Welcome to the first day of Spring 2019! After a very cold Winter a warm start to Spring is a very welcome change. Today’s high in Central Saskatchewan is plus 5. Yes, a plus in front of the number. There are signs of spring everywhere. More people out walking, a few Canada geese pairs flying overhead, water running in the streets, fields starting to show under their blanket of snow. Blue skies and sunshine in the forecast. Looks like a great rest of March to come.
More signs of Spring are the provincial campground reservations systems are all available now.
Alberta Campgrounds: https://reserve.albertaparks.ca/
Saskatchewan Campgrounds: https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/
Manitoba Campgrounds: https://prspub.gov.mb.ca/
Note that not all campgrounds in all parks may be available yet as provinces often stagger the open dates to manage the volume.
It’s officially Spring Snow Goose season, but don’t head out spotting yet. The white geese are still several weeks away. We wont see them until some of the water bodies open up as their push north depends on being able to find both water to roost and food in the fields. I was out ice fishing yesterday, still 3-1/2 feet of ice to auger through so big water is going to be awhile still.
Speaking of ice fishing, March is typically the best month for ice fishing so get out while you can. In most southern zones, ice shacks should have already been removed but that shouldn’t stop you from spending a sunny day drilling holes and catching fish.