Canada celebrates Victoria Day

It’s our first summer long weekend of the year, or “May Long” as we locals refer to Victoria Day. Business are getting geared up and one can see the activity in our city today. It is a great feeling knowing summer is around the corner. While it is a very late spring, we are hopeful the lake will be ice-free in a day or two – fingers crossed! North end looks good and you can see some updates from the website

I can only recall just one other year in our 30+ years on Lake of the Woods when ice was not out for May long weekend. We had two houseboats on Scotties beach and ice came back in overnight. Jeff had to take our work boat and use it as an “ice breaker” .  I guess that’s the “adventure” in Houseboat Adventures!

Welcome back visitors to our wonderful Lake of the Woods.

We can’t wait for this.

Amazing Lake of the Woods NW Ontario

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to Houseboat Adventures new website. We have had 4 previous sites and this one was long past due for a makeover. While we began working on a new site 3 years ago, we did not complete it, and of course, hindsight is 20-20. When I logged in early Jan and found I could no longer make any changes – no rates changes, no updates of any kind – “hello web support, please help” – and no help was forthcoming, simply no choice in the matter but to proceed. Do you really want to know “What’s new” from Aug 2013? Not very likely.

Websites have certainly changed in the last 8 years. The process begins – research, SEO, find a designer and get ideas, test ideas, more ideas, colours, the list goes on. Don’t get me started about colour as some of my friends, family and Aaron (local Kenora web designer) will attest. They all had opinions, they gave opinions (sorry I just could not go with neon orange) and so the site is a collaboration.

We hope you find it easier and quicker to navigate and find what you are looking for. If you are just browsing, you may like some of the photos in “Gallery”. We will be rotating them, so check back with us. Floor plans have been updated and overall we have a cleaner look. And, bonus – it all works!

Thanks for visiting.