In the 1940’s Patricia Lake was chosen as the location for the WWII top secret project code named project “Habakukk”. This project was the vision of Winston Churchill who wanted to build a ship of ice that would allow planes to land, refuel, and continue on their missions of protecting merchant ships.
Several factors contributed to the demise of the Habbakuk. The key players in the project believed it was no longer needed and in the fall of 1943 the fully operational Habbakuk was stripped of its reusable parts and sunk to the bottom of Patricia Lake, forever secret.
Now vacant, the area around Patricia Lake became an autocamp for travellers and campers. The original owners and builders of Patricia Lake Bungalows, the Houg family, purchased the leasehold from Parks Canada in the mid 50’s and built what you now see as the cottages here at Patricia Lake.
The stranger within our gates
May this room be your “second” home. May those you love be near you in thoughts and dreams.
Even though we may not get to know you we hope that you will be as comfortable and happy as if you were in your own home.