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Experience a dry fly fishing adventure with us by floating down one of the many rivers in of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and hospitality in the home of the best fly fishing in the area.

We float the many rivers and tributaries in the area, including the Elk, Flathead, Wigwam and Bull Rivers. These waters boast an abundance of bull trout, some weighing up to 20 lbs! Whether on a drift boat or walk and wade, the fishing in the area is second to none.

NEW - Map of the Elk River

Established in 1986, Fernie Wilderness Adventures has year round exceptional experiences, including guided fly fishing and wildlife viewing. Their one goal in mind is to provide their clients with an exceptional outdoor experience in a relaxed, casual atmosphere enjoying the outdoors in the great Canadian Rockies. The Elk River, located in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada is known for some of the best dry fly fishing for Cutthroat Trout around. It also boasts an abundance of bull trout second to none.

Our lodge is centrally located and easily accessible to many of the best fishing spots in the area. Let us customize a guided fly fishing trip to suit your needs! You can stay at our backcountry lodge and warm up in our wood burning hot tub after a homemade cooked meal by the fireplace. FWA is a true Canadian experience!

For more information on trips, bookings and prices please visit our website or call us! We also have an office inside Park Place Lodge on Hwy 3, feel free to drop by!

Use the Book Online section above to reserve your Fernie lodging! Fly Fishing Tours must be booked directly with FWA.


Spring Stillwater Trips

  • $500 for 2 anglers per day

Lake fishing is a great way to experience the Rockies in a different and unique way. Spring is peak season for Largemouth Bass that are scattered in several local lakes in the beautiful Fernie area. Large Blackwater and Gerrard strain rainbow trout are also targeted by anglers looking to get out following the long winter.

Guided River Float Trips:

  • Elk River: $600 for two anglers per day
  • Wigwam River $850 per angler. Accompanying anglers $600

Multi-Day Trips, priced per person:

  • 3-Day Trip: $1800
  • 5-Day Trip: $3000
  • 7-Day Trip: $4200

Includes accommodation at the FWA Wilderness Lodge, all meals and guiding services. 

Important Links:

BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations (see Kootenay Region 4)
Fishing Licence Information

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  • 877-423-6704 (Toll Free)
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  • 742 Highway # 3, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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