Summer Fun

The secret to Canary Beach Resort is in our name! Your family can always find privacy somewhere on the Resort’s 1,000ft of sandy beach – the finest beach in Pope County since 1920.

This groomed shoreline is the perfect spot for sand castle building or lounging while enjoying the sunshine or reading a book, all while watching your family and friends slide down the 10-foot FreeFall Water Slide!

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Lake Water Park

Guests of all ages enjoy our Lake Water Park.

Attached to the slide is a 16-foot Trampoline.  An AquaGlide Splash mat is also part of the fun - a flexible, slippery, 90 square foot floating mat that's downright wiggly with fun plus 2 additional floating mats and 2 smaller slides. Paddle boards, kayaks, canoe and paddleboat are also in our lake water park and are free for all guests. 

Located near our beach is a playground, horseshoes, tetherball, shuffleboard, and sand volleyball, along with a variety of activities to do on the water.

Kayaking Lake Villard Minnesota

Boating on Lake Villard

Our guests are welcome to bring boats, pontoons or jet skis. We have a boat landing on site for easy access to the lake, with ample overflow parking space available to store trailers. While in Lake Villard, boats and jet ski's can be pulled up on our sandy shoreline or there are docks available on a first come, first serve basis. There is also a public landing available 1/2 of a mile east of our resort.

Guests can also enjoy a leisurely ride around beautiful Lake Villard on one of our pontoons or a fishing boat.  Pontoon and Fishing Boat rentals are available, life jackets are provided.

We also offer boat rentals.

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All-Season Fishing

If fishing is your calling, then Lake Villard is the lake for you! We are the only resort on this 544 acre lake. There are many fishing hot spots and some of the best fishing can be done right on our docks. You will have plenty of excitement with your children as you teach them new skills. Lake Villard is home for northerns, walleyes, bass, perch, crappies, and sunfish.

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Enjoying a campfire adds to a traditional Canary Beach Resort vacation! Fire barrels and campfire roasters are available. We regret firewood cannot be brought onto our property in an effort to keep our trees safe from invasive species. Firewood is available for purchase at the Lodge. Don’t forget to pack your marshmallows!

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Barrel Train Rides

Gather the children and ride around in our one of a kind Barrel Train! Kids can jump on in and take a ride around the Resort honking their own horns, steering their cart or waving at guests at their cabins and campsites along the way behind the golf cart!