Fraser River Lodge, nestled on the shore of the mighty Fraser River in British Columbia, is the perfect location to spend a relaxing week’s holiday while being surrounded by some of the world’s best scenery and wildlife. Canada is famous for its natural beauty, stunning dramatic landscape and breathtaking nature. So sit back on one of the many verandas and soak up the fantastic atmosphere of this awe-inspiring part of the world.
The stunning Fraser River Lodge is the perfect location for the entire family. So whether you are looking for a full-on weeks fishing adventure or want a couple of fishing days, we can tailor your holiday to suit your families needs. Another massive advantage of this holiday is that you can build your entire itinerary. So if you fancy a few days of Sturgeon fishing and then a few days of Salmon fishing, we can make it happen, or you can either decide to Sturgeon fish the entire week or target Salmon the whole week. It truly is one of the most unique Lodges on the Fraser River, and the staff are waiting to show you their fantastic hospitality and beautiful country.
Choose between Sturgeon, Salmon, or Wilderness Fishing. We can customise your fishing trip around your favourite style of fishing, whether you are a fly or spin fisherman, single or double-handed, enjoy float or drift fishing, jigging, walk and wade or chucking spoons. Even if you are a novice, we have the ultimate fishing experience waiting for you! So are you ready to get Hooked? The Sturgeon and Salmon fishing in British Columbia is the best in the world, and in some years, nowhere comes close to the sheer number of migrating Salmon found in the Fraser River and its tributaries. Around the Lodge, you will find the largest Sturgeon population on the planet; with figures now exceeding 60,000, it truly is an anglers paradise.
A survivor from the age of the dinosaurs and a relative to the Sharks. The White Sturgeon can attain lengths above 14 feet and weights of over 1200 pounds. Sturgeon can live for more than 200 years and are actual survivors. The mighty White Sturgeon are the biggest freshwater fish on the planet, and with some of the best guides on the Fraser River System, we will provide the big game fishing enthusiast with phenomenal battles of man vs fish.
The guiding team pride themselves on having landed many world record Sturgeon in the past. However, with them being heavily involved with the Sturgeon Conservation programme to protect the Sturgeon, you will not be in better hands.
The Fraser Canyon is home to the giant river monsters known as the Fraser River Sturgeon. The Fraser Canyon is a landform of the Fraser River, where it descends rapidly through narrow rock gorges in the Coast Mountains. At the mouth of the canyon, an archaeological site documents the presence of the Sto-Lo people from the early Holocene area 8,000 – 10,000 years ago after the retreat of the Fraser Glacier. In the hunt for trophy Sturgeon, you will start with fishing the lower part of the Fraser River, passing through the midsection and going all the way up into the famous Fraser River Canyon in pursuit of giants. We are equipped with the latest fishing tackle supplied by our pro guides free of charge.
The words “Salmon fishing in British Columbia” is a magic sentence for any Salmon fisherman and provokes thoughts of true wilderness, stunning scenery and breathtaking wildlife. The primary fishing season is from July to October, and local Salmon fishing from September to November. With our Lodge only being a short hour drive from Vancouver, it’s an ideal spot for both novice and expert anglers who want to fish for either Salmon or Sturgeon and some of the world’s best surroundings.
The main Salmon species are Chinook (King Salmon), the largest of the 5 Salmon species and can weigh over 60lb. Coho Salmon (Silvers) fishing methods for the Silvers vary greatly and commonly targeted mid-September to mid-November. Chum Salmon or Dog Salmon is the most aggressive of all the salmon species. They attack everything. You can catch Chum Salmon from late September until mid-November. Pink Salmon (Humpies) Odd Number years only: 2021, 2023. Pink Salmon is probably the best fish to get the novice hooked on sport fishing. The Pink Salmon show up in vast runs of up to 20 million fish every odd year. Please bring your family and let them experience extraordinary salmon fishing. Sockeye Salmon, well known by gourmets for its deep red meat, is equally appealing and challenging for the angler. The Fraser River has the most extensive Sockeye run in the world.
Enjoy fishing with some of the best fishing guides in the industry today. Professional and Experienced. Each of our fishing guides has a lifetime of fishing experience. Whether you visit for a day trip, stay at the Lodge, or book one of our choice alternative accommodations, you always have the guarantee to be with one of the best. They all specialise in their fields of expertise and know their river very well. Rest assured that you will be left with the best long-lasting memories if you book a stay at Fraser River Lodge.
Fraser River Lodge offers a range of different room configurations of Deluxe or Executive (honeymoon) rooms. All rooms come with cable TV and free WIFI. All beds are set up with the best mattresses in the industry, Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvets, and various pillows. Some guests suggested “the most comfortable beds in the world”. Outside each room are comfortable reading chairs and infrared heaters for the chilly days. Kick back and enjoy the 2000 feet of private shoreline. You may spot some Salmon migrate upstream or see a sturgeon jump – or enjoy the breathtaking views.
Whether you are amazed by the herd of wild bison roaming along the river, bald eagles flying above your head, prowling bobcats, or the occasional black bear nearby. The sounds of the flow of the mighty Fraser River is soothing for your soul.
Executive / Honeymoon Rooms
Offer a rustic cast iron fireplace beside your bed, an oversized shower and a luxurious 4.5x 6ft double lounged jetted tub with pillows where you can lie face to face for endless conversations while relaxing.
