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Guess the ice out date for Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Provincial Park

Contest open until Tuesday, March 31st, 2020* at 11:59 pm

NOTICE: We will delay the announcement of our winners until after Algonquin Park reopens, expected on May 1st 2020, currently, to avoid confusion about when the park will be open.

*We reserve the right to extend the contest depending on ice conditions

Grand Prize: $100 AO Gift Card, Parkbus passes for two &
a Lake of Bays Brewing Co. $50 Gift Certificate for the Huntsville Brewhouse

Stephen Derraugh from Grant Propane Muskoka will provide:
2nd Place: Trucker style insulated lunch bag, fleece wrap, toque & Wildflower honey
3rd Place: Toque & Wildflower honey
4th Place: Wildflower honey

Plus: The first 12 people who guess the correct date will receive an
AO coupon for $25 off when they spend $100 or more at Algonquin Outfitters.

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And our winners are:

Lorry Brandon - Minden, Ontario
Grand Prize: $100 AO Gift Card, Parkbus passes for two &
a Lake of Bays Brewing Co. $50 Gift Certificate for the Huntsville Brewhouse

Anothny Apostoli - Toronto, Ontario
2nd Place: Trucker style insulated lunch bag, fleece wrap, toque & Wildflower honey + an AO Coupon

Kate Fox - Dundas, Ontario
3rd Place: Toque & Wildflower honey + an AO Coupon

Alisa Schaefer - Alias Craig, Ontario
4th Place: Wildflower honey + an AO Coupon

The following people will receive a AO coupon for $25 off when they spend $100 or more at Algonquin Outfitters.

Michelle Holms - Midland Michigan
Fria McVay - Oakville Ontario
Heather Gibbons - Huntsville, Ontario
Cody Baumhour - Barrie, Ontario
Hayley McGregor - Innisfil, Ontario
Jeanne Cecile - Milton, Ontario
Stefan Sangiorgio - Vaughan, Ontario
Anni He - Kitchener, Ontario
Dell Hallett - Almonte, Ontario

Thank you for everyone who entered

Keep following us on Facebook and Twitter,  with the hash tag #IceOut2020.  We'll be posting more ice out reports up until we announce our winners in this contest.  Personally I'm hoping of an ice out date around April 24th 2020 to coincide with the opening of Algonquin Park.

Thank you to everyone who entered and to our partners; Parkbus, Huntsville Brewhouse and Grant Propane Muskoka.

See more at Http://www.algonquinoutfitters.com

It's also a great time to start planning your Algonquin Park canoe trip

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Entry Form

Please complete the information below to enter our contest and register your date choice.
Your Name, Email and your date guess are the only mandatory fields if your in a rush.

Optional photo observation

Optionally we'd like to provide you to submit your own observations of current conditions in Algonquin Park. If you wish to submit a photo with your guess please provide the following information:

  • Date of your photo
  • Location of your photo
  • Comment about your observation

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Thanks for entering & good luck!

We'll announce the winner when the ice is out on Lake Opeongo, Algonquin Provincial Park!
In the mean time be sure to follow these pages for more ice out reports.

Looking for more information on Algonquin Park & Algonquin Outfitters

Algonquin Outfitters Facebook Page

Algonquin Outfitters Ice Out Blog

The Friends of Algonquin Park Facebook Page

Ontario Park's Blog Ice Out Reports

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1035 Algonquin Outfitters Road
Dwight, Ontario, P0A 1H0
GPS location: 45.3812°, -78.9250°
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Phone: 705-635-2243
Fax: 705-635-1834
Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-469-4948

Thank you to our partners too: Parkbus & Lake of Bays Brewing Co. Huntsville Brewhouse and Grant Propane Musokoka.



Official Rules

Copyright 2020 Algonquin Outfitters


Lake Opeongo Ice Out Contest Rules

Algonquin Outfitters Ice Out Contest is a fun way to celebrate the beginning of the spring season in Algonquin Provincial Park.  This contest is open to persons over the age of 18, Parents or guardians can enter on behalf of youth at their discretion.  All entries must be submitted by the contest form prior to April 1st 11:49pm (Midnight)

March 20th 2020 NOTICE: Because Algonquin Park has closed due to the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak we will be delaying announcing our winners until after Ontario Parks have reopened (even if the ice goes out before the opening of the parks). We have chosen to delay our announcement to not create confusion around the closure/reopening of Ontario Parks.

In the case that an actual ice out date can not be determined, we will randomly select our winners from the possible dates that the ice out could have occurred.  


Everyone* who guesses the right ice-out date will receive a $25 off when they spend $100 or more Algonquin Outfitters coupon.  One lucky winner will be random drawn from those who submitted the correct date for a Grand Prize $100 AO Gift Card, two passes on the Parkbus (worth $200), and a $50 Gift Certificate from Lake of Bays Brewing Co.Huntsville Brewhouse .

Prizes must be accepted as awarded, have no cash equivalent and are not refundable. Rental coupons must be utilized within two years of the draw date. The number of eligible entries received by the contest closing date will determine the odds of winning a prize.  * - a maximum of 12 rental coupons and half-price appetizer coupons will be awarded in order correct guesses were submitted.

Winner Selection Process

Lake Opeongo's ice out date shall be determined by Algonquin Outfitters when the AO Water Taxi can safely navigate from the Lake Opeongo Access Point to the Happy Isle Portage in the North Arm of Lake Opeongo.

Ice out for Algonquin Park's largest lake, Lake Opeongo, has ranged from as early as March 29 (2012) to as late as May 15 (1972). The current average ice out date is April 28. The official ice out date for Lake Opeongo in 2019 and 2018 was a later May 10th.  Lets hope for an earlier ice out in 2020.

In the event that the contest sponsors are unable to notify the selected entrant within 14 days of the draw, that selected entry may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one prize will be awarded per contest winner, household, family, group or organization.


The contest sponsors accept no liability for errors on material distributed for this program.

All entries successfully submitted become the property of Algonquin Outfitters, who assumes no responsibility for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries or email, nor for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit a user’s ability to participate. Algonquin Outfitters reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond its control, corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest.

By participating in this program, all participants and award winners agree that Algonquin Outfitters, its partnerships, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of such entities’ respective officers, directors, agents and employees are not responsible or liable for any injury, loss illness, litigation or damage that may occur from participation in the promotion or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prizes. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of Ontario and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of that province.

All winners will be subject to a skill testing question to be eligible for their prize.

Entrants Agree

By entering this contest, entrants agree to be governed by these rules, and, if requested, agree to have their name and photograph used without compensation for advertising purposes related to this contest.

Entrants also agree to receive communications via email or telephone from Algonquin Outfitters as a condition of entry. Contact may be made to validate the entry form and to present additional offers from Algonquin Outfitters, only if requested.  Requests to unsubscribe from the contest should be sent to contest@algonquinoutfitters.com.

Excluded Participants

Contest organizers, Algonquin Outfitters Staff and their direct family members are excluded from this contest.

Winners List

A winners list can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Algonquin Outfitters Contests” Contest Winners List, 86 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2C7. Please indicate which contest you are inquiring about. We also often post the results on our website, www.algonquinoutfitters.com.

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