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fishingSaltwater anglers can expect great peak-season salmon fishing along our magnificent coastline. The Strait of Georgia is a major salmon migration route and is accessible from any of our communities, from Gibsons to Earls Cove. The deep waters of Pender Harbour are famous for giant lingcod, in addition to salmon. Shellfish include prawns, crab, oysters and clams. The Coast's charming little villages make great bases for fishing the many mountain-fed streams and lakes full of steelhead, cutthroat and rainbow trout.

To ensure a rewarding fishing experience, charters and guides are recommended. Charter operators, equipment and boat rentals, and welcoming fishing resorts are plentiful. If you are travelling with your own boat, there are many opportunities for moorage along the Coast.

Fishing licences are mandatory in British Columbia and can be purchased at marinas. Look for the free British Columbia Freshwater & Saltwater Sport Fishing Guide at Visitor Info Centres.


diveDeep fjords and inlets along the Sunshine Coast offer excellent cold-water diving. The waters of Skookumchuck Narrows at the entrance of Sechelt Inlet are highly rated by diving magazines and the Cousteau Society. Topping the list of dive sites is the scuttled WWII Royal Canadian Navy escort destroyer, the 112 m (366 ft) HMCS Chaudière. Sunk by the Artificial Reef Society of BC in 1992 at the mouth of Salmon Inlet, it's now a colourful marine ecosystem of orange plumous anemones, white tube worms and ling cod. In Powell River waters, the Iron Mines near Lund feature tons of life clinging to the vertical walls that drop into the abyss. Watch for wolf eels and octopus among the sponges. The most popular shore dive is at Mermaid Cove where Canada's first underwater statue rests serenely; the Emerald Princess is a 9ft sunken bronze mermaid. 

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John Henry's Resort & Marina
Phone: 604-883-2336
Address: 4890 Pool Rd, PO Box 68
Postal Code: V0N 1S0
City: Garden Bay
Cozy waterfront cottages with spectacular west-facing views of the Pender Harbour. Fully self-contained, quiet and peaceful yet within a short walk of a store, post office, restaurant and pub. Use as a base for exploring this beautiful area of the Sunshine Coast or as a place to relax after a day of hiking, golfing, diving, kayaking, sailing or fishing. Kayak rentals available. Marina moorage; launch ramp; float plane service; RV sites. Owner´s fibre arts studio open by chance or appointment.
Powell River Outdoors
Phone: 604-485-2555
Address: 4597 Marine Avenue
City: Powell River
Powell River Outdoors acts as a gateway to the many outdoor activities in our area. Whether it's fishing, camping, hunting or boating, put Powell River Outdoors on your list for up-to-date info and all the gear you will need. Gear rentals, outdoor info, maps, guides and much more available.
Beach Gardens Resort & Marina
Phone: 604-485-6267
Phone Toll Free: 800-663-7070
Address: 7074 Westminster Street
City: Powell River
Only waterfront hotel & marina within the city of Powell River. 48 deluxe oceanfront rooms with free WIFI, coffeemakers, air-conditioning and private decks. With numerous on-site amenities: Seaside Restaurant & Pub "The Savoury Bight" (check for seasonal hours), Cold Beer & Wine Store, “Better Bodies” Fitness Centre, Indoor Swimming Pool, Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals and a full service Marina with both transient and permanent moorage, coin laundry and showers.

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Sunshine Kayaking - Sailing Tours - Fishing Charters
Phone: 604.886.9760
Phone Toll Free: 855.566.9760
Address: Molly's Lane, Gibsons Landing Harbour
Postal Code: V0N 1V0
City: Gibsons
We are the 'Adventure Experts' on the Sunshine Coast, since 1991, located in Gibsons Landing Harbour, a spectacular waterfront location on the Sunshine Coast with entrance to the Howe Sound Islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen, Paisley & Anvil -  Fantastic Paddling, Sailing and Fishing areas.

We offer, KAYAKING, paddle board, canoe Rentals, Lessons & Tours.

Our Skippered SAILING TOURS & charters are half day, full day & sunset evening charters, in & around the islands of Keats, Gambier, Bowen & the Paisleys.

Our FISHING CHARTERS are year round with some of the best salmon fishing on the Sunshine Coast, with 5 different salmon species frequenting the area.

Our HARBOUR TOURS travel along Gibsons & Keats Island exploring the shorelines for marine life including seals, otters and the many birds species

We are just a 40 minute BC ferry ride from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast, so come over and enjoy your adventure of a lifetime
BC Fishing Charters - Sunshine Coast
Phone: (604) 886 - 9760
Phone Toll Free: (855) 566 - 9760
Address: Mollys Lane, Box 35
Postal Code: V0N 1V0
City: Gibsons
BC Fishing Charters - Sunshine Coast is located in Gibsons Landing gateway to the Sunshine Coast, Salish Sea and Strait of  Georgia.  
Fishing is a year round sport and the best time to fish is  anytime.  Our boat is fully equipped with quality gear,  downriggers, tackle and bait.  

The salmon fishing seasons in Howe Sound are as   follows:     • Chinook (King) Salmon year around. • Sockeye, Coho, Pink and Chum from mid April to mid  November.
Join us for a fishing adventure of a life time.

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