It is time to experience


Frosty weather calls for fun winter activities for the whole family at Cooks Bay Marina. Come out and enjoy a unique ice fishing experience at Ontario’s favourite lake.


Breakfast and lunch will be available
for purchase (or by package) at the Marina

 Pit Stop

Refuel snowmobiles and/or vehicles

We’ll take you there

Drop off and pick up will be provided to and from your hut

“Ice fishing might be the ultimate winter activity in Ontario.”


Check out the results of the last Ice Fishing Seasons:

“Tremendous time ice fishing. Great for families. Really pack smart and you can make a great day of it.”

“Can’t say more about the hospitality we received at Cooks Bay Marina.”

Overall satisfaction

Customer Service Satisfaction

of people tried Ice Fishing with us for the first time!


Experience the excitement of ice fishing from the warmth of your heated hut.

We have exactly what you need for a safe and warm ice fishing experience.
Make winter memorable at Cooks Bay Marina.

If you would like to extend your stay with us

Lodging is available. Spend a night in the comfort of one of our rooms.

Book today!


Tips & Hints

“Dress in warm, winter, and waterproof attire. This includes: warm gloves, a touque, snow boots, winter coat, snow pants, etc.”

“Always bring an extra pair of dry clothes.”

“Make sure to always have a companion while on the ice!”

“While walking on the snow, be mindful of the thickness of ice: 4 inches of clear ice or 6 inches of cloudy ice is the golden rule.”

“Bring a flashlight”

DAY HUT RATES (no half-day)
  • $50 per guest (min $150 per hut)
  • FREE kids 12 and under
    (Fishing rod & one scoop of minnows is included)
  • Max of 5 people per hut
  • Extra minnows $10/scoop
  • $10 Stick rentals (rod or wooden stick, line, hook, and weight included), first-come, first-serve.
  • Arrive as early as 6 am. Off the lake before 4 pm
  • Rate includes a heated hut, taxi from and to the hut, one scoop of minnows per hut, parking for one car (extra cars charged at $10 each. Also, trailers are extra $10)
  • Payment is due in full upon arrival at the meeting spot
  • We recommend you to wear a mask all the time in the marina’s facilities and ice fishing hut.

Extra Information:

Ontario’s Ice Fishing Website:
Click here for more information and guidelines.

Winter Menu:
Ordering food in the comfort of your heated hut, one click away.


Ice fishing is associated with the risk of injury. Remain safe and participate at your own risk.

Get In Touch

1 (705) 456-6212


1155 Gilford Rd
Gilford, ON L0L 1R0


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