Relaxing on the golden sands of one of the largest privately owned beaches on the Canadian side of Rainy Lake is the ideal way for you to spend your well-deserved summer getaway. At Sunny Beach Resort, you, your family, and friends enjoy exclusive access to our grand beach as well as the uniquely hand crafted lodge, sleeping cabins, and grounds without the interference of other guests. Our prime location with over 1,500 feet of lakeshore offers a captivating view of Rainy Lake extending miles before you over vast waters offering fantastic walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie, muskie, and northern pike fishing. Whether it’s great fishing, boating, or absorbing the sun and swimming for hours from the pristine sand beach, you are ensured that a lifetime of fun filled memories will be made when you vacation at Sunny Beach.
Bob Lessard has owned and operated fishing lodges for over 60 years ranging from International Falls, Minnesota and Fort Frances, Ontario, to Great Bear Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
A 26-year veteran of the Minnesota State Senate, Bob has been recognized for his passion and tireless efforts championing the rights of hunters, anglers and outdoor lovers everywhere. Authoring the first constitutional right to hunt and fish in the nation, and help lead and pass landmark legislation to constitutionally fund our natural resources and many other outdoor issues during his tenure has made him a prominent figure and widely known in the outdoor community.
As a young boy, Bob was embraced by commercial fisherman on the North Arm of Rainy Lake and has unsurpassed knowledge of what the the lake has to offer. He purchased the property at Sunny Beach in 1958 after serving in the Korean War and considers it one of his wisest decisions to date due to the luxurious beach and prime location. With nearly a thousand miles of lake shore and countless islands, our location on Rainy Lake offers access to endless adventure you are sure to enjoy.