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Kootenay National Park


Father and son fishing together

Check the current Fishing Regulations Summary for opening and closing dates of mountain national park waters, special restrictions, possession limits, and a species identification chart. Waters in the mountain parks are no longer stocked. Catch and release angling is encouraged.

Where to Fish

Open Seasons, Special Restrictions and Closed Waters


  • Be sure to have all the required safety equipment when boating. 
  • Be prepared for hazards of weather; even in summer the mountain environment can be a cold one. 
  • Always have enough clothing to keep you warm and dry; bring spare clothes just in case. 
  • And remember, always be bear aware in wilderness areas.