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15 minutes into the fly fishing trip he caught this brown trout
Fly Fishing float trip catches a 24 inch brown trout
26 in brown trout on a float trip
Bow River brown trout at 26 in length
Bow River fly fishing float trip catches 23 in brown trout
Fly fishing float trips catch 24in and 26 in fish
28 in rainbow trout on the bow river
Trout on the upper Bow river
Trout on a float trip on the lower Bow river
standing and fishing on a float fly fishing trip
Multiple boats on a float fly fishing trip
Girls catching fish on a ly fishing trip
Fun between boats on a fly fishing trip
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1 (403) 470-FISH

1 (403) 470-3474

Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures has professionally guided customers from all around the world over more than 15 years. Our Bow River fishing tours start from either Banff or Calgary and are perfect adventures for anyone from the first timers to the seasoned pros. Whatever your skill level, you will truly have an adventure of a lifetime!

Video from a Lower Bow River Float Trip

watch video captured on a lower Bow River Float Trip
Watch Our Lower Bow Float Trip Video

Guiding Film Crews

Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures was chosen as the fly fishing guides for Tourism Canada, The Conde Nast Traveller and Canadian Geographic film crews. The film crews captured amazing footage with Doug fly fishing both on the upper Bow River surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains as well as beautiful lower Bow River locations.
Film crews guided by Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures


Bow River Fly Fishing Guides - Calgary & Banff, AB.

Telephone: 403.470.3474 (FISH)

The Bow River, just downstream of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is one of the top three trout streams in the world, harboring the most consistently large river run trout you will ever catch. The Upper Bow River near Banff, Canmore, and Lake Louise is a pristine, wild, untouched fishery with cold, fast moving, glacier blue water. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world to catch Brown Trout. Southern Alberta is also home to some of the most breathtaking creeks and rivers to walk and wade for both Cutthroat Trout and Bull Trout. The Oldman River, Crowsnest River, Livingstone River, Highwood River, Sheep River, Ram River and Racehorse Creek contain surprisingly big trout, with a backdrop that is right out of the movies.

Our Season goes all year. Warm chinook winds in the winter trigger good fishing from December to February. Our main season goes from March to November. The best, most consistent fishing is from mid-April until the end of October, with runoff interrupting mid to late June. During runoff, we do Lake Trips for Pike. Prime time for Pike starts when the season opens right after spawn, May 15, until the end of June. During this time of year, the water is cold, and the Pike are feeding aggressively. November is weather dependent and can be great. Contact us if you are going to be in town, and we'll get you out for a fish if the river is fishing well.

Fly fishing float trip catching a trout

The FlyFishing Trips We Offer

Our most common trips are the fly fishing float trips on the Upper Bow and Lower Bow. We also offer multi day, walk and wades and fly fishing lessons..

Float Trips

most populat fishing trip is a float trip

Float Trips are the premier way to fish the Bow River. We'll gear you up and enjoy the day floating down the river...

Walk and Wade Trips

book a walk and wade fishing trip on the Bow River

Walk and Wade Trips are designed for the angler who want to fish smaller streams in and around the mountains that we aren't able to drift...

Lake Trips

lake fly fishing trip from Calgary

There is a plethora of beautiful lakes around Calgary, Banff, Canmore, and Kananaskis Country. We specialize doing lake trips in May and June for aggressive Northern Pike...

Alpine Lake Trips

Alpine lake fly fishing trip

Alpine Lake Trips are a special treat. There are a few lakes from Banff down to Beaver Mines with great alpine fishing...

Calgary Fly Fishing Map

Fly into the Calgary International Airport direct from anywhere in the world. From downtown Calgary you are only a 5 minute drive to the first boat launch on the blue ribbon section, and only 15 minutes to where the only development is a handful of farm houses perched on top of the steep cliff banks of the river - you will feel like you are hours from civilization! If you decide to fish in the Banff/Canmore area, it is less than an hour's drive from Calgary to the river, which is nestled in the beautiful and majestic Rocky Mountains.

Fly Fishing Photos

lower Bow Brown Trout caught fly fishing
24 inch brown trout caught first day fly fishing the Bow River
lower Bow Brown Trout
24 in Brown Trout caught fly fishing on the lower Bow River
flyfishing float trip with 24 in Brown Trout
fly fishing float trips bring 24 and 26 in catches
lower Bow Rainbow Trout
upper Bow river  Trout
large rainbow trout caught fishing on the lower Bow river
fishing on a Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures boat
Two boats on trips with Bow River Fly Fishing Adventures
Two boats on a lower Bow River Fly Fishing Trip
Fun guides on Bow River Fly Fishing Trip

Book a Fishing Adventure With Us

We teach beginners how to fish and guide pros to the best spots on the Bow River.
We supply all gear you need and even provide snacks or lunch depending on the trip you choose.
Our Bow River fly fishing trips will be an adventure of a lifetime!

Meet Your Fly Fishing Guides

Our guides are the most experienced in fly fishing. Knowing the Bow River so well will ensure to make your flyfishing experience something you will always remember.



Gift the adventure of a lifetime. Flyfishing trips are perfect gift for Fathers Day, Valentines, Corporate Gifts, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversaries. A full day float trip on the Bow River is the perfect gift for both novice and experienced fly fisherman!