||We are on an
island so the only access is by boat. We bring guests across by motorboat,
which is why we prefer that you arrive by 6pm or contact us if that is not
A propane BBQ is located near the sauna deck for guest use. There is also a picnic area
on the mainland with charcoal BBQs.
pillows and wool blankets on the beds, but no sheets and pillowcases. Guests
must bring their own bedding. We recommend sleeping bags as they are usually
easier to bring than sheets.
||We rent 14 ft
aluminum fishing boats. Only boats owned by the lodge are allowed on the lake.
(See our Things to Do page for a
||Yes, this is
northern Ontario and we do have blackflies from late May to mid-June. Mosquito
season runs from mid-June to mid-July. As the lodge is on an island, mosquitos
are not usually a problem except in the evenings.
||As Killarney is
a wilderness park you cannot take cans and bottles when you go out into the
park. However, you are allowed to have them at the lodge.
||We are located
inside Killarney Provincial Park - a popular wilderness canoeing destination.
We rent a variety of canoes to our guests through
||There are no
telephones in the cabins and we are generally out of cell phone range. Most
people can get a cell phone signal from the top of the hill behind the lodge.
(See our Things to Do page for a
time is after 2:30pm and our check-out time is before 10:00am. If you plan on arriving after
6pm, please make sure you let us know as we have to be watching to bring you
across the lake.
||There is, of
course, no guarantee on when the tree colours will peak. We usually suggest
the 3rd week in September, but they can be as late as the 1st week in
||We have large
and small mouth bass (open from the last Saturday in June) and northern pike
(open year round.)
||It is a good
idea to get gas before leaving Hwy 69 as Killarney is the only place to get gas
once you turn off.
||You can access
the main park hiking trail at the end of Bell Lake - a short canoe ride from
the lodge. This is the access for Silver Peak as well (see the activities page
for a photo).
connection uses a lot of power, and so is only used when the sun shines and so
internet use cannot be guarranteed.
||We supply pots
and pans, dishes and cooking and eating utensils. There is a propane stove top
(no oven) and a propane refrigerator.
|| There is no
electricity in the cabins, so lighting is provided by wall mounted propane
lights. Please do not use candles in the cabins - we are a very long way
from a fire station.
||During July and
August the cabins are rented by the week only, with Cabins #2 and 3 renting
from Saturday to Saturday, and Cabins #4 and Shuska from Sunday to Sunday.
Outside of July and August the cabins rent for a minimum three night stay. We
do not take reservations for just one night.
Lodge is open from approximately mid-May to mid-October. The operating season
depends on the weather as we cannot access the lodge until the ice is gone from
||You can pay by
cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Sorry - we cannot accept debit cards due to
||Sorry, we do not
||All of the
cabins have propane fridges, however please remember that they are
smaller than you have at home (less than 8 cu. ft.), and the freezer is quite
small. (Here is a link to a photo of a typical fridge.) Sorry - we cannot sell ice due to our own
be made by phone or email anytime after January 1st for the following summer. We
operate almost 100% by reservation and it is rare that we can accept a guest
without a reservation.
restaurants are in Killarney, approximately 40 minutes away.
||Bell Lake Road
is a gravel road that is always open once the snow has gone. However it should
be driven with care as there can be sudden dips.
||The town of
Killarney is the closest place to shop (approximately 40 minutes away), however
it is very limited and so we recommend that you bring your supplies for the
week. Killarney is fun to visit for ice cream and fish and chips, and the
Killarney Park office sells souvenirs.
||We request that
guests only smoke outside the cabins.
||Bell Lake is
great for swimming with very few weeds and a moderate temperature (by Canadian
standards!). There is a very small sand beach with shallow water for the little
sales tax) is 13% on all goods and services.
||Lake water is
not considered drinkable due to changes in health regulations. Water should be
boiled before drinking or you should bring drinking water with
often see black bear, moose, deer and beavers. Wolf siteings are becoming more
common. Of course, there are no guarantees!
|| All of our
cabins (except Shuska) have woodstoves for heat. We provide firewood for heat
at no extra charge.
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