bottom fish including huge Halibut. This remote area with open seas makes it a great, novel challenge for experienced anglers.
A river – or two – runs through it. Put on your waders and journey north of Prince Rupert. The shallow waters of the area’s many rivers attract spawning Coho Salmon looking for food and shelter. A skillful fly fisher – who has good timing – can also catch them on the nearby open ocean using dry flies.
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).
The most civilized way to experience the wild. Wild and remote, Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands) encompasses the most remote locations in northwestern B.C. Here, for top dollar, you can share an unrivalled angling experience in some of the same lodges frequented by Prime Ministers, Presidents, celebrities and business tycoons.
Fine dining, luxurious accommodations and expert guidance on the water with a Certified Tidal Angling Guide all await you. Along with abundant runs of Chinook, Coho, Sockeye and more.
Truly, the ultimate fishing adventure and trip of a lifetime!
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.