Canada’s cottage country — what realtors call the recreational property market — has seen some bad years since the Great Recession hit, but Royal LePage says that’s all going to turn around this year.

In a report released this week, the real estate agency says most parts of the country can expect to see a rebound in sales in cottage country.

But if that’s the case -- and keep in mind Royal LePage is in the business of selling cottages, so their forecasts will always look at the sunny side -- the great rebound hasn’t happened yet.

Sales in the cottage country north of Toronto dropped a full 18 per cent this April, compared to a year earlier, but that may have had to do with the harsh winter and late spring. The winter lasted so long that Royal LePage had to delay its report for lack of data, the Globe and Mail reported.

It’s not just this past winter, though. Things have been rough in the recreational property market ever since the Great Recession hit a half decade ago.

"In the middle of the last decade, we saw record levels of sales activity in the recreational property market, driven largely by the retirement dreams of our Boomer generation. The subsequent economic downturn dampened demand in the sector," Royal LePage president Phil Soper said.

After the recession, real estate investors and low interest rates helped hold up the market, but this year “we are seeing a return to primarily lifestyle-driven demand for cottages, cabins and chalets.”

In other words, according to Royal LePage, Canadians are ready to party in the woods once again.

Here’s a rundown of what you can expect to pay in cottage countries around Canada, and which markets are the most expensive.

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  • Eastern Townships, Quebec: $525,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Pigeon Lake, Alberta: $575,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Muskoka, Ontario: $650,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Sunshine Coast, B.C.: $650,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Kelowna area, B.C.: $700,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Vernon area, B.C.: $900,000

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Gulf Islands, B.C.: $1 million

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Mont-Tremblant, Quebec: $1.5 million

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

  • Southwestern Ontario: $2.45 million

    Upper end of a "typical" price range for a waterfront cottage. Source: Royal LePage, 2014

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  • Lake Rosseau Estate

    Be ready to pay out the nose if you want to stay here. This estate rental on Lake Rosseau has everything you could possibly want in a vacation rental, and even a few features you might find in an amusement park. It has a lakefront house and a two-story boathouse/studio apartment, with 12 bedrooms in total. There's a 200-foot waterslide, a 55-foot-high rock climbing wall, 33-foot-high jumping platform, a gourmet kitchen, formal dining area, and much, much more. $40,000 per week. <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3727836" target="_blank">Listing here</a>.

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  • High Lake Cottage

    Six beds and six bathrooms, five of which are en suite, in a home that sleeps 16 on a private island in the Muskoka Lakes region. $8,249/week. <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3508106" target="_blank">Listing Here</a>.

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  • Rosseau Cottage

    A five-bedroom cottage in the Muskokas. There are five bedrooms (two masters with en suite bathrooms), a home gym and a private dock. $7,500 per week. <a href="http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p507337vb" target="_blank">Listing here</a>.

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