Brooks Creek Ranch

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Brooks Creek Ranch is Fernie’s newest luxury flyfishing lodge, located on the banks of the Elk River on a ranch surrounded by wilderness and in close proximity to British Columbia’s and Alberta’s best trout fisheries. Unlike south of the border, these northern fisheries are uncrowded by comparison. There will literally be days where you have the waters to yourself… a rare thing these days.

Every bit as special as the fishing, the facilities and property are above and beyond: single rooms overlooking it all, en suite bathrooms, expansive living areas including a sauna facility, hot tub, fire gazebo, game room and bar… all entirely off the grid on a riverfront ranch with no neighbors for miles. The sense of tranquility, solitude, level of personalized service, quality of cuisine and world-class trout fishing sets the stage for an extraordinary stay and one you will bound to repeat again and again.

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Email: Jeff Vermillion
Cell: 406-223-3689

The Fishing

Fly fishing in Fernie offers enthusiasts a gateway to escaping the crowded rivers of the American West. The Elk River is BC's trout fishing mecca, offering a diverse range of stretches for floating and wading, each with a fraction of the usage compared to the US. BC's fishery management entity regulates its waters to ensure an uncrowded, wilderness experience. Near Fernie, westslope cutthroat and bull trout are the primary catch. Beyond the Elk River valley, an array of smaller mountain streams, the St. Mary River, and alpine lakes await exploration, each providing different angling opportunities targeting rainbows, browns, and bull trout.


Brooks Creek Ranch guests enjoy unrivaled single accommodations and exclusive access to their own living space with fireplace, comfortable seating, dining room and a small kitchenette. There is no detail missed. Outside, a large deck space with bbq for dining and lower patio with private outdoor hot tub awaits. As there are only six guests a week, we offer full flexibility in terms of cuisine and customizing your fishing adventure.


Please call or email for 2024 rates or a copy of our pre-trip materials.


3-6 weight rods, dry lines and reels with good drag systems.
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Why Brooks Creek Ranch

Brooks Creek Ranch's six person operation offers unrivaled flexibility in terms of fishing, cuisine and adventures. Additionally the privacy of the ranch means complete solitude in one of the most breathtaking parts of BC.

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Arrive Brooks Creek in the afternoon. Unpack, relax, explore the ranch or fish on your own if desirable. Appetizers and dinner.
Day 2-6: Breakfast at 7am. Full day of fishing in BC and Alberta's best waters. Return for appetizers and dinner.
Day 7: After breakfast, depart for home.