Location
North/Central Interior
BC, Canada
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8 hours/day
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.9/5
30 reviews

Overview

Westcoast Fishing Adventures operates in a World Class fishing destination, with 20 years of guiding experience on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC.

We provide world class fishing adventures all year round! Specializing in Spey casting / Fly fishing and conventional fishing.

Your guide is Gill McKean. Gill has been fishing since he was old enough to wet a line. With 20 years of guiding experience in the Skeena, Kitimat and Nass region, you can be confident that he and his crew will be able to give you your best chance at landing your own salmon or steelhead of a lifetime. His knowledge of Spey casting and expertise of the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat watersheds are amazing. He knows every new bend in the ever changing rivers, logs jams, rocks, holding pools, crossing sections etc.

What makes us unique:

  1. Fishing is our addiction.
  2. Guiding is our passion.
  3. Adventure is in our blood.
  4. We provide world class fishing adventures all year round!

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

We are following all recommended BC safety guidelines.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Steelhead
  • Dolly Varden
  • Trout - Cutthroat
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Steelhead
Dolly Varden
Trout - Cutthroat

Our season runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$611.39
CA$833.33
£488.37
€538.19

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishing
US$2,567.87
CA$3,500.00
£2,051.15
€2,260.41
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5 nights / 4 days fishing
US$2,934.70
CA$4,000.00
£2,344.18
€2,583.33
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6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$3,301.54
CA$4,500.00
£2,637.20
€2,906.24
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7 nights / 6 days fishing
US$3,668.38
CA$5,000.00
£2,930.22
€3,229.16
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6 nights / 5 days fishingFall Steelhead remote camp package
US$4,035.22
CA$5,500.00
£3,223.24
€3,552.08
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Current Deals

Calling all Canadians – are you looking for an epic Adventure? Do you want to learn how to Spey/Fly fish? Do you want to go on a remote river tour? Goat/bird/animal viewing? How about a guided eco tour? We are offering a 10% “proud to be Canadian” special this month only! 6 nights and 5 days fishing for salmon, steelhead, dolly varden and cutthroat trout on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC.

5 days of fishing.

US$2,971.39
10% DISCOUNT
CA$4,050.00
10% DISCOUNT
£2,373.48
10% DISCOUNT
€2,615.62
10% DISCOUNT
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Calling all Canadians – are you looking for an epic Adventure? Do you want to learn how to Spey/Fly fish? Do you want to go on a remote river tour? Goat/bird/animal viewing? How about a guided eco tour? We are offering a 10% “proud to be Canadian” special this month only! 5 nights and 4 days fishing for salmon, steelhead, dolly varden and cutthroat trout on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC.

4 days of fishing.

US$2,641.23
10% DISCOUNT
CA$3,600.00
10% DISCOUNT
£2,109.76
10% DISCOUNT
€2,325.00
10% DISCOUNT
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Calling out all Canadians – are you looking for an epic Adventure? Do you want to learn how to Spey/Fly fish? Do you want to go on a remote river tour? Goat/bird/animal viewing? How about a guided eco tour? Well we are offering a 10% proud to be Canadian special this month!

3 days of fishing.

US$2,311.08
10% DISCOUNT
CA$3,150.00
10% DISCOUNT
£1,846.04
10% DISCOUNT
€2,034.37
10% DISCOUNT
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NOTES

There are no extra rod day fees when fishing with our company, we include them in the package.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: 60 days prior to arrival.


Should you have to cancel your trip for any reason, we will honour your deposit or full payment to another date and time or person. You can reschedule your trip, more than 90 days or more before your scheduled arrival, without penalty. Any cancellations made made less than 90 days of your scheduled arrival will result in forfeiture of the full payment. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment, should a family emergency, act of God, or other unforeseen situation arise, which would cause you to cancel your trip of a lifetime. Should your bill not be paid upon arrival, you will not be guided, fed or lodged until payment has been received in full.


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 120 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
6
0
155.2
Feb
6
0
99.3
Mar
7
1
129.1
Apr
10
3
95.7
May
13
6
61
Jun
15
9
55.7
Jul
16
11
57.7
Aug
17
11
81.8
Sep
15
9
141.5
Oct
11
6
212.6
Nov
8
2
202.5
Dec
6
1
182.9

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 120 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
42
32
6.11
Feb
43
32
3.91
Mar
45
34
5.08
Apr
50
37
3.77
May
55
43
2.4
Jun
58
48
2.19
Jul
61
52
2.27
Aug
62
52
3.22
Sep
59
48
5.57
Oct
52
42
8.37
Nov
46
36
7.97
Dec
42
33
7.2

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Westcoast Fishing Adventures is located on 30 acres of private property, complete with walking trials out the back. The Skeena River is within walking distance, to great fishing! Our guest rooms are large clean and cozy to complete the fishing lodge with a fully stocked fly tying bench.

