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A Sunset Point Welcome

Sunset Point is a favourite destination for its perfect location across from the Old Minaki Lodge on the north point of the Winnipeg River Channel. With its' functional and well-designed Cottages, surrounded by tall timber and pristine lakes and rivers, Sunset Point offers a unique outdoor experience or a quiet relaxing getaway. Established across the river from the township of Minaki, Sunset Point was constructed in 1937 as one of the first properties to be developed in the northwest Canadian Shield. Currently there are five modern comfortable cottages all with convenient boat access. Each country cottage faces west with a lakefront view to capture every spectacular sunset illuminating the rippling waters that reflect the beauty of Sunset Country. On many hot summer days you will enjoy the unique soothing effect of a cool mid-afternoon breeze which gently wisps across the channel.

Sunset Point is recognized as a favorite gateway to the outdoors for fishing enthusiasts, sportsmen, boaters, adventurers, hikers, naturalists, bird watchers and water worshipers. Whatever your connection to nature, you will find it here.  Quiet… relaxing… out of the way... accessible by a five minute boat-in from the township of Minaki and its many amenities.

If this is your first foray into Sunset Country, it won’t be your last.  Many of our vacationers return every year for new thrills and adventures in Northwest Ontario's natural wilderness. Your hosts, the Akins/Hunter family look forward to having you as their guests. 

 

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On the Point you are guaranteed a front row seat to experience the region's most spectacular sunsets. This alone is worth the price of admission.  

What Sets Us Apart

SuperB Fishing

The Winnipeg River Channel at Minaki is the epicentre of some of the best sport fishing in all of Northwestern Ontario. Fishing gear, live bait, boats, motors, repairs, guides, licenses, groceries and sundries are all readily available. And don't forget to bring your camera gear to capture the moment when you hook your prized Whopper Walleye, Monster Musky or Big Ass Bass.

Each week you will access our updated maps showing all the hottest honey holes to drop your line and catch your trophy fish. Our carefully managed lakes are all catch-and-release for trophy size fish so when you come back next summer… you’ll need a bigger net!

For fishing seasons and limits, follow the link below. 

 

Local Fishing Tips

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Best Cottages

Recognized as the best and most comfortable cottages in the Minaki area, our 5 cabins are a mixture of something old and something new. Our 1930’s & 40’s era furnishings are paired with all modern appliances and are fully equipped for easy living. Your cottage comes with Wifi and satellite TV, as well as full amenities including linens, towels, pillows, fans, heaters and a gas BBQ. Plus, a rarity in cottage country, your full bathroom includes a rejuvenating hot shower! 

Your Cabin's waterfront sunset view, private dock with battery charging station, and well-manicured lawns & trees, give you the comfort and serenity no other wilderness paradise can offer. 

Our Sunset Point Cottage Season begins on May 21st.  

 

Our Cottages

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Great Location

Nestled in the heart of the Winnipeg River Channel, Sunset Point offers quick and easy access to great fishing locations on Little Sand and Big Sand Lake, Rough Rock Lake, Pistol Lake and Gun Lake. Regardless of weather conditions, the die hard fisherman is never grounded. Using the River Channel, you will always find access to many sheltered bays and inlets. And for all you master anglers out there, world class fishing grounds are only minutes away from Sunset Point. 

Sunset Point is conveniently located just a short three minute boat trip across the river to the town of Minaki and all your basic amenities. 

  • Fishing Gear & Live Bait
  • Full Service Marina
  • Groceries & Sundries
  • Beer, Wine & Liquor
  • Fishing Licenses 

For major supplies we recommend stopping in nearby Kenora (34 miles) on your way up to Cottage Country. 

 

Local Amenities Location Map

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Amazing Sunsets & Night-time Skies

Our cottages and property offer unobstructed views of the glorious sunsets that expand across the perfect lakes and light up the surrounding skies. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking Sunsets, as each property faces west, overlooking the incredible beauty of the wilderness and lakes that make up our treasured Sunset Country. 

Your day will never end at sunset. Now the distinct call of the loons ushers in the pure brilliance of the clear northern Canadian skies. As Venus appears, sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonders of our universe. How many of the countless constellations can you identify?  

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Currently in 2016, over 60% of our reservations are from returning guests. Please visit our reservations page to see what dates are open. In the event that your preferred date and cottage is already booked, we encourage you to join our waiting list. We do get some cancellations, and we will contact you if your date becomes available.  Guests on our waiting list will be offered an early booking opportunity for 2017. 

 

Photos of Our Cottages

The Barnacle Muskie Manor Trapline Trailhead Boathouse Suite

 

Directions

 

Kenora to Minaki

Border Crossings

From Midwest U.S.

Canadian Travelers:  

Exit Trans-Canada (Highway 1 - also Highway 17 in Ontario) to Highway 596 and proceed to the outskirts of Minaki, turn left on Abby Road, Sunset's private road (by the radio tower and opposite Gunn Lake Road) proceed 500 yards, across the CN main line railway tracks to Sunset's private paved parking lot and boat launch site, less than 5 minutes boat-in to Sunset Point.

American Travelers:

Access points for the Canadian Border include the I29, which brings you to the Manitoba/North Dakota Border, near the townships of Emerson (MB) and Pembina (ND). Or try the Minnesota Hwy 71 which brings you to the Border crossing located on the Ontario/Minnesota Border, near the townships of Fort Frances (ON) and International Falls (MN). 

Distance from major cities

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Fargo  (6 hrs)

Duluth (6 hrs)

Minneapolis (8 hrs)

Sioux Falls (9 hrs)

Omaha (11 hrs)

Green Bay (11 hrs)

Milwaukee (11.5 hrs)

Chicago (13 hrs) 

Kansas City (14 hrs)

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