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FISHING FRENCH RIVER

Bear's Den Lodge

Welcome to Bear’s Den Lodge, a family-run business in the heart of the French River Provincial Park, Northeastern Ontario, Canada. This historic lodge is 3.5 hours North of Toronto, built in 1925, is a haven for anglers of all levels. You can catch a glimpse of the 14 lb. Line Class World Record Muskie that weighs 59 lb. 11 oz. Fish for trophies like Walleye, Bass, Pike, Crappie, Catfish, Salmon, Bowfin, and other pan fish.

Boat-in or fly-in, we have the perfect accommodation for you! See our Rates. Choose from our All-Inclusive Meal Plans, you’ll love our delicious meals, which features home cooked meals made with fresh ingredients from our own garden. Whether you crave a hearty breakfast, a satisfying boxed lunch, or a cozy dinner, we have something for everyone. Enjoy the taste of nature and the warmth of our hospitality at Bear’s Den Lodge. If you prefer, we offer Self-Catered Housekeeping Cottages for those wishing to prepare their own adventure in fully equipped cottages.

Enjoy our 16-foot Aluminum boat rentals, with flat floors, and 25hp motors. Upgrade your boat rental with trolling motors and depth finders. Canoes are also available.

Our friendly guides and staff will show you the best spots on the French River and make your stay unforgettable. Explore our website, follow us on social media to learn more, and share your French River experiences!

LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT ADVENTURE? DON'T MISS OUT IN 2024 FOR FRENCH RIVER ACCOMMODATION

What are you doing for Spring Walleye 2024 opener? Give our fishing camp a call! Book your premier Vacation Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2024, don't miss out!

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Discover the beauty and thrill of the French River Delta, Pickerel River, and Georgian Bay. You can enjoy the best wilderness adventure in Ontario, Canada. Whether you’re looking for fishing, hiking, paddling, wildlife watching, stargazing, or photography you’ll find it here! Experience the natural wonders of this amazing place and make memories that last a lifetime.

We service Sudbury, Parry Sound, Guelph, London, Muskoka, Toronto, Mississauga, Killarney and United States.

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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.

Renew your U.S. Passport here: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

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.

French River Cottage accommodations are available for quality All-Inclusive or Self-Catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans in an amazing fishing place near you!

Limited space available DON’T miss out on your Summer trip! 1-3 bedroom cottages AVAILABLE NOW for 2024! Call now to reserve your French River Cottage! Holiday Gift Ideas are available. Create a gift for memories of a lifetime!

Our fully equipped cottages are available for May – October 21, 2024 with your choice of
All-Inclusive American Plan & Housekeeping Packages.

Need more space? Rooms available currently in the Main Lodge with an executive chef preparing your meals and your own private waterfront views.

One-Bedroom cottage for couple’s available with meals or cook your own romantic meals. Two and Three-Bedroom Cottages available for family and friend groups or Experience Fishing of 6 – 8 people for our 39th season.

French River Availability – BOOK NOW:

One-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

  • May 28 – May 30, 2024
  • June 2 – June 6
  • June 10 – June 14
  • June 19 – June 22 
  • July 6 – July 20
  • July 29 – August 9
  • August 10 – August 12
  • August 12 – August 17
  • August 18 – August 21
  • August 26 – October 5
  • August 29 – September 1
  • September 7 – September 16
  • September 21 – September 26
  • September 29 – October 21 (Mixed availability please call or email for more details)

Two-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

  • June 2 – 7, 2024
  • June 10 – 15
  • June 29 – July 13
  • July 27 – August 7
  • August 9 – 24
  • August 31 – September 14
  • September 21 – 26
  • September 29 – October 21 (French River fishing cabin dates available please call or email for more details)

Three-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

  • May 27 – 30, 2024
  • June 2 – 8
  • June 12 – 15
  • June 29 – July 4
  • June 30 – July 10
  • July 8 – 11
  • July 14 – 19
  • July 22 – August 22
  • July 29 – October 21
  • July 30 – August 5
  • August 9 – 22
  • August 26 – September 14
  • September 21 – 26
  • September 30 – October 3
  • October 7 – 21(Check holiday availability please contact us for more details)

Are you looking for last minute accommodations? For those who need, the Main Lodge is always a great choice to meet those needs.

Main Lodge Dates: 

  • May 28 – June 13, 2024
  • June 15 – July 19
  • July 22 – September 4
  • September 8 – October 21, call for more info.

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

French River Cottages are available for All Inclusive Meal or Housekeeping plans while French River Fishing in Northeastern Ontario!

Make your memories, have family fun, and 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 over 200 years in Killarney and 150+ years of Canada. The #1 Country recognized by Lonely Planet. French River forests are green, come see for yourself!

Plan your Spring Getaway Vacation for 2024 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 2024!

Team building, leadership skills or your corporate getaway awaits!

*Other Dates are Available for 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

Ontario Fire Reporting and Reports, check to see if open fires are prohibited.

Report a fire on the French River call: 310-FIRE (3473)
Interactive Ontario Fire Map

Emergency Preparedness by Ontario Government: 
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What3Words Emergency Call Locator App:
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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
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Don’t miss out on local French River Provincial Culture and First Nations Heritage at the Annual French River Pow Wow! Dates to be announced. Events include dancing, food, crafts and vendors. Join in the family fun at the French
River Interpretive Centre! The theme is “Where Animals Walk”.

July 2024 Annual French River Pow Wow & Gathering
Located on the Southwest side of the French River Bridge Hwy 69

During the Licence-Free Fishing days all limits are considered Conservation for Ontario & Canadian Residents. Read more here.

Free Family Fishing Days During Our Season: 

  • Father’s Day Weekend | June 15 – 16, 2024
  • Family Fishing Week | June 29 – July 7, 2024 

Each season, Ontario’s government allows Canadian citizens to fish without a license as long as they follow Ontario’s Conservation License limits. For more detailed info about other dates available and restrictions, visit Ontario’s website.