Fly Fishing in Fernie, BC on the Elk River and Wigwam River.

Book your Guided trip with the most reputable outfitter in Fernie...

The Elk River Guiding Company and Fly Shop!

Elk River Guiding Company, Fernie, BC

COVID-19 Statement

We are operating and following the guidelines set out by the BC Provincial Government. The retail fly shop is open and we welcome customers, but request they read and follow the guidelines posted at the Fly Shop.

Guided clients will have protocols sent to them prior to each trip. Further details can be requested from the Fly Shop as protocol will change as the risk levels change. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact us. 

Unfortunately, we will not be offering private shuttles until further notice.

The Elk River Guiding Company is the premier outfitter in Fernie for guided float trips and walk n' wade fly fishing.  We have the most experienced BIG TIME Cutty guides in the Elk Valley and our Fly Shop service and reputation is second to none -   Open year round, the Shop has the largest fly selection for the Elk River and tributaries as well as the big names such as Sage, Simms, Patagonia, YETI, ROSS, Abel, RIO and Scott Rods. Make the most of your fly fishing vacation with the Elk River Guiding Company In Fernie BC. Being So close to Calgary and Montana, why would you not stop by for a fly fishing adventure of a lifetime!


  • Our Guides are fully licenced from the Province of British Columbia and we are fully insured - if you don't choose us...make sure the guide you do pick has a licence and insurance.
  •  We fly-fish because we love to! We're passionate about what we do and fishing isn't just a job for us it's a way of life!
  • We Live in Fernie, and run a great fly shop year round so we are not seasonal working on our cell phones.
  • We don't pay for extravagant endorsements, nor do we feel we need to. Fish with us and you will see why.

Elk River BC Cutthroat

Fly Fishing in BC does not get any better than in Fernie with Elk River Guiding Company!  Follow us on Instagram @elkriverguideco #elkriverguideco #bigtimecuttyguides