Premier Listings for Pacific Rim Park Fishing

The waters in and around Pacific Rim National Park are famous for fishing!

There are 5 species of salmon locally, with sports fishermen usually targeting Coho and Chinook from May until September. Halibut and ling cod highlight the variety of bottom species fished in west coast waters. While the focus in the park area is on tidal water fishing, there are Cutthroat Trout available in streams throughout the region.

Please ensure that you are properly licensed and that you adhere strictly to area and seasonal closures, regulations and limits set out in the “Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing Guide”. Saltwater fishing in the park is presently regulated by the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, as described in the “British Columbia Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide”. This guide includes information concerning licensing, spot closures, bag limits, identification of species and shellfish harvesting and its closures, and is available from:

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Suite 400, 555 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver,
BC V6B SG3

Note: Commercial shellfish harvesting is prohibited in national park waters.

Always check with the federal fisheries agent for the area you will be fishing for local closures:

Tofino – 250-725-3468
Port Alberni – 250-724-0195

Freshwater fishing in the park is governed by licensing and regulations set out in the Provincial Ministry of Environment’s “Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis” which is available from:

Recreational Fisheries Branch
Ministry of Environment
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V lX5

Also contact the Conservation Officer Service District Office in Port Alberni, 250-724-9290 for information specific to the various regions encompassed within the national park.

Fishing charters and rentals operate out of the communities of Tofino and Ucluelet), both adjacent to the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park. Bamfield, Port Alberni and Port Renfrew also provide charters and rentals.

If you are bringing your own boat or renting a boat locally, ensure that you are very familiar with local weather and ocean conditions.

Nearby Regions & Towns:

More Information:

Parks Canada – British Columbia
Box 129, 23433 Mavis Avenue
Fort Langley, BC
V1M 2R5

Phone: 604-513-4777

Premier Listings

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Tofino Resort and Marina
634 Campbell Street Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Phone: 250-725-3277Fax: 250-725-3234Toll Free: 1-800-665-8922Visit Website

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Tofino Resort and Marina is a resort “Inspired by Adventure”. We are nestled in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere; ideally located just steps from Tofino’s village and local beaches. Take our onsite shuttle to explore Pacific Rim National Park, or watch the sunset at Long Beach. Reserve pet-friendly ocean-view lodging, surf rentals, whale watching, bear watching, fishing, and hot-spring tours. Onsite dining features wood-fired pizzas and craft beer on three different patios, an oceanfront restaurant, and Tofino’s only pub.

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Mills Landing Charters
Mills Landing Cottages 295 Boardwalk P.O Box 98 Bamfield BC V0R 1B0 Phone: 250-728-2300Toll Free: 1-877-728-2301Visit Website

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Mills Landing in Bamfield provides guests first class access to one of BC’s most beautiful, and productive fishing locations at an affordable price. Waterfront cedar cottages, premium fish processing, Grady Whites, Islander reels and the best in customer service keep our guests returning annually. Check us out once, chances are you’ll be back again!

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Cameron Ocean Adventures
Whiskey Landing Dock Dock 2 – Lower Dock End of Main Street Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Mailing Address: PO Box 1036 Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Phone: 778-400-5800Visit Website

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Cameron Ocean Adventures operates off the pristine Canadian shores of beautiful Ucluelet, home to Vancouver Island’s #1 trail, the Wild Pacific Trail. Cameron Ocean Adventures offers adventures in the waters of the Broken Group Islands and Barkley Sound in Pacific Rim National Park.

Experience first-class sport fishing for salmon and halibut, whale watching on the largest vessel in Ucluelet, and year-round custom charters with professional guides aboard clean, safe, luxury motor yachts that depart right from the convenient Ucluelet Harbour.

Join us for an experience you won’t forget.

