Gone Fishing!

Banff Fishing on Lake Minnewanka

From $800

Adventure Details

Activity Level
May - Sep
3-4 hrs
8:00am, 1:00pm, 5:30pm
Lake Minnewanka

Our guided fishing excursions on Lake Minnewanka provide excellent angling experiences for the novice and expert alike. Join us for a trip on the water, surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Banff National Park.

Lake Minnewanka is the largest lake in Banff National Park and is about 8 km from Banff town site. This 21 km long, 2 km wide lake, with depths of over 400 feet, may or may not be home to spirits, but it is certainly home to very healthy wild Lake Trout and Rocky Mountain Whitefish. We offer multiple fishing trips typically beginning in mid-May and lasting through to early September, weather permitting.  We offer a private Fishing Charter for groups up to 6 or a Fishing Adventure which allows indivduals to join others on a trip. So whether you’re an experienced angler, a novice angler or want to introduce your little ones to your favourite past time, our qualified guides are here to help you experience the best of nature.

Our brand new 2024 boats - 24 foot North River Hardtops – boast sleek lines, premium comfort and top performance. The expansive rear deck provides ample room to showcase your talents and land the big fish. They are Transport Canada approved and are exceedingly well-equipped with all saftey gear. The boats are fully outfitted with the most modern electronic and sonar equipment to help locate the fish, and carry all the fishing gear you need to spin cast, jig or troll. Departures for fishing excursions are 8am, 1:00pm and 5:30pm (or we can customize a trio to suit your schedule, size of group, and needs for charter groups) and include fishing licenses.

We have unrivaled knowledge of this large lake, and say with some pride that our success rate is phenomenal. Our clients catch fish! Wildlife abounds in the area. There may be opportunities to view bears, bighorn sheep, elk, wolf, coyote, deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, diving ducks, and many other animals. Come fish with us!


Banff Fishing Tours

Private Fishing Charter (Lake Minnewanka)

1 or 2 Anglers: $800 Additional Anglers (16+): $150 Child Angler (6-15yrs): $120 Child Angler (under 5): Free

Fishing Adventure (Lake Minnewanka)

Adult Anglers (16+): $275 Child Angler (6-15yrs): $200 Child Angler (under 5): Free
  • The Charter Fishing is a private experience, just for your group.
  • The Fishing Adventure is a public tour, where you will join others on the tour.
  • There is a maximum of 6 guests per boat.
  • Remember to bring comfortable clothing. We recommend a warm layer/ rain jacket as mountain weather is un-predictable and is subject to change at any moment.
  • Tour includes all equipment needed for fishing including National Park Fishing License. 
  • Please bring snacks and a water bottle.
  • Parking gets very busy in the summer months at Lake Minnewanka, so please give yourself plenty of time to find parking or catch Roam transit.
  • Guests should meet the guides 15 minutes prior to their tour departure time.
  • You are likely to catch Lake Trout and over sized Mountain Whitefish in Lake Minnewanka.
  • Children receive a special rate with 2 paying adults. If there is only 1 adult, they must pay the rate for 2 adults.
  • No guide gratuities are included in the price. While not expected, they are certainly appreciated! Standard courtesy is 10-20% (especially with groups).

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