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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Sooke
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trips from $222
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Hamilton
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $480
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Vancouver
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trips from $554
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
Hamilton
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trips from $517
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
Sooke
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trips from $259
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $591
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $333
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $443
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Parksville
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trips from $466

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Canada

According to customer reviews, Full Melt Charters, Nautibouy Sportfishing, and Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville are some of the most popular fishing charters in Canada. Full list of top fishing charters in Canada.

The average price for a private 4 hour Canada fishing trip is $480, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $813 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Full Melt Charters and Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville 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 Lingcod. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Light Tackle, and Jigging. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Great White North’s fishing potential is legendary. From the Great Lakes to Prince Edward and Vancouver Islands in the east and west, respectively, there’s no shortage of where to cast a line. But there’s plenty you should consider before you visit. Thankfully, Canada fishing guides are ready to show you what’s what.
 
The first thing you’ll want to know is what fish are on offer. Freshwater fisheries offer up a range of Trout depending on where you go. Cutthroat, Brook, and Rainbow Trout inhabit numerous rivers, while bigger Lake and Brown Trout are available in – you guessed it – the lakes. With Walleye, Musky, Pike, Perch, Bass, and even Sturgeon available, you’re in for a treat wherever you go. 
 
In the saltwater realm, things don’t let up either. Flatfish, such as Flounder, inhabit the shallow waters, with their monstrous cousins, “barndoor” Halibut offering up a real test of your strength. Cod, Rockfish, and Lingcod are all popular catches, too, with Tuna showing up in the deeper waters of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
 
But the real highlight of the Canadian fishing scene is Salmon. Six species of these world-famous fish call this country home, with five species available in British Columbia – Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink, and Sockeye. The first two are also found in the Great Lakes, along with Atlantic Salmon, which are also available in the west. 
 
Trips take the form of anything you could imagine, pretty much. From short, half-day getaways to the inshore waters or onto the lakes, up to overnight and multiday tours in search of Tuna. Full day trips and above are recommended for experienced anglers, with lodging and fly-in options available, too.
 
Each Canadian Great Lake is a great place for any freshwater fishing expedition, along with the Fraser, Niagara, and St. Lawrence Rivers. British Columbia and Vancouver Island, in particular, is the place to be for oversized Halibut, with Prince Edward Island offering the best action in the east. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Before casting a line in Canada, you’ll need to purchase a fishing license. These differ depending on which state or province you’re fishing in, so check with the relevant authority to get yours. Regulations on bag and size limits, as well as special permits for certain species also vary. That’s why we suggest heading out with a Canada fishing guide, who’ll keep you on the right side of the law. 
 
Canada
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27732 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 British Columbia, 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, so get your last shot at ice fishing. Elsewhere, various creeks and streams hold Trout, Walleye, and more.  

April

Anglers can now head to big lakes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and northern Quebec to enjoy some easy sight fishing for Pike, as the ice finally 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 can go after Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish.

July

Midsummer 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 Char.

August

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

September

Anglers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island head offshore in search of their next record breaking Bluefin Tuna, as Salmon season is winding down, elsewhere.

October

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

November

Winter is drawing near, and many anglers head to remote rivers for Steelhead fishing. In Ontario, some may still be trolling for Salmon on Lake Superior before the ice sets in.

