The Mighty Fraser River is the largest in British Columbia, Canada at over 850 miles or 1378 km in length.
The Fraser River is unique that there is fishing opportunities 365 days a year.
It is the home of the world’s largest White Sturgeon population and boasts annual salmon returns in the tens of millions of all five species of Pacific Salmon.
First Nations have resided in the Fraser River basin for over 10,000 years. They relied on the river and its abundant resources. Salmon was a staple of the diet and cultural traditions of the First Nations.
The Fraser River and tributaries and headwater lakes are the spawning grounds of five species of Pacific salmon — sockeye, coho, chum, Chinook and pink. salmon spend most of their lives in the ocean before migrating back upstream to spawn. Due to this salmon fishing takes place mainly off the Fraser River mouth, near Vancouver.