Friday, November 18, 2022

Not quite ready for skating, but Oliver Lake took on a bit of a winter look this week


Oliver Lake, one of the popular spots for a quick getaway around
Prince Rupert is starting to see a bit of a winter vibe

With the evenings finding temperatures just below the Zero mark, the surface of Oliver Lake saw the beginnings of a bit of ice this past week; though with warming temperatures through the days, the opportunity for a skate around the Lake is still more than a few weeks off in the distance, depending on the whims of Mother Nature.

The Lake located just before the Ridley Island Access road along Highway 16 makes for a popular winter spot when the ice is solid.  The frozen surface the venue for many a pick up shinny match, a chance to test out some figure skating routines, or just for a family skate.

For now the advice is to obviously stay off the lake, which is nowhere near ready for any kind of outdoor activity. 

Short term hopes for a chance for a turn around the lake seem unlikely with a warming trend and the more familiar rains of November on the way for the next week or so.

But keep your eyes on the Environment Canada forecasts for the period of long lasting cold that can arrive over the next few months, to turn the Lake into a community winter wonderland with bonfires on the shoreline while young and old take to the ice.

More community themes can be found through our archive page.

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