BEAR’S DEN LODGE PACKAGES

Experience Fishing French River – 3 Nights in Housekeeping Cottage

Would you like to learn to fish? Your opportunity awaits you at the Bear’s Den Lodge. Join in on the experience fishing French River program. Your stay includes:

Approximately 1 hour of dry land learning from expert outfitters and 2 hour boat tour where you will learn about:

    • Fish identification and their anatomy
    • Learn how to prepare and cast a fishing rod
    • Proper fish handling
    • Ontario fishing rules, regulations, and slot limits for the French River
    • Water and fishing safety
    • 1 hour of practice fishing time; we provide the equipment and promotional fishing licenses for youth (under 18)!

Day Two: Practice on your own with assistance as needed from expert guides. Hiking, basketball hoop, swimming, yard sports, pool table, games wildlife viewing, stargazing with telescope

Day Three: Practice casting, fishing, and proper handling of live fish for release. 

Your stay and play – Our French River cottages are comfortable and fully equipped for those who enjoy preparing their own meals. Vacation at your own leisure while the cottages are supplied with essential kitchen supplies and utensils so you can self-cater and enjoy the freedom of the Canadian wilderness. Bedrooms are carpeted with electric heat to stay comfortable for your great Canadian outdoors adventure for the chilly days of spring or fall. Be sure to bring your own food, personal & dish towels, and toiletries. All fishing gear and tackle will be provided. Before you set out on your Northern experience in roofed accommodations in the French River Provincial Park grab your camera. Visit Ontario fishing regulations, person over 18 years of age, please purchase proper fishing licenses for fishing!

Contrast and composition with
  • 2-day comfort stay in waterfront Housekeeping Cottage to create your own meals
  • A canoe is included for your immersion and French River experience
  • Creative freedom in the natural French River wilderness landscape
  • Endless opportunities, day and night for wildlife photography and stargazing
  • Free water taxi service from and to the Hartley Bay Marina upon arrival and departure
  • Optional extended French River Visitor Centre Art Museum tours are available for a nominal fee.
Per Person $495.00 CND

Detail: Kids under 12, stay for $395
2 children or more, save $50
Modern & electric 1, 2, & 3 bedroom Canadian cottages are available. Shorter stays available, call for details and prices! Tax and Gratuities are additional.

American Plan Meal Package

Enjoy the wilderness in a French River Cottage or Main Lodge an all-inclusive fully pampered plan that features meals served family style, non-alcoholic beverages and fishing worms. Meals start with dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on departure. Boxed lunches are provided to allow freedom for the day. Tax is additional. Just bring your own personal gear and fishing tackle. Relax and let us do the work!

All-inclusive with
  • In private cottage or main lodge
  • Three home cooked meals per day
  • Boat and motor
  • Gas refilled per day
  • Daily boat and fees apply for daily maid services
Per Person $275.00 CND Per Day

Detail: 3 day minimum charge in a French River cottage. Shorter stays, will be charged at a higher rate. Lodge provides flexibility for a shorter length of stay. Double occupancy. Tax is additional.

Basic American Plan Package

Would you like to bring your own boat and still enjoy the pampered American Plan comforts? The Basic American Plan Meal Package offers accommodations and meals from dinner on arrival through breakfast on departure. Enjoy your boxed lunches for the day. The package does not include a boat, motor, gas & bait. Bring your own boat or rent a canoe. Docking is just $13.00 per day extra (don’t forget your extension cord to charge your battery).

Fully catered with
  • In private cottage or main lodge
  • Three home cooked meals per day
  • Daily maid services – fees apply
  • Ice
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
Per Person $230.00 CND Per Day

Detail: 3 day minimum charge in a French River cottage. Shorter stays, will be charged at a higher rate. Lodge provides flexibility for a varied length of stay. Price based on Double occupancy. Tax is additional.

Paddling Duo Comfort Experience – French River

Explore and paddle the French River Delta while enjoying the best food. Culinary fresh garden to table produce and herbs are prepared by our executive chef, Art Barefoot. Enjoy the comfortable roofed accommodations located in the French River Provincial Park. Boxed lunches are prepared so you can explore the best paddling in Ontario’s landscape. Grab your camera and photograph nature and wildlife in the great Canadian wilderness. Fishing rental equipment are available.

Outfit comfortably with
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in the main lodge
  • American Plan Meals with great food, a culinary hotspot
  • Canoe and safety equipment for water adventure
  • Daily maid services – fees apply
  • Free French River Map & complimentary free water taxi
Per Person $515.00

Detail: Double occupancy for 2 people for 2 nights, 2 days canoe with dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on departure for a relaxed get-away. Tax is additional.

Culinary Experience by Executive Chef

By popular demand, a Culinary Experience awaits Bear’s Den Lodge guests to learn from Executive Chef and Master Butcher, Art Barefoot. Learn how to transform a primal cut of meat and transform into a culinary masterpiece.  Tasting begins with your culinary experience at dinner on night of arrival through breakfast on day of departure.

2-hour hands on instructional session with
  • A protein challenge – butchering techniques of a whole chicken
  • Instruction for food preparation & food handling
  • Education of spices, cooking styles & table tasting experience
  • 2 nights lodge accommodation (double occupancy)
  • 2 days use of canoe
Per Person $795.00

Detail: A 2-hour hands on educational gourmet course by an Executive Chef while enjoying the comfort of a scenic view of the French River. Free French River Map & water taxi included. Prearranged culinary tour package is required. Tax is additional.

