Fishing for Steelhead in Canada

If you’re an experienced fishing hobbyist or enthusiast, you should be ready for steelhead fishing. And what better place to do it than in Canada? Steelhead fishing is popular there because of the abundance of this species and also because of the numerous bodies of water found there.

The Canadian steelhead

The steelhead belongs to the trout family and is considered as a close relation of another popular fish, the rainbow trout. It is one of the most sought after game fish and is highly prized. It is native to North America’s west coast and is also found in California, USA, Japan and Asia’s east coast.

Although most types of rainbow trout stay in the streams where they were hatched all their lives, some of them migrate to other bodies of water such as lakes while others move out to sea.

The steelhead is one of these seagoing trout. They are spawned in the rivers and streams where they stay for a year. They then swim to the sea as smolts and live 2-3 years there until they mature. As adults, they will return to the rivers were they began life. Canadian steelheads can be pretty impressive, weighing up to 20 lbs. when mature.

Fishing for the steelhead

In Canada, the steelhead can be found in many of this country’s numerous rivers and streams. Fishing for the steelhead isn’t for beginners with little experience because it requires both patience and some skills. Fishing for the steelhead in Canada also means catching the fish during the colder months starting August until December, although they can also be caught until April. In some areas with heavy snows, fishing for the steelhead can be a very challenging adventure indeed.

Two of the most popular ways to catch the steelhead is through fly fishing and/or drift fishing using pink worms and roe. Certain areas in Canada also limit the number of steelheads you can catch. For example, some areas will only allow one catch from a hatchery per day and only two in the possession of the fisherman, with a maximum of only 10 steelheads per year. Any wild steelhead caught must also be released.

Advantages of fishing for steelhead in Canada

Probably the best reason for fishing for steelheads in Canada is the fact that many resorts and outfitters are available to assist and advice visitors. Equipment is also readily available and there are countless locations where fishing may be done. Furthermore, there is an added benefit of having plenty of other activities to do and scenic beauty to enjoy.

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Take a Holiday to Canada and Explore Alberta, Home of the Canadian Rockies

Canada holidays are the perfect choice for those keen to see some of the world’s best scenery and to enjoy the great outdoors. Families, couples and individual travellers alike will love exploring Alberta, which is home to the famous Canadian Rockies.

Renowned for being great value as well as having a welcoming attitude towards tourists, Canada holidays are always exciting. With trips to Alberta, you will be able to explore all kinds of scenery and embark on diverse adventures. Children will love the huge variety of wildlife on offer, while adults and youngsters alike will be revitalised by spending some time in the clean, crisp air of the great outdoors.

Travelling through Alberta’s Kananaskis Country en route to your first destination, you will immediately be surrounded by the stunning scenery Canada is so famous for. Arriving in Banff National Park, you will be able to stay in gorgeous lakeside accommodation, with an epic mountain range serving as the backdrop.

The park is a haven of natural beauty. Taking a guided hike along Lake Louise is a great way to start your exploration of the area. During the walk, you will be able to spot all kinds of animals – a highlight of any Canada holiday – so keep your eyes peeled for moose and bald eagles, among other exciting creatures.

Outside of the park, you can enjoy a trip down Canada’s world-famous highway. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the Icefields Parkway is one of the most exciting routes you will ever travel. Punctuated all around by seemingly endless snowfields, mountains and glaciers, Icefields Parkway is an absolute joy.

Your next destination is Jasper National Park, which is full of natural wonders, wilderness and wildlife. Staying at a resort within the park’s boundaries, you will be able to explore its sights as much as you want.

And there are so many means of doing so. Cycling enthusiasts can choose to hire a bike and discover more about the park that way, or others may wish to take a boat ride and see the sights from the lake. Meanwhile, a range of other activities will be on offer during your stay, such as golf, horseriding and swimming. With so much to do, staying in Jasper National Park is a dream for those who love outdoor activities.

If you’re keen to learn more about the national parks Canada is so famous for, you might like to attend a talk by a Parks Canada official.

After having spent a day in the great outdoors, you can return to your lakeside lodgings for a delicious barbecue – the perfect way to the end the day.

Despite the previous day’s adventures, you are likely to still have things to see in the park. It is home to the Maligne Canyon, which is an absolute must-see during your visit. Regarded as one of the most impressive gorges in the Rockies, the canyon was formed over 150 million years ago.

In addition to its impressive depths, there are plenty of other things to take in. Walking around, you are likely to encounter waterfalls, lush plant life and amazing animals.

Seeing its sights from a different perspective is an exciting adventure, with a trip in a rubber raft available for those keen to take to the water. Travelling along both rapid and calm waters, this exhilarating trip is bound to be a fantastic memory of your Canada holiday.

The Rockies are also famous for glaciers. For excitement equal to your rafting adventure, embark on a trip on a specially-designed Ice Explorer and take to the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbian Icefield – an incredible opportunity not to be missed.

Spending more time on the water is a great way to round off your holiday, so why not take a private cruise on Lake Minnewanka? Here you can enjoy the scenery while learning about the folklore surrounding the First Nations people.