We are proudly offering our Remote Steelhead Camps, for 6 years and counting. This style of guiding truly offers a remote rustic high quality fishing experience in comfort, Spey Casting for Wild Silver Steelhead & Salmon on pristine wilderness rivers.

We also offer a rustic Glamping experience on our 30 acres of private property you can stay in one of our fully outfitted 16 by 20 canvas wall tents large enough to sleep 4 comfortably, set up on a sitka spruce spruce platform complete with covered deck. BBQ & Wood stove for the cool evenings there is also a large fire pit to sit and share stories around before bed with a cold adult beverage, here you will feel as though you are in the wilderness with out being to far from the comfort of the lodge and staff we are here to help with any thing you may need. This is available from May 1 to Oct 20 upon request.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

6

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

10 mins to 2.5 hrs (depending on time of year)

Amenities

Commercial cedar sauna. Guests can relax in one of the three living rooms, equipped with entertainment, photo albums from the beginning of Westcoast Fishing Adventures, listen to the Juke box. Watch videos that feature Gill guiding various celebrities from around the fishing globe. Admire the fish mounts in our Great Room along with the stories that come with them.

Meals

Anglers morning will start at 6:30 am with a hot breakfast then off to the river with a hearty packed lunch guaranteed not to leave you hungry. Anglers lunch has a hearty sandwich, fruit, vegetables, sometimes a salad, chips, baked goods, sweets and bottled water).

Other Activities

With special request, we can arrange for Ocean Charters, whale watching/grizzly bears, Kermode aka “spirit bear”, black bear and brown bears, glaciers, waterfalls, world class, uncrowded hiking and mountain biking trail systems, golfing, skiing, horseback riding in conjunction with your river fishing experience.

BOATS

Description

18′ Clackacraft Drift boats, Outcast white water rafts, pontoon boats and a 24′ fully enclosed Duckworth Jet Boat to navigate the Big Skeena river in Comfort and style.

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

n/a

Ratings and Reviews

I have had a short time to reflect on the trip and man, I cannot thank you enough. We captured some absolutely amazing footage and made some very solid friendships, for that we are truly thankful. It’s amazing what happens when a team of passionate people come together… great things happen. Mandi is an inspiration, her hard work and passion for what you guys do shines through. I hope you have a chance to recharge those batteries and have an enjoyable next group! Tash and I thank you so much for the trip, we will both remember that for the rest of our lives.

Jesse, Crew of Reel Westcoast TV


Another amazing steelhead boot camp adventure with Gill and Pierce leading the way. From the initial rush of the grab of a chrome spring run steelie to the singing of the reel as the battle escalates, there is nothing better. Our group of longtime friends all experienced the rush of hooking and landing these magnificent fish. The adventure doesn’t end on the river as our camp activities and hijinks kept the fun rolling. We were tested, pampered and always ready for one more cast. We will be back again thanks not only to Gill and his guides, but Mandi who makes sure we not only have food but we enjoy every last bite(insider tip, her pink flies are second to none).

Kyle Keaton


Have been fishing with Westcoast Fishing Adventures on a number of occasions. Gill and his team run a superb professional outfit. They are very dedicated to what they do, and offer their clients I(who over the years I imagine become friends) a varied fishing a scenic experience. They would be my first port of call when experiencing fishing in British Columbia. I cannot praise them enough.

Craig Bottomley


I came back to Canada from Scotland to Steelhead Bootcamp for the second time in two years after also trying some fall fishing. As ever the professionalism of Gill and Pearce ensured a great trip for myself and Crai Freas, my fishing colleague. Great camp, food, scenery, bonhomie and of course wonderful feisty chrome Steelhead. There really is nothing like a WCFA Trip out into the wilds. Having fished all over the world I spiritually connect with BC. It’s our last true wilderness fishing; the perfect antidote for a stressful life. Looking forward to seeing y’all next spring.

Ken Reid


I want to thank you for the great time I just had…Gill did his usual magnificent job guiding me into some beautiful places, especially up river, and I was impresse by your new guides, Luke and Dakota. The Coho and Sockeye we ate were yummy. Amazing.

Eric Weissman, Ph.D


We had a great day fishing with Luke on Saturday. We drifted the Kitimat. We were very impressed with Luke. During our week in Terrace we had guides from 3 companies; all were good but Luke was the best with doubt. He listened to our objectives for the day and worked hard to fulfill them. He was very attentive to our fishing needs. When one of Spey rods broke, Luke was quick to off his rod so we all could keep fishing. Luke exceeding our expectations. He is fine young man.

Doug, Bob & Rob


Words really can’t describe the Steelhead trip I just returned home from. The hospitality, scenery and fishing was magic. Mandi was a pleasure to work with handling all the logistics and making the trip run smoothly. Gill is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever fished with. I left the Steelhead Camp a much better fisherman because of Gil. If you are looking for a fishing trip that will provide memories for a lifetime look no further than Westcoast Fishing Adventures.
Thank you for the best steelhead trip I’ve ever experienced.

Brendan Morrison

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