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Ice Fishing Winter Outdoor Activities

Ice fishing is way more than sitting next to a hole in the ice and hoping. Today, the sport has modern perks like heated portable huts, GPS units and improved tactics for catching that trophy pike. You’re going to get, er, hooked. • Try it: Want more success out in the frosty Alberta wilderness? Choose a guided expedition and stay overnight in a heated ice shanty. It'll let you fish earlier and later – when the fish are most active. • Good to know: Lake and bull trout, walleye, northern pike, perch and arctic grayling all swim Alberta lakes in winter. 

Chain Lakes Provincial Park | Katie Goldie

Chain Lakes Provincial Park | Katie Goldie

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Cold Lake Marina

Cold Lake, Alberta

Sailboats in the Cold Lake Marina always present the prettiest summer picture. Walking along the breakwater you might glimpse the “Legend of the Kinosoo”, the big fish that the Dene Suline believe lurks in the depths Cold Lake. The Marina provides launching access to Cold Lake. There is fuel, a pump out system, sail boat lifting mast and a fish cleaning station available for boaters. Fishing is allowed on the outside of the breakwater. Take an ice cream break after your jaunt along the lakeshore or stop for a bite to eat at any of the restaurants along the lakeshore.

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Northern Lights Outdoor Excursions Alberta Ltd

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Our 2 nights/ 3 days package includes two viewings of the aurora borealis. A host of optional outdoor tours and activities are also available. Tour dates are offered throughout the winter and spring. We are a locally owned Fort McMurray company, with many years of hospitality experience, as well as a deep involvement in the Fort McMurray market and throughout the Wood Buffalo region. Together with our multi-lingual guides, we offer a team of experienced professionals, all dedicated to the comfort of each and every guest.

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Get Hooked Fishing Adventures

Edmonton, Alberta
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Get ready to hear the clicking sound of your guide’s counter, because you’ll be reeling fish in all day long! Get Hooked Fishing Adventures is Edmonton's premier outfitter for guided fishing trips all year round. You will be taken on a guided river or lake trip, journeying to great fishing holes that are rarely explored. Owner Mike Maidens and all of Get Hooked's guides are experienced and avid fisherman who look forward to helping you reel in a perfect catch. You’ll have one of the best fishing experiences of your life – whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro. Get Hooked offers spincasting, fly-fishing, drifting, jigging and ice fishing.

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Lens on Nature

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Lens on Nature’s mission is to enable our guests the opportunity to immerse themselves and experience the remote beauty, history and culture of Fort Chipewyan, one of Alberta’s most isolated and northern communities. We offer carefully created, professionally guided three day adventures which include travelling a 280 km (174 mi) road made entirely of snow and ice to Fort Chipewyan, dog sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, historical tours and a chance of seeing aurora borealis. With each trip, guests receive a collection of inspiring images in a professionally designed hard cover book that captures the sense of authenticity of their adventure.

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