Hunting in British Columbia

Offering 18 of the 30 big-game-hunting species, British Columbia (BC) is a province rich in wildlife, wilderness, and outdoor adventures. From mountain tops to valley bottoms, river edges and lakes, to grasslands and forests, BC has it all. If it’s far off the beaten path you want to go, there is nobody better than a BC outfitter to safely take you there. Your expedition is guaranteed to be unique and unforgettable.


Not only is the diversity of the natural landscape unique to British Columbia, but its diversity of species also sets it apart as a premier hunting destination in North America. BC is unique because it is home to healthy wildlife populations, including 18 of the 30 North American big-game species. Specifically, the province is home to all major species of North American ungulates (moose, deer, and elk), four species of sheep, and all species of large carnivores. Several said species are only otherwise found in parts of Canada’s territories and Alaska, making BC particularly desirable for hunters seeking to encounter a specific big-game species.

Well-Managed Resources

BC’s big-game species are huntable due to effective science-based wildlife management. To legally hunt in the province, all non-residents must employ a licensed guide outfitter to guide them on their hunt. This ensures adherence to government regulations and the highest standards of respect for the wild places and wild things. Guide outfitters in BC are tied to their areas. They are deeply invested in the land and know their territory well, which means that resources are properly respected and managed – and hunters have a good chance for success. 

A High-Quality Expedition

BC outfitters are internationally known for providing a safe, enjoyable, and professionally, conducted adventure. They offer a wide variety of trip options to entice hunters of all ages and skill levels and are available in all regions of the province to provide their guests with an unparalleled and fully-customizable wilderness adventure for every dream and budget. 

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An Unforgettable Backcountry Experience

BC is one of the few places in the world where there continues to be kilometers and kilometers of raw, untouched wilderness – you only need someone who can get you there.

Fair Chase

Here in BC hunting standards are committed to Fair Chase, defined as, “the ethical sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild, big game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage over the game animals.” 

When clients come to hunt in BC, they know they will embark upon an authentic test of their skill against nature. Most often, the instincts and abilities of the wildlife pursued will far outsmart them, and hunters will find themselves more challenged by the game and unforgiving terrain than they’ve ever been before. Many hunters say the experience changes their lives. It’s the exhilaration of engaging in this calibre of natural, biological challenge that brings sportspeople back time and time again.


The Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia was established in 1966 to represent the guide outfitting industry.

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BC Regional Map

Offering 18 of the 30 big-game-hunting species, British Columbia (BC) is a province rich in wildlife, wilderness and outdoor adventures.

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Important links for non-resident hunters coming to BC, including information on importing fire arms, government documentation, airline transportation and more.

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