Victoria has topped the list of Canada’s best family friendly fishing towns thanks to the year-round fishing season and the variety of fish in our waters, plus all the great family friendly attractions. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Victoria named Canada’s top family friendly fishing town

With more than five species of Pacific Salmon in Greater Victoria’s waters

Victoria has topped the list for Canada’s best family fishing towns according to a new list put out by FishingBooker.

Combining the year-round fishing season, along with the vast array of species living off our coast FishingBooker calls Victoria a “family bucket-lister.”

Citing Oak Bay as one of the “most productive fishing hotspots” due to the number of salmon, with more than five species of Pacific salmon in Greater Victoria’s waters.

READ ALSO: Fishing ban a ‘devastating blow’ for Sooke

After rockfish or halibut fishing? Albert Head and Race Rocks are other great places mentioned on the list.

“Keep in mind though that the waters can get a little choppy here.”

While fishing might not be everyone’s ideal Saturday afternoon, Victoria makes the list thanks to the number of family friendly attractions in the city such as Canda’s first Chinatown, Miniature World, Craigdarroch Castle and the Buchart Gardens.

READ ALSO: Crab poaching under the cover of darkness earns 10-year commercial fishing ban, vessel seizure

Following Victoria for Canada’s best family fishing towns is Ontario’s Niagara Falls, Saskatchewan’s Saskatoon and Kingston, Ontario.

If you’re thinking about leaving the family at home and focusing on the fish, FishingBooker even has a list of Canada’s best places for fishing purists. Ucluelet tops that list, known for Chinook Salmon and Pacific Halibut fishing.



kendra.crighton@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

War bride’s oversea voyage to Canada took a leap of faith

More than 45,000 women immigrated to Canada after the Second World War

One woman’s scrapbook uncovered at Fort Rodd Hill tells story of thousands during Second World War

Joyce Margaret Whitney served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps from 1942 to 1946

GALLERY: Remembrance Day service at Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph

Hundreds gathered at the Oak Bay Memorial Cenotaph for the annual Remembrance… Continue reading

Son of Second World War veteran returns to Norway to see site of rescue, repatriation

Six-man crew crash lands in Nazi occupied territory, only known instance of entire crew surviving

Colwood house helps homeless veterans get back on their feet

Cockrell House has helped more than 100 people since it was established in 2009

VIDEO: Pups in the pool: West Shore rec centre’s Dog Swim a success

West Shore Parks and Recreation goes to the dogs Sunday night

Greater Victoria 2019 holiday craft fair roundup

Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Victoria Jazz Orchestra concert raises funds for the Single Parents’ Resource Centre

Maria Manna on tap for the Nov. 16 performance in Victoria

Renowned men’s chorus ‘Back by Popular Demand’ in Victoria

One of Canada’s premier singing ensembles kicks off its 39th season on Nov. 16

Mexican culinary celebration fills Victoria Public Market

Taco, Tequila and Margarita Fiesta takes over the Victoria Public Market the evening of Nov. 16

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Most Read