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Bow River Float Trips

About this Trip

Alberta is a special destination with the towering rockies as a back drop and a mixture of the foothills and the open landscape to Alberta’s sprawling prairies. It is often compared to our blue sky neighbor’s to the south.

Serviced internationally by most major airlines, our city offers breathtaking adventure and pristine wilderness in our unspoiled backyard. Calgary and Banff offer the best of both, you will find a wealth of cultural attractions, festivals, diverse restaurants, specialty shopping and trendy nightspots, at the same time the city’s wide open blue skies and moderate climate beckons outdoor enthusiasts. This is a perfect couples destination.

The Bow River of southern Alberta offers the fly fisherman some of the most truly pristine trout waters in the world. Anglers from all over the world travel to Alberta to fish the Bow River. The river has become famous for the strength and above average size of wild rainbow and brown trout along with spectacular hatches. The 50 mile stretch of the Bow just below Calgary fishes best from late April and mid October, with June typically being a month of run off. Successful anglers will be adaptable and be able to fish dries, nymphs and streamers. Hatches of Caddis, Stoneflies, BWO’s, PMD’s and Tricos are prolific and large Terrestrials such as Grasshoppers, Beetles and Ants can bring eager fish to the surface.

For over 2 decades we have guided and outfitted on the Bow River, you will be hard pressed to find a staff of Guides harder working, friendly, knowledgeable and more professional then our Guides are. This experience only comes with years on the water, our guides spend as much time with beginners as they do with experienced anglers and are excellent teachers that will exceed your expectations and challenge even the most experienced anglers.

With over 2 decades of experience outfitting and guiding in southern Alberta we would be like to help you book your next fly fishing adventure.

Bow River Float Trip Rates

Basic Trip - $600.00/Day 1 or 2 Anglers


Full Day Guided Trip "All In"

$675.00/Day 1 or 2 Anglers "All In" includes all flies, rods and terminal tackle supplied. Perfect for the businessman or corporate outing.

Book Your Next Fly Fishing Adventure

To book a guided trip or for more details please call (403) 288-3474. We can answer any questions you may have, check availability and confirm your reservation.

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