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Phantom Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(53 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $662

Sooke Salmon Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(43 reviews)
Sooke
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trips from $467

Roy's Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Vancouver
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trips from $467

Last Chance Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(48 reviews)
Sooke
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $463

Fijian Son Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Sooke
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $234

River People Guides

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Calgary
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trips from $234

Tofino Saltwater Sports

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(90 reviews)
Tofino
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trips from $506

Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(78 reviews)
Nanaimo
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trips from $370

FISHING/ WHALE WATCHING TRIPS

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Campbell River BC
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trips from $545

50North Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(34 reviews)
Campbell River
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trips from $452

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Canada

The average price for a private 4 hour Canada fishing trip is $481, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $816 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Phantom Sportfishing, Sooke Salmon Charters, and Roy's Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Canada. Full list of top fishing charters in Canada.

Phantom Sportfishing, Sooke Salmon Charters, and Roy's Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Canada.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Halibut. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and jigging. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

You could spend a lifetime fishing in Canada, and you still wouldn’t experience even a fraction of what this land has to offer. From remote mountain streams and rolling ocean waves to urban lakes surrounded by skyscrapers, this country has it all. For many anglers, the cherry on top is the vast wilderness here—the perfect place for secluded fishing and a weekend at a mountain lodge.

You’ll find Canada fishing charters and guided trips everywhere you turn, along with a list of iconic gamefish to catch. For many visitors, the hardest part is deciding where to head first. Well, we’ve got you covered. Pick your dream catch and let us point you in the right direction!

Canada’s Top Catches

Salmon

There’s nothing quite like the Salmon fishing Canada is known for. Home to Atlantic Salmon and five species of Pacific Salmon, you’ll find these fish from coast to coast.

It’s common to fly fish for Atlantic Salmon in the waters of Quebec, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec boasts lots of opportunity, and is easily accessible. However, like many locations on this side of the country, Salmon fishing is highly dependent on seasonal events and ocean conditions.

On the opposite end of the spectrum you have British Columbia, whose thousands of streams and over 16,000 miles of coastline are swarming with Salmon. Chinook reign supreme in these waters, including year-round feeder populations and massive Tyees (30+ pounders) in summer. Every year, they’re joined by millions of Coho (Silver), Sockeye (Red), Chum, and Pink (Humpback) Salmon on their way to the spawning grounds. Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii are premier destinations for Salmon fishing vacations in Canada.

If the far reaches of Canada’s coasts are a bit beyond your time and budget, stop by the Great Lakes instead. Chinook and Coho are not native to these landlocked waters, but they thrive here. Peak season in the lakes runs from May through September.

Northern Pike

For some anglers, there’s nothing more alluring than the Pike fishing Canada has in store. You’ll find large Pike in the big river systems, but the biggest of these bad boys swim in the remote northern lakes of provinces like Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and northern Quebec.

One of the best times to fish for Pike is during ice-off, when they congregate in the shallow waters of bays and backwaters. It’s easy to sight fish for them here, and you can expect lots of action. Even after all the ice thaws, you’ll be hard pressed to pick a bad time for Pike fishing.

Trout

Canada boasts a variety of Trout, from her many lakes to countless rivers and streams. In British Columbia, Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Steelhead Trout are practically synonymous with fly fishing. These species have multiple runs throughout the year, but fall tends to be one of the best times for non-stop action. Some of the most renowned Steelhead rivers in BC include the Fraser, Columbia, and Skeena Rivers.

On the opposite coast, anglers catch large Brook Trout in Labrador and northern waters in Quebec. Lake Trout are also prevalent on this side of the country. Some of the best fishing for Lake Trout is available in the upper portions of southern provinces, as well as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. For the biggest Lakers, cast your line somewhere in Northern Manitoba or Saskatchewan. Then again, eastern and central tundra waters can be just as promising.

Walleye

Canada has big Walleye and lots of them. You’ll find these fish swimming in lakes and rivers of any size. Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan are top locations for this species, but there’s no need to seek out the most remote locations. The biggest Walleye (8-10 lbs) are found in the Lake of Woods, Rainy Lake, Detroit River, Lake Erie, St. Lawrence River, and the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. If you’re in the market for one of Canada’s famous Walleye fishing trips, be sure to check out these places.

Charr

Charr is said to be the most exotic game fish in Canada. You won’t typically encounter one of these unless you’re on a fly-in fishing trip in the northernmost reaches of the east coast. This fish is mostly available for a brief time in midsummer, with the biggest of them swimming in rivers flowing through Nunavut, Hudson Bay, and the Atlantic. Tree River in Nunavut is a premier Charr fishing destination. 