Deluxe Rooms are similar to our Executive suites. They come with a full bathroom with a bathtub, a separate shower, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. The beds come as king-size, two oversized twin, or triple twin beds—a perfect room to share with friends or family.
We offer two elevated dining rooms, each with breathtaking river and mountain views. Each facility can be booked exclusively. We offer a dining experience with no crowds or noise – you will enjoy a peaceful dinner in a stunning setting. Dining is an integral part of the lodge experience. The meat, salad, eggs, fruit (in season), cheese, berries and veggies are primarily organic and locally raised or grown. The Lodge’s commitment to freshness means that even their coffee is locally roasted organic, and our bread comes from a bakery that uses locally grown grains or makes baked goodies in house. Because the food is so fresh, the Chef reserves the right to change his daily menu, if needed, as the market dictates. Even the herbs are primarily from our beautiful herb garden to guarantee the freshest flavours to stimulate your taste buds. We know the farmers and producers of our food, and this way, we guarantee freshness and quality. You can expect only the best quality food.
The Lodge, located in the heart of the Fraser River Valley’s Farming Country, is where you can enjoy the many activities the area has to offer. Relax, let go and enjoy. The activities on offer will keep the most active families busy, and all can be booked once you have arrived.
Here are a few of the activities on offer:
Snowmaggedon: You’re not going to get in trouble for throwing snowballs on our playground! Introducing AvaLaunch! Snowball Fight experiences with premade snowballs, full-coverage face masks and bunkers to duck and dodge. A fully facilitated game of capture the flag, dodgeball, or try out the target practice range with our snowball slingshots.
Axe Throwing: A tremendous Canadian classic event for groups of all sizes. A very popular activity for Corporate Team Building, Rehearsal Dinners, Stag/ettes, Birthday Parties, or just for the fun of it! Axe throwing can be combined with an on-site BBQ and drinks.
Trap Shooting: Guided by our own professional instructor’s. Trapshooting (environmentally friendly pigeons and ammo) is perfect for guests of all levels of experience. All the trap shooting takes place just a short boat ride from the Lodge on a secluded island.
Archery: Facing Mount Cheam and the mighty Fraser River as the background. The Archery targets are set up on-site, with a herd of bison as your spectators.
Hiking: The Valley is full of hiking options to choose from. Enjoy the spectacular Cascade and Coastal Mountains and divulge in pure nature.
The below itinerary is flexible should you wish to lengthen or shorten your trip with additional or fewer fishing days; we can tailor the below itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.
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Once you have landed, make your way to the baggage collection area to collect your luggage. When you and your group are ready, make your way to arrivals, where there will be a representative from Fraser River Lodge waiting to transfer you to the Lodge. (Transfer approx. 1 hour)
When you arrive at the Lodge, they will show you to your rooms. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore your surroundings.
Overnight accommodation: Fraser River Lodge (Twin Room) F/B
We can customise your fishing trip around your favourite style of fishing, whether you are a fly or spin fisherman, single or double-handed, enjoy float or drift fishing, jigging, walk and wade or chucking spoons. Even if you are a novice, we have the ultimate fishing experience waiting for you.
Overnight accommodation: Fraser River Lodge (Twin Room) F/B
On your last two days of fishing, you will get to witness some truly spectacular scenery while on the river. Our guides are experts in both fisheries and wildlife. Their knowledge of the river is the best, and you will get to witness this as your week goes on. They have exceptional abilities to spot wildlife that you may not have noticed, so make sure you always have your camera ready.
On one of your days, why not treat yourselves to a helicopter tour that will pick you up from the Lodge and take you upstream, flying over the Fraser Canyon to meet your boat and captain. This is a must for anyone looking to get an authentic wilderness experience.
Overnight accommodation: Fraser River Lodge (Twin Room) F/B
You will be transferred back to Vancouver airport in time for your return flights back home at a pre-arranged time.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 93%
"The Fraser River Lodge is a beautiful lodge set in a truly idyllic location and I don't even know where to start with this review... everything was perfect, from the moment I left my front door to the moment I returned home. The food was the best I've had on any fishing trip and the staff were incredibly friendly and exceptionally helpful (shout out to Wendy & Clarissa!) The fishing was first class too and was way above my expectations - If you've never caught a Sturgeon, then you need too!"
"We can’t say enough good things about both our stay at the Fraser River Lodge and our Sturgeon fishing adventure! The accommodation was exceptional and the food was out of this world - there was plenty of it too! I also can't speak highly enough about guide extraordinaire Neil Warnekin. Neil was knowledgeable both about the fish and conservation but also about the area and its history in general which we greatly appreciated. Thanks to Neil and the folks at the lodge for a memorable trip!"
"Five-star food, rooms, staff, and fishing - I certainly enjoyed my trip and will definitely be booking again. Sturgeon was one species that had always been on my bucket list and I'm pleased to say me and my fishing partner Andrew landed plenty throughout the week, including a couple of true giants! The guides were incredibly knowledgeable and really helped us throughout the week. A big thanks to everyone who made our trip possible."
The season runs from All Year.
Season: April to November
Peak: June to October
Weight: 20lb to 1000lb
Average Weight: 100lb
Season: May to October
Peak: June to August
Weight: 10lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Season: September to December
Peak: October to November
Weight: 6lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 12lb
Season: August to October
Peak: August to September
Weight: 4lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 8lb
If your group size is smaller or larger than four people, please contact a member of the Sportquest Team who will give you an updated price.
Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.
Prices based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and a twin room for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.
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