Bear's DenLodge

Fishing French River

We are a world class fishing & hunting lodge conveniently located in the French River Delta with access to the remote, scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wanapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay. Bear's Den Lodge offers all inclusive "American Meal Plan" packages and self catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans to compliment your Fishing French River experience. Our Canadian Wilderness area includes 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 2016 for French River Accommodation

What are you doing for Spring Walleye opener? Book your premier Thanksgiving Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2016!


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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    Not So Far from Home – French River Musky Fishing

    I must say that Alicia Moir-Raytrowsky and I have really enjoyed our time at ‪#‎BearsDenLodge‬ on the French River. Today I managed to catch my first musky! After searching all over for one...

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    Fish of a Lifetime

    Our party of four from various parts of Pennsylvania (PA) traveled north for a week of fishing on the French River Delta near Hartley Bay, Ontario.  Our destination was Bear's Den Lodge which we had

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    52.5″ Musky for 51st Year Group

    "It hit in three to four feet away from the boat. It was raining. The muskie gave me a real fight, it ran three times taking my black and chartreuse eagle tail under the boat. What a fight!" Wi

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  • Last Minute Vacation?

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

    Call now to reserve your French River Cottage, AVAILABLE NOW for September 8!

    Sept. 22 – Sept. 30, 2016 American Plan Meal Packages or Self-Catered Available.

    Sept. 23-27, 2016 French River Cottage available for All Inclusive, Fully Pampered Meal Plan or Housekeeping while fishing the French River in Ontario!

    Sept. 23 – Oct. 15, 2016 Ontario Cottage for self catered or fully pampered meal plans.

    Make memories, family fun, a great get away! FRENCH RIVER BOAT RENTALS AVAILABLE!

    September 30 – October 24, 2016 Book your holiday in the French River Delta.

    October 7 –  10, Plan your Canada Thanksgiving Vacation to take a break from the city and go with the flow.

    *Other Dates Available in September & into the Fall season late-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 available!

    Must be willing to work long hours
    Have the ability to clean

    Send us your resume at

  • 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

  • *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.

  • Construction Reports For Those Traveling 400 North

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

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  • Tourism Week

    May 29 – June 2, 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 2 – 10, 2016 fish free without a license in the French River Provincial Park
    • For more info visit Ontario Tourism’s
    • Echoes From Our Lands July 8th & 9th; 10th 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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