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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Book a charter that is able to assist you in fishing for the fish species you are targeting and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter that is able to assist you in fishing for the fish species you are targeting and have fun.
Peter  O.
Peter O. Vancouver, British Columbia
Price was good for 5 hours. Lots of experience and Willing to answer questions. Book halibut full day so boat can travel to better Halibut options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Price was good for 5 hours. Lots of experience and Willing to answer questions. Book halibut full day so boat can travel to better Halibut options.
Shannon  H.
Shannon H. Didsbury, AB
Dress appropriately and bring gloves. It can get cold out there. Also a rain jacket and hat since there’s no roof on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately and bring gloves. It can get cold out there. Also a rain jacket and hat since there’s no roof on the boat.
Patty  H.
Patty H. St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador
I did not see a lot of other boats catching a lot of fish. Few fish per boat. However, we limited with Full Melt Charters in less than 2 hours. Definitely go with this guy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did not see a lot of other boats catching a lot of fish. Few fish per boat. However, we limited with Full Melt Charters in less than 2 hours. Definitely go with this guy!
David  A.
David A. Brush Prairie, WA
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Pillager, MN
Bring a big cooler for all the fish you will be catching - they helped us pack up the fish and we got it all home without making a mess in my car but it would have been easier if I thought to bring my big cooler.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a big cooler for all the fish you will be catching - they helped us pack up the fish and we got it all home without making a mess in my car but it would have been easier if I thought to bring my big cooler.
Colin  P.
Colin P. Victoria, BC
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Oleksandr  L.
Oleksandr L. Toronto, ON
Not sure what the best time to fish in the Parksville area is but mid-August seemed to be pretty good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure what the best time to fish in the Parksville area is but mid-August seemed to be pretty good.
Michael  J.  H.
Michael J. H. Seattle, WA
Outstanding unbelievable fishing trip of a lifetime. Massive chinook salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Outstanding unbelievable fishing trip of a lifetime. Massive chinook salmon.
Clint  M.
Clint M. Overland Park, KS
The coastline is protected a bit by small rock islands which reduced the swells. We also go to see some sealions nearby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The coastline is protected a bit by small rock islands which reduced the swells. We also go to see some sealions nearby.
Sharon  P.
Sharon P. Burlington, Ontario
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Jim  H.
Jim H. Caledonia, ON
Excellent was as busy as we could’ve hoped! So glad we made the trip from tofino
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent was as busy as we could’ve hoped! So glad we made the trip from tofino
Ray  G.
Ray G. Canada
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Greg  M.
Greg M. Hampton Falls, NH
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Raymond  G.
Raymond G. Boucherville, Quebec
Try to go in the morning as otherwise there may be fog which is still fine for fishing but not so good for sea sickness!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to go in the morning as otherwise there may be fog which is still fine for fishing but not so good for sea sickness!
Hannah  J.
Hannah J. United Kingdom
Make sure you get a good guide it does make a difference, We used Mark's reel fishing adventure and he was awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you get a good guide it does make a difference, We used Mark's reel fishing adventure and he was awesome.
George  F.
George F. Condor, AB
It’s a great experience even for people who’ve never fished before. Compared to salmon fishing in other areas, the salmon are only 15-20 minutes out of the marina, and you always have sight of land nearby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great experience even for people who’ve never fished before. Compared to salmon fishing in other areas, the salmon are only 15-20 minutes out of the marina, and you always have sight of land nearby.
Michael  E.
Michael E.
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come during peak salmon season and book for 2 days to catch salmon the first day, then use salmon to catch sturgeon the next day
Alex  M.
Alex M.
Kyle is an extremely hard working guide. My dad and I took my 13yr old son out for his first salt water fishing experience, and it was exceptional. We caught rock fish, a big Ling Cod and two beautiful Spring Salmon. We also caught crab and prawns. It was a great day yet it was looking like the Salmon were a long shot. As the day was winding down Kyle's sheer hustle yielded results. Expectations were definitely exceeded. We'll be back to Ucluelet and we'll definitely book Kyle again.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Kyle is an extremely hard working guide. My dad and I took my 13yr old son out for his first salt water fishing experience, and it was exceptional. We caught rock fish, a big Ling Cod and two beautiful Spring Salmon. We also caught crab and prawns. It was a great day yet it was looking like the Salmon were a long shot. As the day was winding down Kyle's sheer hustle yielded results. Expectations were definitely exceeded. We'll be back to Ucluelet and we'll definitely book Kyle again.
Harold  D.
Harold D. Red Deer, AB
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Greg  A.
Greg A. Salem, OR

