Hunting and fishing information

Fishing and conservation go hand in hand. Keeping to the fishing regulations in Whistler will help ensure the local fish population does not disappear.

Whistler’s freshwater fish

  • Whistler’s rivers, streams, and lakes are home to Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and Kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka).
  • Whistler’s waterways also host Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), which is listed as a species of special concern in B.C.
  • To report a sighting of a diseased fish please contact

River closures during fish spawning periods

  • Please stay out of Whistler’s rivers and streams during spawning periods, to protect the local fish populations.
  • During spawning periods, fish eggs are hidden in the gravel of Whistler’s streams and are vulnerable to disturbance.
  • Rainbow trout are often observed spawning from mid-April to late May.
  • Kokanee salmon typically spawn from mid-August to late September.  
  • Bull trout spawn in the fall and early winter.

Fishing regulations

Other fishing resources

Hunting is strictly regulated in Whistler

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