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Go fish

fraser valley trout hatchery

No really, go catch some fish for real, or learn about our local fish populations.

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC

This local organization holds Learn to Fish workshops throughout the Lower Mainland, just for kids from 5 – 15. You don’t even need to have fishing gears, rods will be provided for the lesson. Check this PDF for details. It’s worth noting nearly all the classes require pre-registration, and you absolutely need to be there for the beginning of the class where they go over ethics and fish stocks, or you won’t be able to participate in the hands-on fishing part.

Pacific Angler

Great resource for people new to fishing. They offer courses, trips, and lots of friendly advice.

78 East Broadway, Vancouver

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Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery

Stocked ponds to fish from year-round, fishy birthday parties with full tackle provided.

34345 Vye Road, Abbotsford

Como Lake

Lots of good spots for fishing, lake is stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout.

700 Gatensbury Street, Coquitlam

Hastings Park

The Sanctuary now has a fishing dock, and the little lake has been stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout. Fishing is allowed in the spring and the autumn.

 188 N Renfrew St, Vancouver

Rice Lake

Rice Lake is stocked with rainbow trout of fishing, and there’s a dock to stand on. You have to walk in for a bit on a trail, so be prepared to haul your gear.

Seymour Demonstration Forest, Lynn Valley

Fraser River Discovery Centre

People living in this area have been fishing in the Fraser for generations. Learn about what lives in our river – and meet George the Sturgeon.

788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

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Capilano River Hatchery

When the fish are running, this is an incredible place to be – leaping fish everywhere! Check website for best times to visit.

4500 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

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Image credits: Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery

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