The Fraser Basin makes up 25% of the province of British Columbia and is home to 60% of the people living in BC. Not only is the Fraser River one of only three rivers in BC that white sturgeon spawn, but is it one of the largest salmon spawning rivers in the world. There can be up to 20 million salmon on any given day in the estuary and more than 60 other fish species use the Fraser River also, such as the wicked White Sturgeon.
The town of Chilliwack (100km from Vancouver) is a vibrant community where you can live out the ultimate angler dream – to catch a monster. And in this part of the world, this monster is known as the Sturgeon fish. White sturgeon are prehistoric living fossils, smooth skinned, scaleless and the largest freshwater fish in North America. These massive fish explode from the water and provide the epic battle for many an angler. White Sturgeon can exceed 6 metres in length and weigh more than 680kg. Such length and size is a test of skills and endurance when trying to land a monster big fish – both bigger and and stronger than you!
Top Fish Species
- White Sturgeon
Best time to Fish
Fishing on the Fraser River is best enjoyed March to November, with the months, July, August & September offering the most consistent sturgeon fishing.
- Wildlife Tours
- River rafting
Getting to Fraser River
Fly into Vancouver and from there its only 60-90 minutes to reach Chilliwack and the Fraser River.
Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers.
Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Chilliwack have variety of accommodation options to choose from.
Contact our active travel experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor made fishing experiences.
Anglers with Sturgeon image: © Destination BC