February 2019 Fishing Photo Contest
Red River in Selkirk, MB
February 2019 Hunting Photo Contest Winner – Snow Geese in SK
March 2019 Country Building Photo Winner – Winter Castle
Ice Fishing Season Underway
The fields are covered with snow and the lakes are covered with 3 feet of ice. The days are cold but with our ice shacks, augers and short rods, we find ways and reasons to stay warm. For those of you are hearty enough to venture out on the ice in search of pike, walleye, trout, and perch, we salute your efforts. Ice fishing is 1 part adventure, 1 part gear, and 2 parts rum, at least when it’s done right! Check out our ice fishing pages including pictures, tips, and more.
With winter in season across the prairies, the sleds are running. Poor snow conditions in many areas this winter are keeping the sleds to drifted in ditches and frozen bodies of water. Whether you are out for a run across the lake, across the field, or on the trails for a poker rally, our outdoor playground is waiting for the rev of the engines and the push of the tracks.
Planning for Spring Hunting Seasons
Spring hunting seasons are quickly approaching and the avid hunters are getting their gear ready. Spring snow goose season will soon be here. Often the goose season opens are we are still a number of weeks away from the arrival of the first geese. The northern migration is largely determined by the availability of open water and food (agricultural fields) suitable suitable for flocks that can number in the 10’s of thousands. Canada Geese have been spotted north of Saskatoon, but with a recent snap of cold weather and snow fall they have bounced back down southward. Spring black bear season approaches so hunters and outfitters are starting to gather up tree stands, bait barrels and testing quads in preparation for the bears exit from their hibernation dens.
Here is our latest uploaded photo from the photo contests.
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A Look Ahead to Camping Season
Are you already looking ahead to another great camping season? We have some great resources for helping you find that ideal campground spot. Our Campground pages include links to Provincial Parks in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As most campers are still thinking about their favorite winter activities, many are already thinking ahead to the day when they can pull out the tents, sleeping bags, and prep the trailers for the first trip of the year. Campgrounds won’t open up for a few more months but the best time is now to begin thinking about the first camping trip. Wondering which campground suits you best? Check out the provincial park ratings in the links just below for each province or go straight our listings of Provincial Parks and Campgrounds. Will you go back to old favorites this year or try out a new spot?
All three provinces now have an online campground site reservation system.
- For Alberta, use reserve.albertaparks.ca. Beginning Feb 19th.
- For Saskatchewan, use saskparks.goingtocamp.com/. Beginning April 9th.
- For Manitoba, use prspub.gov.mb.ca. Begins April 3rd for most campagrounds.
AB Camping comments:
Included by Huffington Post in 15 Of The Most Stunning Camping Sites In Alberta.
Why you should go: Wind surfing, rock climbing and daytime picnics by the lake. (posted: 2016)
- Bow Valley
See more Alberta Park Ratings
Go to Alberta Camping
SK Camping comments:
Great spots all along the shoreline to rest or get ready for more tubing.
See more Saskatchewan Park Ratings
Go to Saskatchewan Camping
MB Camping comments:
Falcon lake campground is becoming really run down. The washroom & shower facilities are disgusting. The toilets were continuously plugged, doors falling off the stalls, crumbling infrastructure and filthy. There appears to be little supervision or standards for grounds keepers and cleaners. They drive around in golf carts all day playing games on their phones. We witnessed them drive right over garbage! They told us all they do is change toilet paper. Sites are not cleaned when vacated; the beach is not raked and garbages are overflowing. There appears to be an adequate amount of staff but they do nothing. Too bad as it is a nice spot.
See more Manitoba Park Ratings
Go to Manitoba Camping
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