- Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:51 am
The Bow around Banff is alright, but, as noted by many, pales in comparison to the Bow South of Calgary. There's not much solid fishing around there, though lots worth wading if you are there for other reasons. As a rule of thumb, the further towards Calgary you can go, the better it will be. I've fished around Exshaw, and it was not bad, but smaller fish.
But, I was there years ago, and you can surely get better and more current suggestions.
Now, as for off the water, though totally touristy, don't miss a chance for a drink in the bar at the Banff Springs Hotel overlooking the 18th hole. Pretty sweet. Though, the town has gone completely overboard for tourists. I'm not sure they still do it, but taking the lift to the top of Mt Norquay (Ski Hill about 5 minutes from town) is worth it for the awesome view, and they used to have a tea hut up there (years ago).