The Skeena River and Mountains are two of the most prominent geographical features of the Canadian terrain. The Skeena River is home to a wide variety of fish and wildlife, while the Skeena Mountains shelter a diverse range of flora and fauna. The unique blend of serenity and activity in the area has attracted thousands of vacationers to the heart of Skeena for many years. If you are looking for the outdoor experience of a lifetime, then this may be the perfect place to visit. Here are some points to consider;
Deciding Which Time of the Year to Travel
The Skeena River and Mountains in British Columbia are beautiful to sight see and interesting to explore all year round. In the spring the landscape comes to life with vibrant colors as the flowers bloom. Steelhead is in season as they flow into the river from the ocean as the waters of the river warms up. In the summer the flora and fauna are in full bloom and the woodlands are rich with vegetation. The large salmon spawn during the summer and this is also considered the best season for chinook fishing. In the fall the tall trees change color and the river fills up with the Coho salmon and steelhead, making it an angler’s paradise. In the winter, the snow-capped mountains and trees create a winter wonderland that will simply take your breath away. This is a good time to go skiing in the high mountains of Skeena. So based on what you would enjoy the most, take your pick of the seasons to visit this beautiful region of British Columbia.
Finding a Place to Stay
There are several choices when it comes to accommodation on the riverbanks of Skeena. British Columbia fishing lodges provide easy access to the favorite catches of fish including salmon and trout. Also, some these lodges provide guided fishing tours during the day as well as multi day packages.
Other facilities include fishing gear rental and fishing lessons including casting lessons and fly tying lessons. Their proximity to nature has made British Columbia fishing lodges along the Skeena River more popular among wildlife enthusiasts, also see and enjoy this fly fishing.
Activities to Experience by the Riverside
The popularity of the Skeena River is mainly due to sport fishing, as it is home to several varieties of salmon including chinook (king), chum, sockeye and pink salmon. Other species of fish found in the Skeena River include steelhead. Water sports such as white water rafting is also common in the waters of the Skeena River.
Exploring the Mountains
The Skeena Mountains are famous for its biking and hiking trails. You can also enjoy camping, bird watching and wildlife viewing in the Skeena Mountains. Heli skiing and cat-skiing are popular winter sport in the region and the Skeena Mountains have the perfect downhill slopes for such recreational activities.