Take advantage of Alberta Family Fishing Weekend with an ice fishing derby! Spend three days fishing on Sylvan Lake for perch, walleye, whitefish, and burbot! Winner of this catch-and-release ice fishing derby for the longest catch will take home a cash prize of $1,500!  This derby is organized online to allow for social distancing. Make sure to follow all event rules and regulations and read them carefully before the derby begins. Bring your own gear or rent from providers in town.

Plus, for newbies you can learn to ice fish from local pros! Visit the Kinabik Discovery Village for instructions and activities to learn ice fishing techniques. Activities are suited for families and beginner adults who are curious about how to ice fish. Learn skills and try a few hands-on activities. This activity is only available on Family Day. Check the website for more details.

While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other great winter activities at Sylvan Lake including the Winter Village, lake skating, & ice slides!

The Big Jig Ice Fishing Derby

When: February 13, 2021
Time: 6 am – 9 pm
Website: https://visitsylvanlake.ca/bigjig/