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Float and wade trout fishing charters on the upper Bow River near Banff, Alberta


World class trout fishing awaits on these float and wade fishing charters on the upper Bow River in the Canadian Rockies. Using stable and highly maneuverable MacKenzie River drift boats, your guides will expertly float you into some of the nicest holes and most productive holding areas in the river. "A simply magical experience", to enjoy the sensation of fishing in a wild mountain river, as it flows through the incredible mountain scenery of the Canadian Rockies.  

Just below Banff townsite, the Bow River winds it's way through the mountains of Banff National Park and out through the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains to the prairies boasting 40km (25 miles) of catch & release waters. This section of The Bow River is a freestone mountain river. The wild and wary Trout in the river make for exceptional sport. On these Upper Bow River trips, you will primarily fishing for Brown Trout. The Bow Valley is home to many varieties of wildlife, and floating down this beautiful river presents many photographic opportunities.

 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Fishing Charters
SEASON

April to October

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
6
GUIDE INFORMATION

Your guides are expert teachers, and will give top-notch instruction. What better place for a novice to learn how to fly fish or spin fish - in a wild, free flowing river, surrounded by some of the most impressive mountain scenery in the world.                            

Expert anglers can benefit too, as many well kept secrets can be revealed.

 

RESTRICTIONS

The fish in this river are wild and self-sustaining and are protected with catch and release fishing regulations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Comments: The average trip length is 7-8 hours on 7 - 10km (5 - 7 miles) of the river.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end  in Canmore, Alberta. Canmore is 100 km west of Calgary on Highway #1.  Pick up in Banff is available for an additional cost.

WEATHER

Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable but average summer temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

REGION
Southern Rocky Mountains
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All gear is provided, including complete fly and spin fishing gear, breathable chest waders, custom tied flies, lures and fishing license.

The MacKenzie River drift boats can seat two or three anglers. They can cater to groups of up to 6 with 2 guides and boats.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Boots, hat, warm clothing to suit a variety of weather conditions, rain gear.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodation is not included in the price but are available at local hotels, lodges and B&Bs.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

No meals included in this package. Bring your own pack lunch.

1 day tour, available April - October
$536.36 / per person - CAD
Based on one angler.

$323.86 / per person - CAD
Based on two anglers.
PAYMENT INFORMATION


A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
7 day cancellation policy.
ITINERARY
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