The Fraser River is the longest river within British Columbia, and the 10th longest river in Canada.  The Fraser River is known for the fishing of white sturgeon and all six species of Pacific salmon, Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink, steelhead and one of the worlds largest runs of sockeye in the world.

The Fraser is heavily exploited by human activities, especially in its lower reaches. Its banks are rich farmland, its water is used by pulp mills, and a few dams on some tributaries provide hydroelectric power. This river has also been designated a Canadian Heritage River for its natural and human heritage.




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The Fraser River is part of a world-class fishing region. Between June and November you are sure to hook a big Chinook, Chum, Pink, Sockeye, or Coho Salmon. Looking for a big fish? Try your luck at sturgeon fishing! Available year round in the Fraser River, these fish are best found Spring and Fall.


Throughout Maple Ridge you can find a huge variety of song birds, waterfowl, and birds of prey. The most iconic being the Osprey and Blue Heron. Bring your guide book and binoculars to one of the many river side sites to watch these spectacular aviators in action.

Best river side sites for bird watching

Kanaka Creek
River Front Trail
Port Haney Warf
Hawk Rotary Loop
Osprey Village