Fraser River

Fraser River is British Columbia’s longest river at 1,375km long. It begins near Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and snakes its way across British Columbia to meet the Pacific Ocean (Strait of Georgia) at Vancouver. Just out of Vancouver is the vibrant community of Chilliwack and a section of the Fraser River known as the Lower Fraser. It is here where the mighty giant Sturgeon live and a holiday destination on the hit list for anglers looking for a warrior fish like no other.


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
  • Chinook
  • Sockeye
  • Coho
  • Stealhead
  • Trout

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.

Other Activities

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Tours
  • River rafting
  • Golf

Getting there

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.