Ice Fishing Banff National Park

Just Because it’s Winter Doesn’t Mean the Hunt for Lake Trout Stops: Ice Fishing in the Canadian Rockies

Ice fishing in the Canadian Rockies of Western Canada.Fishing gets in your blood, they say. Sometimes, so much, that not even temperatures well below freezing and arctic conditions can keep fishermen from their appointed lakes and streams.

Needless to say, in and around Banff, Canada, even in the depths of winter, anglers get the urge. Although ice fishing isn’t permitted on lakes within the boundaries of Banff National Park, there are nearby lakes where you can get your winter angling on in the hunt for lake trout and Rocky Mountain whitefish, among others.

Banff TravelSeveral Banff-based outfitters offer ice fishing, or vertical jigging as its called, from December through May, depending on ice conditions, obviously. What better way to fish on a frozen, ice- and snow-covered alpine lake set in the middle of the Canadian Rockies, than in the comfort of a heated hut with your favorite hot beverage at arms length?

Outfitters typically provide hotel pick-up and drop-off, fishing equipment and special winter outdoor gear and clothing (i.e. ice boots), fishing licenses, snacks or or meals and hot beverages. We recommend the ice fishing guides at Banff Travel.

So remember, we can’t guarantee you’ll catch fish – but we can guarantee you’ll see some of the most beautiful winter wilderness the Canadian Rockies has to offer.

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Canadian Rockies Lodges & Inns

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Get great deals on lodging in our newly renovated rooms & cabins surrounded by Jasper scenery.

Johnston Canyon
The Johnston Canyon Resort is the best way to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies in beautiful Alberta.

Mount Robson Inn
A Jasper hotel offering family friendly accommodations in the Canadian Rockies with landscapes that will capture your heart.

Mountaineer Lodge
Comfortable lodge located in Lake Louise, nestled in a pine forest with tremendous views of Mount Temple and its summit glacier.


Canadian Rockies Activities

Banff Backpacking & Mountaineering
We are the premier provider of trekking, mountaineering, and rock climbing in the Canadian Rockies.

Banff ATV Tours & Zipling
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Winter Icewalk Tours
in Jasper, Alberta

Join us on the three-hour Maligne Canyon Icewalk, where you will discover frozen waterfalls & elaborate ice caves!

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