Calgary Fishing

You don't have to go far to find a place to reel in your catch of the day. Calgary's Bow River is world-renowned for its trout fishing, and you'll find other great spots outside the city, too.

There are many trout-filled lakes in the area, and most are ice-free by April. Try Police Outpost Lake near Cardston or Beauvais Lake near Pincher Creek.

Anyone sport fishing in Alberta requires a license and a WIN card (Wildlife Identification Number). This comes with an $8 price tag and is renewable every 5 years.   

Fishing Licence pricing are as follows: 

  • Alberta Residents - $28 annually
  • Canadian Residents from outside of Alberta have options of a 1-day licence for $25.00; 7-day licence for $41.00; or Annual licence for $60.00
  • Non-Residents from Outside Canada can choose from  a 1-day licence for $26.63; 7-day licence for $55.00; or annual licence for $85.00
More information on where to purchase a license is available online at

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