December 2018
Local Time 4:42 am
Park Hours
Open 9:00 AM
Closed 10:00 PM

Office Hours

Lake Conditions

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Skating is Allowed in cleared areas

Skating and Ice Fishing are Allowed

Current Members

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Running Members

Current Notices

1. Holiday Hours
Posted: Dec 6th 2018

2. Park Hours And Conditions
Posted: Nov 29th 2018

3. Skating Lessons (beginner And Level #2)
Posted: Nov 21st 2018

Posted: Oct 4th 2018

Posted: Sep 21st 2018

Posted: Aug 29th 2018

7. Outside Boats and Whirling Disease
Posted: May 18th 2017

8. Fishing Area For Persons With Disabilities
Posted: May 12th 2017

9. Tips for Releasing Fish
Posted: Jun 2nd 2016

10. Member Survey Results
Posted: Apr 7th 2015

11. Disc Golf Course
Posted: Aug 25th 2014

12. Contact Information
Posted: Oct 7th 2013

13. New Residents
Posted: Sep 19th 2013

14. Membership Cards Required For Access
Posted: Mar 6th 2013

Lake Midnapore is a private lake located in the beautiful community of Midnapore, Calgary, Alberta. The lake and park are for the exclusive use of the residents of Midnapore Lake and their guests.

The mission statement of the Midnapore Lake Residents Association is to provide the Lake Association Members with a serene beautifully groomed family recreational facility that will remain in a financially secure and efficiently run position for future positions to enjoy as everyone presently enjoys.

Important Notices

Holiday Hours
Please take note of our park and office hours over the holiday season:

December 24, 2018 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
December 25, 2015 Noon to 5:00 pm
December 31, 2018 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
January 1st, 2019 Noon to 8:00 pm
December 23, 2018 Closed
December 24, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
December 25 & 26, 2018 Closed
December 27 & 28, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
December 29 & 30, 2018 Closed
December 31, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
January 1, 2019 Closed

Posted: Dec 6th 2018

Park Hours And Conditions
Last week we began flooding the upper rink only to see most of the ice melt and evaporate away in the warm weather. The return of colder weather has allowed us to resume flooding the rink this morning. We are hopeful to have it ready for use by next Friday, December 7th.

The lake ice remains unstable along the docks and west shore line. Foot traffic on the ice is not recommended. We hope to be able to work on the lake ice during the week of December 10th.

Christmas lights will be turned on starting Friday November 30th.

The Park will remain closing at 5:00PM until such time as we can open the upper rink. Please continue to check our Facebook page and website for updates.

Posted: Nov 29th 2018

Skating Lessons (beginner And Level #2)
Midnapore Lake is excited to announce that we will again be offering SKATING LESSONS for 4 to 9 year old skaters. The program will be on Wednesday nights from January 9th to February 13th (6 weeks). Classes will be at 6:00 pm for Beginners and at 6:45 for level two. Classes will be 30 minutes in length. Classes are $40.00. This program is for members only and is first come first serve. It will fill up fast so call the office at 403-256-0550 for more details.

Beginner is for those with little or no skating experience and level two for kids who have skated before.

Participants must have sharpened skates, a ski or hockey helmet, gloves or mittens and ski/snow pants.
Posted: Nov 21st 2018

We are very excited to have received our fall fish stocking and will re-open fishing on Sunday Oct 7th, 2018.

We allow members to keep one Rainbow Trout over 12" in length. Catch and Release will remain in place for Brown Trout, Grass Carp and Small Rainbow Trout. The monthly limit of 12 per household will remain unchanged.

Please contact the office with any questions. Thank you and Enjoy!
Posted: Oct 4th 2018

MOVIE ON THE BEACH is cancelled for Sat. Sept 22, 2018.
Southgate is closed for the season.
We hope to see you next year for this event.
Posted: Sep 21st 2018

Please be advised that Southgate will close for the season end of day September 3rd, 2018. We thank you all for a wonderful summer.

Posted: Aug 29th 2018

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 2017/2018 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 (including paddleboards and inflatable paddleboards) 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.


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: May 18th 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: May 12th 2017