About the Trip: Excitement on the Lower Bow

Get ready for an unforgettable trip on the Lower Bow River, renowned for its trophy trout and exceptional fishing conditions. Known as a blue ribbon water, this area offers the chance to catch large Brown and Rainbow Trout. Every moment on the water brims with potential and excitement. Our expert guides will lead you to the best spots and help you perfect your river fishing skills.


Consider trying a multi-species trip to mix things up, where you can catch impressive northern pike and world-class trout all in one day.

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Lower Bow River Pricing & Deposit

Join us for a full-day excursion perfect for pairs, with the option to add an extra guest to accommodate up to three people per boat. This 8-hour adventure typically runs from 8 am to 5 pm, depending on weather. It’s a great opportunity for families, as children 12 and under can join in, making it a fantastic adventure for everyone to experience this thrilling section of the river together.


Additional Costs:

  • Extra Person 13 and older : Add $175, with a maximum of three per boat.
  • Children 12 and Under: Additional $150.

Group Bookings: We can accommodate larger groups with advance notice. Please contact us for arrangements.

Deposits and Cancellations:

  • Deposit: $150 for two-person trips, $500 for group bookings. This deposit secures your spot.
  • Refund Policy: If a trip is canceled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances within 72 hours, $100 of the deposit will be refunded. A 3.5% processing fee applies to credit card refunds.
  • Cancellation: Deposits are non-refundable if guests cancel within 72 hours or do not show up.

All guests must sign a waiver form prior to the trip to ensure safety and awareness of all participants.

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Why Choose This Trip: Thrills Guaranteed

Prepare for a day filled with action, stunning scenery, and the satisfaction of a great catch.

The Lower Bow River, just south of Calgary, boasts not only stunning river bottom scenery but also world-class trout fishing. Recognized with a Blue Ribbon Classification, this section is teeming with an impressive density of over 5000 Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout per mile. While it steers away from the towering Canadian Rockies, the river bottom landscapes of southern Alberta have their own unique charm. Ideal for both seasoned anglers and beginners, the lower Bow River offers plentiful opportunities for catching both high numbers and trophy-sized trout.

Known as a hotspot for large Brown and Rainbow Trout, the Lower Bow is the go-to destination for anglers dreaming of a trophy catch. The abundant fish population ensures exciting and rewarding fishing sessions.

Benefit from the expertise of our seasoned guides who specialize in navigating the challenging waters of the Lower Bow. Their knowledge and skills are invaluable, especially in areas with stronger currents and bigger fish.

This trip is designed for thrill-seekers and those who thrive on the excitement of river fishing. It’s a perfect blend of natural beauty and heart-pounding action.

We are committed to conservation and responsible fishing practices, ensuring the health and longevity of the Lower Bow’s aquatic life. Our approach protects the river’s ecosystem, making your adventure both enjoyable and eco-friendly.

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What to Bring for Your Fishing Adventure

Before heading out on your trip with us, make sure you’re well-prepared to make the most of your day. A few essentials will ensure your comfort and success as you fish the scenic waters of Alberta.

  • Fishing License: Obtain your fishing license before your trip. You can purchase it online here.
  • WIN Card: Necessary for fishing in Alberta; purchase if you don’t already have one.
  • Wet Wading Gear (Available in July and August): On those hot summer days, cool off by wading in the rivers. Bring wading shoes, water shoes, or strap sandals to comfortably explore the scenic waters when you want to get out of the boat and enjoy the refreshing river.
  • Foul Weather Gear: The weather can change quickly; a rain jacket is essential.
  • Warm Layers: Include a warm sweater or fleece to stay comfortable.
  • Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun and enhance your visibility.
  • Sunscreen: A must-have to shield your skin during long hours outdoors.
  • Lunch: Pack a lunch to keep your energy up throughout the day.
  • Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning scenery and your catches!

Remember, prices for fishing licenses and WIN Cards are not included in the trip cost, and these need to be arranged before your adventure. Kids 15 and under do not require a fishing license. Ensure you have everything ready to go for a seamless fishing experience.

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