The Boathouse

Watch the sun go down over Stoney Lake as you linger over our delicious dockside menu and a cold, Ontario craft beer.

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The Boathouse is now open for the season, and 1885 is closed.

Due to seating restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate guests not staying at the resort

Book with Confidence.
In these unsettled times, we are committed to putting you and your peace of mind first. The Boathouse will be unable to accommodate guests not staying at the resort, and only limited seating is available in the restaurant itself. Most guests are choosing to have restaurant-style service around the property, such as a table at the beach, in their cottage, or anywhere else, on real plates, with real cutlery and even a bottle of wine.

Food is almost as important to a vacation experience as the destination. And, a trip to cottage country shouldn’t leave you eating chips and hot dogs when there are more interesting dishes to try!

The Boathouse effortlessly blends the quality of fine dining with a warm, casual dockside setting. Resting on the shore of Stoney Lake in an actual former boathouse, the restaurant’s interior is filled with windows offering prized views and letting in glorious sunshine. For the real lake breezes though, you must sit outside on our patio. A well-known secret among locals, boaters, and cottagers, The Boathouse is the best place for a summer lunch or a family dinner.

You don’t need to dress up, but you will want to come hungry!


Like everything we do at Viamede Resort, The Boathouse dockside menu is guided by our locavore philosophy. The menu features incredible local Ontario meats, seafood, and produce balanced with ingredients from our own farm and forest. The food is playful and seasonal—but always delicious—honouring the wealth of the region.

Menu 2021

The Boathouse Hours

Canada Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend

Open as of July 1st 2021, 11am-9pm daily

Labour Day Weekend to Canada Day Weekend

Closed for the season

Tips? No Thanks!

Viamede Resort is completely tip-free. We believe in paying our staff fair wages from the start and don’t believe we should burden guests with extra fees. So, please, don’t leave tips for anyone on the resort. The price you see is the price you pay.

If you really feel the need to do something kind, may we suggest:

  • Hug a dog (easy to find around here)
  • Pick up a piece of trash
  • Say hello to a stranger
  • Give a few dollars to charity

Effective December 4, 2015

We at Viamede Resort value the privacy of all our guests and friends. That’s why in addition to a lock on the door of each guestroom, we have detailed how we use any information we receive.

Oh—and before we go any further—we’ll just let everyone know right off the bat that we comply with current Canadian privacy legislation.

1) What kind of information do we collect?

There are two different types of information that we collect: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-Personal Information”).

This might sounds complicated but it’s fairly straightforward.

Personal Information

We are a resort and people come visit, book rooms, and enjoy gourmet local food all of the time. As a result of these exchanges, we end up collecting some personal information—which is usually voluntarily given—that includes things like:

We take this information very seriously and only use it to facilitate your stay with us and to keep you in the loop should you wish.

Non-Personal Information

Through your interactions with us, our website and analytics platforms, and through our advertising partners, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify who you are. This type of information that may be collected are things like:

2) How do we collect information?

We collect this information in a few different ways.

When you provide us with information in making a purchase.
Fairly straightforward. You book a room, we receive personal information.

When you sign up to our e-mail list.
If you sign up to receive updates, we end up with a bit of your personal information. With your permission, we send you special information and you can decide to opt out at any point.

When you communicate with us.
When you reach out by e-mail, social media or by hand delivered letter, we may keep those for our records.

Information we automatically collect.
Like most websites, our services may incorporate fancy things like “pixel tags” and “cookies” which allow us to track actions and serve you information about our products and services. All of these collect Non-Personal Information.

3) How is the information used?

Personal Information could be used to:

4) What about Non-Personal Information?

From time to time, we use third-party advertising companies to serve you ads when you visit our website. They may use Non-Personal Information about your visits to this and other websites to provide ads about goods and services that are of interest to you. If you would like more information about this wizardry or to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies you can look here.

5) What else?

We want to make sure you enjoy your time with us and that your information is protected. Personal Information will only be used or shared when necessary and we would never sell you out by giving your information to third parties without good reason.

Unsurprisingly, we reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. When that happens, we will update the effective date at the top of this page so that you know.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you around soon.