And then some

A handful of other trophies stand out from the crowd, even if they draw a little less attention. Each year, anglers flock to the western shore of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii for a chance to land massive “barn door” Halibut. Sturgeon fishing in Fraser River is also a major attraction in British Columbia. Many compare the fighting power of this ancient fish to that of a Marlin or a Tarpon.

Continuing east, you’ll find Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in many waters throughout the country. Smallmouth are especially abundant in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the southern portions of Ontario and Quebec. These last two provinces also boast Muskellunge, with the biggest of them swimming in Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Ottawa River, and the St. Lawrence River.

Grayling is a popular catch on many Canadian fly-in fishing trips to northern rivers and streams. These small fish make for great light tackle and fly fishing action.

Last but not least, Bluefin Tuna have made a place for themselves among some of Canada’s most prestigious prizes. Every year, charter boats in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island bring home 500-1,000 lb Bluefins. You can catch these fish from late August through October. Around the same time of year, anglers fishing off the coast of British Columbia catch Albacore Tuna.

Need to Know

Anglers must purchase a fishing license, whether fishing in freshwater or saltwater. Be sure to buy a license that is valid in the province where you plan on fishing. In some locations, additional stamps and permits may also be required.

Some fish are not always legal to catch and may be limited by size. The easiest way to follow local regulations is to book your trip with one of the many professional Canada fishing charters and guides.

Canada
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25041 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The start of the year is a great time for fishing in Canada! In Victoria, small Chinook Salmon are abundant, while ice fishing in Ontario promises Lake Trout and more.

February

If you’ve had your fill of ice fishing, set a few Crab traps in the bays of BC, or try your luck fly fishing countless streams for Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout.

March

The ice has yet to thaw on many of Canada’s lakes, but various creeks and streams hold Trout, Walleye, and more. 

April

Anglers are heading to big lakes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and northern Quebec to enjoy some easy sight fishing for Pike as the ice thaws.

May

Salmon fishing is heating up all over the country, from Quebec to the Great Lakes to the far reaches British Columbia. Atlantic and Chinook are the ones to catch! 

June

The weather is growing fairer by the day, drawing many charter boats to the sea. In BC, anglers are catching Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish.

July

Mid summer is prime time for Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. If light tackle action is more your speed, try fishing back east for Pike, Walleye, or Charr.

August

Salmon fanatics are living it up on Vancouver Island, where all 5 Pacific species are biting vigorously. Meanwhile, freshwater anglers are having a blast in lakes and rivers all over the country.

September

Anglers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are heading offshore in search of the next record breaking Bluefin Tuna. Salmon season is winding down.

October

Bluefin Tuna fishing continues up north, while Steelhead fishing in rivers all over Canada gets underway. Crabbing in BC is excellent at this time of year.

November

Winter is drawing near, and many anglers are heading to remote rivers for Steelhead fishing. In Ontario, some may still be trolling for Salmon on Lake Superior.

December

With many lakes frozen over, most anglers find themselves ice fishing or casting lines in small streams. Many charter boats on the coasts are closed for winter.

