Top Fishing Spots in Whistler - Secret Locations

13th August, 2019

Love fishing but aren’t sure where or when to go in Whistler? Lucky for you, Whistler has great 365 days a year fishing and we know the best secret fishing holes! Want to stay away from the crowds, look no further! In Whistler, there are loads of options from rivers to alpine lakes. More often than not you’ll have the spot to yourself!

There are several spots under an hour away from Whistler that will get you catching all sorts of species. In the region, you can fish:

 

Rainbow Trout

Coho Salmon

Cutthroat Trout

Chinook Salmon

Brook Trout

Chum Salmon

Bull Trout

Pink Salmon

Kokanee

Sockeye Salmon

Steelhead

 

 

If you’re looking for things to do in Whistler, find out what makes Whistler a great spot for fishing. Below are some of our favourite Whistler fishing spots to try out for yourself!

Showh Lake:

Only a 20min drive away, you can take the remote 4-5km Ancient Cedar Trail loop to a quiet fishing spot. If you’re up for the adventure, Showh Lake has a large population of Rainbow Trout to fish. On your way there you will pass through 1000-year-old cedars unlike others in Whistler. This remote lake will allow you to enjoy the day without the crowds. Many people call this place a hidden gem when it comes to fly fishing!

Birkenhead River:

This fly-fishing destination is one of the best. From June to August, you’ll find yourself catching Trout. Beware the bears and pack some bear spray, especially as we move into the fall season. As early as July, you’ll be able to spot Chinook Salmon.  In September and through October both the Chinook and Sockeye Salmon are present. This fishing hole is a mere 25min North of Whistler.

Lake Lucille:

Searching for something different? Lake Lucille is one of the few lakes around Whistler that contains a large Brook Trout population. To make it even better, this fishing hole is suitable for both novice and expert fishers.

This is also a popular destination for ice fishing in the winter. If you do choose to take up Trout fishing in the winter here, make sure to check out the ice conditions before heading out! Lake Lucille is only a 25min drive south of the Crystal Lodge & Suites. If this is of interest to you, make sure to check out our Early Booking Offer and save up to 45% on your Whistler winter getaway.  

While adventures can be fun, sometimes it’s more fun when someone else does the planning. Learn from the locals and check out Trout Country for a variety of fishing expeditions. From heli-fishing trips to a standard day trip, they have lots of options to make for a great day out on the water.

In need of Whistler accommodation? Ask our Crystal Lodge reservations team about your Whistler fishing retreat. We can help you make the most out of your stay. Call 1.800.667.3363  or email [email protected] to book now!