Guided Fishing Trips

Lake Minnewanka offers the premier Banff fishing experience in Banff National Park. All boats are fully equipped with everything you’ll need; including rods, reels, tackle, and modern fish tracking equipment to help locate the fish. Three fishing trips are available:

  • 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 he is. The Fishing Experience is a group trip purchased by the seat rather than the boat. National Park fishing licence included.
  • Private Half Day: A four hour half day private trip for the fishing enthusiast keen to have the boat and the guide to themselves.
  • Private Full Day: This six and a half hour, full day fishing trip includes lunch and is ideal for the angler who wants to get as many hours fishing as possible.
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.
3 to 6.5 Hours
from $149.00
per person
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The Lake Minnewanka fishing season is now over for the 2016 season.
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Hours & Rates

2016 Departure Times
May 21 – Sep 5
Half-Day Charter (4 Hours) 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:30 PM
Full-Day Charter (6.5 Hours) 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM

Dock Arrival
Banff Lake Cruise & Fishing Charters are located in the boathouse “on the dock” at Lake Minnewanka. We are located 9 km (5 miles) from the town of Banff on the Minnewanka Loop Road, about a 15 minute drive. Please plan to be at the dock 15 minutes prior to your charter fishing departure time. Ample parking is available at the lake. Transportation to and from your Banff accommodation can be arranged at an extra charge. Maximum five people.
2016 Rates
Half-Day Charter Fishing $425.00 for first two anglers
Full-Day Charter Fishing $550.00 for first two anglers
  $85.00 per additional angler
  $55.00 per additional angler under age 16

  • Children 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 Permits must be purchased before charter fishing trip.   
  • Click here for more information on the Canadian Fishing Regulations.
  • Boxed lunch is included in full-day fishing, with water & juice included in half-day fishing
  • 48 hours notice is required for cancellations to avoid cancellation charges.

Getting Here

Driving Distance
Canmore, Alberta 25 km 20 minutes
Lake Louise, Alberta 58 km 45 minutes
Calgary, Alberta 117 km 1 hours
Jasper, Alberta 299 km 3 hours
Edmonton, Alberta 400 km 4 hours

Note: Drive times are based on direct travel routes and exclude stop times for sightseeing.

GPS Coordinates
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 51° N 14.851 and Longitude 115° W 30.037.
Directions to Lake Minnewanka
Banff Lake Cruise & Fishing Charters are located in the boathouse “on the dock” at Lake Minnewanka. We are located 9 km (5 miles) from the town of Banff on the Minnewanka Loop Road, about a 15 minute drive. Please plan to be at the dock 15 minutes prior to your charter fishing departure time. Ample parking is available at the lake. Transportation to and from your Banff accommodation can be arranged at an extra charge.


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