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Yellowhead County

Join us for some winter fun at the Yellowhead County Kids Can Catch event on Bear Lake. This free fishing event is for everyone. Bring your own fishing rods if you have one! We have some to borrow if you need it. 

When: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Yellowhead County Bear Lake Campground, Township Rd 551A, 30 km northeast of Edson on Highway 748
Parking: Please park in one of the parking lots on the left hand side and walk onto the ice, look for the Yellowhead County tent. 

Online Registration

This is a great opportunity to introduce people of all ages to ice fishing, with experienced anglers on site. Gear will be provided to borrow, holes will be drilled, tents will be available to try, and there will be a fish-cleaning demonstration. Guidance will be available for setting up rods, safe fish handling, regulation education, and safe release of fish. Hot chocolate and coffee will be provided. No cost to attend, but please register to help ensure we have adequate supplies!

After you sign in and fill out the waiver, you are good to borrow a rod or check out the other activities!

Please bring your own chair (if desired). You may also wish to bring a toboggan to pull your belongings onto the ice.

Note that parking on the ice is strongly discouraged for this event, and at your own risk.


  • Bring your own fishing rod and gear if you have it.
  • Fishing rods are available to borrow.
  • Fishing mentors are on site to help new anglers.
  • Information is available on fishing and conservation.
  • Complimentary food and beverages are available, while supplies last.
  • Fun giveaways are available for participants, while supplies last.

Fishing licences are not required on the Family Day weekend but Alberta Sportfishing Regulations still apply to this event. Visit for more information.


Name: Nicole Tarves, Yellowhead County
Phone: 780-723-4800

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Event Sponsors

Yellowhead County Parks and Recreation - Edson Fish and Game Association - Alberta Fish & Wildlife - Alberta Conservation Association