Marble River, Vancouver Island
The marble river is beautiful river, it is one of the best steelhead rivers on Vancouver Island. This is a classic river that is perfect for the fly fishing. The river is a joy to fish or just watch as it tumbles down through a series of rapids that are just full of fish, but remember, you must release all trout and char. The most popular fly fishing location, known as the emerald pools, is located at the end of the trail.
This river runs from Alice lake to the Rupert Inlet. The Marble River Provincial Park is located along the banks of Marble River and goes as far as the Quotsino Narrows. The Park offers excellent opportunities for wilderness hiking, wildlife photography and of coarse, fishing. One of the best mountain biking trails on the island is located in the park.
Hike down the River trail to watch the salmon spawning in the fall, there is an awesome salmon spawning viewing area near the trail head and also at bear falls. There is a fish ladder located at bear falls. Black bears use the park, especially during salmon spawning season, so please be bear aware. There is also the chance you might see other animals along this river corridor, you could see elk, deer, cougars, possible a wolf and some of the little ones like raccoons, pine martins or squirrels. The bird and plant life is pretty awesome as well, so don`t forget to bring your camera when you visit.
Walk in wilderness camping is allowed, and a western forest products rec site offers vehicle accessible camping adjacent to the park and trail. Its a nice little site with great views of the river.