The first thing you hear is the silence....
The frozen lake seems to stretch out forever before your eyes. And the surrounding Rocky Mountains stand tall and silent covered in their white winter finery. This is truly an awe inspiring place to spend a day.
On one side, the Kananaskis Mountain Range...on the other, the snow covered peaks in Banff National Park. Underfoot, the thick ice and snow of Spray Lake, an Ice Fishing mecca nestled in the high alpine locals call "Canmore's back yard".
Banff Fishing Unlimited guides make your day of Ice Fishing a true Canadian winter adventure. Transportation to and from Spray Lake, a cozy hut located on the lake for wind protection if needed and all the gear you'll require.
Whether a dedicated and serious angler or a family fun experience, a day trip to Spray Lake with Banff Fishing Unlimited is definitely a "bucket list" experience.
Boasting over 30 years of guiding in the Rockies, Banff Fishing Unlimited takes you to angler's heaven! Lake Fishing, river fishing, float & wade, walk & wade and ice fishing in spectacular vistas in the Bow Valley near Banff and Canmore.
For centuries, indigenous peoples hunted and camped along the original shores of Lake Minnewanka. The Stoney people called it “Minn-waki” or “Lake of the Spirits”. They respected and feared this lake for its resident spirits. The Early Europeans called it Devil's Lake.
Imagine….the calm and awe inspiring surroundings of the Canadian Rocky Mountains…the quiet but eager anticipation of line in water….then…BANG. The fight is on! The tug of your rod and finally a flash of movement 6 feet below you in the water, the fish darting to and fro. A soaring Bald Eagle eyes’ the action, hoping for an easy meal. On the distant shoreline, unawares…a bear snuffles the scrub. Meanwhile, the next few moments for you decides the outcome.