When you stay at PK Resort you will be welcomed by the owners and operators of PK Resort, Paul and Kareen Smart and their children, Dylan and Natalie Smart. For three generations the Smart family has been welcoming guests from all over the world to experience memorable and magical vacation experiences. We look forward to meeting your family and friends at PK Resort!
At our resort you will also be greeted by our friendly and courteous staff, who continually strive to ensure that your vacation experience is absolutely perfect. We pride ourselves on offering warm and friendly service that goes beyond your expectations. From our resort managers, to our dock staff, to our kitchen staff and housekeeping staff, if there's anything they can do to make your trip a more pleasant one, they are happy to do it!
In 1959 a newly retired CN railroad engineer by the name of Max Balestant and his wife Irene purchased 4 acres on Granite Hill Lake to begin the legacy of Remote Tourism.
Remoteness had some challenges with supply deliveries so all the cabins were built with local trees that were harvested on the land. Machinery and equipment was transported over the frozen lakes in the wintertime.
In those days, there was no generator and refrigeration was simply big blocks of ice cut , covered with sawdust and stored under the main cabin.
The main lodge and restaurant was built in the 1970's and remains today to be the place to share all the fishing stories.
John Smart visited Granite Hill Lodge in the early 1980's, fell in love with the place and decided to purchase the property as a retirement venture. His son, Paul Smart, then a teen-ager, worked for his dad every summer until now, along with his wife and kids.
We are continuously keeping the integrity of this special remote place for your enjoyment for years to come.