Today is Sunday
22nd
October 2017
Local Time 2:01 am
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Park
Open 9:00 AM
Closed 5:00 PM
Office
Sorry the Office is
CLOSED
Today
Lake Conditions

Fishing and Swimming are Allowed

Current Notices

Posted: 17th Oct 2017

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Current Notices

Fish Stocking

We are very happy to announce that we have received our fall fish stocking (Tuesday October 17, 2017). In order to allow the fish to adapt to the water and the lake, we will close all fishing until Friday October 20th, 2017. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted: Tuesday, 17th October 2017

South Gate

Please be advised that South gate is now closed for the season.

South gate will re-open for one day only at 3:00 pm on Saturday September 16th for Movie on the Beach

Posted: Friday, 1st September 2017

Fish Stocking

We are excited to announce that we have just received our spring fish stocking.

We are extremely privileged, within the current situation, to have been able to receive fish. Because of the situation with whirling disease in Alberta, and the affect it has had on the fisheries, we did receive fewer fish than usual and we received brown trout, a first for this lake, instead of rainbow trout.

We will be closing fishing completely for today and tomorrow (May 25th and 26th), and going to catch and release only for the foreseeable future.

We thank you for your understanding and support of our commitment to protecting our lake and other water bodies. We welcome any questions and concerns.

Posted: Thursday, 25th May 2017

Outside Boats and Whirling Disease

Due to the discovery of Whirling Disease in the Bow River, Alberta Fisheries has been conducting an investigation and developing a course of action. The result of this is that several man-made lakes in the Calgary area have been denied or delayed in the receipt of their 2017 fish license. We are fortunate to have been granted our license. Because this investigation is ongoing we are feeling pressure to protect our water and our lake.

We are therefore going to put a temporary moratorium on the use of outside boats in our water and ask fisherman to be careful that all their equipment is clean. This moratorium is temporary and will be lifted as we have better understanding of the Alberta Fisheries investigation and plan.

WHIRLING DISEASE INFORMATION

During the fall of 2016 Whirling Disease was detected and confirmed in Banff national Park. This disease affects salmonid fishes including species of trout, salmon and whitefish. The disease has spread beyond the National Park boundary and is present in the Bow River water basin including the Bow River, Elbow River and related tributaries.

According to a CBC news article:
“The entire Bow River Watershed has been infected with whirling disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared, prompting new province-wide measures to try to contain the spread.
The disease can cause infected fish - predominantly trout and whitefish - to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.
The agency has also declared the rest of the province a "buffer zone" for the disease.”
The spread of this disease from one body of water to another occurs as a result of wildlife and human activity. The commercial fish industry that hatches and raises trout species for stocking lakes such as ours has been tested by the Province of Alberta and most tested negative for the presence of the disease, including our supplier.

We are advised that the human consumption of fish that may be affected by disease is safe.

Posted: Thursday, 18th May 2017

Fishing Area For Persons With Disabilities

Midnapore Lake is happy to announce that we can now provide an area at the end of the fishing dock for use by persons with disabilities, wheelchair users, persons with mobility issues and their companions.

Thank you for your respect and appropriate use of this area.

Posted: Friday, 12th May 2017

Tips for Releasing Fish

Fishing season is in full swing at Midnapore Lake. Iit's a good time to remind all fishing members of Tips on Releasing Fish (as published in the Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations)
If a fish is handled carefully and gently, it will have an excellent chance of survival. The most important factor related to fish mortality is damage caused by the hook penetrating the gill and stomach regions. Fish hooked in the lip or mouth have a better chance of survival. Avoiding methods that result in deeply hooked fish is the best way to reduce hooking mortality. “Still fishing” with bait, where the line is not actively attended, usually results in more deeply hooked fish. Attending the line to set the hook immediately at the time of the strike may reduce the occurrence of deeply hooked fish.
To further reduce harm to fish:
- Do not use barbed hooks.
- Retrieve your catch quickly.
- Release fish immediately (with care).
- Avoid squeezing the fish.
- Keep your fingers out of the gills.
- Keep the fish in water as much as possible.
- Remove the hook carefully.
- Leave deeply swallowed hooks in the fish.
(Side-cutters can be used to cut the hook instead of the line).
- Help revive the fish by holding it in the water.

Posted: Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Family Day

We would like to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed our family day event. We hope that everyone had a wonderful time.

We would especially like to thank our volunteers who gave of their own time to make our day so special. THANK YOU!

If you are interested, please visit our facebook page for some pictures of this wonderful day.

Posted: Tuesday, 16th February 2016

Boats And Paddleboards

With the nice weather we have been having we would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our boating and paddleboard rules.

Please remember that you need to bring your card if you are borrowing any equipment.

There is only one boat or paddeboard lent out per card and the member whose card is presented must be on the boat or paddleboard at all times.

Paddleboards are for one person only and are therefore for members only.

If you have any questions or concerns about these rules please feel free to contact the office at 403-256-0550. Thank you everyone for your understanding.

Posted: Thursday, 13th August 2015

Pickleball

We are excited to announce that court #4 now has pickleball lines.

Posted: Friday, 31st July 2015

Member Survey Results

Please have a look under the Residents Tab, in the documents download section for a copy of the results of our member survey. We thank the 383 people who took the time to provide us with this valuable information.

Posted: Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Disc Golf Course

A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers who spent the last few weekends installing our new disc golf course. The tee box markers have not yet been installed but the course is playable. Right now, half the fun will be trying to find all of the baskets on the hill and east side of the park. Come out and enjoy!

Posted: Monday, 25th August 2014

Contact Information

Please be aware of the following contact information.

Office Phone: 403-256-0550
Office Fax: 403-254-5983
Office E-mail: office@midnaporelake.ca

Park Manager Phone: 403-256-0532
Park Manager E-mail: manager@midnaporelake.ca>
President of the Board of Directors:
president@midnaporelake.ca

Posted: Monday, 7th October 2013

New Residents

New residents, please see the residents tab and print off the documents required for registration. Please call the office at 403-256-0550 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9 - 4:30) with any questions and welcome to Midnapore Lake!

Posted: Thursday, 19th September 2013

Membership Cards Required For Access

Membership cards are required for access to the Lake Midnapore Amenities. You will not be allowed to use the boats, any equipment or come fishing without your card.

All members, 12 and over, wishing to access the park, should have a current membership card.

Posted: Wednesday, 6th March 2013

Board Contact Details

Designated Smoking Areas

Midnapore Lake has adopted a Designated Smoking Area Policy.

Cigarette ashtrays and appropriate smoking area signage have been installed at 5 locations in the park. These locations are:

1. South side of the upper skating rink
2. North end of the tennis courts at the practice court entry
3. South side of the bridge on the green space near the beach
4. South side of the pump house
5. South fishing shore near emergency signage

Smoking will also be permitted in the row boats.

Please be courteous to the other members of the association who are not smokers and use these designated areas. Please keep these areas clean.

If members choose to ignore the posted signage we will have no choice other than to become a fully non-smoking facility.