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Your Fishing Headquarters in the Canadian Rockies for over 30 Years!

The entire Wapiti Team welcomes you to the beautiful Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies. We love our home and can’t wait to share it with you.

We offer a comprehensive selection of fly and spin fishing gear in our full service retail store, fly casting lessons and fully guided fishing trips in the Canmore area.

Whether it’s choosing that perfect fly rod, or booking a day of fishing with a knowledgeable guide – we are here to help!

The world renowned Upper Bow River runs right through the town of Canmore. Our pristine mountain waters harbor some of the most spectacular trout fishing in the province of Alberta. This stretch of river is strictly Catch & Release to provide you with the Brown Trout excitement that the Bow River is famous for. There are few places in the world with views like that of the Upper Bow River and the rugged peaks of the Alberta Rockies will take your breath away.

The town of Canmore lies amidst the most magnificent mountain scenery. A picturesque view of the majestic Alberta Rockies awaits you. We are located approximately one hour west of the Calgary International Airport and just minutes east of the Banff National Park Boundary.

Come join us for a Guided Fishing Adventure found only in the Canadian Rockies.

darrenziebs
darrenziebs
January 18, 2022.
Verified
Great ice fishing with a great company An amazing day spent on Spray Lakes thanks to Nick and the crew at Wapiti. Their awesomeness started off when I showed up and the Railway Ave location and they immediately lent boots for my wife and myself given that ours weren't up to snuff. Then after a short drive to the lake we walked out to the huts while Nick gave us some information about the area and filled us in on what to expect. Nick was an awesome guide, extremely helpful and friendly. He cooked us up a fantastic lunch with the fish we caught in the morning and was constantly checking up on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Nick and the rest of the crew at Wapiti really excel in customer service and it made for an unforgettable day! The kids are already talking about the next adventure with Wapiti.
CalgaryMomDoc
CalgaryMomDoc
January 8, 2022.
Verified
Class Act Class Act. Went ice fishing with these fine folks last weekend. Great location, relaxing and exciting day ( yes, both!). Would do this again in a heartbeat. Brought the whole family from 12-51 (not telling who’s 51). We were warm, well equipped, and well fed. Thanks guys!!
Justin M
Justin M
December 28, 2021.
Verified
Best Ice fishing 🎣 in Alberta! We had an amazing time with Nick and Aaron at Wapiti Sports on our Ice Fishing Trip! WOW! So much fun! They cooked an amazing fish lunch and we all caught fish.. the huts are heated so even in -24 weather we were warm! We took our 10 year old and had the time of her life! The view on the lake was beautiful and quiet. We are already booking our next trip with Nick the end of February! We can’t wait! 10/10!!
Michael H
Michael H
October 2, 2021.
Verified
Catch fish with the pros! I travelled to Canada from the US over September and had an amazing time fishing with the folks at Wapiti! I loved that they were incredibly friendly, fun and knowledgeable. They taught me how to fly fish, they literally knew every spot on the river where trout could be caught. Very skilled with boat maneuvering. All around - the experience was super fun and relaxing. Caught several fish.
Stray95
Stray95
September 14, 2021.
Verified
BEST in the BUSINESS Took a full day Guided Fishing trip with Nick Schlachter from Wapiti Sports. He INSTANTLY put my wife on fish. 2 Browns and 1 Whitey BEFORE we even got in the boat. I lost a HUGE Brown but caught & released lots of Browns. Yes I WOULD recommend the trip to anyone, even first timers. Nick is an EXCELLENT EXPERIENCED Guide.
Fran
Fran
September 14, 2021.
Verified
Fishing Scenery and tons of Fun Our full day fishing with our guide Nick was absolutely amazing. We caught a lot of fish beautiful scenery and an experience of a life time. I can guarantee it will be an annual event for us
Meagan S
Meagan S
September 11, 2021.
Verified
Trip of a Lifetime! My sister and I had a fabulous day. The trip ran so smoothly and was well organized with all the items we needed. Landed 20 brown trout and had a great time floating down the river. Dale, our knowledgeable guide, was very helpful with improving our technique and knowing where to cast our lures. The sights were unforgettable and this trip is one for the record books!
Mikaela M
Mikaela M
August 27, 2021.
Verified
BEST DAY EVER We Loved our experience at Wapiti sports!!! As inexperienced fishers, we ended up catching 37 fish! The guides were unreal and super enthusiastic all day, they coached us through all the techniques and made everything super easy and fun. All the Gear was amazing quality and same as the rods. Good vibes and the best day ever. If coming to Canmore you have to fish with Wapiti sports
scubaman C
scubaman C
August 26, 2021.
Verified
Best River Fishing Experience in the Canadian Rockies This is an amazing unique experience! Imagine slowly floating down a turquoise coloured river, no sound of a motor(Nick rows you like a pro around every jaw dropping bend, surrounded by the mountains, and then puts you on fish on every turn! ) Brown Trout, the most beautiful trout, ounce for ounce one of the most aggressive fish! Super fun! Super guide, immediately positive, great teacher, great with my 16 year old son. I hire guides everywhere I go and this guy is a beauty!! Definitely one of the best. 28 brown trout caught in a full day including a 20 and 18 incher. The best part is we did not see a single other person the whole day and we had perfect weather!! Too remote!! Nick jokingly apologizes for the isolation! Finished the day watching a black bear swim across the Bow river and climb up a vertical bank like it was nothing! All caught on video. Nick was as excited to see that as he was with my son’s 20 incher. He even taught him how to fly fish! It does not get better than this. If you like spot target casting do this with Nick, you won’t regret it. As the man says”I know where these Brown Trout live”!! 100% catch and release. Not an inexpensive experience, guided fishing never is, but memories that are worth every penny!!
jason b
jason b
August 19, 2021.
Verified
Excellent To busy catching fish to really have a favourite part. Was an Awsome day all around. Was a super Smokey day due to the fires but you can’t control ol Mother Nature The guide was top notch and got us to the fish in every spot also was very helpful with casting tips and pointers. They did also bring spin casting equip for us as a back up.

Gear. Licenses. We’ve got you covered.

At Wapiti Sports & Outfitters we are here to provide you with friendly service and great selection. Whether you are new to fishing or a fly fishing expert, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help you get out on the water and experience the fishing and mountain vistas this area has to offer.