Fish for Trout at the Wildlife Ponds!

Lac du Bonnet is home to one of the province’s best trout fishing locations, The Wildlife Ponds. Operated year-round by the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association, this is the perfect location to hit up for some great fishing in the spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Stocked with rainbow, tiger, and brown trout, it is almost impossible not to catch a fish from one of the shoreside fishing locations, or from your ice shack. The Wildlife Association encourages ‘Catch and Release’ to ensure a high-quality angling experience for everyone, but if you’d like to snag one for dinner, rainbow trout may be taken. The Wildlife Association is hoping to develop some Master Angler size Tigers and Browns, so please let them go when you catch them.

The calm waters and beautiful scenery also make the ponds a gorgeous, safe destination for canoeing, kayaking or pedal boating. The ponds are a great place to enjoy nature and the wildlife that call this area of Lac du Bonnet home for paddlers of every skill level.

If you prefer enjoying nature on foot, then head off down the 1.2km interpretive walking trail. The ponds provide important habitats for a variety of waterfowl including migrating ducks and geese, as well as common loons, which you can find all summer. Redwing blackbirds frequently nest in the cattail vegetation along the edge of the ponds, and many other species of songbirds can be observed. The habitat surrounding the trail also includes many impressive flowering plants. Strawberries, raspberries, chokecherries and saskatoons provide a food source for the wildlife living in this area and are a tasty treat from the human visitors too.

If you’re set for a day of fishing, paddling, hiking, and relaxation, then don’t miss the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Ponds, location on PTH 11 just 1.5 km North of the junction of PR 313.

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About Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba

Lac du Bonnet is where the Manitoba Prairies give way to the vast boreal forest and the Canadian Shield, where miles of natural trails allow you to hear nature’s sounds and relax within her bounty. In Lac du Bonnet, miles of prime waterways stretch out before you, calling you toward your next adventure, and a rich history remains to be discovered among the ruins. Culture and arts flourish along the streets where neighbours gather for events and festivals, inviting you to discover the true passion behind our community.

Lac du Bonnet is more than a place on the map; it is the place that connects with your heart. The place where you will create a lifetime of memories and unleash the adventure to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones.

This year we invite you to explore Lac du Bonnet and discover that your heart is home here!

Get in Touch with My LdB

Do you have questions about your visit to Lac du Bonnet? Get in touch with our trip advisors and we’ll help you out. You can also give us a call at 1-204-213-0033

Disclaimer: The information provided in our articles about waterway safety in Lac du Bonnet is for general informational purposes only. While we strive for accuracy, it may not be up-to-date or applicable to every situation. Consult official sources and local authorities for the most current and accurate information. Our articles do not substitute professional advice, and readers should exercise their own judgment and consider their specific circumstances. We are not liable for any loss or injury resulting from the use of the information provided. Follow applicable laws, regulations, and safety guidelines and seek professional advice when needed. Waterway activities carry inherent risks, and individuals are responsible for their own safety. The content may change without notice. Consult local authorities for specific concerns or questions regarding waterway safety in Manitoba.

Protect Manitoba's Waters

AIS, or Aquatic Invasive Species, pose a significant threat to our water bodies, affecting both the environment and recreational activities. It is crucial that we all play our part in preventing their spread.

Whether you’re a casual boater or a commercial operator, the legislation applies to everyone who enjoys the province’s waterways. These regulations focus on the movement of AIS through various means such as watercraft, aircraft, vehicles, equipment, and bait use. Prior to entering or leaving a water body, individuals and operators are required to take specific measures to ensure AIS does not transfer from one location to another.

To learn more about these important regulations, including cleaning requirements and legislation, please visit the Legislation, Regulations, and Set Fines section on the Government of Manitoba website. Additionally, you can find valuable information about AIS in the Manitoba Angler’s Guide, helping us all stay informed and safeguard our beloved water resources. Read more here