Wilderness Lodge Bull Trout

Join us for the freshwater fishing trip of a lifetime on the upper Pitt River!

Bull Trout on the Upper Pitt

June marks the beginning of our freshet. As summer rounds the corner and spring temperatures rise the snowpack in the mountain begins to melt. This runoff queue’s our bull trout to return home to the upper Pitt River. We intercept these fish on their way back to the headwaters of the upper Pitt. This is an incredibly healthy fishery.  There are 3 runs of fish. Typically the bigger fish will come late May-early June and tapper into the smaller fish come August. Our Bull trout range anywhere from one to twenty pounds. They are incredibly aggressive and easy to hook. After that, it’s all up to you. They can be caught on skaters late in the season, typically august.

Sea Run Bull Trout at the Upper Pitt River Wilderness Lodge

Bull Trout Fishing Packages

at the Pitt River Wilderness Lodge

We have two packages available Monday-Friday am and the weekend package Friday- Monday am. Of course, longer packages can be arranged.

Our unique river feeds into one of the only two freshwater tidal lakes in the world and is only 40 miles from the ocean. Our sea-run trout are powerful and present incredible acrobatic performances. The Pitt River fishing experience is a unique year-round fishing experience that includes all five species of Pacific Salmon as well as Steelhead, Bull Trout, Cutthroat and Rainbow trout.

This river is one of the few remaining rivers in the South Western BC that is still considered a true wilderness experience with large wild salmon and trout runs. When you stay with us here in the Pitt River Valley you are on the river. No early morning car rides across the city, no extra boat rides across any lake… you are where it is all happening.

Our staff of professional guides are waiting to take you and your friends on an unforgettable fishing trip where you share the valley and river with bear, deer, Roosevelt elk and eagles.

All packages include return boat transportation to and from Grant Narrows, accommodation (beautiful rooms with ensuite bathrooms) all meals family-style, overlooking the valley below, guides/rafts and gear if needed.

All that is needed to bring is alcohol and fishing licenses!

2 Day Fishing Trip

Three nights two days fishing

May - August

$1,815 per person, plus tax

Perfect for small corporate groups and for families wanting to reconnect! We are offering the lodge to private groups of 6 anglers. Package includes luxurious accommodation privacy for your group in a total wilderness setting, a cook and housekeeping to look after all your needs and a guide will be available to help tie flies and ensure your fishing needs are looked after.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Professional Guide

3 Day Fishing Trip

Four nights three days fishing

May - August

$2,632 per person, plus tax

Perfect for small corporate groups and for families wanting to reconnect! We are offering the lodge to private groups of 6 anglers. Package includes luxurious accommodation privacy for your group in a total wilderness setting, a cook and housekeeping to look after all your needs and a guide will be available to help tie flies and ensure your fishing needs are looked after.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Professional Guide

Custom Fishing Adventure

Five nights 4 days fishing

Starting at $3,450 per person, plus tax

Seven nights 6 days fishing

Starting at $5,085 per person, plus tax

May - August

Looking to extend your stay or want to do something different? We can do that! Perfect for small corporate groups and for families wanting to reconnect! We are offering the lodge to private groups of 6 anglers. Package includes luxurious accommodation privacy for your group in a total wilderness setting, a cook and housekeeping to look after all your needs and a guide will be available to help tie flies and ensure your fishing needs are looked after.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Professional Guide

Your Hosts

We have lived and fished in the Pitt River Valley for over two decades, building our business from the ground up, encouraged along the way by our loyal and enthusiastic clients. Our first small cabins were replaced by Pitt River Lodge in 2000. Located beside the river in a grove of giant cottonwoods, the large, warm and friendly building has allowed us to host anglers from around the world.

When the opportunity came to expand operations and get a lease on a more remote parcel of land in the valley, we jumped right in! The logistics of putting up a new lodge in such a wild area have been daunting, but after seven years of hard work, we finally opened the doors on what we believe is one of the finest fly fishing lodges in British Columbia.

The Wilderness Lodge is perched high on a bluff from where we look down on soaring eagles and the pristine waters of the Pitt River, which emerges from the snow-capped mountains of Garibaldi Park to the North. From here, far in the distance, you can see the backside of Whistler. With Burke Mountain Park to the West and Golden Ears to the East, the lodge is ringed by a wall of stunning mountains.

Danny Gerak

Danny Gerak at The Pitt River Wilderness Lodge

Danny is a lifelong veteran of fly fishing on the Upper Pitt River. Tune in to the History Channel to watch Danny search for Slumach’s Gold on “The Curse of the Frozen Gold”.

Lee MacGregor

Lee Macgregor at Pitt River Wilderness Lodge

Danny and Lee have made their home on the Pitt River for more than 30 years, during which time they have fought repeated battles to save the valley while building a family-run operation that has become known to anglers around the world.

Pitt River Wilderness Lodge Fishing Guides

Our Guides

There are so many reasons why a guide is vital anywhere in the world but on the Pitt River, the need is even more acute. The need for the raft is critical as the water levels change constantly making it hard to access many spots of the river without one. With the raft you will enjoy peacefully drifting the entire length of the river, stopping to walk and wade from both sides of the shore along the way.

We are proud of our guide crew. All of them have the imperative skills of very keen eyes and great knowledge of our local rivers from how the variety of species in our river behave to the entomology required as the season progresses - these skills are a vital qualification for them to work at Pitt River Lodge. Our guides understand that not everyone has the same fishing skills or wants to walk at a fast pace. They are skilled not only at teaching but at tailoring each individual day to suit the many and varied requirements of our guests. We are 100% confident that a day on the water with a Wilderness Lodge guide will be so much more than your typical fishing experience!

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

Are you ready for adventure?

The Upper Pitt River is one of the few remaining rivers in the South Western BC that is still considered a true wilderness experience with large wild salmon and trout runs. When you stay with us here in the Pitt River Valley you are on the river. No early morning car rides across the city, no extra boat rides across any lake… you are where it is all happening.

Have any questions? Contact us!

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 17.30

Please note that the Pitt River Wilderness Lodge is suited for groups of 6-8 people. For smaller or larger groups please check out our sister lodge Pitt River Lodge.

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