Expedia’s Best Places to Fish in Canada

Originally published by Expedia.ca, December 11, 2018

By Carolyn Albee

Canada has the most lakes of any country in the world—and don’t even get us started on the coastline. All that water might help explain why fishing is a big deal here. In a recent survey, nearly 50% of respondents listed fishing as a favourite pastime.

That also means lots of choices when you’re in search of the best fishing in Canada. [Expedia.ca] scoured social media sites, like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, to find the places that garnered the most attention, then listed them by mentions per capita and popularity. Whether you’re in search of heart-pounding saltwater salmon runs or the ultimate relaxing ice fishing trip, you’ll find your inspiration here.

1. Port Hardy, BC

Best time to fish: July – Sept
What you’ll catch: Halibut, herring, salmon

Fishing in Port Hardy BC, one of the best places to fish in Canada

2. Elbow, SK

Best time to fish: Year-round
What you’ll catch: Sturgeon, trout, northern pike, walleye, perch

A man going fishing in Lake Diefenbaker

3. Great Slave Lake, NT

Best time to fish: Year-round
What you’ll catch: Lake trout, northern pike, whitefish, Arctic grayling

Ice fishing in Canada’s Great Slave Lake

4. Selkirk, MB

Best time to fish: May – Sept
What you’ll catch: Huge channel catfish!

Enjoying the best fishing in Canada in Selkirk MB

 

5. Lake Louise & Banff, AB

Best time to fish: June – Sept
What you’ll catch: Brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout. All. The. Trout.

fishing boats on mountain lake in banff alberta

6. Nipigon, ON

Best time to fish: Spring and fall
What you’ll catch: Brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, walleye, salmon, northern pike

Arctic char caught in Nipigon ON, a great place to fish in Canada

7. Flin Flon, MB

Best time to fish: January – April
What you’ll catch: Lake trout, burbot, northern pike, whitefish

8. Tofino, BC

Best time to fish: April – Oct
What you’ll catch: Salmon, halibut, yelloweye, cutthroat trout

Going fishing in Canada with Tofino Fishing Adventures in Tofino BC

 

9. Peterborough, ON

Best time to fish: Year-round
What you’ll catch: Northern pike, crappie, muskie, large and smallmouth bass

woman catching fish in peterborough, ontario, one of Canada's best places to fish

 

10. Forteau, NL

Best time to fish: July & August
What you’ll catch: Salmon, brook trout, cod

Catching fish in Forteau NL, a great place to fish in Canada

11. Stettler, AB

Best time to fish: January – March
What you’ll catch: Northern pike, burbot, trout

Ice fishing in Alberta, near the town of Stettler

12. Lac La Ronge, SK

Best time to fish: Year-round
What you’ll catch: Lake trout, walleye, northern pike

man with giant fish in Lac la Ronger, Canadian fishing destination

13. Bas-Saint-Laurent, QC

Best time to fish: January – March
What you’ll catch: Lake trout, brook trout, whitefish

snowy Bas Saint Laurant at night under the stars

14. Dease Lake, BC

Best time to fish: June – Sept
What you’ll catch: Arctic grayling, Arctic char, northern pike, burbot, lake trout

Fishing in Canada’s Dease Lake BC

15. Cornwall, ON

Best time to fish: Year-round
What you’ll catch: Northern pike, walleye, yellow perch, bass, muskie

Ice fishing in Ontario, near the town of Cornwall

 

To read the complete article featuring Expedia’s best places to fish in Canada, visit expedia.ca.

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