Royal Fly-Fishing Adventure - 6 Day Tour
There is good reason why Western Canada is considered the premier destination for fly-fishing. Fertile rivers packed with an abundance of fish, easily accessible wading waters and spectacular scenery await you in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Here you will set your sites on wild cutthroats, bright rainbow trout, rocky mountain whitefish and bull trout in pure mountain streams.
Private guides will take you on the local waters by float, walk or wade in this fisherman's paradise. As you travel from destination to destination, , you'll dine on delicious cuisine with fine wines and enjoy warm, friendly service. At night, relax in the comfort of your luxury train. This is the ultimate fly fishing experience!
Royal Canadian Pacific has earned the reputation as the finest luxury rail tour in the world. From comfortable accommodations to world-class cuisine to impeccable onboard service, you'll be whisked away to a world where rail travel continues to be the pinnacle of sophistication and elegance.
Come join Royal Canadian Pacific for six days/five nights, round trip from Calgary, Alberta.
- Visit Crowsnest Pass, Frank Slide, Elk Valley, Columbia Valley , and Yoho and Banff National Parks
- Fish the Oldman River drainage, Elk River and tributaries as well as the Kootenay region
- Kicking Horse Pass and the Spiral Tunnels
- Private fishing guides offer local expertise on all rivers; guest to guide ratio of 2:1
Day One - Calgary - The Heart of the New West
Get into the frontier spirit of the old Canadian West in Calgary, the cosmopolitan city which hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics. Your private chauffeur will greet you at the Calgary International Airport and transfer you to The Fairmont Palliser Hotel for your overnight stay at this vintage Canadian Pacific Railway Hotel. Dinner will be on your own tonight, giving you the opportunity to enjoy one of the many superb restaurants along Stephen Avenue.
Day 2 - Gateway to the Canadian Rockies - Crowsnest Pass
Board the Royal Canadian Pacific at the Canadian Pacific Railway Pavilion for the short trip outside the city to Dewinton. Here you will meet your fishing guides for your first day of fishing on the famous blue-ribbon Bow River. Returning to the train at Okotoks late this afternoon, travel to Summit Lake, nestled in the shadows of the mountains guarding historic Crowsnest Pass. Spend time with your traveling companions during a cocktail reception followed by a splendid dinner as the sun sets over the Alberta prairie.
Day 3 - Elk Valley, British Columbia
At the gateway to the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta's Crowsnest Pass are some of the best fly-fishing rivers in North America. The Crowsnest, Livingston and Castle Rivers all feed into the Oldman river drainage along with miles of other small tributaries making this area a small stream paradise. The blue-ribbon Elk River is world-renowned for its dry-fly fishing. Experts on the local waters, our private guides will provide you with an exceptional fly-fishing experience as they take you by float or walk and wade to the clandestine waters of this area--a fisherman's dream come true. Returning to the train at Fernie, continue your luxury rail journey across the continental divide to the Columbia Valley town of Cranbrook, British Columbia.
Day 4 - Kootenay Mountains -- "British Columbia's Mountain Playground"
Spectacular scenery, secluded waters, and a wide range of fishing opportunities await you in the southeast Kootenay Mountains. Glacier-fed rivers and alpine streams are home to numerous species including cutthroat, rainbow and bull trout. Both the St. Mary and Bull Rivers are located in this regtion along with many other small streams full of fish awaiting your cast. As sun sets over the valley, travel north to Golden.
Day 5 - Banff, Alberta - Capital of the Canadian Rockies
Experience the Rockies via an open-air vestibule. As the train climbs through Kicking Horse Pass, you'll see firsthand the engineering feat known as the "Spiral Tunnels," which allowed safe railway passage since the beginning of the 20th century. Stop in the world-renowned town of Banff where there will be free time for shopping. Enjoy your farewell dinner onboard as the Royal Canadian Pacific transports you back to Calgary for an overnight stay.
Day 6 - Depart for home
After breakfast and checkout, return to the Calgary International Airport for your return flight home.
Extend your stay in Calgary for a day or two and enjoy immediate access to the famous blue ribbon section of southern Alberta's Bow River. This trophy stretch of river from Calgary to Carseland, has a reputation for some of the world's finest big rainbow and brown trout fishing. Royal Canadian Pacific staff can assist in scheduling additional days of privately guided fly-fishing on these rivers following your rail excursion. Please contact us directly for details and pricing.
Each departure has a maximum capacity of 30 guests. Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy not including Canadian GST (please add 5% GST per person). Single rates are available.
Call 1-877-929-7245 to book your Royal Fly-Fishing Adventure.
**Estimated USD price based on 9/13/12 exchange rate; USD conversion rates may vary and prices are subject to change. Payments will be accepted via major credit card and will be charged in Canadian funds. The credit card company is responsible for converting the funds to US Dollars on your statement. Some credit card companies add a surcharge for foreign transactions. The cardholder is responsible for those fees.