Photo cred - Pêche Vieux-Montréal
The cold may suck, but as with all of life's hurdles, you need to find the silver lining, and in Montreal, it's that with dropping temperatures also comes the opening of the Old Port's Ice Fishing Village. December's warm weather wasn't fit for ice fishing, but January's deep freeze has made the grounds solid and safe, with the official opening date of the Montreal Ice Fishing Village now set for next Wednesday, January 14th.
Montreal's Ice Fishing Village is located right by the Clock Tower Quay in the Old Port, with heated cabin (and tents) shelters, capable of housing up to 12 people, set up all on the ice. Everything from poles to fishing licenses (which you will need) is on-site for you, so no need to bring anything but your body and the desire to fish.
Two things you can bring along, if you so choose, is food and snacks, and (amazingly) alcohol, just so long as it's not a copious amount. The fact that you can pack your own drinks and snacks is pretty amazing, as you can chill out with friends, have a few beers, and spend a relaxing winter day ice fishing like they did in the old days, minus the brews maybe.
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