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Wabamun Lake

Looking for a new activity to get outside with your family this winter? Give ice fishing a try at Wabamun Lake Kids Can Catch. With pre-drilled holes, loaner fishing rods, and no fishing licences required on Alberta’s Family Fishing Weekend, there’s never a better opportunity to check it out.

Date: February 18, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Wabamun Lake, at the end of 50th Street in Wabamun, Parkland County

Online Registration

Step 1: Register online.
Step 2: Read the Frequently Asked Questions at to help you come prepared for a day on the ice.
Step 3: Park at Waterfront Park located at the end of 50th Street in Wabamun, Parkland County. Load up your toboggan with folding chairs and snacks and walk to the event site on the ice. We do not recommend bringing strollers or wagons with wheels as they will not run well on the ice. 
Step 4: Sign in at the Kids Can Catch registration tent. 
Step 5: Borrow an ice fishing rod at the rod station. There are over 400 loaner rods for families to borrow, but if you have your own gear, please bring it.
Step 6: Find a pre-drilled hole and drop a line. Fishing mentors are on the ice with fishing tips and to help you safely catch and release fish.

Important info:

  • Wabamun Lake Kids Can Catch takes place on Alberta’s Family Fishing Weekend, so no fishing licences are required. Fishing regulations still apply.
  • Wabamun Lake is catch and release only for walleye and pike unless you have secured a walleye tag.
  • Free lunch, snacks and refreshments, while supplies last.
  • Stay tuned to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event updates, photos, and stories. Share your photos with us at #kidscancatch and #wabamunlake.
  • This event may be cancelled if the temperature dips below -15 or the ice is not thick enough. For ice safety, never walk on ice that is less than 10 cm (4 in.) thick or drive on ice that is less than 30 cm (12 in.) thick.


Contact Laura Volkman at Alberta Conservation Association at

Event Sponsors

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch - CN Police Service - Cabela's - Canadian Wildlife Federation: WILD Outside Program - Cargill Meats - Edmonton Old Timers Club - Edmonton Trout Fishing Club - EQUS - Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce - Home Hardware: Wabamun - NFP - Parkland Citizen Patrol - Parkland County - Parkland County Emergency Services - Rig-A-Jig Bait Shop - Servus Credit Union - Stony Plain Fish and Game Association - TransAlta - Wabamun Watershed Management Council - Walleye Master Tackle & Bait Ltd. - West Parkland Gas

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