Banff Fishing Unlimited
Banff Fishing Unlimited
4.5
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Our guided fishing excursions on Lake Minnewanka provide excellent angling experiences for the novice and expert alike. Join us for a trip on the water, surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Banff National Park.
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Glenn S
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
BE AWARE - DISHONEST BUSINESS OWNER!!! Received a call at 6:30am the morning of our schedule fishing trip with Anders of Banff Fishing Unlimited. He said the trip was being cancelled due to weather, which seemed very strange because we were only 20 minutes away in Banff Springs and it was a spectacular day with the sun coming up, still air and a perfect weather forecast. He actually said "there are white caps and the waves are crashing over the dock and it was too dangerous".

We decided to take a ride up to Lake Minnewanka since we were all dressed and showered. We discovered that there was no such weather problems and that all the other boats were out on the lake catching fish 😡😡😡. See photo of my 3 boys and how perfect the lake was. The weather was flawless!

This was extremely disappointing as it was my birthday and I was on vacation with my family and the boys were all looking forward to fishing. As a business owner, I understand things happen out of your control, but fabricating a story because your employee never showed up for work is NOT OK! Ruing my birthday and disappointing my kids (we all went to be early the night before) is unacceptable. I will share this on Google and Yelp and tell everyone who will listen to stay away from Banff Fishing Unlimited and by the way his boat is crap - see photo.

Written July 16, 2023
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Tim R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Great morning fish with Scotty!
We had an excellent time chatting and fishing with Scott. Got excellent tips on where to eat and go and of course caught several lake trout.. one over 9 pounds. Recommend this highly scenery is fantastic!! We had a couple eagles follow us all morning as we were catching fish.
Written June 23, 2023
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Sfkack
Phoenix, AZ23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We had a fantastic morning of fishing on Lake Minnewanka. The lake is pristine, true wilderness and largely empty even on a weekend. We were fortunate to have the owner, Anders, as our guide. Anders knows everything there is to know about fishing and throws in jokes for free! We caught several sizable trout, had a great time. Highly recommended.
Written June 11, 2023
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ronchudo
Strathmore, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Booked a morning out with this outfit.. got Scott as out guide. Awesome time fishing, with all the views. Scott was very knowledgable, and we hit several spots the whole time, getting good bites. Scott went over and above on our booking. Highly recommended
Written June 28, 2021
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Darryl R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had a great time with our guide Stephan. The fish were a bit elusive on Saturday but Stephan kept trying different methods to no avail. He was very knowledgeable about the lake and we were very interested. Catching or not we had a great day and couldn’t have had a better guide. I would recommend this trip to others.
Written June 20, 2021
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Vinimelogyn
Goiania, GO8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
I made a reservation with Mr Anders, where he demanded to pay in cash to avoid the credit card fees. My big mistake.
He simply called me on the day before my reservation saying it was canceled, without any reason or explanation.
It was a desaster for my kids and I had no alternative to substitute it.
For sure he had a better offer and simply ignored his original commitment.
Really unprofessional.
Written August 5, 2020
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Gabriel Motola
Palo Alto, CA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Anders took two friends and me fishing on the last day of the season in 2019. It was a great experience! We had all fished before but were rusty - Anders showed us how to set our lines and set hooks. We each caught at least one fish and boating on the lake was beautiful. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to fish at Lake Minnewanka!
Written September 9, 2019
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Matt
Rochester, MN4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Unfortunately, did not catch any fish. On the other hand, our guide Crawford was a knowledgeable fisherman and knew a great deal about Lake Minnewanka. Fishing that day with Crawford is definitely one we had to use as a learning experience as we lost a fish that was giving us trouble, "one that got away."
Written August 9, 2019
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carlinavin
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We went fishing with John as our guide and I can’t say enough about our experience! It was incredible! John was so informative and patient and went above and beyond to help us catch fish and experience the full effect of Lake Minnewanka! I would recommend John and Banff Fishing Unlimited to anyone!
Written June 15, 2019
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aaronstroeing
Carver, MN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We had a great time fishing Lake Minnewanka on August 13, 2018. We had John as our captain and he was very helpful, full of jokes, and very knowledgeable about the lake and fisheries. We tried for Lake Trout for a while without much luck, but then went shallower and John was able to put us on a Rocky Mountain whitefish hole and we caught over a dozen of those. Saw a large lake trout try and snag a small Rocky off my line while reeling in, so they are definitely down there! We will 100% be back fishing the next time we travel to Banff (which will be very soon.)
Written August 22, 2018
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