Welcome to the 2009 Canoe Lake Ice-out site!

Hello and welcome to the 2009 Canoe Lake Ice-out web site and poll. Somehow this winter feels like it's gone on forever. I received the first email of the 2009 season a few weeks ago from John Manson who wrote simply "Too much winter, I need to dream of the start of 2009 season." I couldn't agree more.

Below are a few photos from a trip to Canoe Lake two weeks ago, February 14th-16th. The conditions were incredible -- the entire lake was like a skating rink! There is a lot of solid ice this year -- at least two feet. But as always, ice-out is determined more by the weather in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April than anything else.

Stay tuned to the site for updates on conditions on Canoe Lake (and other Algonquin lakes).

Listening to the ice crack and groan on February 15th, 2009.    [Photo by Debbie Ridpath Ohi]

It was a beautiful day.    [Photo by Debbie Ridpath Ohi]

Sunset came too soon.    [Photo by Debbie Ridpath Ohi]


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You can contact Jeff about Ice-Out by email at 'iceout' + '@' + 'canoelake.ca'

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Historical Sites & Data

    Here is a table and graph of all the ice-out dates since 1989 (plus one very old data point for 1953!)

    In 2008 this site was converted to a blog format, so historical posts are now available via the archives. Previous sites have been preserved here for posterity...

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