About Us

  • Boat Rentals, Storage, and Service

    We offer a diverse rental fleet, experienced mechanics, and flexible storage options make us the one-stop-shop for your boating needs.

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  • General Store & Merchandise

    We carry all of your cottaging essentials and exclusive Kennisis Lake Marina-branded merchandise.

  • Kennisis Café

    We offer a wide selection of Kawartha Dairy ice-cream, smoothies and award-winning specialty barista made coffees.

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  • Smoke On The Water

    Operated by Truss Foodworks – serving handcrafted smoked meats, local craft beers and wines including our very own Kennisis Lake Lager enjoyed on our patio overlooking the lake!

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  • Kennisis Courts

    Four tournament-grade lakeside pickleball courts and one tennis court.

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  • Kennisis Canopy

    A 60’x40’ tent with curated community events such as fitness classes, music events, kids activities and more as well as other annual events on the marina property.

Our Guiding Principles Begin With F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Family - Owned and operated by families who cherish and practise family values.

Respect - We will treat people the way we want to be treated. Respect is earned and we will strive to earn yours.

Inclusion – A safe space where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.

Equitable - A fair and impartial space for our communities and guests to enjoy.

Nature -Respecting wildlife, reducing waste, and honouring the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Determination – To make your experience exceed your expectation

Service – Our kindness and courtesy are at the root of a positive customer service experience.


Our day begins and ends with you in mind. We understand the importance of maintaining a personal connection to our communities and guests.

  • Chad Burden


    Chad was born and raised in West Guilford and his family has owned and operated the West Guilford Shopping Centre for over 40 years serving the local community with their grocery and general needs.  It’s fair to say he’s our LOCAL BOY!  He and Steph were very excited to be part of the new Kennisis Lake Marina so they could further provide the community with marina and other leisure destination services.  Chad, Steph along with Ellie and Chase (the next generation!) are on site all season long with smiles as the core operations team of Kennisis Lake Marina.

  • Gary Bouwmeister

    VP Fun

    Gary has been a Kennisis Lake cottager (and a very enthusiastic one!) for over 12 years along with his wife Melissa and kids Karley and Josh.  Originally from Stouffville, he has over 40 years experience running Bouwmeister Landscaping and other private real estate ventures.  While he kind of likes working...what he really loves is HAVING FUN!  He is an avid golfer and pickleball player and he has been in charge of organizing countless major social events over the years including the legendary ‘Bouwmeister Bashes.’  When the Kennisis Lake Marina opportunity arose, he was very keen to be part of it.  He is a big part of turning Kennisis Lake Marina into an exciting leisure destination and will continue to oversee our evolving site design and our many upcoming social events.

  • Jim Dale

    VP Excitement

    Jim has been a keen Kennisis Lake cottager for over 30 years after purchasing a cottage with a couple of university buddies after graduation.  For 3 guys that wanted to party and have fun (the cottage was named Kamp Kwafafew), it was a 3 year plan...that turned into 30!!  (Really, who wants to leave Kennisis Lake??).  Originally from Toronto, he spent many years working in the finance industry before having the opportunity to spend more time up north with his wife Lisa and 3 kids, Spencer, Jayson and Jenna.  Jenna currently runs our boat rental division at the marina and Lisa runs Kennisis Courts, our pickleball and tennis operation.  Jim was excited to be part of the Kennisis Lake Marina ownership team to help create a top notch destination for the Kennisis Lake area.