Banff National Park encompasses over 2,500 square miles in the Canadian Rockies, and includes dozens of lakes, streams and rivers formed by its large glaciers. The waters are well-stocked with fish and fly fishing takes place year-round, though summer constitutes the height of the fly fishing season.
Fishing in Banff National Park requires a valid permit, under 16s don`t need permits if they are accompanied by an adult with a permit. You can purchase permits at any of the park`s information centres, or at the facilities connected to the park`s hot springs. Permits are also available from the Home Hardware store in town (as is bear spray). Both single day and annual permits are available, and a fishing permit in Banff is also valid in Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks.