Ice Safety On Stocked Waterbodies

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

A number of Alberta lakes and ponds are aerated through the winter to improve the survival of stocked fish. Aeration systems are delivered through the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).

Please take extra caution and follow posted instructions at Alberta's aerated lakes and ponds.

Alberta's aerated water bodies are:

  • Beaver Lake
  • Birch Lake
  • Cecil Thompson Pond
  • Coleman Fish and Game Pond
  • East Dollar Lake, Fiesta Lake
  • Figure Eight Lake
  • Hansen Reservoir
  • Ironside Pond
  • Millers Lake
  • Mitchell Lake
  • Moonshine Lake
  • Muir Lake
  • Police Outpost Lake
  • Spring Lake – Stony Plain
  • Spring Lake – Grande Prairie
  • Sulphur Lake
  • Swan Lake
  • West Dollar Lake
  • Winchell Lake

Contact information for each lake is available from:


Updated: Nov 6, 2019