Fire & Ice Festival
Growing up in the region has given me so many unique memories that I realized over the years was not the norm for others. For example, a strong memory that comes back to me every winter is being SO bundled up I could barely walk and lots of whining and complaining about it would drive my parents crazy. However, none of that mattered once we got to the lake, my dad helped us put on our skates, and we’d glide across REAL ICE. You know that moment where you feel like you are just going through the motions in the midst of the winter blues but all of a sudden you get a warm sunny day and you could sit there with your face directed upward towards the sky forever. Well combine that kind of day, with a beautiful view of the snow covered lake, the company of your family, and the fun of skating over a real ice surface. What I remember to be “skating SO fast” probably looked like I was fast walking across the ice but my childlike wonder was picturing the fish keeping up with my pace just beneath me. I mean there was also a lot of sibling rivalry and competitiveness which may have resulted in one of us getting a face full of snow and my dad yelling from the camp to smarten up but nonetheless winter here along the North Shore is something special.
Parks Canada (LSNMCA) wants to give you and your family these similar unique experiences that you will cherish forever. This family day come out to their Fire & Ice Festival at the Red Rock Marina where you too can tie up those skates and follow the cleared path of REAL ICE on the queen of the great lakes herself, Miss Superior. Enjoy the day from noon to 4.p.m and do what this holiday was created for… ensure quality time with your loved ones.