Hunting & Fishing
The fall season usually means the start of hunting opportunities for the Grande Cache area and Willmore Wilderness Park. “The Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations” is available at the Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre, Chalet Foods Convenience Store and the Home Hardware store in town.
There is also an Alberta Fish & Wildlife office in Grande Cache, where officers can be contacted immediately should there be any dangerous wildlife encounters. (780-827-3626 or 780-827-3356) In the event of a mauling, an immediate reporting procedure to the Fish & Wildlife officers and the RCMP is of the utmost importance.
- Hunting in Alberta
- Alberta Hunting Regulation
- Alberta Professional Outfitters Society
- Willmore Wilderness Foundation
- Alberta Sustainable Resources Development
The Grande Cache area is known for its excellent fishing. Several area lakes are stocked, but Grande Cache’s creeks are the real secret with provincially-renowned fly-fishing opportunities. Travel in August and September for the best fishing. Fishing licenses are available in town, and anglers can contact Alberta Sustainable Resources for current regulations.
Ten Most Popular Fishing Spots:
1. Victor Lake: (1 km south) - Rainbow Trout
2. Grande Cache Lake: (5 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout
3. Pierre Grey’s Lakes: (33 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout
4. Smoky River: (4 km north) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout
5. Muskeg River: (21 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish
6. Berland River: (70 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish
7. Sheep Creek: (22 km north on Beaverdam Road) - Bull Trout, Whitefish
8. Lone Teepee Creek: (26 km south) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout, Whitefish
9. Cabin Creek: (72 km south of Grande Cache) - Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Whitefish
10. Copton Creek: (40+ km north -Beaverdam Road) - Bull Trout, Arctic Grayling, Whitefish