Spring is here, the weather is warming, and lakes and rivers are slowly thawing. It’s the perfect time to start planning a fishing trip! Check out some of these great spots in western Canada to set up camp and enjoy some spring fishing.
Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, AB
Beauvais Lake is a popular fishing destination year-round, where you’ll catch rainbow and brown trout, either through the ice during the early spring or from a boat as the weather warms. Subject to snow and road conditions, you’ll enjoy private, well-treed sites for off-season camping,
Golden Ears Provincial Park, Maple Ridge, BC
Alouette Lake is a large, cold lake not far from Vancouver, in Golden Ears Provincial Park. Cast your line and catch bull trout and dolly varden year-round, and kokanee in the spring through the fall. You can stay at the nicely forested Gold Creek campground.
William A. Switzer Provincial Park, AB
William A. Switzer Provincial Park is located in the foothills near Hinton, Alberta, with a chain of five small lakes. Whichever lake you venture out on, you’ll have the chance to catch northern pike and lake whitefish. Off-season camping is available at the Gregg Lake campground.
Elk Falls, Vancouver Island, BC
Said to have the finest year-round salmon fishing in Canada, Elk Falls is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. The large campground has 122 vehicle accessible campsites bordering the Quinsam River.
Pike Lake Provincial Park, SK
Just 20 minutes south of Saskatoon, set up camp at Pike Lake Provincial Park and enjoy fishing excursions on the South Saskatchewan River. Group Site #2 will be open year round for first come first serve off-season camping.