The Village Nordik is ‘fishing’ for business

Photos by Cassandra Kerwin

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Ice fishing at the Village Nordik requires specialized tools: a perforated stainless steel ladle to clear ice fragments from the fishing hole, a fishing rod and a rod holder, which is useful while waiting for the fish to bite.  

 

All photos by Cassandra Kerwin  

 

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Tickets for the Village Nordik are still in high demand. Reserve your fishing spot before the season ends on March 7. For more information and time slots, visit villagenordik.com.

 

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A fishing rod rests by a fishing hole at the Village Nordik at Louise Basin. Better hope a big one doesn’t pull the rod into the hole! 

 

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The Village Nordik is back on the frozen Louise Basin in the Old Port district of Quebec City. The inflatable igloos offer visitors a unique, cozy ice-fishing experience, protected from the frigid temperatures and strong winds coming off of the St. Lawrence River.

The basin was named after Princess Louise, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. The wife of John Campbell, the Marquess of Lorne and the governor general of Canada from 1878 to 1883, Princess Louise officially laid the cornerstone of the basin during a visit to Quebec City in July 1880.

 

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The Ville de Québec and Tourisme Québec igloos stand side by side at the Village Nordik.

 

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It appears that some people arrived by sailboat at this Village Nordik igloo for some ice fishing. The village will be open daily during spring break from Feb. 25 to March 7.