The bunkie is a small, yet comfortable cabin situated on the north shore of the island. It is equipped with all the necessities you could need for camping – barbecues, wood stove, fire-pit, food-prep area, cooking utensils, cutlery & crockery, as well as the all-important ‘outhouse’. You will, however, need to bring personal bedding (sheets & pillowcases and/or sleeping bags). As well as food please do not forget bottled water!
Fully insulated to keep cool in the hot summers and warm in the depths of winter the bunkie also has a green living roof which, while being an attractive addition, also acts as a secondary insulator.
Docking is only a few metres away at the wharf so unloading the boat and carrying the canoe is easy. The canoe is available for your use free of charge, allowing you to explore the shoreline and the crown islands further afield. You may also rent a boat from the marina ($300/day for something smart to get you across the entire lake or $125/d for a fishing boat).
If it is raining we still advise getting out – nets and fishing rods encourage you to brave the weather. If you prefer to hunker down out of the rain there are a number of games & books to keep you occupied.
A solar/propane “on-demand” shower enables you to wash thoroughly to be fully refreshed for dinner.
If you are coming for relaxation you may want to avoid the months of April, May, October & November as you are likely to hear chainsaws and brush-cutters while we carry out the Restoration Programme activities.
In case of an emergency, Maxim lives on the opposite side of the island. He will stay out of your way but if do you need any assistance he will be more than happy to help.
Any income is put immediately back into conservation & reforestation programmes: Once costs associated directly to the Bunkie are paid (propane accounting for 90% of this amount), all profit is then donated to a silvicultural charity. In 2019 this charity is treecanada.