How to have a great camping and fishing trip with young kids at Silent Lake Provincial Park…and stay (mostly) sane


Step 7

Be flexible

Kids with frog

While you might be able to fish all day, know when to take a break or call it a day if the fish aren’t biting and the kids are showing signs of boredom. While it’s true they have to learn the reason why it’s called “fishing,” and not “catching,” having to go a long time between bites can be even tougher on young, active kids. Instead, head back to camp to regroup and come up with alternative plans. Silent Lake has some great hiking trails and beaches, or you can even keep the kids busy just exploring your own site. All you need is a bucket, some good footwear and a spirit of adventure. Our kids had a blast looking for frogs, for instance.