Bear's DenLodge

Fishing French River

We are a world class fishing & hunting lodge conveniently located in the French River Delta. A place to relax in the remote paddle and boat only access in the scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wanapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay. Celebrate Canada's 150 year with Bear's Den Lodge's offering all inclusive "American Meal Plan" packages and quality self-catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans to compliment your Fishing French River experience. Our Canadian Wilderness back country area includes angling for the BEST trophy walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, salmon, catfish, and BIG muskies.

Muskie fishing is our specialty. Going Camping? We got you covered!

Don't Miss out in 2017 for French River Accommodation

What are you doing for Spring Walleye opener? Book your premier Thanksgiving Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2017!


A French River lodge, we offer modern & electric accommodations with...

The French River Delta, Georgian Bay area provides one of the highest quality adventure wilderness outdoor experiences in all of Ontario, Canada. Ontario fishing.

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    French River – A Park of Remarkable Proportions

    Leave the city behind and challenge yourself with a remarkable French River Provincial Park getaway for Canada 150. Canada was nominated as #1 Destination by the New York Times as the 52 Places to

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    Spring Pike Fishing

    As every fishing enthusiast can tell you, every fish is a predator. Northern Pike are no exception to this rule as their primeval morphology has not drastically changed over the 60 million years.

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    French River Places in Muskies Inc. Records of Men’s Top 25 for 2016

    It's official, French River makes the record books again! Dick Sprenkle's musky is recognized by Muskies Inc. for the Men's Top 25 for 2016.  Dick's 54 inch French River trophy fish was successful

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  • Last Minute Vacation? Great Idea for Holiday Gift Giving!

    French River Cottage accommodations are available for quality All-Inclusive or Self-Catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans!

    Call now to reserve your French River Cottage, AVAILABLE NOW for May 19-24, 2017!

    Three, 3 bedroom cottages available May 19 – 26 for Walleye & Pike opener with your choice of All-Inclusive American Plan & Housekeeping packages.

    1 bedroom cottage available to from the May 24 – June 2, 2016.

    May – October, 2017 American Plan Meal Packages or Self-Catered Available.

    French River Cottage available for All Inclusive, Fully Pampered Meal Plan or Housekeeping while fishing the French River in Ontario!

    Ontario Cottage for self catered or fully pampered meal plans.

    Make memories, family fun, a great get away! FRENCH RIVER BOAT RENTALS AVAILABLE for backcountry camping in the French River Provincial Park!

    Book your holiday experience in the French River Delta, celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada. The #1 Country recognized by Lonely Planet.

    Plan your Spring Getaway Vacation to take a break from the city and go with the flow for the “best bet” in nature experiences! Tailor your corporate retreat to meet your company’s needs!
    Team building, leadership skills or your corporate getaway awaits!

    *Other Dates still are Available for the end of season this October at a French River lodge and resort. Just CALL NOW!*

    Summit, North of Toronto, Great Canadian Wilderness, Bear's Den Lodge French River Cottages

    French River Cottage, Ontario

  • Now Hiring!

    Summer seasonal employment now available!

    Must be willing to work long hours
    Have the ability and like to clean
    Must be flexible to possible changes in the work environment

    Send us your resume at

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    U.S. citizens entering Canada require a United States Passport to re-enter the USA

    Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks to obtain or renew prior to travel to Canada

  • *NEW* Flying to Canada? Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

    US citizens do not require a eTA to fly to Canada

    Effective March 1, 2016, leniency has been given through the travel Summer
    season till September 2016.

    Select to see if you need an eTA or Visitor Visa here.

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    Ontario Fire Ban reports, check to see if open fires are prohibited

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  • Tourism Week

    May 28 – June 3, 2016 Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on those opportunities.
    Tourism Week in Canada aligns tourism organizations, businesses and other partners from across the country around a common vision: a tourism sector unencumbered by government policies and recognized for its contribution to the Canadian economy.
    Join TAIC on Twitter’s discussion at #TourismWeek & #TourismMatters

  • Ontario Tourism Licence-Free Family Fishing Week

    • July 1 – 9, 2017 fish free without a license in the French River Provincial Park
    • For more info visit Ontario Tourism’s
    • Echoes From Our Lands July 2017 Annual French River Pow Wow & Gathering
      Located on the Southwest side of the French River Bridge Hwy 69

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Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757

Winter Address:

124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443

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