I am fortunate enough to have my company fly me to Vancouver in late April next year for a three day conference (and a 4 day vacation). Now, I'm an east coast / mid-atlantic flyfisher, and while I've fished a few western waters, I'd appreciate any "basic" advice on where, when, and what for the Vancouver area. I'm sure I'll rent a vehicle, so I'd be able to drive a couple of hours.

So, for anyone familiar with the area, what are some options, what rod should I take ("Gee, honey, the guys at FAOL said I absolutely needed to buy this new rod for our trip to BC!"), and any other general advice.

I'll begin researching this trip now that it's locked on, but I figured I'd ask here first.