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!
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!SEE PACKAGES
In early spring, right after ice has thawed, walleye will spawn shortly after. The next ten days from pickerel spawn, they become rather lethargic - not wanting to go very far from their
Friends and family vacations can be adventurous, exciting, and memorable when planning for a successful safe French River wilderness adventure. This may be that once in a lifetime dream holiday and Be
4 Tips for Spring pike fishing from local legendary French River fisherman & guide, Art Barefoot - owner of Bear's Den Lodge. 1. Look in the shallow dark bottom bays along the edge of emerg
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!
Don’t let your summer holidays get away! More dates starting with American Plan Accommodations available for May 25 – October 23, 2018, check out our plans.
Rooms available starting May 25 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!
May 29 – June 1, June 3 – 9, June 11 – 16, 2018, August 4 – 31, One Bedroom available.
May 25 – June 5 & June 9 – 16, July 7 – 20, July 23 – 29, August 5 – 9, August 12 – 17, August 26 – 31 Two-Bedroom cottage for your private getaway!
May 24 – May 31 & May 24 – June 16, July 16 – 20, July 22 – August 10, August 6 – 31, Three-Bedrooms with optional meal plans available or create your package for fishing.
June 3 – June 22 & June 26 – June 30, Three Bedroom cottage available for American Meal Plan or Self-Service.
June 26 – July 9, July 16 – July 21, August 4 – August 31, September 3 – September 7, One Bedroom private waterfront cottage available
More space available for July, 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!*
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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”.