MINAKI & THE WINNIPEG RIVER
ABOUT MINAKI & THE WINNIPEG RIVER
Minaki cottages for sale are located about 45 minutes north of Kenora via highway 596. This well used road provides great access any time of the year. Via Rail also has a stop in this quaint hamlet a few times a week to allow passengers a glimpse of this fantastic part of the country. The area has lodges, camps, a float plane base, a convenience store, and marinas where you can stock up on supplies for your much anticipated family retreat. Properties in this area offer buyers a truly tranquil setting for you to escape your hectic city life and get back to nature!
Did you know you can boat from Minaki all the way to Kenora? The Winnipeg River stretches about 34km of navigable and charted waterway from the north side of Kenora to Minaki and beyond. It's a great way to spend a day and see some very unique geography. While a series of dams separate Lake of the Woods from the Winnipeg River, so you can't boat into Lake of the Woods, there are several boat launches and public access points to get into Kenora and Keewatin.
Explore Minaki & The Winnipeg River Real Estate
While Lake of the Woods might get a little more glory, Minaki and the Winnipeg River has plenty to offer and is steeped in history from a bygone era. Minaki was established as a vacation destination 100+ years ago when the National Transcontinental Railway crossing over the Winnipeg River was constructed. At one time it was home to one of the grandest lodges in North America; The Minaki Lodge.
Now, Minaki real estate consists of waterfront lots, property within the townsite, rustic off-grid cabins, private islands and custom built cottages for a bit of luxury in the woods.The Minaki townsite is situated on the north shore of Gun Lake where it flows into the Winnipeg River along the CN Rail main line. From here you can access a variety of lakes and channels to fish, paddle or watch the eagles sore. Lakes such as Pistol Lake, Sand Lake, Big Sand Lake and Rough Rock Lake are all part of this area. Whether you are looking for a specific spot along the Winnipeg River or on one of these connected lakes, we're confident we can find you your family's perfect getaway!
Minaki, Ontario Community Highlights
Living or cottaging in the Minaki area allows you to get in your boat and head out on the water for the day any time you feel like it! There is so much to explore it would take you a lifetime to explore every nook and bay on this water system. Whether you want to waterski, kayak, canoe, fish, or simply cruise the waterways taking in your surroundings, you'll never get tired of all that Minaki and the Winnipeg River has to offer. If boating isn't your thing there are still plenty of things to do. May we suggest:
- Take a hike or spend the night at Minaki Yurt Adventure
- For a unique dining experience visit Reid's Birch Island Resort
- Head to the floatplane base at River Air on Pistol Lake and head north for a fly-in fishing adventure
- For experienced climbers, hit the Gooseneck, a quick drive from Minaki
- Gather your friends and head to Octo Island for Bargefest (2018 date to be announced)
Do you require more information about Minaki cottages for sale? Contact Cabin Country Realty Ltd. to show you Minaki, Ontario real estate that will fit your lifestyle.