Where is the best ice fishing in BC | Guided Ice fishing trips
I occasionally catch myself googling that very question “Where is the best Ice Fishing in BC?”. When you put into aspect, location, proximity and fishing quality it is difficult to Beat Pemberton, BC Canada. The reason is simple, We are located 2 hours North of Vancouver and only 25 Minutes north of Whistler on a well maintained Winter highway. Vancouver has an international airport “YVR” and Whistler has endless 5 star Accommodations and restaurants if that’s what you are looking for. Just down the road, the mountainous village of Pemberton offers plenty of Hardwater options that include multiple fish species and trout that can grow in excess of 10LBS.
If you want to keep it a rustic experience you can do that to. Choose from multiple cabins, some of which are located close to the very lakes we Ice fish. Being as close to Vancouver as we are it is also a great day trip idea. Pack your lunch and hit one of the many restaurants on the way home. If you choose to spend the night locally, there are plenty of other Winter activates to enjoy. Bring your cross country skis and hit the groomed trails at the Beer Farmers. Rent a pair of snow shoes from Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd and tackle the Great Outdoors. Get your fix for speed with Broken Boundary and explore the powder covered mountains in style on one of there new Snowmobiles. The list goes on.
Ice Fishing in Pemberton BC
When Ice fishing in Pemberton BC, you’ve got options.
Choose from multiple species that include:
- Bull Trout
- Rainbow Trout
- White Fish
- Cutthroat Trout
No joke, we’ve got trout in excess of 10LBS. Obviously, every lake doesn’t have 10 LB trout but lots have trout ranging in size from 2 – 5 LBS. A few lakes carry multiple species. Ice fishing gains you access to lakes that you couldn’t access typically without a boat or shoreline clear of obstructions. It’s pretty amazing to walk out on to a frozen lake and explore. It will give you a great 360 view of the surrounding mountains, make sure you bring a camera.
Lakes for Ice fishing in Pemberton BC:
- Duffy Lake
- Joffre Lakes
- Echo Lakes
- Mosquito Lake
- Gates Lake
- Birkenhead Lake
- Blackwater Lake
Although we’ve listed a few lakes for you, it is always important to check ice conditions before venturing out on any lake. A lot of the worries can be eliminated by the use of a professional Ice fishing Guide. The professional Ice fishing guides at Pemberton Fish Finder are always up to date on ice conditions in the Pemberton and surrounding areas. We can Share tips and our local knowledge to have you on the fast track to success. It’s always a bit of a challenge to know what, where and how to catch fish on a new lake. The Pemberton Fish Finder takes pride in providing a Safe, fun and educational fishing experience for all ages and abilities. We can Help!
Below are a few pictures of Trout caught in the Pemberton area in the past week. As you can see we don’t just have great fishing, the vistas are incredible. Most importantly, remember you are in pure wilderness when visiting Pemberton and there is a good chance you will see wildlife. In other words, always leave the lakes in better shape than when you arrived, pack it in, pack it out. It is always a special feeling when you think you were the first person there. Keep to trails and always use out buildings when they are in place. Keep fires off the Ice and to designated pits. Let’s keep Pemberton Amazing, Enjoy!