Media reports identify him as Tim Vallee, a 34-year-old employee of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans based in British Columbia.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is confirming a Canadian has died in Honduras, but says it will not comment further on the case due to privacy concerns.
Spokeswoman Chrystiane Roy says government officials are providing consular assistance and are in contact with local authorities.
Honduran media say Vallee was robbed of his belongings by two men and then shot as he left a bar with four people on the island of Roatan off the Honduran coast.
One of the suspects has since been arrested and is identified in Honduran media as a local resident, 27-year-old Eon Stuart Carter.
Efforts continue to find the second suspect in Wednesday’s shooting.
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