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Canadians across the country now have one more reason to be jealous of BC’s capital city.

Besides the community’s balmy climate, scenic coastlines, and historic landmarks, Victoria has been named one of the best family fishing destinations in all of the Great White North.

According to international fishing directory, FishingBooker, Victoria is widely considered one of Canada’s best fishings towns for a variety of reasons, including a rare year-round fishing season, a huge range of species to reel in, and a vibrant landing community to return to.

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“Slowly but surely, Victoria is growing to become one of the best fisheries on the continent,” says FishingBooker. “The incredible variety of species you can catch are reason enough to cast your line here.”

“Add to that the year-round fishing season and a picture-perfect township, and you’ve got yourself a family bucket-lister.”

The travel organization also highlights several Vancouver Island communities as must-see stops for visitors, like Oak Bay for its winter and spring Salmon fishing and Race Rocks for its Rockfish and Halibut fishing.

In total, the waters surrounding Victoria are home to Rockfish, Halibut, three species of Char, and five different species of Pacific Salmon, and more. Inland, Vancouver Island is also known for its hearty freshwater fish, including Rainbow and Steelhead Trout.

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Victoria is the only BC destination to make FishingBooker’s list of best family fishing towns in Canada.

The complete list of towns, in no particular order, is below:

  1. Victoria, British Columbia
  2. Niagara Falls, Ontario
  3. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  4. Kingston, Ontario
  5. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  6. Saint John, New Brunswick
  7. Lunenburg, Nova Scotia