Local Events & Dates

The following list is meant more for our property only and/or other dates or special events we think are of local interest, so please also check our online calendar out for additional events in the area such as (but not limited to) bingo, carpet bowling, cribbage, excercise programs, family dances, kids events, line dancing, pickleball and even Mobile Clinic dates (just to name a few).

-----------------Spring: May 7 - June 24, 2021-----------------

May 7: Rental Cottage Opens @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
        Note: Opening date is subject to Spring thaw for running water hookup.
May 24: Victoria Day/Long Weekend
June 11 - 13: Free Park Entry (Fri-Sun)
June 12 - 13: Family Fishing Weekend (Sat-Sun)
June 12: Man-Tel Spring Fishing Derby (rain-out date of Sunday June 13th, 2021)
        10:00AM to 3:00PM - Held at end of street, turn left and continue down beach
        3:15PM to 4:30PM - Food and Prizes at 74 Pinehurst
        For more details, click here for our Facebook Page, or click here for the
        2021 Spring Fishing Derby poster. (everyone of all ages welcome)
June 21: Summer Solstice
June 20: Father's Day

-----------------Summer: June 25 - Sept 2, 2021----------------

June 25: First Day Of Summer Rentals @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
July 1: Canada Day/Long Weekend
July 3: Whitesand Estates Multi-Yard Sale (roads 102 and 500) - UNCONFIRMED
July 4: Joe Malcolm Memorial Car Show (South Beach Casino) - UNCONFIRMED
July 16 - 18: Free Park Entry (Fri-Sun)
July 17 & 18: Summer Winds Family Music Festival - UNCONFIRMED
July 24: Grand Beach Halloween Trick or Treat (GBCOA) - UNCONFIRMED
August 2: Terry Fox Day/Long Weekend
August 7: Grand Beach Sandcastle Building Contest - UNCONFIRMED
August 7: Grand Beach SUP Cup - UNCONFIRMED
August 8: Hillside Beach Community Yard Sale - UNCONFIRMED
        9:00AM to 12:30PM - Held at Charlie Wall Park on Hillside Beach Road
August 11, 12 & 13: Perseids Meteor Shower Peak Mornings (visible July 17-Aug 24)
        Best viewed in the pre-dawn hours from about 11:15PM to 3:50AM.

-------------SEPTEMBER LONG WEEKEND----------------

September 3 - 6: Free Park Entry (Fri-Sun)
September 3 - 6: Labour Day/Long Weekend - Special 3 Night Weekend Rental Rate = $545 (Note: No Pool)

-----------------Fall: Sept 7 - Oct 11, 2021-------------------

September 8: First Day Of Fall Rentals @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue
September 11: Man-Tel Fall Fishing Derby (rain-out date of Sunday September 12th, 2021)
        10:00AM to 3:00PM - Held at end of street, turn left and continue down beach
        3:15PM to 4:30PM - Food and Prizes at 74 Pinehurst
        For more details, click here for our Facebook Page, or click here for the
        2021 Fall Fishing Derby poster. (everyone of all ages welcome)
September 12: Grandparent's Day
September 22: Fall Equinox
October 11: Thanksgiving Day

-----------------CLOSED: Oct 15 - May 6, 2022------------------

October 15: Rental Cottage Closes @ 74 Pinehurst Avenue

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NOTE: A more detailed and up-to-date local events online calendar that we maintain can be viewed by clicking here. In our online calendar you will find many current events put on by many groups around the area, including the Grand Beach Cottage Owners Association (the live GBCOA site may need updating to current year's events but can still be used as a reference) and the Grand Beach & Area Development Corporation (again their website of events may need updating or not have as much listed, but all local events from both sites will be in our online calendar as we are made aware of new events in the area, so that is the best place to check for what's happening).

You can also check out copies of the current & some past GBCOA calendars here:
Current GBCOA Calendar, July 2019 (126 KB), August 2019 (129 KB), 2017 (2.4 MB), 2016 (122 KB), 2015 (5.34 MB), 2014 (88 KB), 2013 (152 KB), 2012 (104 KB), 2011 (124 KB)
(Note: past GBCOA events usually repeat however the dates/weeks of the events may change).
Participation in some events put on by the GBCOA may require the purchase of a membership card, however we purchase a cabin membership which renters are allowed to use during their stay so they do not need to purchase their own personal memberships.

