North IslandAlert Bay,
West Coast - Pacific RimAlberni Inlet,
Bedwell River Valley,
Broken Group Islands,
Tourists visiting Vancouver Island who intend to fish must purchase a fishing license and fish with barbless hooks.
Buy your fishing license online.
1. Every angler who is 16 years of age or older will need to buy a Basic License which allows him or her to fish in BC during a given time period. A Basic License is required in order to purchase a Conservation Species License and/or a Classified Waters License.
2 Anglers who intend to fish for certain special species must buy a Conservation Species License (also called a Conservation Surcharge) for each species in addition to the Basic License. The special species are Steelhead Trout, Non-Tidal Salmon, Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout, Shuswap Lake Char, or Shuswap Lake Rainbow Trout. The Conservation Surcharge is valid for the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st)
3 Anglers who intend to fish in one of BCs specially designated trout streams must buy a Classified Waters License in addition to the Basic License. A Classified Waters License allows B.C. Residents to fish on any classified water in the province during the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st). For Non-Residents, the Classified Waters License is sold on a per diem basis and is date and water specific.
4. The fishing license may be purchased from many outlets, shops, kiosks, resorts, but the easiest way to obtain a license is to buy it online HERE.
Tidal Waters Sports Fishing Licence Fees
All annual licences are valid for the current licence year, April 1 â€“ March 31, commencing on date purchased.
All licence fees except Annual Licence for the Disabled include a surcharge for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.
Prices subject to change, tax not included
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Visitors to Canada
In October 2019, overnight arrivals
of international visitors to Canada surpassed the 1.6 million mark
for the first time ever, bringing the number of tourist arrivals
over the first 10 months of 2019 to a record high of 19.6 million
visitors. Among the Destination Canada long-haul markets in October
2019, France emerged as the top source of overnight visitors for
non-land arrivals (52,198), surpassing the UK (52,136) for the first
time ever and China (45,921) for the first time since 2016.
Accommodations, Things to do, Places to go
Island Vacations Tourism Information Guide that has been designed to
assist all visitors vacationing on this beautiful island of ours. We
would like you to experience an enjoyable vacation..
For the camping enthusiasts there are over twenty provisional
campgrounds available and literally dozens of privately owned RV
parks on the island. Vancouver Island offers something for every one on vacation.
There are many outdoor experiences you will be able to enjoy, fishing,
golfing, horse back riding, parks you can trail walk and of course
grizzly and black
bear tours just to name a few activities..
Accommodations on Vancouver Island
e have hundreds of various types of
accommodations listed from Victoria to the top of the island Port
Hardy and every city and town in between on both the east and west
coasts to suit all budgets, tastes, needs and desires.
there are bed & breakfasts,
cabins and cottages, campgrounds, condominiums, chalets, farms,
guest houses, hostels, hotels, houseboats, inns, lodges, motels,
resorts, rv parks and villas to suit all tourists.
We have made it as easy as we can for you,
just select the location you intend to visit and then select the
lodgings of your choice from all the listings It is easier to
look at the
Vancouver Island map we have on the website so that you can plan
your trip making your bookings in advance. You may decide to
stay at a
water front inn or
bed and breakfast with the sound of the
waves lulling you to sleep, or a
vacation rental home that can
accommodate families or groups.
Activies on Vancouver Island
are more than 50
golf courses for the avid golfer to experience. Most of
these courses are set in the most beautiful surroundings near the sea,
by lakes or surrounded by great mountain ranges in evergreen forests.
Vancouver Island also can boast of having some of the
best championship courses.
Fishing charter guides who are ready to give you the Vancouver
Island Salmon and Halibut fishing charter experience of a lifetime!
Guides who know the waters here well and are ready and committed to
serve you individually, ensuring a personalized and rewarding fishing
charter. You may be fortunate enough to land a halibut , now that would
be a vacation to remember. It is all here at our front door. Unbelievable fishing on Vancouver
Island for those seeking the finest saltwater fishing getaway.
Grizzly bear watching
is always a tourist attraction at Knight Inlet about 80 kilometers
north of Campbell River. During a vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, be sure to
book a whale watching tour to see whales, eagles, dolphins and other
is only minutes away from the Comox Valley and offers world class skiing, snowboarding and Nordic sports. In the summer season Mount
Washington is a hiking and mountain bike haven.
If you're looking for activities beyond alpine, all snowbound
tastes are catered for. Mount Washington provides guests with one of
the top-rated Nordic experiences in North America.
Get inspired by the province’s natural beauty and make plans for your next outdoor adventure,
by taking advantage of the many recreation
opportunities available across the diverse landscape of mountains,
rivers, lakes and coastlines. You will experience excitement and
adventure on either a
bear watching or hunting trip. Vancouver Islands rugged wilderness, fresh lakes and rivers offering excellent opportunities for gaming and fishing enthusiasts.
Kayaking is a very popular sport as the island has many bays and inlets
with calm waters. Here is
Beginner’s Guide to Kayaking
Vancouver Island offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the island’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged backcountry.
Alternatively, if you are planning a more relaxed type sailing holiday and intend to explore the shores, bays and
the hundreds of inlets
surrounding Vancouver island, then you can also look forward to sun tanning,
beach combing, waterfalls, beautiful anchorages, great scenery, swimming,
hiking, photography and the many species of wildlife.
Desolation sound is extraordinarily beautiful sailing area with
many safe anchorages and beautiful locations… mountain waterfall and forest
lakes only minutes walk from snug anchorages. The waters are calm, sheltered and
warm. Desolation Sound is a world famous sailing destination or longer trips to
the many other marine parks like Princess Louisa, Toba Inlet, Bute
Inlet or the Broughton Archipelago.