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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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Wapiti Sports & Outfitters - Storefront

Canmore, Alberta

Visit Wapiti Sports & Outfitters, Canmore’s best resource for fishing information, guided trips and a comprehensive selection of fly/spin fishing gear and fly-tying materials. Stop in and to see “hot picks” from a large selection of dry and wet flies and streamers. Provincial and National Park fishing licenses are available, as well as Alberta hunting licenses. In addition, must-haves are stocked for the avid hunter. Come see the resident artist Terry and his "RockScapes" art work.

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Discovery Wildlife Park

Innisfail, Alberta
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For over 28 years, Discovery Wildlife Park has provided "forever" homes for orphaned or unwanted wildlife. Animals that are not releasable have, historically been euthanized - DWP gives them a second chance at life by allowing them to live out their lives comfortably. Daily animal presentations allow them to educate their visitors on conservation issues and the challenges that are faced by wildlife every day. They also provide awareness of what everyone can do to help alleviate these stresses. Visitors love the opportunity to have face-to-face encounters with resident animals! An opportunity not to be missed! Also on site is a 63 stall campground with 30 and 50 amp power. Washrooms, showers and even a stocked trout pond for campers' fishing pleasure! Book an evening animal encounter with big cats, bears or a walk with the wolves. Camping packages are " build your own" with a camping site, propane fire pit, admission to the Park, evening encounters, and much more! New this year are cabin and RV rentals for visitors who wish to camp, but don't have a trailer or tent of their own. Visitors may also have their photo taken with our Bears or our Beaver - a great way to remember their visit to the Park!

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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.

Expires: 2018-10-31
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FIY (Fish It Yourself) Boat & Skipper Pkg

Alberta Fishing Charters is now offering an (FIY) Fish it Yourself package! This package offers a more economical option to the fully-guided fishing tours. Includes 16-foot fishing boat with seating for 3 guests, skipper/driver, fish finder, trolling motor and all safety gear. Price is for 2 anglers.

Expires: 2018-11-15
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Trophy Northern Pike & Walleye Fishing Experience

Alberta Fishing Charters is offering a Trophy Northern Pike & Walleye fishing tours in southern Alberta. This special lake holds Northern Pike to 30lbs and the Walleye grow to over 10lbs. Guests have the best possible opportunity to land a fish of a lifetime!

Expires: 2018-11-30
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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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Ram Rides Ram River Tours

Caroline, Alberta

Operating since 1988. Ram Rides, Ram River Tours, will guide your experience into the Ram River Watershed on horseback, packtrip or wagon. Trailrides, flyfishing excursions and horsemanship clinics. Kids & Horses Camps and group activities. Come experience Alberta's great outdoors, the Ram - your way - with us. Directions: West from Rocky Mountain House on Hwy #11 to Forestry Trunk Rd., #734. Approx. 90 kms. South onto #734 (40) 30kms to North Ram Valley. 1 km to Ram Rides base camp. Watch for Ram River Tours Signs.

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Trebled Life

Brooks, Alberta

Trebled Life guided fishing trips are a great experience for the whole family! Whether you are a professional fisherman or just getting started, the guides at Trebled Life will give you an enjoyable day on the water. Specializing in pike, walleye and whitefish, both full-day and half-day guided fishing trips are offered. Experience the thrill of catching trophy fish on beautiful Lake Newell, where many clients have caught their fish of a lifetime!

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