Ascending Sulphur Mountain is another fantastic experience to be had before you bid Canada farewell, so climb aboard the Banff Gondola to enjoy astonishing views of the six mountain ranges below.

With so many amazing adventures waiting for you, holidays to Alberta are the perfect choice for anyone who loves spending time outside and taking part in outdoor activities.

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Fishing for Steelhead in Canada

If you’re an experienced fishing hobbyist or enthusiast, you should be ready for steelhead fishing. And what better place to do it than in Canada? Steelhead fishing is popular there because of the abundance of this species and also because of the numerous bodies of water found there.

The Canadian steelhead

The steelhead belongs to the trout family and is considered as a close relation of another popular fish, the rainbow trout. It is one of the most sought after game fish and is highly prized. It is native to North America’s west coast and is also found in California, USA, Japan and Asia’s east coast.

Although most types of rainbow trout stay in the streams where they were hatched all their lives, some of them migrate to other bodies of water such as lakes while others move out to sea.

The steelhead is one of these seagoing trout. They are spawned in the rivers and streams where they stay for a year. They then swim to the sea as smolts and live 2-3 years there until they mature. As adults, they will return to the rivers were they began life. Canadian steelheads can be pretty impressive, weighing up to 20 lbs. when mature.

Fishing for the steelhead

In Canada, the steelhead can be found in many of this country’s numerous rivers and streams. Fishing for the steelhead isn’t for beginners with little experience because it requires both patience and some skills. Fishing for the steelhead in Canada also means catching the fish during the colder months starting August until December, although they can also be caught until April. In some areas with heavy snows, fishing for the steelhead can be a very challenging adventure indeed.

Two of the most popular ways to catch the steelhead is through fly fishing and/or drift fishing using pink worms and roe. Certain areas in Canada also limit the number of steelheads you can catch. For example, some areas will only allow one catch from a hatchery per day and only two in the possession of the fisherman, with a maximum of only 10 steelheads per year. Any wild steelhead caught must also be released.

Advantages of fishing for steelhead in Canada

Probably the best reason for fishing for steelheads in Canada is the fact that many resorts and outfitters are available to assist and advice visitors. Equipment is also readily available and there are countless locations where fishing may be done. Furthermore, there is an added benefit of having plenty of other activities to do and scenic beauty to enjoy.

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Spring Break For Adults

The arrival of spring is worth celebrating. After a winter of cold and often dark days, springtime announces a new beginning. Wildlife return from their season of hibernation, parkas are shed in favor of light jackets and seeds planted in the winter begin to bloom in glory. Spring is a perfect time for young and old to let loose and enjoy the adventure and wonder of the season.
If Girls Gone Wild is not your style, avoid the following vacation spots that attract the MTV party crowd:

o Arizona – Lake Havasu City

o Florida – Panama City, Dayton, South Beach, Miami, Key West

o Texas – South Padre Island

o Mexico – Acapulco, Cancun, Mazatlan

o Caribbean – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; Paradise Island, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Negril, Jamaica

Take heart! There are many other springtime places to satisfy your wanderlust. Here are four of our favorite picks worth exploring.

Romantic Getaway

Montreal, Canada. Montreal beckons visitors with its easy mix of French charm, decadent shops and restaurants and hip, cosmopolitan vibe. Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River where you are treated to culinary delights, sultry jazz and the city’s twinkling lights or stay on shore and treat yourself to a progressive dinner at three of Montreal’s star-studded restaurants.

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Spring Break For Adults

The arrival of spring is worth celebrating. After a winter of cold and often dark days, springtime announces a new beginning. Wildlife return from their season of hibernation, parkas are shed in favor of light jackets and seeds planted in the winter begin to bloom in glory. Spring is a perfect time for young and old to let loose and enjoy the adventure and wonder of the season.
If Girls Gone Wild is not your style, avoid the following vacation spots that attract the MTV party crowd:

o Arizona – Lake Havasu City

o Florida – Panama City, Dayton, South Beach, Miami, Key West

o Texas – South Padre Island

o Mexico – Acapulco, Cancun, Mazatlan

o Caribbean – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; Paradise Island, Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Negril, Jamaica

Take heart! There are many other springtime places to satisfy your wanderlust. Here are four of our favorite picks worth exploring.

Romantic Getaway

Montreal, Canada. Montreal beckons visitors with its easy mix of French charm, decadent shops and restaurants and hip, cosmopolitan vibe. Enjoy a romantic dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River where you are treated to culinary delights, sultry jazz and the city’s twinkling lights or stay on shore and treat yourself to a progressive dinner at three of Montreal’s star-studded restaurants.

When you are ready for a romantic stroll filled with the tantalizing sights and sounds of the city head to Sainte-Catherine Street in downtown Montreal to discover why Montreal is the double decker city. The largest concentration of stores in Canada can be found above ground while underneath every nook and cranny is filled with shops and boutiques. Sainte-Catherine traverses from east to west across the entire city. Enjoy the decidedly hip vibe evoked by this worldly marketplace nestled between mountains and rivers. Splurge in designer boutiques and trend-setting art galleries or simply enjoy the juxtaposition of modern skyscrapers and centuries-old buildings.

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