BC West is located in remote coastal BC– there is no shopping available on the Dean!
Use Vancouver as your last supply stop.
We recommend water-repellant luggage with soft sides. Always have your rain gear near or at the top for easy access. Weather on the Dean is very unpredictable. No matter when you visit, be prepared for highs in the 80s and lows in the 40s. Always be prepared for rain and wind.
Camp clothing should be casual and comfortable. Remember to keep all important medications separate from your luggage. Because we are exposed to the elements, warmth and dryness should be considered in all clothing choices. We recommend layering your clothing for warmth and versatility.
Click here for a printable packing list.
Top Posts on Gear for the Dean
We’ve got a whole bunch of posts on our blog about recommended gear for the Dean!
Expert Steelhead Rigs
- Tom Larimer’s Steelhead Rig
- John Hazel’s Steelhead Rig
- Adam Tavender’s Steelhead Rig
- Dana Sturn’s Steelhead Rig
- Sage 7126-4 TCX
- Sage 7136-4 Z-Axis
- Sage 8134-4 Z-Axis
- Running Line Roundup
- Maxima Ultragreen
- Simms Headwaters Backpacks
- Simms Softshell Hoody