The Skeena River, the largest in size, is the mother river to many well-known tributaries, including the Bulkley, Kispiox and Copper River.
The Skeena River is set in an amazing landscape, full of mountains and forests and flows directly into the ocean. This gives it another unique feature, as fishermen can target Steelhead and Salmon fresh from the saltwater, still dripping in sea lice.
The Skeena River in front of “Little Wolf Resort” and the surrounding rivers are offering exciting fishing adventures for experienced and skilled fishermen. The mighty Skeena River forges its path through the valleys of the magnificent Coast Mountains of British Columbia, to join the Pacific Ocean in Prince Rupert. The Skeena River System offers numerous rivers and streams, all rich with Salmon, Trout and Steelhead. The name Skeena River comes from the Gitsan word “Ksan”, which means “River of the Mists”. The Ksan Historical Village and Museum is a reconstructed native village, located where the Skeena River and Bulkley River run together, close to the native village of Gitanmaxx.
“people who fish by firelight”.
The Ksan Historical Village and Museum is explaining the village life and culture of the Gitsan Nation. The historical village of Ksan is one of the main attractions to visit, while staying at “Little Wolf Resort”!
Thanks to the continuous return of Salmon and Steelhead, the Skeena River is holding the world-record for the Chinook-Salmon, with 92 and a half pounds and also holds the world-record for the Coho-Salmon, with 25 and a half pounds, as well as the world-record for the Steelhead-Trout, with 36 pounds.
In comparison to other catches, taken elsewhere in the world, the average size of fish in the Skeena River Region are considered to be trophies! Chinook-Salmon over 50 pounds and Steelhead weighing over 20 pounds are not uncommon!
Biologists have also netted world-record size Chum-Salmon, as well as Chinook-Salmon over 100 pounds! The prime time for targeting King-Salmon is in July. In August, fresh runs of Steelhead, Coho-Salmon as well as lots of Sockeye-Salmon are running into the Skeena.