Nipigon Ice Fest – More Info
Nipigon Area Accommodations:
Locking Horns Motel (a.k.a Vacationland motel) 807-887-1750
Sunnyside Cabins 807-887-5739
Skandia House B&B 807-887-3133
Pizza Buffet Fundraiser – Saturday March 4th
There is a Pizza Buffet fundraiser event on the Saturday March 4th at the legion from 6pm-7pm. The price will be $13 per person, pay at the door. This will include all you can eat pizza, salad and dessert and includes pop/coffee/tea. The bar will be open as well for those who are age of majority and would like to enjoy a beer.
Presentations – Saturday March 4th
We are excited for this year’s feature presenter, Jen Olson!
ACMG/IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, prior Canadian National Ice Climbing Team member, All-Around Mountain Badass
Jen is a fully certified ACMG/IFMGA Mountain Guide with a lifetime of experience climbing, skiing and new routing in some of the world’s greatest ranges, including the Canadian Rockies, Norwayand and Pakistan. She was also a member of the Canadian National Ice Climbing Team, demonstrating the sport at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Jen is also a former La Sportiva athlete and MEC Ambassador for climbing. When she’s not adventure climbing or in ‘forced relaxation’ mode drinking red wine with her partner Tim; she is spending quality time with Snowpatch the ‘champion ski touring pup’. Jen, Tim and Snowpatch are based in Invermere, BC. Learn more about Jen’s many adventures: https://jennifercaye.wordpress.com & https://climberpassionate.com, Instagram @wholesome71 and Twitter@MountainGurrrl
Winter camping is available at the Nipigon Marina from March 3rd– 5th. We are able to provide two winter camping tents that are large enough for four people in each. They are pretty basic and need something on the ground, as well as a heater of some sort if that’s something you want. They can be booked on a first come first serve basis and are $15/tent/night. We are going to take care of clearing the area for sites and setting up the 2 tents on Friday at the Marina. Have your own tent and just looking for a site? Reserve a spot for $5/night and we will clear a space for you at the Marina. Send us a message now to reserve a tent or camping site at the Marina for Ice Fest!
Guided Snowshoe Trek
Not a climber? Coming to the ice fest with the whole family? Why not take a guided snowshoe trek up the Mazukama Falls Trail through a beautiful cedar forest and enjoy the spectacular views from the summit!
Meeting place is at the Legion Hall (102 5th St, Nipigon) on Saturday March 4th at 8:30 a.m. The trek is approximately a 15 minute drive from Nipigon and is near some of the ice climbing venues. People should be prepared take their own vehicles or arrange their own rides/carpooling. Registration is $20/person and includes a free Ice Fest T-shirt and a pair of snowshoes to use if you don’t have your own!