Bear's DenLodge

Fishing French River

French River, Bear's Den Lodge is a world class fishing & hunting lodge conveniently located in the French River Delta, Northern Ontario. Where am I? A boat access resort or fly-in floatplane only wilderness resort. Relax & paddle in the scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wanapitae River, and Northeastern Georgian Bay. Celebrate Canada's 151st year with Bear's Den Lodge offering an all inclusive "American Meal Plan" Packages and quality self-catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans to compliment your Fishing French River experience. Our Canadian Wilderness backcountry 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 and our area is yours to discover!

Going Camping in French River Provincial Park? We got you covered!

Looking for your next great adventure? Don't Miss out in 2018 for French River Accommodation

What are you doing for Spring Walleye 2018 opener? Give our fishing camp a call! Book your premier Vacation Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2018, don't miss out!

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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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    A Trip He Will Never Forget!

    On his first trip to Bear’s Den Lodge, 10 year old Tommy L. caught this 24 pound, 47” musky on a white spinnerbait. In addition, a total of 131 pike were boated by the group in 3 days of fishin

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    Father’s Day Hook

    "Some People come to fish for a fish, I fish for fish. It's not a contest, big small and in between. I just fish for fish. It didn't count my muskie I caught on a spinnerbait, it was just another fish

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    Amazing Fishing Tales from the Den

    First French River Sturgeon for the Thall's group after 27 years of fishing the French River, during their annual trip. The four foot fish was caught on a hook and a worm after on 6lb test and an hour

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  • Last Minute Vacation? Book YOUR holiday now!

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

    Limited space available DON’T miss out on Spring Opening! 1-3 bedroom cottages AVAILABLE NOW for 2018! Call now to reserve your French River Cottage!

    Three, 3 bedroom cottages available for Walleye & Pike opener with your choice of All-Inclusive American Plan & Housekeeping packages for 2018.

    Don’t let your summer holidays get away! More dates starting with American Plan Accommodations available for August 14 – October 15, 2018, check out our plans.

    Rooms available starting August 14 in the Main Lodge with executive chef prepared meals & meals waterfront views.

    One-Bedroom couple’s shoreline cottage with meals or cook your own romantic meals.

    Last chance, Three-Bedroom Cottages available for family and friend groups or Experience Fishing of 6 – 8 people.

    One, Two or Three Bedroom Cottages are available for our 33rd season.

    Winter is here and May is around the corner and starting to book, give a memory this Christmas and don’t miss out on your opportunities next spring!

    August 14 – 31, September 3 – 7, September 14 – 21, September 24 – October 15 One Bedroom Bedroom private waterfront cottage available.

    August 14 – 31, September 2 – 7, September 14 – 17, September 25 – October 15  Two-Bedroom cottage for your private getaway!

    August 14 – 31, Three-Bedrooms with optional meal plans available or create your package for fishing.

    August 14 – September 7, Three Bedroom cottage available for American Meal Plan or Self-Service.

    August 14 – October 15 Rooms available in the Main Lodge!

    More space available for August, September & October dates. Please email or inquire for more info.

    Looking for last minute space? The lodge is always a great choice to meet these needs.

    A die-hard? Looking for big game fishing? Give us a call!

    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 151st Anniversary of Canada. The #1 Country recognized by Lonely Planet.

    Plan your Spring Getaway Vacation for 2018 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 for fall fishing on the French River 2018!
    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

  • U.S Passport information

    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

    http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

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

    According the Government of Canada:

    The Government of Canada’s official website to apply for an eTA. It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.

    New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

    Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.

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

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp.

  • Construction Reports For Those Traveling 400 North

  • Emergency Preparedness – 911

    Ontario Fire Ban reports, check to see if open fires are prohibited
    https://www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/forest-fires

    Storm Watch
    https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-preparedness

  • Tourism Week & French River Pow Wow

    May 28 – June 3, 2018 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
    http://tiac.travel/About_Tourism_Week.html

    Don’t miss out on local French River Provincial Culture and First Nations Heritage at the 12th Annual French River Pow Wow July 6th & 7th! Events include dancing, food, crafts and vendors. Join in the family fun at the French River Interpretive Centre! The theme is “Where Animals Walk”.

  • Ontario Tourism Licence-Free Family Fishing Week

    • July 1 – 9, 2018 fish free without a license in the French River Provincial Park
    • For more info visit Ontario Tourism’s
      https://www.ontario.ca/page/licence-free-family-fishing
    • Echoes From Our Lands July 2018 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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