March 1 – March 31

Pack Ice Season

Fogo Island is perched in the powerful Labrador Current, which brings multi-year pack ice to the Island’s shores starting in “the long hungry month” of March each year. The pack ice moves and breathes with the current, creaking and groaning as the waters shift beneath it. Spot seals and seabirds scurrying across the floes and track changes in the ice as it moves in and out of Fogo Island’s harbours with the tides. Pack ice season is starkly dramatic: the perfect time for landscape and wildlife photography. Take advantage of longer, sunnier days and perfect conditions for snowmobiling and snowshoeing through the Island’s interior. Visit winter cabins, skate on frozen ponds, and breathe in the freshest of air that holds both the stillness of winter and the hopefulness of spring.