If you are looking for some great outdoor opportunities for your next holiday than you simply can’t get any better than Western Canada. For the outdoor enthusiast, this region provides some of the premier camping, hiking, skiing and sport fishing opportunities in North America.
Western Canada is composed of the four westernmost provinces: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and BC. Every year, thousands of people descend on this area to enjoy its beautiful rivers, mountains, coasts and forests.
Sport Fishing in Western Canada
Without a doubt, those looking to “hook up” will not be disappointed with the opportunities available here. I am of course referring to hooking up with one of the region’s well known sport fish. Throughout the region, there are many different types of fish to be caught; both freshwater and saltwater. Among the fish available are:
Whether you are into fly-fishing or traditional bait and tackle, the opportunities are endless.
Land Management Ensures A Quality Outing
Canada’s use and stewardship of its lands and waterways ensure that travelers seeking to enjoy the outdoors, whether sport fishing, camping, hiking, or skiing, will be sure to find the land as pristine and as beautiful as it was centuries ago.
Western Canada may have miles and miles of uninhabited land to enjoy, but that does not mean that they take it for granted. Strict government regulations are followed to ensure that the land is enjoyed and preserved for future generations. Fishing is regulated to ensure that overfishing does not damage the local populations and ecosystem. Many of the fishing opportunities are guided tours, ensuring not only that you will have a successful and enjoyable trip, but that the travelers coming after you will enjoy the same beauty and experience that you have.
Fly-fishing in British Columbia
Perhaps one of the premier sport fishing opportunities can be found in British Columbia. Here, fly fishing opportunities abound on the Pacific coast, and there are various species that can be caught. Among these are:
British Columbia boasts of some of the best fly fishing opportunities in the world for trout and salmon. Be sure to check which fish are in season, or schedule your trip around the fishing season of your choice. The local sport fishing seasons are as follows:
- Salmon: July – Mid November
- Trout and Char: March – November
- Steelhead: March -May
A really unique fishing opportunity is to charter one of the many helicopter fishing tours, and fly out to remote rivers, streams and lakes for a really great day of fishing.
An Outdoor Adventure Worth Having
So, if you are looking for a place to have your next outdoor vacation, we think Western Canada is worth your consideration. It is one of the few spots left in North America that offers access to clear rivers and streams, beautiful mountain trails, exhilarating ski slopes, and an opportunity to reconnect with nature in an unforgettable way. Whatever your outdoor enthusiasm is, Western Canada has got you covered.
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