Things To See/Do Around The Grand Marais Area

Grand Marais - Year Round: Bar/Restaurant & Beer Vender, Gas Station & Convenience Store, Geo-Caching,
   Grocery Store & MLCC, Hiking Trails, Information Centre (with Free WiFi & Public Washrooms),
   Play Structures, Post Office, Restaurants.
Grand Marais - Seasonal: Arcades, Biking Trails, Clothing Shops, Food Stands, Restaurants, RV Parks,
   Rocky and/or Sandy Beaches (great for Fishing-check the Best Fishing Times here & Kite Boarding).

Grand Beach Provincial Park - Year Round: Hiking Trails, Play Structures, Public Barbecues, Public Washrooms.
Grand Beach Provincial Park - Seasonal: Basketball Hoops, Beach Volleyball, Biking Trails, Boat Launch,
   Boat Rentals (Non-Motorized), Campground, Food Stands, Laundry Mat, Public Showers, Skateboard Park,
   Tennis Courts, White Fine Sand Beaches (great for Sand Castles & Sun Bathing).
More Info: Grand Beach Provincial Park

Near by: Golf (Beaches-18, Grand Pines-18, Victoria Beach-9, Pine Falls-9), Personal Hot Tub Rentals,
South Beach Casino (Hwy 59 South at Scanterbury), Trails for Hiking (like the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail)
& Biking & for ATVs (located off Hwy 59), plus Various Seasonal and Year Round Food Stands/Restaurants and Bars.


Rentals of Kayaks, Quads, Side-By-Sides & Personal Water Craft

If you'd like to be on the water and explore the area, a canoe, kayak, or other watercraft is a great way to see things
from a different point of view. We own two 2016 8-ft Pelican Pursuit 80x Sit-In Kayaks, great for kids and adults alike:


Each kayak is designed for a single rider. Operator should be at least 8 years old and be supervised by an adult if under 14.
A 7' paddle (and paddle tether and a bailing device) will be included with each kayak. If you don't have your own life jackets we can provide some.
Kayak Rates: Single Day= $20, 2 or 3 Days = $18/Day, 4 or 5 Days = $16/Day, More Than 5 Days = $14/Day
Note: For our cottage renters only. Days do not need to be consecutive but need to be during same cottage rental period.

If you'd like to explore the riding trails in the area, an ATV is a great option. We own two ATV/Quads,
a yellow 2003 Can-Am Rally 200 (176cc 4x2) and a green 2002 Polaris Sportsman 400 (425cc 4x4):

Each Quad can handle 2 riders, but only the Polaris has a 2nd seat whereas the Can-Am just has a cushion for the passenger to sit on the back rack, but it is still a reasonably comfortable ride. All Quad drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a class 5 (or better) driver's license. The tanks will be full of premium fuel (gasoline), so please only use premium fuel if refilling them during your rental period. We have premium fuel available at the cottage to top up the tanks when you return the Quads, which is charged at the current premium fuel rates. If you don't have your own helmets we can provide some, most with a microphone and speakers installed in them. We also have four 2-way walkie-talkies available, and a push-to-talk button is installed on the left handlebar to make communication easy for the driver.
Can-Am 200 Rates: Single Day= $140, 2 or 3 Days = $125/Day, 4 or 5 Days = $110/Day, More Than 5 Days = $95/Day
Polaris 400 Rates: Single Day= $170, 2 or 3 Days = $150/Day, 4 or 5 Days = $135/Day, More Than 5 Days = $120/Day
2-Way Walkie-Talkie Rates: No Additional Charge with ATV Rental, 1 Per Helmet/Rider.
Note: For our cottage renters only. Days do not need to be consecutive but need to be during same cottage rental period.

Snow Much Fun
Can-Am OUTLANDER MAX XT 650 Can-Am DEFENDER XT HD-10
Sea-Doo Wake 170 Sea-Doo Wake Pro 230
Another option to consider would be renting a Can-Am Quad or Side-By-Side (ATV) from Snow Much Fun
located in Winnipeg, MB. They also have Sea-Doo Personal Water Craft (PWC) rentals available if you want
to spend more time on the lake. They can even deliver the equipment to you at our cottage in Grand Marais,
or you can bring the equipment out with you using one of their trailers that is included with the rental.



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