Fabulous Fishing Amid The Splendour Of The Great Bear Rainforest
In the great Central Coast archipelago, myriad channels and passages branch from steep-sided, glacially carved fjords. Rocky indentations carved into the shoreline of wind- and wave-eroded islands and islets afford respite and a rich environment for vast schools of bait to thrive. Here you’ll find mature salmon – especially the huge trophy chinook and coho returning to the Bella Coola, Rivers Inlet, and other southern river systems – along with scores of bottomfish. Choose to fish the way you want: inside protected waterways, or on the edges of exposed, ocean-facing outer islands. Be sure to discover the culturally rich Heiltsuk First Nation’s heritage in the village of Bella Bella, on Campbell Island. Look for ancient petroglyphs painted in red ochre on the sheer walls of mainland fjords. You might even spot an elusive white “Spirit Bear” during a wildlife tour.