The Québecois have created a multitude of ways to enjoy winter. Ice fishing can be as posh or basic as you wish. Although there is no getting around the duty of drilling fishing holes into the fjord.
The lovely lady in the middle of the photo above showed us how to drill the ice fishing holes with a drill the size of a small person. She was tough! I’m certain I wouldn’t be able to drill with such ease.
I enjoyed exploring this particular fishing village with my LC-A+ and cross process 35mm film.
After drilling, cabins are placed on top of and around the fishing holes.
It truly is a stunning place to get comfortable and wait for the fish to bite.
Some cabins have toilets inside and some have outhouses. Wood burning stoves often keep the cabins warm and convertible sofas are popular decor.
It’s not common to stay the night in these small cabins and there are some rules to follow when ice fishing, but it’s quite easy to join the fun. For more information visit Tourisme Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
Yes, Baie des Ha! Ha! really includes exclamation marks!
May your journey be your muse,