North West Ocean Adventures
North West Ocean Adventures
Fishing charter in Tofino
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
This trip was amazing, we caught 4 fish in four hours. The boat was very clean and the equipment was top notch. Brody was an amazing captain who went over and above to make sure we caught some fish and had a memorable time for the whole family. I would highly recommend this charter and would book again with Brody.
Patrick  M.
Patrick M.
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
This is the second time we have been out with Captain Roy. He is friendly, polite and knows these waters. Will book again!
Greg  P.
Greg P. Langley, BC
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great experience. Recommend beginners to buy sea sickness stickers and garvol just in case. Otherwise 10/10
Abdelrahman  E.
Abdelrahman E. Toronto, ON
River People Guides
River People Guides
Fishing charter in Calgary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Had an amazing experience! Captain Os was very patient and encouraging. He taught us proper technique and we caught so many fish we lost count ! He took pictures of our catches and sent them to us at the end of the day. Captain Os made us a delicious lunch that we had on the river bank. It was a great way to begin our vacation and we will definitely be scheduling another fishing trip with Os when we return to Calgary. Would 100% recommend scheduling a trip with Captain Os!
Sheri  C.
Sheri C. United States
Goin Coastal Fishing Charters
Goin Coastal Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Troy was awesome. Clean boat. Caught some great salmon. Highly recommended.
Matt  M.
Matt M. Sooke, British Columbia
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Great trip!! Definitely recommend this charter! Full of knowledge and experience. Awesome morning! Thanks again. Cheers
Matt  A.
Matt A. Perth, ON
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Awesome experience! Would love to do it again sometime if I’m ever in BC again. Crew was also very kind and fun!
Sreto  D.
Sreto D. Battleford, SK
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
My husband took our two sons out for a fun half day of fishing and nothing but amazing things to say about Captain Frank, his crew and the boat. It was a stress-free experience with lots of great catches and Captain Frank treated them as family. I can not recommend this experience enough - 10 out of 10!
Marianne  S.
Marianne S. Halton Hills, ON
Fish On Tofino
Fish On Tofino
Fishing charter in Tofino
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(21 reviews)
Very good experience. Captain Jon accommodating and skilled. We'll be back.
Neil  B.
Neil B. Red Deer, AB
Reel Life Charters
Reel Life Charters
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Booking and directions were very easy. The trip was very fun and we got a great catch. Captain Travis helped us with instructions and was patient and responsive when we needed help. The setting was stunning and would have been worth it even if we didn’t catch any fish. Highly recommend!
JOEL  A.
JOEL A. Sooke, British Columbia
Roy's Fishing Charters
Roy's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Vancouver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Best fishing trip ever. Definitely recommend Roy’s Fishing Charters to anyone!! My group caught a King Salmon and four Pink Salmons during our 5 hours session. Roy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely would return 10/10
John  M.
John M. United States
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Chilliwack
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Fantastic day out with a top guide. John Waring is brilliant at what he does. We caught salmon then landed 5 of 6 sturgeon up to 220lb. A bucket list ambition well and truly completed. My wife a complete novice also caught one with John’s guidance. Highly recommended
Peter  C.
Peter C. Ashcroft, British Columbia
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
The 5 of us had a great trip out with Phantom Sportfishing! Great boat, great guides and lots of action on Lake Ontario
Jessica  D.
Jessica D. Milton, Ontario
Peninsula Charters
Peninsula Charters
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Dean was great got us the fish we were going after and had a blast.
Peter  O.
Peter O. Vancouver, British Columbia
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Johnny's Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Chilliwack
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
My wife and I had an excellent day of fishing with Johnnys sport fishing. John was very supportive and informative and knew where all the best spots were for salmon and especially BIG STURGEON! I would highly recommend JOHNNYS SPORT FISHING to anyone that wants to have an exciting and fun day of catching lots of fish
Todd  M.
Todd M. Abbotsford, British Columbia
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My new wife has been bugging me to take her fishing for seven years!! Finally booked a trip and it was a blast:) had an amazing time, Joe was fantastic and very entertaining to watch work and my lady got to real in a 22 pounder!! She said it was the best birthday gift ever!! Thank you so much!!!
Jay  S.
Jay S. Waterdown, Ontario
Peninsula Charters
Peninsula Charters
Fishing charter in Ucluelet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Kicked the charter off with a FAT chinook and from there Dean kept us on fish for the entire time! Chinook, Sea Bass, Ling Cod for the entire time and we kept the best for the cooler. Dean is cool, professional and fun to fish with. Can’t recommend Peninsula Charters enough!
Jim  P.
Jim P.
Deep Coast Charters
Deep Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Britannia Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Amazing Captain .. We had a blast and everything went amazing . Highly recommended !!!
Ken  R.
Ken R. Canada
Reel Life Charters
Reel Life Charters
Fishing charter in Sooke
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
We had a very fun day with Capt Travis. He worked very hard to put us on fish and was successful. He has an easy way about him and was very engaging. He’s very knowledgeable about fishing answering everyone of our questions. Would recommend him to anyone wanting a salmon fishing experience in Sooke BC.
Walt  M.
Walt M. Victoria, BC
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Crew was great and very educational. Only caught a single fish, but they showed us a good time and were very accommodating.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Cleveland, Ohio