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World Class Guided Dry Fly Fishing Vacations Packages at Orvis Endorsed Tsylos Park Lodge in British Columbia, Canada

Guided Dry Fly Fishing Trips for Your Bucket List

Have you traveled the globe looking for the best dry fly fishing trips? Just a one and half hour charter flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, the McLean’s Tsylos Park Lodge offers you the best river dry fly fishing for wild rainbow trout. All surrounded by the beauty of the unspoiled Canadian Wilderness. Our guests have been on guided trips all over the world; New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Alaska, Montana, they tell us Chilko River is the gem of them all. 

Rainbow Trout

Pack Your Bags, Shut Off Your Phone, Relax and Enjoy! We Take Care of Everything Else!

Our well appointed Canadian fishing lodge, tasty food, friendly and knowledgeable guides, premium quality equipment from Orvis, pristine wilderness and wild trout all add up to an absolutely epic fly fishing vacation of a lifetime, that’s what our fly fishing vacation packages are all about.  With over sixty years at Chilko, The McLean's Tsylos Park Lodge offers you a warm welcoming lodge and the natural, unspoiled beauty of the Canadian Wilderness, and of course our excellent fly fishing vacation packages for trophy trout. While many of our guests book father and son fishing trips, Tsylos Park Lodge caters to all types of visitors, including individual anglers, couples, or small groups looking to getaway on one of our fly fishing vacation packages.  Our guests travel from around the world to this little bit of paradise.

Braden showing a beautiful Rainbow Trout caught and released on Chilko River

North America’s Most Beautiful Fly in Fishing Destinations

Chilko Lake is 50 miles long and surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of the Pacific Coast Mountains. It is the highest fresh water lake in North America and offers you a wild, scenic backyard as big as it gets. It is considered to one of the most beautiful places in North America.  The Chilko River flows from Chilko Lake and is right outside your front door. It all adds up to a great angling holiday, fun and good times.

Bud Mclean posing with fishermen on Chilko Lake

A Wild River with Wild Trout & the Best Guided Dry Fly Fishing Vacation Packages in British Columbia

The Chilko River is not stocked; these are wild native rainbow trout living in one of North America's top fly fishing rivers. No dams, no logging, just clear, drinkable fresh cold water, fed from glaciers that keep our rainbow population healthy, strong and hungry. This offers you exceptional dry or wet fly fishing for beautiful, hard fighting rainbow trout.

Mike showing a stunning Bull Trout while fishing on Chilko Lake

Tsylos is an Orvis Endorsed Lodge

Tsylos Park Lodge is an Orvis Endorsed Lodge.  After being visited and vetted by the representatives of Orvis, who only pick the best lodges worldwide, we became one of only two lodges in British Columbia that is Orvis Endorsed. Our Wilderness lodge met their high standards of excellence in service, professionalism, and commitment to conservation; we were chosen and accepted to become “An Orvis Endorsed Lodge”. You can rest assured you are in good hands with a variety of excellent fly fishing opportunities.  

You can float a line from a drift boat, jet sled or float-tube. Walk and wade the riverbank casting into pools, riffles and runs for total serenity. You can spend the day on awe-inspiring Chilko Lake fishing the mouth of glacial streams surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, pristine beaches, and no one for miles. If you want a day off from chasing trout, we have a herd of well-trained horses, canoes, kayaks, and miles of horse trails for hiking. Or you can always kick your feet up on the deck and read a book or soak in the hot tub. The choice is yours.

Native Rainbow Trout
I often look back at the pictures from the trip, and long to return to the Chilko River. While I would come back for the fishing alone, I must add that the friendly and attentive staff, the great meals, the beautiful lodge, and the spectacular setting left me wondering – does it get any better? The seven days of sunshine was icing on the cake. John Ovcacik