One day-itinerary – Hook a new winter pasttime at Lake Newell

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A SnowSeekers' road trip isn't complete unless the destinations include outdoor adventures, culinary, learning and cultural experiences. During winter 2019, create your #BucketlistAB itinerary in Southern Alberta and come read more about why Pincher Creek is the perfect winter basecamp.

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Enjoy the great outdoors on the ice at Lake Newell and try your hand at ice fishing, then head to Brooks to enjoy the craft beer and coffee scene.

Read all about Lake Newell in winter here.

Getting To Newell

Drive from Calgary: It’s about a two-hour drive east on the Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 E.

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Drive from Edmonton: It’s about a 4 ½-hour drive south on the AB-855 S and AB-36 S.

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Drive from Regina: It’s about a six-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W.

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MorningCrawling Valley Reservoir

Before heading to the lake, take a pitstop in Brooks, at The Steaming Cup for a quick bite to eat and a piping hot cup of fresh coffee before venturing to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park only 15 minutes away.

Ice fishing is all about having the right tools, the right lines and staying comfortable so if its your first time out, consider a local guide to point you in the right direction with the right tools. Trebled Life Fishing Guides from Lake Newell can help you out. Expect to settle in for a few hours. It’s not that it takes that long to catch a fish, rather it’s a great time to slow down and enjoy the experience – and catch fish!

Afternoon – Head back to Brooks for a Pint

After you have finished your day of playing “catch-and-release” head back to Brooks to play “catch-and-keep” at the new craft brewery in Brooks. You’ll love the warm and family friendly atmosphere at Piston Broke Brewery. Pull up a stool at the bar, order a pint of the X-Cross Red Ale and brag about your catch, both on the line and in your hand.

When you go:

Check into Visit Newell to start planning your tour and other activities in the area.

Travel Alberta also has lots of great information about things to do and places to see in Newell.

Read all about Lake Newell in winter here.

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