Wet a line while marvelling at marine wildlife, ancient trees and a desert playground
From incredible vistas and unique landscapes to marine wonderlands, these are the top spots to fish and take in Canada’s awesome natural wonders
Diverse island wildlife and giant chinook salmon
Across the Hecate Strait from mainland B.C.’s northern coast, the Haida Gwaii archipelago is renowned as the “Galapagos of the North,” featuring unique ecosystems, abundant wildlife and fantastic fishing. Particularly spectacular is the top of northernmost Graham Island, where the few fishing resorts are only accessible by boat, helicopter or float plane. Whether you’re mooching for trophy chinook or jigging for giant halibut and plentiful groundfish, there’s a good chance of spotting marauding orcas, breaching humpbacks and diving bald eagles scooping up talons full of needlefish. Then there’s the rugged shoreline, where you’re likely to see basking sea lions, as well as black bears and Sitka deer emerging from the mist-shrouded rainforests. Just don’t forget to keep an eye on your line, too.