All in a day’s winter fun in M.D. Bonnyville’s backyard
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Downhill or cross-country ski, ice fish and bunk in a cozy B&B.
As the sun comes up over Hamilton House, just east of Cold Lake in the Bonnyville region, Alexa Prodaniuk and Trevor Makaruk are tucking into a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit and steaming hot scones, courtesy of Debbie Hamilton. Along with her husband Brian, she hosts their guests at Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast (although as Brian says, “she’s the boss.”)
The couple are fuelling up for a big day of winter activities, starting with cross-country skiing on the trails just out the Hamilton’s door. The trailhead is glistening with early morning light as boots click into bindings and Alexa, Trevor and Brian push off.
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More fun things to do in the Bonnyville area
Ice fishing: Reel in a massive lake trout on Cold Lake or catch a "northern lobster" (burbot), or reel in a rainbow trout on LIttle Bear Lake. Walleye, yellow perch and lake whitefish are plentiful in the region's many lakes, too.
Want a customized winter outing? Connect with Rocky Narrows Fishing Adventures.
Snowmobiling: The 300-km Iron Horse Trail is just the tip of the fun in the Bonnyville/Cold Lake area for snowmobilers. It's easy to rent one if you don't have one. Check out this website for details on trails and rentals.
Where To Stay
Check out your accommodation options at Hamilton House B&B Inn here.
Evergreen Birch Lodge is a great choice for a stay and it's close to Kinosoo Ridge.
You can easily make a weekend road trip of it. Bonnyville is about 2.5 hours from Edmonton and a little more than four hours from Fort McMurray.
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