Ice fishing in Quebec

Ice fishing in Quebec

Looking for the perfect activity in Quebec City the whole family will enjoy? Ice fishing might be the activity you are looking for!

Disclaimer: I’m a native French speaker.  English is not my first language. I learned English at school, but I mostly learned it by watching to The Simpsons and listening to rock/metal music. So, I might have made a few mistakes in this blog post.  If I did, please tell me, its the best way I can improve!

Ice fishing in Quebec

The perfect family winter activity

As soon as it gets cold enough, most of the time in January, the ice covering lakes and rivers get thick enough and the ice fishing season can officially begin! In the winter months, fish stay active to get through the cold season. As a result, families and experienced fisherman can catch trout, yellow perch, and walleye. It’s a very festive activity and the opportunity to meet your friends and loved-ones. Because of that, ice fishing is definitely a tradition in Quebec and in Canada.

two girls ince fishing in quebec city

Experience ice fishing around Quebec City

There are numerous places around Quebec City, where it’s possible to experience ice fishing such Expédition Mi-Loup, Pourvoirie du Lac Beauport, Réserve Faunique de Portneuf, Station touristique Duchesnay, etc. However, there is one place, located directly in Old Quebec, where you can get familiar this amazing activity without having to plan any kind of transportation. This place is Village Nordik, in the Old Port. Over there, the friendly staff will lend you all the proper equipment you need and guide you through this ‘’ice fishing village’’. Just put on your warm winter clothing and let’s go!

Man ice fishing

YouTube time!

This place is so unique that it’s hard to put into words. So, I invite you to watch this video that I’ve made last winter. In this video, you will see my brother, Guillaume and myself enjoying a day of ice fishing at Village Nordik. You will also meet Gustave, our only catch of the day!

Ice fishing on a Custom Tour

Last winter, a group of French tourist contacted me and wanted me as their tour guide. So, I designed a Custom Tour for them and I included the Village Nordik to our walking tour our the city. I thought it would be cool for them to give it a try! It turns out they had a blast! They were so impressed to see all the families having fun, despite of the cold weather. Quebecois don’t fear winter, they embrace it.

Nomad-Tours-Quebec tour guide marie pierre lessard on a winter group walking tours

Will I be showing you the the Village Nordik during your next stay here in Quebec City? I hope so! You can contact me using the contact form below.

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