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Salmon Eye Fishing Charters
160 Hemlock Street Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Toll Free: 1-877-777-4344Visit Website

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Come fish in one of the most productive areas to fish on the west coast for salmon and halibut. Ucluelet is centrally located in the center of the largest feed grounds on the west coast for salmon, halibut, ling cod and vermillion. Fishing from June 15 to September 10 is prime season though there can be good fishing starting in May and lasting up to late September. Ucluelet is accessible by car only 5 hours from Vancouver or 7 hours from Seattle. You can also fly from Vancouver to Tofino.

Our boats are 25-29′ with heated cabins and large decks to make your time on the water comfortable. Our boats are rigged with only the best equipment and our guides know how to get you on both salmon and halibut.

Most people book our Silver or Gold packages. Our gold package is the best deal, as you as you get large 1,600 square foot ocean view condos for groups of 3 and 4. For groups of 2 we normally use 1-bedroom condos, though you can upgrade for not much extra.

Whatever your goals are for this fishing trip, we will do our best to make your experience memorable. All trips must be booked well in advance as we run at capacity for summer months.

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Ocean Outfitters Ltd
P.O Box 919 368 Main Street Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Phone: 250-725-2866Fax: 250-725-2880Toll Free: 1-877-906-2326Visit Website

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Adventure Seekers & Nature Lovers – OCEAN OUTFITTERS is the place to kick off all your Tofino activities! Our experienced, local guides will pilot you through beautiful Clayoquot Sound to view gray whales, humpbacks, orcas (killer whales), black bears, sea otters, sea lions, wolves, eagles and other seabirds aboard one of our luxury covered boats, or one of our Zodiac boats.

Whether you’re headed to Hot Springs Cove, joining us for an inlet tour to view Black Bears, or wanting to meet up close and personal with our local gray whales, humpbacks, and orcas… we are your gateway to adventure!

Looking for a calmer and more intimate experience? Join us on a beautiful 4.5 hour guided kayak trip in a remote part of Clayoquot Sound. While kayaking through the calm waters and discussing the history of Clayoquot Sound, we will also be looking for Harbour Seals, Black Bears, Bald Eagles and various other forms of wildlife that out populate humans in this area!

Interested in fishing? We are proud to bring you some of the best fishing itineraries that Tofino has to offer! Charters are available for both experienced fisherman and families looking for fun. Tofino offers world-renown deep sea salmon fishing, as well as excellent ‘family friendly’ fishing areas with calm, protected waters, and LOTS of fish. Helping kids and novice boaters explore the wonders of our area and wildlife is a big part of what we love to do. Also available on our Fishing Charters, is our sea-to-fork ‘Gourmet At Sea’ add-on, where our guide (who is a professional trained chef) will prepare your freshly-caught seafood for you while you’re still on the water!

Our programs are not only a ton of fun, but they are also educational and encourage stewardship. We are a certified green business and are committed to connecting you with nature and to inspiring conservancy. Live the experience with Ocean Outfitters!

Our waterfront location on Main Street, in the Shore building, has all of gear needed to get you out there, as well as organic coffee to fuel your adventures! We are proud retailers of Arcteryx, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Vortex binoculars, Pendleton, and a great collection of books. Feel free to enjoy our lounge/cafe before or after your trip.

Video: Ocean Outfitters – Your Tofino Adventure Specialists

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Coastal Charters
605 Gibson Street #109 Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Phone: 778-891-3845Visit Website

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We have the keys to the seafood supermarket, right here in Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. If you’re here to fish for dime-bright Pacific salmon, the massive and delicious halibut, cod, snapper, or even albacore tuna, then you’ve come to the right place.

Coastal Charters offers on and offshore fishing packages, coastal adventures, and your choice of tour activities. Explore the coastline of Tofino while fishing, soak in mineral rich pools of the Hot Springs Cove, or walk the boardwalk through temperate rainforest.

We always have our guests and our planet at heart and we relish in creating exciting, safe and unforgettable adventures. We get to know our guests, and go that extra distance to ensure that they are completely satisfied or just downright over the moon!

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