Escape to nature at Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse on 2 private islands, French and McKay in Lake Huron. The islands are located in historic Bruce Mines, Northern Ontario, Algoma Country. Only 45 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie and the International Bridge. An ideal setting for family fun, romantic getaways, or to let Nature revive you.
Be a lighthouse keeper in the 1907 McKay Island Lighthouse located on the easterly point of 15 acre McKay Island. Enjoy the panoramic view of the North Channel of Lake Huron and watch the sun rise. Sleep to the lull of Lake Huron’s waves by night and watch the freighters by day. The only housekeeping lighthouse in Ontario, accessible by car.
Experience camping in one of the 8 cozy waterfront cottages with their open rafters and wood heat. Located on the 22 acre French Island accessible by car. The cottages are on Bruce Bay and face the Town of Bruce Mines and you can see its lights twinkling in the distance at night.
The cottages and lighthouse are fully equipped housekeeping units, immaculately clean and waiting for you to arrive with your food and clothes. Each cottage has a briquette barbeque, picnic table, bonfire pit, and Muskoka chairs for your outdoor enjoyment. The shallow entry beach at the cottages is great for young children or swim at Fox Den Beach and play on the floating raft. The walking trails, geocaches, canoes, kayaks, row boats, bikes, docks and bonfire wood are complimentary. All of our accommodations are pet friendly and the cottages are non smoking, Wifi hot spots available on the islands.
Explore both islands by foot or bicycle and search for the geocaches, listen to the songbirds and observe the abundant wildlife. Dip a paddle into Lake Huron and discover the shore line or cast a line and challenge your self with fishing for the elusive pike or just relax by the lake. Create warm fuzzy memories around the bonfire roasting marshmallows and star gazing. Spend a day, a weekend or your entire vacation at Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse.
Book the lighthouse lounge banquet facilities, a nature setting for small intimate gatherings, seminars, weddings or to just elope Self cater or you can hire catering specialists.Amazing view of the North Channel and the deck offers outdoor mingle space.
Escape to Nature and stay in one of the 8 fully equipped waterfront cottages with 1 to 3 bedrooms accommodating 1 to 6 guests.
Be a Keeper of the Light at the 1907 McKay Island Lighthouse on Lake Huron suitable for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or just you
Celebrate life's special events at the Lighthouse Lounge Banquet facilities ideal for small intimate gatherings, weddings or eloping.
May 5 2015 - Island Keeper
The McKay Island Lighthouse is now available for the long weekend May 15th. The weather is like summer so get a jump on your summer getaways. Hike the trails, shop the antique shops and just relax. Book 2 nights and receive 10% off.
May 4 2015 - Island Keeper
Plan a special Escape to Nature for your Mother and stay in the McKay Island Lighthouse for Mother's Day Weekend! The peepers are singing, the lake freighters have arrived for the season and nature is awakening. Book on line or contact us and receive a 10% discount.
April 23 2015 - Island Keeper
The Canadian geese have returned for the 2015 season as have the wood ducks. The ice is leaving the shore line and the geese and ducks are enjoying the small open water spaces. The cottages will staff checking them out this weekend and the opening will begin next weekend. If it would only stop snowing...
March 22,2015 -Island Keeper
To celebrate the launch of the new website an opening special is being offered for the May long weekend. Book 2 nights and receive 10% off when you check in. Book now on line on the web site or contact us. Let the summer begin
You have all been waiting for this day! Bruce Bay Cottages & Lighthouse new website is now live and offers on line booking. Take a look and explore the new website. Special thanks to Rob LaRue for its creation and the many hours he has spent coding and making sure it functions as it is suppose to. The Guest Reviews is still under construction but feel free to leave your comments on the Bruce Bay Cottages facebook page.
Spring is in the air and a time for new beginnings. Let the snow melt and before you know it the cottages will be opening for the 2015 season. Keep an eye on this section as I will be updating it on a regular basis and will let you know when there is a cancellation or an exciting time being had at Bruce Bay Cottages.