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 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 own with assistance as needed from expert guides. Learn how to filet a walleye and prepare for shore lunch – video. 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. Boat side checklist and operation of boat rental equipment.

Your stay - 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!

Per Person

$350.00CND

Detail: Kids under 12, stay for 250
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 is additional.

Self-catered with:

  • One, two & three bedroom cottages – minimum charges apply
  • Equipped kitchen – stove, microwave & fridge
  • Use of fishing equipment and tackle
  • Boat rental - additional charges apply
  • French River Map

American Plan Meal Package

Enjoy 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. Tax is additional. Just bring your own personal gear and fishing tackle. Relax and let us do the work!

Per Person

$205.00 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.

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 maid services

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. The package does not include a boat, motor, gas & bait. Bring your own boat or rent a canoe. Docking is just $10.00 per day extra (don't forget your extension cord to charge your battery).

Per Person

$165.00CND 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.

Fully catered with:

  • In private cottage or main lodge
  • Three home cooked meals per day
  • Daily maid services
  • Ice
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

French River Housekeeping Cottages

Our French River cottages are 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, toiletries, fishing gear and tackle before you set out on your Northern experience in roofed accommodations in the French River Provincial Park!

Per Person

$290.00 CNDWeekly

Detail: Modern & electric 1, 2, & 3 bedroom Canadian cottages are available. Shorter stays available, call for details and prices! Tax is additional.

Self-catered with:

  • One, two & three bedroom cottages
  • Equipped kitchen – stove, microwave & fridge
  • Four piece private bathroom
  • Bedding & lining supplied
  • Gas BBQ grill on your deck w/lawn chairs

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 for those on the go, 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.

Per Person

$375.00

Detail: Double occupancy for 2 people for 2 nights, 2 days canoe with dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on departure for added comfort. Tax is additional

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
  • Free French River Map & complimentary free water taxi

Relaxed Three-Day French River Fishing & Tour

Escape, relax and fish at Bear's Den Lodge. Pristine, abundant wildlife and awesome scenery awaits you in this angler's paradise, and epic wilderness adventures with trophy fishing opportunities. Comfortable, remote American Plan lodge package includes free water taxi from & to the Hartley Bay Marina Landing & valet parking area.

Per Person

$665.00

Detail: Based on Double occupancy for 2 people for 3 nights, 3 days boat and motor with dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on departure. Tax is additional.

An All-Inclusive Resort Accommodations Package:

  • Excellent home cooked meals prepared by an Executive Chef
  • 3 days Boat amp; motor with daily fill up of gas
  • Maid service in the best of the great Canadian wilderness
  • A two-hour fishing tour in remote French River Delta
  • A free French River Map.

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 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 featuring opportunities for you to capture the vibrant flora amp; fauna of 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!

Per Person

$295.00

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

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.

French River Cultural History Boat Tour

Step back in time while we celebrate the 150th Year of Canada! Hear the echoes resonating from the fur-trading, Canadian railroad, and the lumber eras of the famous Ontario Heritage Park, French River Provincial Park. Comfortably guided by motor boat through the rivers and years of history awaiting you, see the remains of the alligator tugs and logs floated to the old French River Village sawmills. Visit areas where the boilers remain. Hike the wilderness trail to the ruins of the village where forgotten footsteps and history come to life.

Per Person

$465.00

Detail: Based on double occupancy in the lodge for two people for 2 nights, 2 days meals prepared by an Executive Chef to enjoy in comfort from a panoramic view of the French River, Bear's Den Bay. Prearranged cultural tour package is required. Tax is additional.

Your outdoor adventure tour begins with:

  • Exploring the "local museum" of the main lodge's rich history of the past 92 years
  • 4 hour guided rich history & cultural tour
  • 2 days use of canoe or kayak (depending on availability)
  • Free map to explore, hike & paddle the French River Provincial Park
  • Fine dining on night of arrival

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. Tasting begins with your culinary experience at dinner on night of arrival through breakfast on day of departure.

Per Person

$465.00

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.

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

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.

Per Group

$1,525

Detail: Accommodation in a two bedroom housekeeping cottage. Price includes two adults and two children (under 16) or three adults. Tax is additional.

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

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!

Per Person

$610

Detail: Double occupancy; with two adults, children under 12 stay for $89 per night, children 12-15 for $99, 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.

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 and maid services

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.

Based on Double Occupancy

$855

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

Fishing, housekeeping, fishing, 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.

Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
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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Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot

Bear's Den Lodge

Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
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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