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Imagine yourself sightseeing over the Kawarthas, flying into a remote lake, riding a horse through the woods, teeing off overlooking the water, catching the wind on your kiteboard, driving your own machine on a guided Safari, waterskiing for the first time, kayaking around the island or landing your trophy fish......adventure lives here!


Snowkite Weekend

           January 23-25 the snowkites will appear on Rice Lake for demos, lessons and a poker run…..this annual event introduces the sport of kiteboarding to those who dare.. READ MORE...

Happy Homecoming

          It was a grand celebration for the 20th Homecoming…..twister games, turkey bowling, sustainability tours, baking class, scavenger hunt, Canadiana dinner, meditation, swimming and skating…..whew….can't wait for next year!  This. READ MORE...

Weekends Away

      Welcome to 2015 and a wonderful menu of events all winter…..Homecoming Weekend Jan 09 brings together families for the 15th year in a row (we love it); Kiteboarding Weekend. READ MORE...


Free Spirit Kiteboarding

Formerly an extreme sport, kiteboarding is now available to everyone, right here on Rice Lake! Try it once, and you’ll be back for more!

Join the Fun!

Building on the success of the annual Kiteboarding Weekend in January, (join us for next year’s weekend, January 24-26, 2014) the school has opened to share the experience and exhilaration of kiting with those who want to try a new sport (on land water and ice). Free Spirit Kiteboarding School is affiliated with both iko and pasa, associations governing safety and standards for the sport.




Stephen Elmhirst, an avid kiter, is now sharing his passion with others – instructing and introducing beginners to the basics of kiting. Email Steve.

Kites and equipment are available from Ocean Rodeo and are available for purchase on site
Lessons are priced at $80 per hour (HST additional)

Accommodation, meals and Spa services available on site.