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Howe Sound: Salmon & Prawns

  

Overview

Calm waters. Dramatic views. Half an hour north of Vancouver is Horseshoe Bay, the point of arrival and departure for ferry traffic between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands. Here at the mouth of Howe Sound (which is actually a collection of small fjords) is a popular spot to fish for Salmon and B.C.’s famous Spot Prawns while enjoying stunning views of small, sheltered islands and dramatic cliff faces surrounding the Sound.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver, Coast and Mountains
SUB REGION: Howe Sound
SPECIES:Salmon, Shellfish
SEASONS:Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
CONDITIONS:Protected from the open ocean. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:30 minutes north of Vancouver via Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway). Also accessible by ferry from Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island.
LENGTH:Half Day, Full Day
GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$
TOURISM: Tourism Vancouver  
SERVICES:Horseshoe Bay is a small, tourist village with shopping, restaurants and a marina. Boat rentals available. Some lodging, but most visitors stay 30 minutes south in Vancouver or in the suburbs of North and West Vancouver.
EXPERIENCES:Shopping and dining. Boating. Ferries to Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands. 30 minutes north to hiking and rock climbing in Squamish and eagle watching in Brackendale. 1 hour north to the world-famous mountain resort of Whistler.

STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT

  

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