Fishing in Whistler

Fishing near Whistler Blackcomb

The Whistler Blackcomb area is sure to offer a memorable experience for all fishermen and women. With its secluded alpine lakes, pristine rivers, and saltwater coastlines, Whistler offers excellent fishing opportunities for both seasoned anglers and beginners alike.

This scenic area features a diverse variety of fish including Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Steelhead, Dolly Varden Char, as well as five species of Salmon. There are many capable and experienced guides and outfitters willing to assist you on your fishing expedition.

If you prefer to head out on your own, feel free to explore one of several lakes surrounding Whistler. Adventurous anglers can also travel out by helicopter, floatplane, or 4x4 to take advantage of the remote mountain lakes and rivers in the surrounding coastal mountains of Whistler. Take note, fishing in British Columbia requires a license, which can be purchased either online, or at a sporting goods outfitter. Be sure to check local restrictions on sport fish catches.

Top Fishing Lakes Near Whistler

Alta Lake

Just minutes from Whistler, this convenient fishing locale is teeming with rainbow and cutthroat trout. Numerous shallows along the shoreline provide room to cast a line. Boat rentals are also available.

Cheakamus Lake

Amid snow-capped mountain peaks, glaciers, and snowfields, this scenic lake offers exceptional fishing opportunities for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Char.

Callaghan Lake

This tranquil destination for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Char fishing is surrounded by wildflower-filled meadows and old-growth forests.

Green Lake

This striking emerald-green lake, located just minutes from Whistler Village, offers catch-and-release fishing for Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden Char.