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

Ice Fishing

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

Combine Manitoba’s numerous lakes with our cold winters and you’ve got ideal conditions for an incredible ice fishing destination! From close-to-Winnipeg day trips to remote all-inclusive experiences, there’s a way for you to enjoy a day on the ice.

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Manitoba's world class ice fisheries entice thousands of fanatical anglers. Our cold winters are ideal for unreal ice fishing opportunities.

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Lakeview Resort in Gimli

Lakeview Resorts in Gimli and Hecla offer incredible winter adventures and activities in the heart of Manitoba's Interlake region!

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Icebound Excursions

Enjoy the ultimate ice fishing experience on Lake Winnipeg this winter in our SnoBears. We offer guided excursions and rentals. #geticebound

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Interlake Tourism

The Interlake, a prime ice fishing destination in Manitoba, , featuring hot spots up & down the Red River, on Lake Manitoba & Lake Winnipeg.

Plan Your Manitoba Ice Fishing Getaway

Once you've chosen your ice fishing destination, start planning the rest of your winter escape with accommodation options in the area!


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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


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