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I didn't know it was peak season for salmon when I went, and even though we didn't catch anything, I had a great time out on the water with Roy. You can't expect to catch a bunch of fish every time you go fishing, that's not the point. I made a new friend today, and that's more important.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I didn't know it was peak season for salmon when I went, and even though we didn't catch anything, I had a great time out on the water with Roy. You can't expect to catch a bunch of fish every time you go fishing, that's not the point. I made a new friend today, and that's more important.
Kevin  T.
Kevin T. Fallbrook, CA
Go with the springroll crew! They are extremely experienced and you will not be disappointed. Nick and Chris are the best at what they do, you will catch fish and you will have a great experience. happy fishing anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the springroll crew! They are extremely experienced and you will not be disappointed. Nick and Chris are the best at what they do, you will catch fish and you will have a great experience. happy fishing anglers
Douglas  H.
Douglas H. Edmonton, Alberta
Sign-up with Overdrive Charters. Curtis will take good care of you, providing excellent guidance!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sign-up with Overdrive Charters. Curtis will take good care of you, providing excellent guidance!
Sam  F.
Sam F. Parksville, British Columbia
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
JOANNE  H.
JOANNE H. Halton Hills, ON
Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Guy  C.
Guy C. Sarnia, Ontario
Go with Royce and Kelly at Northwest Saltwater Adventure Charters!! They know all the good spots, and their boat and equipment are top notch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Royce and Kelly at Northwest Saltwater Adventure Charters!! They know all the good spots, and their boat and equipment are top notch!
David  R.
David R. Stanwood, WA
The water is relatively calm. The scenery is great and the fishing is better than I expected.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water is relatively calm. The scenery is great and the fishing is better than I expected.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Shawnigan Lake, BC
Take nausea medication before leaving. Take an afternoon trip instead of early morning as the winds were high and water choppy.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take nausea medication before leaving. Take an afternoon trip instead of early morning as the winds were high and water choppy.
Marie  P.
Marie P. Fergus, ON
Yes awesome Dave was a great captain very nice guy and knows his stuff can’t see how anyone would not have a good time going out with him ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes awesome Dave was a great captain very nice guy and knows his stuff can’t see how anyone would not have a good time going out with him ?
Francois  D.  C.
Francois D. C. Ajax, ON
We were a bit late in the season and we were not able to keep the wild Coho we caught. We would not have been able to eat more than the Spring we kept anyway since we are on holiday's. It was an enjoyable day on the boat regardless.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were a bit late in the season and we were not able to keep the wild Coho we caught. We would not have been able to eat more than the Spring we kept anyway since we are on holiday's. It was an enjoyable day on the boat regardless.
Doug  S.
Doug S. Calgary, AB
Captain Joe and Blue Rock Charters is excellent. Friendly, professional trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Joe and Blue Rock Charters is excellent. Friendly, professional trip.
Campbell  B.
Campbell B. Belleville, Ontario
Jacket or light raincoat comes in handy. Know that the seals will nab a meal off your hook when around
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Jacket or light raincoat comes in handy. Know that the seals will nab a meal off your hook when around
Bill  J.
Bill J. Vancouver, British Columbia
yes, but must provide an address where to meet the captain on the day of fishing. Udo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
yes, but must provide an address where to meet the captain on the day of fishing. Udo
Udo  K.
Udo K. Sooke, BC
Easy to access, lots to catch, no need to travel far by boat, friendly people
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to access, lots to catch, no need to travel far by boat, friendly people
Simon  L.
Simon L. Richmond, British Columbia
Scott at Mongoose fishing charters is top notch. Great boat, great captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Scott at Mongoose fishing charters is top notch. Great boat, great captain.
Charles  N.
Charles N. North Vancouver, BC
Be ready for any weather. Always remember it is called "fishing "not "catching" so never be disappointed if you don't get a limit just enjoy what you do catch and the amazing beauty of the north coast..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for any weather. Always remember it is called "fishing "not "catching" so never be disappointed if you don't get a limit just enjoy what you do catch and the amazing beauty of the north coast..
Ray  M.
Ray M. Surrey, BC
Don't hold it against the crew if you don't catch as many fish as you were expecting. They provide everything in their power...from equipment to knowledge...to provide you with the best possible experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't hold it against the crew if you don't catch as many fish as you were expecting. They provide everything in their power...from equipment to knowledge...to provide you with the best possible experience.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Toronto, ON
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Kelly  M.
Kelly M. Fort Erie, ON
Big hungry fish after the winter famine - not easy to catch but the quality of the fishing is excellent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big hungry fish after the winter famine - not easy to catch but the quality of the fishing is excellent
Mark  J.
Mark J. Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Nicolas  D.
Nicolas D. Stuart, FL

