Sunny Hill Resort
If you are looking for a fun winter getaway, you can join us at Pine Cliff Resort or Bark Lake Cottage.
For a more private cottage, in a remote area on Bark Lake, please visit www.barklakecottage.com
This 3 bedroom cottage features hardwood flooring, 55' LCD television, jacuzzi bathtub, gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, DVD player, Nintendo Wii, washer/dryer and dish washer. It is located on a large lot on the lake, with a small hill, perfect for doing some sleighing!
Please check the website for pricing and availability!
If you are looking for more of a resort setting, check out Pine Cliff Resort, which is located directly on the E109 snowmobile route in the Madawaska Valley. Pine Cliff offers year-round cottage rentals which include the use of the indoor pool and hot tub, skating rink on the bay (weather permitting) and many acres to explore by snowshoe or cross-country skis.
Reserve online at www.pinecliff.com
Bark Lake Cottage Living Room Cottage #1A at Pine Cliff Resort
Crooked Slide Park Featured
Have some spare time on your hands?
If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful place to go for an afternoon drive or maybe even a little picnic, make sure to ask for directions to Crooked Slide Park. Amidst the small rapids you will find a chute that was once used by local loggers to bypass rocky passages along the creek.
The park features outdoor restrooms and a picnic area. There is also an area where you can enjoy a swim or try your luck at catching some fish!
To get there, follow Siberia Road to Barry's Bay and turn right onto Highway 60. Follow Highway 60 through the 3-way stop and continue on past the Auto Parts Extra building. Turn right onto Old Barry's Bay Road and follow that for about 12 kilometres and you will see the park on the right-hand side.
Experience Some Local Heritage!! Featured
Barry's Bay has a vast amount of Polish/ Kashubian culture for those are interested in getting a taste of local history. Wilno, our neighbouring village, was the first Polish settlement in Canada, meaning it has a lot to offer anyone looking for a cultural treat. One way to experience some Polish heritage is to stop for lunch at the Wilno Tavern, located along HWY 60, just East of Barry's Bay. The Tavern has such Polish dishes to offer as delicious, giant-sized perogies, Polish sausage with sauerkraut and cabbage rolls. Make sure to check out the Tavern's events calendar as they host a variety of musical groups through-out the year.
To get a taste of true Kashubian cuisine, you may want to visit St. Mary's Church in Wilno on Labour Day weekend for their Annual Chicken Dinner. Here they feature dishes that are more prominently Kashubian in comparison to the Polish dishes that have been adapted elsewhere.
Also be sure to attend Wilno's Annual Kashub Day which takes place on the first saturday of May every year. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and a good appetite as you will be entertained by Kashubian dance, food and other cultural activities. It is a well-attended event every year.
Before heading back to Barry's Bay, you may also want to visit the Polish Kashub Heritage Museum, which is an open-air museum located at 1112 Wilno Road North. The museum is open daily in July and August.
On your way back towards Barry's Bay, you can take a drive down Old Barry's Bay Road, where you will find some more Polish/Kashubian history. Along the road, you will notice a number of small 'Chapels' that were erected in honor of the Kashubian and Polish history. You will also come across the 'Szare Szeregi' Monument, located near the Old Barry's Bay Rd and Stan Olsheskie Rd intersection. The monument was built in dedication to scouts who were killed in World War II.