Join Optimal Angling for an unforgettable fishing trip!

For Booking please Call us @ 780-271-3474 or Email @ or Inquire in the bottom right corner of the screen.  

***Due to high water levels on the bow river with the mountain run off and an high remain snow pack River trips are unavailable until July*****

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May - October

Fish for a half day or full day on the glimmering clear waters of Upper or Lower Kananaskis Lakes or the blue waters of Spray Lakes. Fishing at Spray Lake in Kananaskis country (35 mins from Canmore) you can expect to catch lake trout that average 1-3 lbs. with chances at catching fish 10 lbs. or larger! In Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes look forward to catching bull trout (5lbs - 12lbs) , rainbow trout (2lbs-12lbs) and cutthroat trout (2lbs-8lbs). Choose to fish with fly gear or spin gear with the top of the line electronics to put you on trophy fish!

Pricing Includes GST.

Tips for the Guide are not included, please plan accordingly.

1 x Adult (Half Day 4.5 Hour Trip)......…..$495

(Full Day 8-9 Hour Trip)................................$595

2 x Adult (Half Day 4.5 Hour Trip)…........$595

2 x Adult (Full Day 8-9 Hour Trip)..........$695



July - October

Enjoy a half day or full day of fishing on the Upper Bow River. Choose if you would like to use fly fishing techniques or spin fishing techniques! While fishing the Bow you can expect to catch brown trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, mountain whitefish and bull trout. 

Pricing includes GST. 

Tips for the Guide are not included, please plan accordingly.

1 x Adult (Half Day 4.5 Hour Trip).............$495

(Full Day  8-9 Hour Trip).................................$595

2 x Adult (Half Day 4.5 Hour Trip).............$595

 (Full Day 8-9 Hour Trip)..................................$695



December - April

Enjoy a day out on the vast frozen Upper or Lower Kananaskis Lakes or Spray Lake Reservoir which boast excellent fishing and 360 mountain views! Fish for bull trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout in the Kananaskis Lakes and lake trout in Spray Lake; the average fish caught is 4-10 lbs in the Kananaskis Lakes and 1-4 lbs lake trout in Spray Lake.  Please confirm at booking which lake you would like to fish! 

Pricing includes GST.

Tips for the Guide are not included, please plan accordingly.

1 x Adult............................$495

2 x Adult............................$595

Add x 1 (15yr & up).....$105

Add x 1 (10-14)...............$75

1 x Under 10yr................Free

(additional  <10 yr)......$50 


Ice Fishing Trips

Optimal Angling Co will provide; high quality rods, reels, premium lures, heater, seating, insulated shelter, Garmin Livescope Fish Finder, fishing guide, knowledge of the lake and a cooler of water.

River Fishing Trips / Lake Fishing Trips

Optimal Angling Co will provide; high quality fly and spin rods and reels, premium flies and tackle, Garmin Livescope (lake fishing), fishing guide, knowledge of the river or lake and a cooler of water.

We also offer a media package for an additional $160 if you want to have the best moments of the day captured for you while you create new memories! Photos and video will be edited and send in format of your choice!



Once you book your trip with Optimal Angling Co. you will need to provide an up-to-date WIN card and Alberta Fishing License for the date of your excursion for anglers 16-64 years old (which can be purchased here).

Transportation to and from the location is not provided, so you will have to arrange a way to get there and back safely.

Ice Fishing Trips

 We recommend wearing warm layers of clothing and bringing extra layers, as conditions can change quickly.  Warm winter outerwear you'll need includes; A winter coat, snow pants, gloves, hat/toque, warm boots, sunglasses and sunscreen.

 We recommend bringing a few small snacks, or an easy lunch that you can enjoy during the excursion to keep you energized. Bringing beverages of your choice with you (Alcohol Prohibited).

River Fishing / Lake Fishing Trips

 We recommend wearing layers of clothing and bringing along a sweater and a rain coat incase of inclement weather, a hat, pants, a light lunch and beverages of your choice (Alcohol Prohibited). Don't forget your sunscreen and camera to capture the views!



  1. $250 deposit required upon booking ​

  2. Prices do not include WIN card or Alberta Fishing License

  3. Guests are responsible for purchasing valid AB Sport Fishing License and WIN card for date of excursion

  4. Trips cancelled within 24 hours of excursion will result in a late cancellation fee of  $250

  5. All guests must sign a waiver before excursion begins

  6.  A 2 day trip window will be given upon booking in case inclement weather prevents the excursion from occurring.