Wild West Sport Fishing LTD.
Wild West Sport Fishing LTD.
Fishing charter in Campbell River
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(3 reviews)
Nice boat and crew- one beautiful Coho taken by our group. A great day outing!
Thurman  R.
Thurman R. Severna Park, MD
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great captain and boat. Fishing was good but not many keepers. Went a little late in season. Would go again with this captain anytime.
Deborah  H.
Deborah H. Freeland, WA
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
What a fantastic day! Caught lots of fish and Kyle was great! Would definitely recommend him for an amazing day of fishing.
Tara  R.
Tara R. Ucluelet, British Columbia
Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Fishing charter in Nanaimo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Turk was a great experience! We had a fun morning on the boat and reeled in 4 nice salmon! Even managed to lasso a small shark, saw some sealions, and caught a couple crabs. Will definitely go out with him again and would recommend him to anyone.
Caleb  C.
Caleb C. Wahpeton, ND
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(11 reviews)
Went out for half day and caught lingcod and rock fish. Would definately go back out with Kyle. He knew where to find the fish and how to catch them.
Cory  S.
Cory S. Outlook, SK
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
It was very pleasant it started with a double run,one missed one Coho . Short time later a Sockeye and the trip ended with a spectaculaire run followed by a good fight and ending with a broken line. Roy it was nice to have the trip with you and I enjoyed it very much. Henny.
Henny  V.  S.
Henny V. S. Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Best experience ever! Not just because we were very lucky getting two big beauties but Roy was an incredible guide. It was my first fishing experience and it was so much fun. Roy’s boat is clean and tidy, he really did his best for us to fish and to have a great time as well. We are looking forward to go fishing again soon. Muchas gracias Roy
Ana  P.  R.
Ana P. R. Burnaby, BC
Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Fishing charter in Nanaimo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Again it was another great trip with Captain Turk. We caught some nice fish. He’s great with the kids and has a real fun personality. Looking forward to another trip next year.
Rob  I.
Rob I. Agassiz, BC
River People Guides
River People Guides
Fishing charter in Calgary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We enjoyed first flying fishing with Oz. He is really good with kids. We learned a lot from him not only flying fishing skills but environment and ecosystem. I highly recommend guided fishing tour with him for anyone who loves nature.
Maki  M.
Maki M. Humboldt, IA
Amazing Fishing Charters
Amazing Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Richmond
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
We had the best time with Ivan! He was fantastic with our kids and when I asked my son to rate it, he gave it a 6 out of 5! Thanks Ivan!
Cortney  L.
Cortney L. Vancouver, British Columbia
Ripline Guiding
Ripline Guiding
Fishing charter in Comox
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
This was a sentimental charter in honour of my wife's dad's memory. We had a some rough water for our 4 hour charter, but the experience was still great. Really enjoyed ourselves. Bruce is a great captain and a great guy. It was like seeing a brother I haven't seen in a few years. Fellow old timer hockey jock too. Thanks for a great day Bruce! Pat & MJ
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Calgary, Alberta
Fish On Jon Tofino
Fish On Jon Tofino
Fishing charter in Tofino
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Had a great time. Couldn’t of had a better day. Lots of fish on the line. Got to also see a gray whale. Jon is a fabulous fishing host and would definitely fish with him again. His boat and gear are top notch.
Earl  B.
Earl B. Ucluelet, British Columbia
Fijian Son Fishing Charter
Fijian Son Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
I had a 6h salmon fishing trip at Fijian Son (William). The trip was great. We had 7 salmon in about 3-4 hours on the hook. After that we did a short trip to the crab traps and the North Race Rock. At the North Race Rock you can watch the sea lions. As a single person definitely the best offer you can get for a day of fishing!
Fabrizio  S.
Fabrizio S. Livermore, ME
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Coastal Connection Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a great trip ! Being end of salmon season it’s always a bit slower but Kyle knows where to go to get action for you. And will keep fishing until his guests tap out. From one Guide to another we had a great trip ! Will definitely be back to fish with him in the future !
Taylor  H.
Taylor H. Stettler, AB
Oceans West Sportfishing
Oceans West Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Well fitted out boat ,brilliant day, the captain worked really hard to bring in some fish for me. I caught a great Salmon. Cant wait for my trip next year . If you want to fish with an experienced pleasant man with a really good boat look no further . James from the UK
James  B.
James B. Tofino, British Columbia
Goin Coastal Fishing Charters
Goin Coastal Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
Siisti hyvä ja tilava vene. Oppaalla (Kapteenilla hyvä ote ja ammattilaisuus). Todella hieno retki.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Mexico Beach, FL
Sooke Salmon Charters
Sooke Salmon Charters
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Great day on the water with Rollie. He is very professional, knows how to fish. Fishing equipment was great and boat was comfortable. We caught some lovely coho and also bonus crab from the trap. Would recommend him and will go again.
Peggy  G.
Peggy G. Victoria, British Columbia
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Fishing with these guys are always good. From Mark who is always on the ball . You have his Captains Bob , Devin and Connor which I have fished with all except 1 and have always been put on the fish . ND we will get the chance in December to fish with Devin cause he's putting us on some winter Steel in Niagra. Just a solid group of individuals.
Mario  M.
Mario M. Hamilton, Ontario
Amazing Fishing Charters
Amazing Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Richmond
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Great guide, very knowledgeable. Caught Salmon first thing in the morning. ended up with 3 nice ones and missed a few more. Great day on the water.
Freddie  V.  S.
Freddie V. S. Vancouver, British Columbia
Phantom Sportfishing
Phantom Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
While we caught less fish than we hoped for we still had an amazing time! Our son who was celebrating his 11th birthday caught 2 salmon and was very happy! Looking forward to going again.
Starlene  R.
Starlene R. Guelph, Ontario