Rusty's Coulee Marina

Boat Launch
Rusty's Coulee Marina

Offering a first-class boat launch, Rusty's Coulee Marina is the ideal beginning to your Lake Diefenbaker exploration.  Whether it be fishing, wakeboarding, tubing or just plain cruising, Rusty's is the place to get on the water.


Need some fuel for your watercraft? We've got it. Need some bait? Got that too. How about a fishing license? We offer those as well ... you name it, the marina store more than likely has it.

Offering assorted tackle, baits, and marine supplies (including boat batteries!), the store also has a variety of convenience store items including soft-serve ice cream, firewood and ice for sale during the summer.

Hours of Operation

2024 Dates Open Hours
May 17 - June 30

Sun - Thurs

Fri - Sat

8:00am to 4:00pm

8:00am to 5:00pm 

July 1 - Sept 2 7 days / wk TBA

Launch Fees

Launch fees are payable at the marina store prior to launching your watercraft.

Daily $10.00
Seasonal $140.00

Launch Etiquette

Most days, launching and retrieval of boats at Rusty’s Coulee Marina is simple.  However, on long weekends or when the weather is perfect and the lake inviting, the launch area can become so busy that both launching and retrieval are stressful and confusing. This information is provided to make your launch and retrieval experience at Rusty’s Coulee Marina a more pleasant one.

  • Have your boat inspected for aquatic invasive species such as Zebra Mussels if you've used it outside the province.  Call the number at the top of the launch or ask in the Marina Store for more information.
  • Be PATIENT - there's a lot going on with inspections and a busy launch.
  • Prepare your vessel for launching or for the drive home well away from the ramp.
  • Use two experienced people to launch and retrieve the vessel - one to drive the towing vehicle and one to operate the vessel.
  • Never block the ramp or a launch lane with an unattended vessel or vehicle. 
  • When there are boats coming in and a boat is launching out, give the launching boat plenty of space to maneuver out of the launch area so as to not interrupt the flow of traffic.

When the launch area is filled with boats waiting to pull out of the water, please consider the following:

  • The retrieval line is formed by vehicles with trailers, not by vessels in the water.
    • Do not pull your vessel into a launch lane until your towing vehicle is at the ramp.  
  • You can drop off your towing vehicle driver at the gas area or at the end of the dock and then idle in the open water while waiting.  Filling the launch area with boats causes congestion and ‘ramp rage’.
  • When you see your trailer coming down the launch, make your way slowly and carefully into the launch and load your boat.
Palliser Regional Park and Rusty's Coulee Marina thank you for your consideration and cooperation in making the boat launch run smoothly by following these recommendations.
Boat Launch Etiquette
Follow these simple rules when the launch is busy!
Boat Launch Etiquette.pdf
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Seasonal Slip Fees

Slip Size Seasonal Fee
12' - 16' $800
21' - 25' $850
26' - 40' Inquire at Marina
Dock 3 - Personal watercraft (Jetski, Seadoo, etc.) only  $400

Payment for seasonal slips must be made yearly by June 25th. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your payment is not received, your slip reservation will be surrendered. 


For payment options, please call the Marina Store at (306) 353-4449 during hours of operation or the Park Office at (306) 353-4604.


Please Note: A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is your proof of competency and it is required by Transport Canada. If you don’t have Proof of Competency – Get It!   

Daily / Weekly / Monthly Slip Rentals

When available, the rates to rent a slip on a non-seasonal basis are as follows.

Rental Duration 16' - 25' Slip 26' - 40' Slip
Daily $25 $35
Weekly $150 $210
Monthly $600 Inquire at Marina

Seasonal Slip Waiting List

Currently, the Marina has a lengthy waiting list for seasonal boat slips. For more information on adding your name to the slip rental list, please contact the Marina Store or the park office