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 float plane only wilderness resort. Relax & paddle in the scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wanapitae River, and Northeastern Georgian Bay. Celebrate Canada's 152nd 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 2019 for French River Accommodation

What are you doing for Spring Walleye 2019 opener? Give our fishing camp a call! Book your premier Vacation Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2019, 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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    Five Casts & A Lifetime of Memories

    Life is a journey that can be full of challenges and unexpected surprises hiding behind even the most simple rock structures. For Chris and his son Austin, they visited the lower French River Delta f

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    Hooked on the French River

    We just wanted to say 'Thank You' again for the wonderful hospitality! Had a great week at Bear's Den Lodge. We love it there….. Morning Glory It’s so peaceful and beautiful and you are

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    Photos from the Fishest Group

    We did not have too many highlights this year, but here are a few photos from our 37th year. The first 2 photos are of the biggest pickerel caught (and released), a 23", by my boat partner, Terry

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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 your Summer trip! 1-3 bedroom cottages AVAILABLE NOW for 2019! Call now to reserve your French River Cottage! Holiday Gift Ideas are available. Create a gift for memories of a lifetime!

    Two, 3 bedroom cottages available for July 25 – August 31, 2019 with your choice of All-Inclusive American Plan & Housekeeping.

    Don’t let your summer holidays get away! More dates starting with American Plan Accommodations available for July 25 – October 22, 2019, check out our plans.

    Rooms available currently in the Main Lodge with executive chef prepared 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 34th season.

     

    Availability:

    One-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    August 14 – August 16

    August 19 – August 24

    August 31 –  September 3

    Other dates available September – October, call or email to inquire.

    Two-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    August 17 – August 24

    August 31 – September

    Other dates available September – October, call or email to inquire.

    Three-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    August 14 – August 23

    August 26 – September 30

    Other dates available September – October, call or email to inquire.

    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: 

    August 14 – October 22, 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 the 152nd Anniversary of Canada. The #1 Country recognized by Lonely Planet. French River forests are green, come see for yourself!

    Plan your Spring Getaway Vacation for 2019 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 2019!

    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!*

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  • 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

2870J Hartley Bay Rd.
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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