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Above: Sheltered from
the wind, there's plenty of space
for group anchoring in nearby
Covered Portage Cove.
Left: For some serious hiking, head into
Killarney Provincial Park. The exceptional view from The Crack is impressive
and makes the effort worthwhile
Opposite Page: Hike to the top of the
hills on the north side of Covered
Portage Cove for inspiring views.

Kelly McAree is the general manager of
Killarney Mountain Lodge, The
Sportsman's Inn, and Killarney Bay Inn, all
now owned by Rhodes, whose roots run
deep in the small community.
"Holden still has myriad extended family here. He has fond memories of growing
up here and he wanted to invest in the
community, to show his appreciation. It
really is a labour of love," says McAree.
Rhodes purchased Killarney Mountain
Lodge in 2015, and after 60 years it was in
need of some tender loving care - and significant investment. The focus for the first
year was on modernization and renovation
with new beds and updates to food and
beverage spaces before turning to expansion. "We're adding 21 more guest suites,
bringing the number up to 87, and our
eventual goal is upwards of 200 suites,"
added McAree. Eye catching growth will
be a hallmark in 2018.

"Our biggest news is the opening of
our new convention centre slated for late
September, early October," McAree said.
"It is the largest log structure under construction in the world. The conference
centre will be at the forefront as you
come into the channel. It will blow people away." When completed, the twofloor centre will comprise 34,000 square
feet, with the largest room accommodating 300 people. It will also include a
steakhouse, expanding on-site offerings.
A rotunda will be reminiscent of the
shape and feel of the Lodge's legendary
Carousel bar, one of the heritage spaces
originally constructed in the 1950s.
"From concept to construction, the
convention centre is unique in Ontario

and Canada," McAree said. "It will really
make an impression on people. Killarney is
a destination not just for boaters, you can
also drive in and enjoy the properties." It's
already attracting attention as a wedding
destination with bookings into 2021.
With sales teams sharing the vision
across Ontario and the U.S. to reach and
build a customer base, McAree said it
really is a case of 'if you build it, they will
come,' as revenue has doubled each year
and the Lodge has a full slate of bookings
June through October.
Now they are working to re-establish
their reputation as a premier cruiser
destination with improved facilities for
boaters.
Dock space at the Lodge has doubled
and high-speed fuel pumps have
improved efficiency. The existing sauna
building has been renovated to include
laundry, showers, change rooms, and a
modern sauna. "We want to provide
everything our boating clients have asked
for each year," said McAree, recognizing
the growth opportunities.
Just down the channel, Rhodes pur-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2018

At the Helm: Christmas in June
Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
The Port Hole: June 2018
Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - At the Helm: Christmas in June
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - The Port Hole: June 2018
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
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