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Rice Lake is best known for the amount of fish it homes; and we pride ourselves on being Ontario's TOP fishing destination.  

Catch fish right from one of our fishing piers or 1400 foot waterfront boardwalk.

Here you can find: Sunfish, Perch, Crappie, Bluegill, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Pickerel (Walleye), Muskie, and Carp.

Our Front Desk issues Fishing Licences. 

Or follow link for more info. - Fishing Licence


Fishing Season Opening Dates

Panfish Opens Open All Year
Carp Opens Open All Year
Walleye Opens 2nd Saturday in May
Muskie Opens 1st Saturday in June
Bass Opens 3rd Saturday in June

At Southview Cottages you and your family can always find something to do. We offer many onsite recreational activities to keep you outside and active!

Water activities are growing in popularity each year, enjoy FREE use of all of our:

  •  Stand Up Paddle Boards 
  •  Kayaks / Double Person Kayaks
  • Canoes 
  • and Peddleboats


also FREE use of our:

  • Volleyballs
  • Basketballs
  • Bocce Ball equipment
  • Horse Shoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • and Giant Chess Patio


For those Adrenaline Junkies we also offer lessons on:

  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • and Tubing
  • Lessons and sessions all done by Certified Intructors
  • Reasonable Rates 


For those who just love to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors we have over 50 acres of wildlife, including our 2 kilometers of nature trails. Perfect for summer time hikes, biking, and bird watching. 

Don't forget: FREE WIFI

For more relaxation at Southview Cottages we offer enjoyment at our:

  • Wading Pool with fun fountain
  • Heated Pool
  • (7) Sand Boxes
  • Sandy Beach
  • Childrens Playground
  • Swings/Slides
  • Nature Trails
  • Fishing Piers
  • Fire pits
  • Waterfront boardwalk


Our 10 Favourite Activities in our area:

Rolling Grape Vineyard - Taste Bailieboro's finest wines just minutes away from the Resort

Tree Top Trekking - recieve $10 off coupon at our front Office

Escape Maze - Through a series of games, riddles, locks and lost keys escape your way out - if you can!

Rice Lake Art Gallery - See the most beautiful Zimbabwe sculptures - just minutes away from the Resort 

Lang Pioneer Village - Travel back in time to see how the Pioneers lived - photographers paradise!

Canadian Canoe Museum - Is a unique National Heritage Centre exploring the significance of the Canoe in Canada's history.

Lavender Farm - Photographers Paradise!

Primitive Designs - Ever wanted to see a 2 story T-Rex built out of recycled metal - look no further!

Peterborough's Music Festival - FREE outdoor concert every Saturday/Wednesday in the Summer

Peterborough Zoo - Last FREE Zoo in Ontario

Our 10 Favourite Restaurants in our area:

Rhino's Roadhouse  - Located minutes away on Rice Lake - has docking access

Bewdley Pizza - Located minutes away on Rice Lake - also has docking access - amazing Pizza!

Bailieboro Chip Truck - Located 5 minutes away in Bailieboro - Delicious Poutine! 

Food Forest - Complete Vegan menu in Peterborough

St. Veronus  - Belgium Pub - in Peterborough

Publican House - Local Brewery and Food in Peterborough

The Lakeview Restaurant- Located on Rice Lake with docking access and Live Music every Wednesday & Sunday

Muddy's Pit BBQ - Best BBQ this side of Rice Lake 

Doo Doo's - Award Winning Buttertarts

Golden Wheel - Delicious Local Chinese Food