Ontario boasts the world’s largest number of lakeside resorts and lodges. Maybe it is because we have over 400,000 of the worlds most beautiful and pristine rivers lakes and streams. Maybe it is because we love the wilderness and love fishing, hunting and canoeing. We have facilities and services to suit every taste and every budge whether you are looking for a small cabin where you are completely alone and are the only one on the lake so you can canoe and fish in silence where the only things you here are the call of the loon and the cry of an eagle along with the occasional splash as you reel in the fish or whether you want to fish where you can see a moose feeding by the shore or teaching a calf to swim.
Accommodations options run from rustic and remote fly-in wilderness fishing camps far away from civilization where you can be promised complete seclusion to luxurious shoreline resorts with outstanding chefs, and menus, hot tubs, internet access and good quality roads right to the front door. Some of our visitors are looking for the ultimate sport fishing getaway on the edge of the Arctic with a native guide that can give you the history and geology of the area while others just want to relax and drop a line from the end of a dock. At Canada Wilderness we pride ourselves on being able to find you the best wilderness outfitters, guides and activities however you want to describe your need.
You’ll find all the resources here for a vacation in Ontario of for that matter anywhere in Canada’s wilderness whether you’re photographing Dall Sheep, Grizzlies and Migrating Caribou or paddling through glaciers and icebergs under the Northern Lights. Great fishing for Walleyes, brook trout, northern pike, or perch or Bass are only some of the reasons to come to Ontario. You’ll also find yourself surrounded by a land of unparalleled beauty and variety – rich with a still lakes or fast flowing rivers, hills to climb and wildlife to photograph.
Ontario is known for its trophy fishing and has satisfied trophy seekers for over a hundred years. So if some serious angling and catching a really big record breaking fish is what you are after we can accommodate that too. Nowhere else can boast as many large fish. Think of it: The largest and most numerous fresh water lakes in the world and a huge diversity of fish,including salmon, arctic char, Walleye and Brook or Speckled Trout in abundance. Over 4.7 million kg of sport fish are caught every year.
You can come fully equipped, buy, or rent at any one of thousands of outfitters throughout the province. There are boats to charter, guided trips and fishing packages. So be your own guide and take yourself to a place where there’s just you and the fish or have the very best and most experienced fly you in and pamper you throughout your stay. Halleys Camps are a great example of a great Canadian fishing trip. You can fly directly from Winnipeg International Airport, Fort Frances, Kenora Airport or from International Falls, in Minnesota. They are located on a beautiful mosaic of lakes on the northern edge of Minaki where the Canadian National Railways mainline crosses the Winnipeg river.
You can choose an all inclusive lodge, a housekeeping camp, or one of a number of fly in outpost locations, If your fishing passion is a trophy northern pike or musky, a panful of sizzling walleyes for shore lunch, or you want to catch so many smallmouth bass in one day that your reel threatens to overheat, they can meet your needs. At their Kettle Falls Lodge you can boat in or fly in and will be treated like family in an all-inclusive setting on the Canadian English River. The English River offers some of the best walleye, Small Mouth Bass and Northern Pike in Canada. All of the fishing and living equipment at Kettle Falls is in top-notch condition. They use what some anglers regard as the best fishing boat ever designed, the 17-foot Lund Outfitter, matched with fuel-efficient 4-stroke motors. The main lodge is an imposing site composed of massive hand-hewn spruce logs. The oversized fireplace is built from Canadian granite and two ancient Newhouse bear traps hang alongside the entrance.
The hosts are George and Sharon Halley and they will make you feel at home from the first moment you meet them.Sharon’s home-cooked meals, cookies and pies are outstanding and a terrific compliment to the skillets of fresh caught fish you have just reeled in. For more information go to http://www.halleyscamps.com and browse their web site or download their brochure full of options whether you want truly remote fly in locations, self guided trips, guided trips or the details on their larger lodges.
Fireside Lodge http://www.firesidelodge.com is another terrific example of fabulous fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Tiger Musky and Muskies They are just three and a half hours from the Minnesota border and are road accessible. Their Fireside Lodge was built in 1904 and is the only resort located on Little Vermilion Lake which is part of a 10 lake system. They have a number of newly built cabins nestled into the pines and excellent meals designed to delight even a hearty “northwoods” appetite, with plenty of pastries & baked goods made “from scratch”. Ontario has over 400,000 lakes, rivers and streams so it has many of the best fishing lodges and most beautiful camping resorts in Canada.
Whether you are a casual angler or a professional tournament fisherman Canada wilderness will have the lodge, campsite, outfitter or guide to meet your needs so dream about whatever will make your vacation the best of your life and you will likely find it at http://www.canadawilderness.com.
Mike McGrath writes about canoeing, kayaking, whitewater adventures and wilderness travel for CanadaWilderness.com. CanadaWilderness.com is Canada’s leading directory of wilderness outfitters and guides, adventure tour operators and wilderness lodges. For more Canadian wilderness travel ideas go to http://canadawilderness.com.