Our Donation to Ottawa's Montfort Hospital Foundation
Our 2023 PIIFA Invitational Ice Fishing Derby was cancelled because of the short ice fishing season but we still managed to make a donation to Ottawa's Montfort Hospital Foundation. Thanks to all the people and sponsors who donated cash and prizes towards the event. With their generous donations, we were able to donate $1,590.00 to the foundation.
Check out he Montfort Hospital Foundation website for the story and photos from our recent donation. We have already started planning for next year's derby, so hopefully we will get back to normal winter weather.
Join us on the new PIIFA YouTube Page
PIIFA has a new YouTube page. Truth is we lost the login credentials for the old page, so we had to create a new one. We have been creating and uploading shorts and videos since we started with lots more to come.
So far, content includes many of the videos from the old days of PIIFA including the 2005 Petrie Island Ice Fishing Derby and the recovery of a pick-up that went through the ice in 2009. Others include Ron's first trip to Petrie Island ice fishing in 2003 and a documentary of the 2013 PIIFA parage float that took first prize in the Santa's Parade of Lights in Orleans.
Not only that, we have uploaded a bunch of newer videos and shorts with more to come! Check out the new PIIFA YouTube page and don't forget to subscribe for the latest videos!
We're getting some great photos from the ice fishermen of Baitshop Bay but we want more photos for this season's Anglers Gallery. How was your week-end? These people had a great time. We wanna see your photos!!! Send us your best pics and we'll put them in the 2023 PIIFA Anglers Gallery.
Petrie Island Visitor Information
Petrie Island is a fantastic place for a day outing of ice fishing. Situated just east of Ottawa on the Ottawa River, Petrie Island offers beautiful scenery and a tremendous variety of fish. Species include crappie, perch, northern pike, walleye and much more!
Visitors and Guests
Early in the season, when the ice is still thin, vehicle traffic in the ice fishing village is restricted to hut owners, guests and individuals renting ice huts from The Petrie Island Marina. Visitors are asked to park their vehicles on Trim Road or Jeanne d'Arc and walk down on to the ice. Vehicles of guests entering the ice village must pay a $5.00 entry fee. The fee is payable at the bait shop located at the entrance.
Ice Hut Rentals at Petrie Island
The Oziles Marina offers ice hut rentals to visitors at Petrie Island. Ice huts range in a wide variety of sizes and can accommodate individuals and groups up to 15 people. All equipment is included in the price and they will even drill your holes!
Some of the most popular pages on piifa.ca!
Photo of The Week
Our Archive of past photos of the week on the website.
The Angler's Gallery
Photos submitted by our fellow Petrie Island ice fishermen.
PIIFA Kids Zone
Fun, puzzles, coloring and games for the kids of PIIFA.
The Ice Hut Archive
Our most recent archive of the ice huts and shacks of Petrie Island.
The PIIFA Archives
Photos and Videos from the early days of PIIFA.
The Photo of the Week
Some of the best photos submitted by you!
It's cold out there!
During the cold snap in early February, our pal, Rick Beaudoin tried out the hot water in cold weather thing and the results were spectacular!
Watch the video