Alberta is a province known for its rugged outdoors settings that inspire some of the best RV adventures. From wild rivers to mellow lakes and springs, wherever you are in Alberta, there’s likely a world-class fishing destination nearby. Fire up your RV and cruise to these three unbeatable Alberta fishing spots this summer.
The Kakwa River
If you enjoy breathtaking scenery as much as you enjoy fishing, the Kakwa River north of Grande Cache is one of the best places to park your RV this summer. Massive trout, Rocky Mountain whitefish, arctic grayling and a variety of other fish species make the river a hotspot for reeling in multiple catches each day. Fly fishing is one of the best ways to snag heaps of fish in the Kakwa, so don’t be afraid to get your legs wet.
Fishermen who prefer to stay out of the water will love launching a boat into Pigeon Lake, just north of Red Deer. A provincial campground makes for the perfect place to set up camp, while the boat launch makes getting in and out of the water at all times of day a breeze. Reports of catching more walleye and pike than you can count are common at Pigeon Lake, so be sure to bring your grill and plenty of tasty summer sides.
When you grow tired of catching and eating countless walleye and pike, head to Alberta’s northern pothole lakes, including Figure Eight, Swan and Sulfur Lakes. These pothole trout lakes offer excellent spring and fall fishing, while the heat of summer slows down the catches slightly. You can catch nearly every trout species in these highly populated waters, so don’t be surprised if you pull in some rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Start Your Summer at Woody’s
Before you embark on your first fishing adventure of the season, stop and see us right here at Woody’s RV World. We’re your one-stop Alberta RV shop with everything from new and used RVs to parts, accessories and camping supplies.
Try this classic Monte Cristo sandwich recipe on the road this summer in your RV. It’s great for a lunch-time picnic when you’re out exploring Canada’s National Parks and campgrounds.
Muskoka-Style Monte Cristo Sandwich
- 8 slices bread of your choice
- 8 slices bacon
- Whole berry cranberry sauce (homemade or canned)
- 8 slices of brie cheese
- Fresh baby arugula
- 2 eggs, mixed with 2 Tbsp. milk
- Cook bacon in a frying pan until browned. Set aside.
- Assemble sandwich: Butter bread slices. On the bottom slice, place two slices of brie cheese. Top with two slices of bacon, overlapping. Top with a generous dollop of cranberry sauce. Top with arugula. Top with 2nd slice of bread.
- Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Preheat oven to 350° F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine eggs and milk in a large shallow pan or bowl.
- Carefully lift sandwich and dip bottom into egg/milk mixture for a few seconds. Flip and dip the other side. Immediately place into frying pan with hot butter. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Cook in the frying pan until bottom side is browned, flip and repeat with other side. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and pop in to the preheated oven for about 5 minutes to fully melt the cheese.
Serve immediately, with a bit of maple syrup for dipping, if desired.
Visit Woody’s RV World
Stop by Woody’s RV World this summer to tour a new or pre-owned motorhome or travel trailer. If you’re not on the market for a new RV this summer travel season, you can still stop by Woody’s RV World for service, parts, and accessories.
Alberta is easily one of Canada’s most scenic provinces and possesses many natural areas that you’ve just got to see if you’re traveling through Alberta this summer.
Banff National Park
Banff National Park is bound to blow you away. Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, this national park offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in all of Canada with 6,641 square meters of gorgeous mountain peaks, tranquil woods, flower meadows, and the famous emerald waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake famous emerald waters. Although, Banff visitors don’t just get to admire the beautiful scenery, they get to immerse themselves in it by skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, canoeing, golfing, hiking, whitewater rafting and enjoying just about every outdoor activity imaginable. Even better, Banff National Park is just a 1.5-hour drive west of Calgary.
Probably Alberta’s most scenic stretch of road, it connects Lake Louise to Jasper. Officially known as Highway 93, it’s 144 miles of natural beauty. Wind through the mountains and see numerous glaciers from the road. It’s considered one of the world’s most scenic drives and has plenty of places to pull over and enjoy the scenery. It isn’t free, unfortunately, requiring a permit to drive down, but the sights are more than worth the price of admission.
Visit Woody’s RV in Alberta
If your 2017 summer is shaping up to involve tons of RV travel, be sure to stop by Woody’s RV World for all of your RV sales, service, parts and accessories needs. We’re your one-stop RV shop in Alberta with locations in Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Red Deer and Calgary, making us the perfect base of operations when you’re visiting all of Alberta’s attractions this summer, both natural and man-made.