Fishing Guide for Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Canmore and the surrounding area (see map) offers some of the best fishing found anywhere in North America. Spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air and a variety of pristine lakes, rivers and streams provide the perfect backdrop for fishermen of all ages and abilities to enjoy this wonderful outdoor activity.

The Bow River, Canmore CanadaThousands of people come to fish in and around the Canadian Rockies town of Canmore, Alberta each year. The information provided here is intended to be used only as a guide. We would like to acknowledge the Government of Alberta for the tremendous job they have done on their site. Your angling experience in Canmore would be most enjoyable if you take the time to fully plan your trip.

Brown Trout, Canmore CanadaPlanning:
Due to the number of visitors to Canmore each year, it is advisable have pre-arranged accommodation or lodging prior to your arrival. When you're heading out for the day, remember to dress in layered clothing, the variations in Rocky Mountain weather can be extreme and your fishing trip may not be as enjoyable simply because you were not properly dressed. Know where you are going or hire a guide and take a camera. You'll have plenty of opportunities for some beautiful pictures of the surrounding Canadian Rockies spectacular scenery.

Fly FishingLicenses and Fees:
All persons sport fishing in Alberta are required to have a Sport Fishing License, except youths under 16 years of age, Alberta residents aged 65 and older, and native Indian people. Licenses may be purchased at many locations in Canmore. For more information visit Alberta Sport Fishing Licenses and Fees

When fishing in Canmore and Banff, you are responsible to know the current regulations for the management area you are fishing. Please take the time to review Alberta Fish Management Zones.

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