McBride has a new boat launch on the Fraser River at the Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Park just east of town. Boaters ply the Fraser River both east and west of town to fish, sightsee or find that secret swimming hole or beach.
The Robson Valley offers fishing opportunites to recreational anglers of all stripes - fly fishing on side rivers that feed the Fraser, fishing from your belly boat, canoe or motor boat, or simply casting from shore. There are many clear, deep pools, as well as numerous log jams that act as ideal homes for rainbow trout, Rocky Mtn whitefish and dolly varden.
Dolly varden are catch and release only and salmon are off-limits locally. Be sure to consult the fishing regulations and get your license.
Paddling in the McBride area ranges from an easy float on the Fraser River at low water to challenging white-water on tributaries such at the Raush, Holmes and Morkill. Paddlers should make use of guidebooks and recognize that water levels and river conditions change dramatically with the seasons.
LaSalle Lake offers an easy flatwater paddling experience just off of Highway 16 near Crescent Spur.