Lake Minnewanka offers the premier fishing experience in Banff National Park.

Spend a few hours, or even a whole day, on the turquoise waters of Lake Minnewanka with an experienced fishing guide, learning the lines, or trying to catch the big one. Three fishing trips are available, include refreshments, and all boats are fully equipped with everything you’ll need; rods, reels, tackle and modern fish tracking equipment to help reel in that big one.

All of our guided fishing trips are only bookable at the Lake Minnewanka boathouse or by phoning 403.762.3473. Reservations and a deposit may be required.
Fishing Experience per adult$165
Fishing Experience per child$95
Half-Day Charter first two anglers$475
Full-Day Charter first two anglers$595
    Additional angler$95
    Additional child$55
The wildfire in the Verdant Creek area of Kootenay National Park continues to burn since first being detected on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Parks Canada staff are actively managing the fire; however, smoke is affecting air quality and reduced visibility in some areas of Banff National Park.
At this time, there are no impacts or disruptions to our operations.

Those with respiratory conditions should take precaution when visiting the area while smoke advisories are in place.

We are working closely with our partners to monitor and stay informed about the wildfire to ensure that we have the most up-to-date information.
For more information on the Verdant Creek wildfire, please visit Parks Canada’s website.

View from the Banff Lake Cruise at 9AM Monday.

Fishing Experience

This three hour trip is the perfect introductory to fishing or for the angler who is traveling with family less keen to fish than they are. The Fishing Experience is a group trip purchased by the seat rather than the boat. National Park fishing licence included.

Departure Times

May 20 - Sep 4 Duration Times
Half-Day Charter 4 Hours 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Full-Day Charter 6.5 Hours 8:00 AM, 5:30 PM
Fishing Experience 3 Hours 8:00 AM, 5:30 PM

  • Children are 6-15 and must be accompanied by full paying adult; Children under 5 are complimentary.
  • Rates are subject to GST and are quoted in Canadian funds. VISA, MasterCard, American Express accepted with reservations, Direct Debit at time of purchase.
  • Reservations are required to guarantee fishing charters.
  • Fishing licenses are included with fishing experience.   
  • Click here for more information on the Canadian Fishing Regulations.
  • 48 hours notice is required for cancellations to avoid cancellation charges.