Back Roads Map Books Vancouver Island Fishing Edition


Welcome to the new-look fourth edition of the Fishing Mapbook for Vancouver Island, BC!

Hugging the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island features spectacular scenery, old-growth rainforests, towering mountain peaks and exceptional fishing. The laidback culture found here, along with a population infused with a love of the natural world, makes the island an angler's dream. Here you will find world-class salmon and steelhead bearing rivers along with lakes teeming with a variety of trout and other species.

In our continued quest to provide the best and most up-to-date information, users of this Fishing Mapbook will find that fishing, access and facilities, including the campsite, lodge and resort details, have been reviewed and fully updated. There are new and improved bathymetric lake depth charts while fish species and stocking information for all lakes and rivers provide the most recent information available. We have even added the newest fishing dock information to our maps and facility information.

The printed version of this Fishing Mapbook comes in the convenient 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 inch) mapbook format with a heavy-duty spiral-bound cover. To assist the greenest angler to the most seasoned veteran, the 168-page book with over 150 lakes, rivers and shore fishing areas, shows you where to fish and how to best fish in any given area. We have loaded it with fishing tips, breakdowns of various fish species, fly hatches and specific information on each lake and stream. Inside, you will find maps and depth charts for popular lakes, plus bar or hot spot maps of the main rivers and shore fishing areas of the Island. Nowhere else will you find such a combination of detailed regional information plus angling expertise all in one place.

For a digital version of the mapbook, select the PDF Book from the Media Type drop-down menu. The PDF version can be viewed on your computer, smartphone or tablet using any pdf reader including Adobe, iBooks or Google Play Books. Viewing the mapbook as a PDF book has the added bonus of a scrollable index to quickly find a lake or river and jump to that specific page.

Digital Features

  • Easy to Read: zoom into the maps or text for easy route planning
  • Lightweight: transport several mapbooks at once using your phone, tablet, or computer
  • Easy to Navigate: use the index or search function for easy navigation between pages and maps
  • Eco-Friendly: zero paper waste!

IMPORTANT: Please note that these PDF books are not printable or geo-referenced.

Note: The digital Book price is based on a Single User License. If you would like for more than one person to look at this map book, then an Extended License or Server Extended License is required. Please contact for more information and pricing on these options.

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