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Adventure

BC Adventure Tours Richmond (604) 341-2265
Blackcomb Sleighrides (604) 932-7631
Harrison Bay Guided Services 100 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs
Hell's Gate Airtram 43111 Trans Canada Hwy, Boston Bar
International Stage Lines
Outdoor Adventures at Whistler (604) 932-0647
Pro Tours 113-2633 Viking Way, Richmond (888) 338-2288
Rocky Mountain Rail Tours
Whistler Eco Tours 4315 Northlands Blvd, Whistler, V0N 1B4 (604) 935-4900
Whistler Tasting Tours (604) 902-8687

Hunt & Fish

Fish

The Anglers Arms
Bites-on Salmon Charters
Fraser River Fishing Lodge
Pitt River Lodge
Streamline Guiding 1140 Austin Ave, Coquitlam, V3K 3P5 (778) 389-3474

Snow & Ice

Ski

Cypress Mountain
Grouse Mountain
Hemlock 4 Season Resort
IAMBREW.COM
Kimberley Alpine Ski Resort
Manning Park Resort
Mount Seymour
Whistler

Snowboard

Whistler Snowboard Tours Ltd Box 1232, Whistler, V0N 1B0 (604) 932-3644

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Sports & Recreation

Castle Fun Park Chilliwack
Clear One & Clear Two Badminton Centre 138 4551 No. 3 Rd, Richmond
Canadian Kettlebells 4091 Sefton St, Port Coquitlam (604) 417-1454
Personal Best Martial Arts 2565 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam (604) 802-4377
Club Aviva 98 Brigantine Drive, Coquitlam (604) 526-4464
Triumph Taekwon-Do 312 1515 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam (604) 944-5425
Chances Boardwalk Gaming 7178 Horne St, Mission (604) 820-4046

Baseball

Batter's Up Cages at Softball City 2201 148 St, Surrey, V7A 9T5

Fitness

Drive Fitness 7740 Alderbridge Way, Richmond
Planet Woman 455 9100 Blundell Rd, Richmond
The Core 4010 Whistler Conference Centre, Lower Level, V0N 1B4 (604) 905-7625
Whistler Creek Athletic Club 2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, V0N 1B4

Martial Arts

Yuen's Institute Of Taekwon Do Inc 1106 Austin Ave, Coquitlam (604) 939-0978

Water

Boat

Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

Kayak & Canoe

Backroads Whistler (604) 932-3111

Raft

Chilliwack River Rafting Adventures
Fraser River Raft Expeditions Box 10, Yale
Kootenay River Runners (250) 347-9210
Whistler River Adventures (888) 932-3532

Wheels

Drive

Whistler Land Rover Excursions (888) 501-4845

Cycle

BC's Transcanada Trail

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The Fraser River is considered one of the top Sturgeon fishing destinations in the world and is considered to be one of the most unique fishing experiences. These prehistoric fish can reach lengths up to 12 feet long and can weigh hundreds of pounds. The Fraser River Sturgeon fishery provides consistent opportunities 12 months of the year, with peak times being in the early spring, and summer through to late fall. During the winter months there are thousands of resident Fraser River Sturgeon throughout the system. If anglers are willing to face the wintery elements the results can be very rewarding.

Sturgeon Fishing in BC
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Fraser River Sturgeon fishing typically starts in late March into early April. in May the Fraser River receives its annual return of eulachons (bait fish) to the lower reaches of the to spawn. When these bait fish arrive, it sparks a massive feeding frenzy and angling can be fast and furious. This time of year also brings migratory sturgeon back into the river, also known as transient Sturgeon (travel from freshwater to saltwater depending on times of the year and availability of food). This is the first major feeding of the year for the Fraser River Sturgeon and with warmer water conditions the fish are full of energy. Sturgeon are known for their raw fighting power and it's common to have a fish jump clear out of the water 4-6 times in a single hookup.

The second peak time of the year is late summer through the late fall when millions of salmon return to the Fraser River and it's tributaries. On a high return year, the Fraser river will see upwards of 50 million salmon returning to spawn. After they have spawned, they all die, creating a mass food source that sturgeon to thrive on. The Fraser River Sturgeon seem to be bigger on average during these times of the year. It's not uncommon to catch several fish in the 6-8 foot range on a single day fishing charter. Most of the record Fraser River Sturgeon are caught during these times of the year which exceed the 10 foot mark. Due to massive amounts of food the sturgeon are taking in at these peak times, they put up a tremendous fight which is why they are known as one of greatest game fish in North America.

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