forty-mile section of the Bow River downstream of Calgary is one of the
most productive self-sustaining fisheries in the world. It's status as a
"blue ribbon" stream is well deserved, and it draws fly fishers
from all over the world. An estimated 2,500 trout per mile, both Rainbow
and Brown, call this beautiful waterway their home. Fly fishers are accustomed
to finding fish that are on average 16 inches in length, and fish in excess
of 20 inches are not uncommon.
Our Suggested Floats - see map below
Depending on the access and egress points chosen, there are four or five reaches that can be planned as day trips. Several reaches can be combined to form multiple-day, overnight camping trips.
Beginning in the city of Calgary, and moving downstream, these are the access and egress points:
Glenmore Bridge (Graves Landing) to Fish Creek Park: A good day trip in
an urban environment.
of the Bow River with Shuttle Points