$125 For Three [small] Fish…Plus Gas

You might think we were fishing for gold-encrusted fish!  Although prices keep going up at the grocery store, I would never pay $125 for two lazy kokanee and a spirited rainbow trout.  But, when I’m fishing, every fish caught is like gold, especially when fishing in August.  With the warm temperatures, fish generally tend to stay a bit lower where the water is cooler, unless it’s a young kokanee who doesn’t know any better and fancies the look of my hook.

So what’s with the $125?  Just the cost for the convenience of renting a boat for 24 hours at Canim Lake.  We ventured out to a spectacular little place called Rainbow Resort.  Just east of 100 Mile House in British Columbia, this quiet little resort has cabins and campsites available, most located right at the edge of Canim Lake. Continue reading

Add a Little Spring to Your Step

There is something about spring that makes me feel so alive.  I think it does for many people, especially those of us that just went through what felt like the longest winter EVER.

The last couple of weeks have been filled with exploring provincial and national parks just east of Edmonton, Alberta.  If you haven’t yet been to Elk Island Park or the Cooking Lake – Blackfoot  Provincial Provincial Recreation Area, I highly recommend exploring the area.  Both parks are about 30 minutes east of Sherwood Park via Highway 16.  Although that is the quickest route to get to either park, there are a number of secondary highways that will get you there as well. Continue reading