Canada’s longest running, premiere ice climbing festival will feature ice climbing clinics including Beginners, Intermediate, Mixed climbing, snowshoeing, winter camping, and so much more! After a great day of climbing or snowshoeing, warm up with the locals at a casual “summit” and get inspired with presentations by outdoor adventurers and climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy a beverage, discuss Sunday’s climbing plans, and participate in the gear swap and raffle.
So whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or expert – unite, learn, and explore – at the 2018 Nipigon Ice Fest!
Nipigon Ice Fest Schedule of Events
Friday March 2:
LaLuna is open all day and will be hosting a game night for those who don’t want to hit up the bar (46 Front St)
Climber’s mingle and check-in at the Legion Bar/Hall (102 5th St) 7pm-10pm
Saturday March 3:
Ice Climbing Clinics check-in at the Legion Hall (102 5th St) beginning at 7:30am
Everyone leaves with their groups at 9am, clinics end at 3pm
Guided Snowshoe Trek to Mazukama Falls Trail – Meeting place is at the Legion Hall 8:30am
Everyone leaves with their groups at 10am, clinics end at 1pm
After a great day outdoors come together to enjoy a fun evening at the Ice Fest ‘Summit’ with Presentations, Guest speakers, Gear raffle and more at the Legion Hall, Doors open at 6pm -presentations begin at 7pm
There is a Pizza Buffet fundraiser event on the Saturday March 3th at the legion from 6pm-7pm. The price will be $15 per person, pay at the door. This will include all you can eat pizza, salad and dessert and includes pop/coffee/tea. All proceeds go towards next year’s Ice Fest! The bar next door will be open as well for those who are age of majority and would like to enjoy a drink.
Sunday March 4:
No official events planned, but Saturday night we help folks hook up with the right people who will to stay around for various activities in the area.
For folks that are interested there is a Guided Snowshoe trek going to the Bald Spot (guided by Epic Adventures as part of the Nipigon Winter Carnival). Call Bronwyn Nuttal at 807-887-3586 in advance if you need snowshoes (they have a few pairs on hand). There will also be a representative at the ‘Ice Fest Summit’ to answer question and take reservations.