Welcome to Big Island Cove, where the waters are clear and the fish are plenty. The sights and sounds of nature will surround you during your stay, where there are over 350 species of birds and their varied songs, deer scampering through the forest and venturing to the lakeside for a drink of water, as well as otters and beavers splashing and swimming about in the lake. Lac Des Isles is also the home to many loons, where you will here their beautiful song, ‘the call of the loons’. This is truly nature at its best; peaceful, serene, and idyllic.  

Big Island Cove has been in operation since the 1950’s. There are only 14 cabins and 27 campsites in this family-oriented resort, making it the perfect place to come and unwind without the usual crowds of many other holiday spots. Whether you’re after catching that record breaking fish or taking a dip in the crystalline water, strolling along the sandy beaches or roasting marshmallows by the fire, there really is something for everyone at Big Island Cove. 


Being a part of the Meadow Lake Provincial Park, there is a lot to offer for visitors coming to Big Island Cove Resort. Our nearest town, Goodsoil, is just 8 miles east of us on the edge of the park and offers many services, including: grocery stores, laundromat, restaurants, liquor vendor, medical clinic, mini-golf, service stations, churches, museum, post office, and a 1700′ grassed runway. Located just 3 miles south of Big Island Cove Resort is Northern Meadows Golf Course. This 18 hole, grass green course opened in 1998 and is one of the most attractive courses in Rural Saskatchewan. The course also has a driving range, clubhouse and pro shop so don’t forget to pack your clubs!

Lodge Store

Front of the store

Look Inside

Our store carries tackle, souvenirs, confectionery and some groceries you may require to complete your vacation. We also rent 16′ aluminum fishing boats with a 15 hp motor, paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards. The games room contains a pool table, books and puzzles. Public showers are located here as well and are open from 9 am till 9 pm. The cost for showers is $3.00 per shower.

Fishing licenses are required to fish in the lake and can be purchased through Saskatchewan Parks.