Amenities

Main Lodge

The main lodge is the hub of it all:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Pool table
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Poker chips
  • Books
  • Business table with public phone
  • Coffee/tea
  • Tuck shop: snacks, soft drinks, tackle, fishing gear and souvenir apparel

Cottages

  • Fully equipped with all the amenities from home.
  • Fresh towel exchange daily.
  • Trash Removal Daily **please see our trash and recycling policy at the bottom of this page

Boats/Motors/Equipment

  • All fishing packages include our 18 ft cedar strip, hand-crafted boats powered by 20HP Yamaha motors (one boat per 2 adults)
  • All boats are equipped with padded seats, seat cushions, landing nets and bait containers.
  • We do provide life jackets however it is advisable you bring your own.
  • Boreal Escape packages include 16 ft, hand-crafted Paluski Passage canoes. One canoe per 2 adults and paddles are provided. We do have a selection of life jackets however it is advisable you bring your own.

Bait

Bait is available for purchase on site. We keep a good supply of minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches when they are in season.

Dock Service

When you arrive on the dock each morning, you will find your boat and or canoe has been cleaned, the seats wiped down, and a full tank of gas (boats!) waiting for you. Our friendly dock attendants are on hand to make sure you have all you require before you head out on the lake. Upon your return we will greet you and service your equipment so that you are always ready for the open water!

Dining Room

All breakfasts and dinners are served in the dining room in the main lodge (cottage delivery should government COVID-19 guidelines force the dining room closed).

  • Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:00 am
  • Lunch: to go – please place your order for your lunch choice the night before with your dinner server.
  • Bagged Lunch: sandwiches, fruit, treat
  • Shore Lunch Kit: all you require to cook your catch over a fire at one of our designated shore lunch sites.
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm

Guests with special dietary considerations should advise the lodge at least three weeks prior to arrival to ensure we have source the supplies to cater to your needs. Our chef and kitchen attendants are experienced with all sorts of dietary restrictions and will be pleased to ensure your needs are met.

Drinking Water

The main lodge has a tap with filtered and UV treated water for drinking. Each cottage is equipped with large jugs for filling at the main lodge to ensure you have cooking and drinking water always on hand. The water from the taps in the cottages has not been treated. We suggest all guests bring reusable water bottles to fill at the main lodge to take out on the lake with you during the day. Guests who bring cases of plastic water bottles will be asked to bring their empties home with them as per our trash and recycling policy.

Ice

Cube and block ice is available from the main lodge. Alternatively you may obtain treated water from the main lodge to fill the ice trays in your cottage freezer.

Electricity

Electricity is currently generated on site with our diesel power plants. To help the environment we do turn off the generators for a couple of hours each afternoon, and then again from 12:30am to 6:00am. Should you require electricity during this time for sleep ap machines or other essential items please request one of our portable power packs.

Licences

All guests who plan to fish must obtain their Ontario Fishing Licences prior to arriving at Mar Mac Lodge. To purchase your licence visit www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/fishing.

Internet/Cell Phones/Satellite Phones

  • Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the main lodge by way of a satellite internet connection. Please do not expect upload and download speeds like a wired in service at home!
  • There is no cell coverage in our area. The lodge is equipped with a telephone that acts like a regular “landline” but actually works over radio waves. This phone is available for public use.
  • We do not rent satellite phones, however some guests will opt to bring their own, or rent one from home to travel with.

Fish Processing

We are pleased to offer processing of your catch. Our trained team members will prepare your catch for transporting home or for cooking.  Fish processing hours are from 9am to 5pm daily. For those requiring processing outside of scheduled hours, we will kindly offer you a filleting tutorial in order you may process your own catch in our fully equipped fish processing facility. Guide services do include fish processing. Although there is no charge for this service, the fish cleaners and packagers would appreciate a fair gratuity in return.

Guide Service

We do have knowledgeable, experienced guides available for hire by the day. We recommend you reserve your guide in advance of your arrival to ensure you won’t be disappointed. Your guide will show you all the current hot spots and techniques, will cook you an amazing shore lunch, and will process any fish you catch and keep that day.

House Keeping Service

Due to COVID-19 protocol, we do not expect to be able to offer daily housekeeping service as once you enter your cottage we will not be able to enter it again until you vacate. Each day we will provide you with a fresh towel exchange and will remove your trash. Should you require anything in your cottage to make your stay better simply come down the main lodge and speak to one of our friendly representatives.

Life Preservers/Life Jackets

Each person in a water vessel MUST have a personal flotation device that fits properly, is in good condition and is approved for wear in Canada or the USA. While we do have a large selection on hand, we strongly suggest you bring your own to ensure a proper fit. This is especially important for those of you traveling with small children. Please make sure you bring a properly fit PDF for your youngsters!

Supplies

For your convenience, with three weeks advance notice, we would be pleased to arrange to have available for your arrival any supplies that would make your stay more comfortable. Orders will be surcharged 10% plus any additional transportation costs.

Travel Arrangements

We would be pleased to assist you in making your travel arrangements. We have special partnerships with several hotels for pre- and post-Mar Mac stays. We will book all flights directly with White River Air or other air services as required. We can help you with rail tickets, trip itineraries, hotels, rental cars and more. Simply let us know what you are looking for.

North Superior Travel Itinerary

We have created a document to help you to explore the North Shore of Lake Superior as you travel from Sault Ste. Marie to White River. This is one of the most beautiful drives in the country and we suggest you take some time to see the beauty of this area. Our itinerary will give you directions for points of interest, lookouts, beaches, hiking trails, waterfalls, interesting businesses, and shops and even point you towards some Indigenous Pictographs!

Lets Talk About Trash

Dealing with trash is one of the most challenging aspects of running a remote resort. Starting in 2021 we expect all guests to help us lessen our impact on the environment. As we have done for several years we will continue to ask you to separate your trash. Daily we will remove your organic waste. These will be composted at an off-site location. Also, daily we will remove your paper burnable products. We ask that you rinse your metal cans, plastic bottles and containers, and glass bottles and jars and BRING THEM HOME WITH YOU. Please pack in such a way that you have a tote durable enough to bring these recyclables on your trip home. Let us all work together to ensure our forests remain pristine for generations to enjoy. Should you require a container for your recycling pre-departure please ask us, we will surely be able to find something suitable for you to use. Guests who do not respect this policy will face a $100.00 fee to help us cover the costs of transporting your recyclables to a facility in town.

We know we do not need to say this, but PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE TRASH ANYWHERE IN THE FOREST OR ALONG THE LAKE SHORE. AND NEVER, EVER, DUMP TRASH INTO OUR LAKE.