Photo-Tour French River Package – Spring, Summer & Fall Colours

Jump into a guided 2-hour boat for an immersive experience through the lens of your camera. Your tour guide will lead you in the French River Delta wilderness to the most scenic areas to film. Experience the wonders of nature within the French River Provincial Park. The river features opportunities for you to capture vibrant flora & fauna in this unique glacial shaped landscape. Grab your bags, camera, and gear to capture memories on film, hands free, and share some of the best undiscovered nature photography in Ontario!

Contrast and composition with
  • 2-day comfort stay in waterfront Housekeeping Cottage to create your own meals
  • A canoe is included for your own immersion and French River experience
  • Creative freedom in the natural French River wilderness landscape
  • Endless opportunities, day & night for wildlife photography
  • Free water taxi service from & to Hartley Bay upon arrival and departure
  • Optional extended French River Visitor Centre Art Museum tours are available at additional charges.
Per Person $500.00

Detail: Based on double occupancy for two people for 2 nights, 2 days in a 1 bedroom cottage, use of canoe and a guided two-hour photography tour. Free water taxi from marina parking landing included in package. Prearranged tour package is required. Tax is additional.

French River Outdoor Family Friendly Adventure

This 5-day package starts your family wilderness adventure through a self-guided, self-catered tour in the pristine French River Provincial Park. Enjoy the warm summer evenings with roofed accommodations within the Ontario Park. Boat, hike, and see the sights within the river’s amazing wilderness and wildlife. Consider an optional visit to the French River Visitor Center to step back in local history and culture or visit Sudbury’s Science North.

5-day family wilderness adventure, self-catered & self-guided tour
  • 5 nights two bedroom housekeeping cottage
  • Boat & motor with gas fill up per day
  • Free instructional tour on site
  • Free French River Park map
  • Environmentally and Economically friendly
Per Group $2,500

Detail: Accommodation in a two bedroom housekeeping cottage. Price includes two adults and three children under 12 or up to four adults. Tax is additional.

French River Family and Friends Meal Package

Kid friendly escape to the French River with family and friends for fishing and exploring. Enjoy Dinner, while dining & overlooking the beautiful Bear’s Den Bay with spring colours. Just bring your personal gear and fishing tackle to the great Canadian wilderness, North of Toronto!

Kid fun family resort fishing American Plan includes
  • 3 night’s accommodation (double occupancy)
  • 3 day boat & motor with worms & gas refill per day
  • Excellent home cooked served family style meals
  • Ease of mind and relaxation
  • Daily boat service 
  • Maid services as requested
Per Person $825

Detail: Double occupancy; with two adults, children under 12 stay for $412.50 and free for those under age three. Dinner on arrival through breakfast on departure. Complimentary water taxi services for arrival and departure. Tax is additional.

French River Escape with Cottage and Boat

French River Escape with Cottage and Boat. An alternative kid friendly escape to relax and fish on the beautiful French River Delta. Experience abundant wildlife and picturesque scenery awaits you in this fisherman’s paradise with great trophy fishing. A five-minute boat ride to the lodge allows for remoteness, but with all the comforts of home for three days of great fishing.

Fishing, housekeeping, fly fishing, paddling and water adventures, canoeing with
  • 2 night’s accommodations in a modern private cottage
  • 1 Boat & motor with a daily tank fill up of gas for 3 days
  • A canoe or kayak (depending on availability) for leisurely paddling the French River Park
  • Complimentary water taxi services for arrival and departure.
  • Bonus: Optional choice to upgrade from two to three-night stays for an additional low rate of only $20 plus tax.
Based on Double Occupancy $1030

Detail: Based on double occupancy. Additional charges per person apply. Tax is additional.

Relaxed Three-Day French River Fishing & Tour

Explore and paddle the French River Delta while enjoying the best food. Culinary fresh garden to table produce and herbs are prepared by our executive chef, Art Barefoot. Enjoy the comfortable roofed accommodations located in the French River Provincial Park. Boxed lunches are prepared so you can explore the best paddling in Ontario’s landscape. Grab your camera and photograph nature and wildlife in the great Canadian wilderness. Fishing rental equipment are available.

Outfit comfortably with
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in the main lodge
  • American Plan Meals with great food, a culinary hotspot
  • Canoe and safety equipment for water adventure
  • Daily maid services – fees apply
  • Free French River Map & complimentary free water taxi
Per Person $510.00

Detail: Double occupancy for 2 people for 2 nights, 2 days canoe with dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on departure for a relaxed get-away. Tax is additional.

French River Housekeeping Cottages

Bear’s Den Lodge French River cottage rentals are fully equipped. This housekeeping plan allows you to enjoy preparing your own meals. Vacation at your own leisure. Rent a French River cottage, supplied with essential kitchen supplies and utensils so you can self-cater and enjoy the freedom of the Canadian wilderness. All bedrooms are carpeted for your comfort. Your cottage has electric heat to stay comfortable during your great Canadian outdoor adventure for the chilly days of spring or fall. Be sure to bring your own food, personal & dish towels, toiletries, fishing gear and tackle before you set out on your Northern Ontario experience in a roofed accommodation in the French River Provincial Park!
Self-catered with
  • One, two & three bedroom cottages (minimum cottage rates apply)
  • Equipped kitchen – stove, microwave, drip coffeemaker, toaster & full fridge-freezer
  • Four piece private bathroom
  • Bedding & linen supplied
  • Gas BBQ grill on your deck w/lawn chairs
Based on Double Occupancy $1030

Detail: Modern & electric 1, 2, & 3 bedroom Canadian cottages are available – minimum cottage rates apply. Shorter stays available at different rates, call for details and prices! Tax is additional.