Our mission is to share the beauty and abundance of Northern Ontario’s boreal forest. We provide an amazing combination of unspoiled wilderness, unparalleled beauty, exceptional comfort and world-class fishing to those seeking an exclusive wilderness experience.
Our family has been providing quality wilderness vacations on Esnagi Lake for over 60 years! Debbie’s grandfather, Ivan MacLachlan, started with the original “Camp 88 Lodge” location in the late 1950’s and her father, Don MacLachlan, acquired Mar Mac Lodge in 1972. Don and Marcy MacLachlan successfully operated Mar Mac through the 70s, 80s and into the 90s, while raising their four children. Not a feat for the faint of heart!!! Debbie MacLachlan was raised on site and she and Ken Johnston took over operations in 1994. More recently, Emily and Will Johnston grew up on the property and both spent much time working in the business.
It is incredibly exciting to know we are now very close to transitioning Mar Mac Lodge to the FOURTH generation! Both Emily and Will have completed post-secondary education in the hospitality management field. Emily has joined the team full time as of fall of 2020. Will is busy gaining experience and knowledge with other employment but plans to return to Mar Mac in the future.