Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Terrace, British Columbia

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Gill Mckean

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

Phone icon250-638-0021 Email iconinfo@westcoastfishing.ca Link iconwestcoastfishing.ca

Terrace, BC CA, V8G 0E7


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The Story

Go fly fishing in British Columbia, Canada, and enjoy the expertise of Orvis-endorsed guide Gill McKean at Westcoast Fishing Adventures. We offer custom adventures, from local fishing to the most remote fishing destinations. We offer fishing on three different watersheds: the Kitimat river, Skeena River, and Nass rivers, plus all their tributaries. We are a smaller run operation, giving our clients more one-on-one time while out guiding as well as in the lodge. We take only four to six people per week. This is a owner/operator business with the help of a couple of overflow guides. Gill is the head guide, and Mandi is the cook, cleaner, and hostess. We also offer eco tours as well as Spey casting lessons.


Our fishing adventures start mid-March and we guide until October 31st.


  • Steelhead
  • Coho
  • Pinks
  • Chum
  • Chinook
  • Rainbows
  • Dolley
  • Varden
  • Cutthroat


We offer over 30 different rivers and countless stillwater lakes. All bodies of water are within 10 minutes to three hours drive.

Typical Weather:

The weather varies between seasons. The spring is crisp and cold, sometimes warm. Summer is hot and fall is cold.


Rates start from: $3500-$7000.
You can find all pricing information at: https://westcoastfishing.ca/westcoast-fishing-adventures-rates/

What is Provided:

Full fishing packages include:

  • Accommodations, guiding, and meals
  • Tackle and gear (if required)
  • Transportation to and from the airport

  • Fishing packages do not include:

  • Fishing licenses
  • Flights
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Freezing or packaging Fish (we have a third party that does a great job for a decent price)

*Upon booking your trip, we Highly recommend you buy trip insurance in case of unforeseen weather conditions, flight delays, medical emergencies, etc.

Gear Recommendations:

We discuss the gear recommendations to each guest before their arrival to our lodge.

What to Bring (Additional):

Hiking shoes, slippers to wear in the lodge, books.

Additional Activities:

There are endless options to experience in the Terrace and surrounding areas.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Father/Son Fishing Trip. We've been on a lot This was a very special father/son trip and as much as we were hoping for it to be perfect.... it was even better that we could have hoped for. We've had many fishing adventures in the past and travelled both in Canada and across the globe to some of the finest fishing destinations available (from remote lodges in Scotland, to the Queen Charlotte Islands, to Fernie, to Alaska, to Mexico and more) but this trip was one of our absolute best. Gill and Mandi are thoughtful, genuine, passionate and very knowledgeable hosts. The lodgings and food was top notch, just perfect after a day on the river. The fishing... well, the fishing was the best we've ever experienced across 40-years of fishing trips. Gill is an incredible guide, with a passion for customizing the experience for guests and doing everything he can to make every day on the river one to remember. I would HIGHLY recommend this trip to any angler. Whether it's an annual or a once in a lifetime trip. Put this on your bucket list! Thanks you Gill and Mandi!!!!!
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steelhead paradise Gill and Mandi are the best. Our trip in April was everything I was hoping for.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible time! Amazing family! I had a tremendous, successful, and enjoyable trip. Gill is an extremely talented guide and took us right to the fish. I absolutely love the Skeena River. Mandy is also very hospitable and a fabulous chef.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Adventures of a lifetime! Ive been taught how to Spey cast and tie flies and been on many adventures
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from West Coast Fishing Adventures One of the best guides around. Had a number of trips with Gill and his company. Very professional and always mindful of the customers requirements.. Can't wait to get back there
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steelhead Meca Gill is one of the most versital guides I've had the pleasure to fish with in BC. Very serious about Steelhead but his priority is all about having a good day on the water regardless of the fishing.
Date published: 2014-06-03
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