A person holding a very large northern pike caught while ice fishing.

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Top 10 Ice Fishing Experiences in Manitoba!

We know winter and we do it well, especially when it comes to ice fishing on our many frozen lakes. If there’s one thing our cold winters lend themselves to, it’s longer, abundant ice fishing seasons – even more so the further north you venture in Manitoba.

Extreme winter adventures and world-class ice angling

Access Manitoba’s many lakes and rivers and reel in a wide variety of trophy species – from yellow perch and greenback walleye, to rainbow trout and black crappie. During the winter, an ice fishing village pops up on Lake Winnipeg as anglers show off their unique ice shacks and spend the day waiting for the next big catch over warm drinks and great company.

Manitoba's ice fishing destinations are found throughout the province on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and in communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. Manitoba encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis.

Top 10 Ice Fishing Experiences

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Trails around the province take on a different look during the winter. Enjoy the changes that comes with a covering of fluffy white snow.

Explore Manitoba

Manitoba is no stranger to the growing ‘ice fishing revolution’, nor to the world class ice fisheries that annually entice thousands of fanatical anglers. Our cold winters are a gateway to unreal ice fishing opportunities.


Come see why thousands of ice fishing fanatics descend on our province every winter to drop a line. Here are five reasons to ice fish in Manitoba.

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Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge

35 Lakewood Blvd, 2 hours NE of Winnipeg (1.5 hour drive, 30 min flight)
Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A3

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Great Gray Owl Wilderness Adventure Camp

PO Box 48084, RPO Lakewood, 2 hours NE of Winnipeg, Manitoba (1.5 hour drive, 30 min flight)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 4A3

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To ensure the safety of visitors and residents in Manitoba, operators comply with all health regulations and have put a number of procedures in place.

Please note:

  • It is required that all guests and staff be fully immunized with a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination for at least two weeks prior to their scheduled departure.
  • All guests must carry physical proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination on their person for the duration of their trip, as they may be required to present it on check-in at various stages of their trip. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes physical, printed or electronic vaccination records and/or cards. It is highly recommended that guests carry a physical copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record. If the guest cannot provide proof, they may be denied participation and/or boarding.
  • Wear Your Mask: Where sufficient physical distancing may not be possible, it will be mandatory for guests to wear a mask for certain portions of the trip, including but not limited to at airports and train stations, in-transit and on excursions. It is the guest’s responsibility to provide their own mask for the duration of the trip.
  • Operators have implemented enhanced cleaning of vehicles and accommodations, and provide access to hand sanitizer and handwashing stations. Please refer to each individual business for a complete list of their COVID-19 policies.
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