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. A boat access resort or fly-in float plane only wilderness resort. Relax & paddle in the scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wahnapitae River, and Northeastern Georgian Bay. Celebrate 100th year of the Municipality of Killarney with Bear's Den Lodge offering an all inclusive "American Meal Plan" Packages and quality self-catered Housekeeping Cottage Plans.

Compliment your Fishing French River experience in a place where solitude awaits. Our Canadian Wilderness backcountry area includes angling for the best trophy walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, salmon, catfish, and BIG muskies. Musky 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 2020 for French River Accommodation

What are you doing for Spring Walleye 2020 opener? Give our fishing camp a call! Book your premier Vacation Holiday at Bear's Den Lodge for 2020, 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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    Experience Fishing – How to Teach Your Child to Cast

    The Value of Experience of Fishing Have you watched the excitement in a child’s eyes when you share the experience of fishing?  They are overjoyed with the opportunity to learn how to f

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    Spring Opening Walleye Season

    Warm weather is near as the ice begins to melt, we say our heartfelt goodbyes to winter as we pack away our ice fishing tackle. To warm our hearts with the fiery ambition to catch trophy spring walle

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    Bear’s Den Lodge: An Inspiration to Live a Dream

    Bear’s Den Lodge, a number one tourism full-service business in the French River, Municipality of Killarney area, has gone through a major transformation over the past 35 years. Since 1986, the dai

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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 in a fishing place near you!

    Limited space available DON’T miss out on your Summer trip! 1-3 bedroom cottages AVAILABLE NOW for 2020! 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 May 14 – October 22, 2020 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 May 14 – October 22, 2020, 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 35th season.

     

    Availability:

    One-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    May 14 – June 19, 2020
    June 20 – 27
    June 29 – July 18
    July 21 – August 29
    August 28 – September 10
    September 20 – October 25 (Mixed availability please call or email for more details)

    Two-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    May 19 – June 1
    June 4 – 10
    June 13 – 20
    July 1 – July 10
    July 18 – August 1
    August 8 – September 11
    September 14 – 18
    September 20 – October 25 (Other fishing cabin dates available please call or email for more details)

    Three-Bedroom Cottage Dates:

    May 14 – June 13
    June 27 – July 8
    July 11 – August 14
    August 12 – September 4
    September 1 – September 11
    September 13 – 18
    September 20 – October 25 (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 15 – September 18
    September 20 – October 25, 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 100th year of Municipality of 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 2020 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 2020!

    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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