Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Winter fun in Northwestern Ontario

March is a Great Time to Visit

It's early March and still no real signs of spring in Northwestern Ontario. Yes, the sun is warmer and the days longer which is great, but the temperatures have not been very spring like so far. February's average temperature was almost 3 degrees celsius colder than normal - which is what they said it would be. No matter, March is the best winter month to visit Ontario's Sunset Country. The weather is usually ideal for outdoor activities like ice fishing, snowmobiling skiing or just taking a winter hike. The white glitter of winter is still here, but it is actually nice and comfortable to be outside.

The fishing is really "hot" at this time of year and the cold water makes those walleye taste even better than usual. Get out on the ice, catch some fish and enjoy time with your friends or family. We have pretty good snow depths in most parts of the region - a little below normal but not too bad for the snowmobiler. You can run your machine for miles and miles on our great wilderness snowmobile trails. The cross-country ski trails are also in prime shape if you like to get out and see the wilderness in winter.


megankalu said...

Would you happen to know how i can obtain and aerial view of Lac Des Mille Lac with names of all the little islands depicted on a map or aerial view?

Thank you for your help with this
you can respond to

megankalu said...

Me again... I forgot to ask one more question for you experienced outdoorsmen out there... I need to know where i can find any rivers around sand point or if there are any?

Unknown said...

Hi margote: Lac De Milles Lacs is a very large lake. There would be Federal Government topographic maps available - at 1:250,000 or 1:50:000 scale. These are available from the Map Office in Winnipeg. Their toll free number is 1-877-627-7226 or They also have maps showing river systems in the region.