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Fishing Summer Outdoor Activities

Let’s be clear. The fish are magnificent. But those long stretches between the action of reeling one in? The perfect excuse for soaking up Alberta’s natural beauty. A day of fishing on a secluded lake surrounded by forest or mountains, or in a glacier-fed big-city river is a day well-spent. • Go far: Fly north to where the trout and pike swim in the shadows of boreal forests. Panfry your catch of the day on the shore for the best dinner ever. Then go fish some more because the daylight lasts forever in summer. 

Banff National Park | Andy Best

Northern Alberta fishing

Whitecourt | Andy Nicols

Full disclosure, I am one of the dummies. However we always get questions about fishing at Peace River Cabins and Outdoors so here is a collection of half-truths, gained from impolite grilling of successful fishermen, anecdotes and general references.

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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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Bow Habitat Station

Calgary, Alberta
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Discover Alberta’s fish, wildlife and aquatic ecosystems at Bow Habitat Station. Whether you’re a small fry or over the gill, there’s year-round fun for the whole family. Look into the eyes of Alberta's different fish species in the Discovery Centre aquariums; discover what it takes to raise millions of fruit each year; test your luck fishing in the Trout Pond (May 15-Oct 31); or take a stroll along the trails of the Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked!

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Up the Creek Kayaks and Canoes

Bonnyville, Alberta

The Lakeland's locally owned and operated paddling sports store. Selling quality kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), skimboards, vehicle racks, and many accessories. Whether you're looking for fun, fitness, fishing or just relaxation our friendly, knowledgeable advice will ensure you get the watercraft that will suit your needs and provide you with years of enjoyable paddling experiences. Contact us for store hours. Get off the shore, get out and explore!

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Travel Offers

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The Athabasca River Guided Fishing Package

Fish the historic Athabasca River for exciting Northern Pike and Walleye action, with great opportunities to catch that trophy fish of a lifetime. While cruising along the majestic Athabasca river, view the abundance of wildlife on its shores. Price is for 2 guests for 2 nights.

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The Ultimate Fishing Getaway

Fish for big Walleye, large Northern Pike and other native species at remote tributaries.This ultimate fishing getaway takes you on a journey of more than 300 kms on the Athabasca River. Includes 4 days, 3 nights log cabin accommodations, meals, historical tours, natural wonders, spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife.

Expires: 2018-10-10
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The Athabasca and Edmonton Region Fishing Adventure

Come and join Reel Angling Adventures along the beautiful scenic Athabasca River or lakes in the region aboard a 19 foot Kingfisher jet boat. There are great opportunities to catch that trophy walleye or pike in these waters. Makes a great day trip. $500 for 2 guests. Spring/summer/fall.

Expires: 2018-10-22
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Tours

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Lesser Slave Lake Ice Fishing Shack Rentals

Slave Lake, Alberta

Ice fishing shacks can be rented for weekends out on the ice. Shacks have a variety of amenities, ranging from simple to full overnight accommodation. Owner/operator places them for the season, and pulls them off the ice when spring weather conditions make the ice unsafe.

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Alberta Sturgeon Fishing Adventures

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Experience a river run adventure on the South Saskatchewan River in the footsteps of Alberta's Indigenous people and prehistoric creatures who once called the Canadian Badlands their home. Join us for a day on the river where you will experience the true power of a sturgeon, Alberta's largest game fish.

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Namur Lake Lodge

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Namur Lake is located in the remote Birch Mountains Wildland Provincial Park in north-eastern Alberta and provides anglers with some of the finest sport fishing in Canadian waters. The lake is well known for its large Lake Trout, Great Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling.

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Learn to Fish

Beaver Mines, Alberta
2018-05-27 To 2018-05-27 MST | Show All Dates

Enjoy a morning with your family and a Castle Provincial Park interpreter while you learn how to tie a fishing line, cast and reel, identify fish, fish responsibly, and more! 10 a.m. - noon on select dates. Bring drinking water, wear sunscreen and a hat. Fishing gear and license are included.

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Kids Can Catch Hinton

Hinton, Alberta
2018-07-07 To 2018-07-07 MST

Presented by the Hinton Growing Great Kids Coalition and the Alberta Conservation Association - Growing Great Kids invites families to join them for a fun fishing and outdoor activity day at Kelly’s Bathtub in William A. Switzer Provincial Park. Fishing mentors will be lakeside to teach the basics, from setting up your rod to casting, reeling and safe fish handling. Drop by for a day of fishing, games, outdoor adventures, food and water safety! It's the Alberta Free Fishing Weekend, so no license required!

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