2018 Algonquin Park Ice Out Contest

Contest Winners:

After what seemed like spring would almost never come and an almost record late ice out in Algonquin Park this season, we are happy to announce that Ice Out for our contest officially occurred in the late afternoon on Thursday May 10th 2018.

Officially Algonquin Park “ice out” is declared when the ice is off Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park, “when at boat can safely navigate from the Lake Opeongo Access Point (our Lake Opeongo Store) to the Happy Isle Portage in the North Arm of Lake Opeongo“. We’ll start trying with our Lake Opeongo Water Taxi once they are in the water.

Our Winners are:

  • Paul Gordon, Ottawa – $100 AO Gift Card (randomly selected from winners)

Winners of our $25 off their next rental with Algonquin Outfitters:

  • Mark Fenton, Barrie, ON
  • Josh Benish, Toronto, ON
  • Vicki Kensinger, Mount Gretns, PA
  • Ryan Mcleod, Grand Bend, ON
  • Alyssa Gingras, Guelph, ON
  • Courtney Sinclair, Mansfield QC
  • Edward Barras, Mississauga, ON
  • Suzanne Belbeck, London, ON
  • Alli Wilson, Chatham, ON
  • Kirsten Dell, Petawawa, ON
  • Marko Mrkobrada, London, ON
  • Laura DiFlorio, Baysville, ON
  • Andre Boismier, Windsor, ON
  • Ken McCormick, Guelph, ON
  • Mike Carmody, Tweed, ON

I know we said we were just going to award up to 12 runner up prizes but we felt we would reward everyone who guessed the date since it was so late this year and we had so many entries in our 2018 Ice Out Contest.  Happy paddling for the season and remember to always be safe on the water by wearing your PFD or lifejacket, don’t over load your boat and paddle with friends.  #PaddleON #IceOut2018.


For a little help picking your date be sure to visit the Friends of Algonquin Park ice out page or check out our March 22nd Ice Out Report and our more recent April 18th Ice Out Report.  Another interesting way to see the ice out conditions in Algonquin Park is by following the Modis Satellite images that are published every day.

Compare March 26th to April 2nd 2018

If you experience difficulty accessing the contest on your mobile device try this link.