Winter Fun

No matter what season you come stay with us, there’s always something exciting to do around Canary Beach Resort! We always offer an array of fun activities for the kids, as well as for the entire family.

During the winter you’ll find cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, ice fishing and relaxing by the fireplace in our comfortable, cozy cabins.

This is also the perfect time to plan a retreat or scrapbooking/crafting weekend, gather with friends, celebrate the holidays with family, or just getaway! Come enjoy ice fishing, or just relax!



Snowmobilers can access hundreds of miles of groomed trails nearby. We’ve got ample parking, and plenty of space inside our cabins to safely store your gear.

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Ice Fishing

We’ve got great fishing on Lake Villard.  For more details, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers can access hundreds of miles of groomed trails nearby. The Centennial Trail is easy to access from our resort!

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Canary Beach Resort is a perfect place to stay during your hunting trip! Nearby Pope County Walk-In Access sites are open during any legal hunting season from September 1st to May 31st. For more details, be sure to visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Scrapbooking & Crafting Retreats

We have what we call “Self-Serve Scrapbooking and Quilting Retreats”! We set up the cabins with tables, chairs and lights, and the groups come to have fun!

$100 set-up fee applied to all reservations.



Grab your favorite sleds and head outside! Enjoy Lake Villard and the Resort grounds for your winter fun!