What Is A Staycation? The term, Staycation, was originally coined in a market crisis in 2008 in our neighbor across the border. However, since Covid-19 has dictated the need for tourism to be faced to restrict travel plans for holidays of travel abroad or within our Canadian boundaries, Ontarian are now immersing themselves in immediate surroundings for a staycation near home, Northeastern Ontario. What Might Your Adventure Discover? Your adventure at Bear’s Den Lodge will make you more aware of your environment. Find peace and quiet in the wilderness expanse of the French River Provincial Park. The lower French River Delta has many offerings to explore with abundant wildlife such as: birds, reptiles and fish that inhabit the shorelines, skies, forests, and water of our area. What Benefits are Offered in a Local Staycation? Staycations are economREAD MORE >
Friends and family vacations can be adventurous, exciting, and memorable when planning for a successful safe French River wilderness adventure. This may be that once in a lifetime dream holiday and Bear’s Den Lodge wants to see that everyone remains safe. BEFORE YOU PACK TO LEAVE Planning a safe travel trip is important for you and your group or family. Several important factors to consider whether you are traveling within Ontario, Canada or from abroad: Please check your health insurance policies and make sure your covered while visiting abroad and have the appropriate medical insurance numbers to contact. Simple over the counter medications may make your stay more pleasant if you are prepared during your travel and may include antacids, antihistamines, cough drops for that nagging cough, Tylenol/Ibuprofen or other pain relief for finding those muscles or occasionalREAD MORE >
From swimming to fishing, every year Canadians and tourists alike experience the abundance of aquatic activities through thousands of different waterfronts. Of those who experience and explore these wonderful activities to reconnect ourselves with nature, there is always a need to stay smart and stay safe. Because of our countless opportunities to be in, around, or even on the water; tragically there are hundreds of Canadians who drown each year according to the Canadian Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society. For those who know me, would understand why I have decided to write this short article. I have had my own experience with near drowning, but what caused me to speak out about these sometimes avoidable accidents was a news article of a 69-year old local man who unfortunately passed away on October, 15th 2016. While I never knew this man, I can empathize for his family. Below, I havREAD MORE >
Are you planning for a camping trip this year? Already shopping at your favourite retailers and outdoor suppliers? Are you prepared? Something that I’m sure has been bothering many, or at least gaining interest, is the rising concern for the Zika Virus. We have been hearing about it on TV, in newspapers, and even the various social networks. Various media outlets are bringing to light different advisory warnings for those traveling to countries with the outbreaks. While various regions all over the world are still in their winter seasons the virus will have a harder time spreading until spring peaks with the mosquito population. Do not fret! This short article will detail import things you should know about the virus and ways you can stay healthy in the great outdoors! The most common way to contract the virus is from mosquito bites. According to the Centers for Disease CoREAD MORE >
Spring walleye fishing in Canada is bountiful and a great start to any angler’s fresh fishing season. Although there’s much more about walleye fishing than this brief tips and triREAD MORE >
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 daiREAD MORE >
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 fREAD MORE >
"Some People come to fish for a fish, I fish for fish. It's not a contest, big small and in between. I just fish for fish. It didn't count my muskie I caught on a spinnerbait, it was just another fishREAD MORE >
Would you like to Experience Fishing? Did you know that Bear's Den Lodge is a pilot site for this exciting program to help educate "women, children and new Canadians"? What about adulREAD MORE >
2870J Hartley Bay Rd.
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel: (705) 857-2757
124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel: (814) 839-2443
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YOUR Canadian COTTAGE FOR YOUR NEXT GETAWAY! French River Cottages available May, 2023 - 0ctober 2023. 3 day minimum charge per person applies. Prevailing rates available for shorter stays. Less than 3 days have added charges and are available. Make memories with family and friends on the French River, arrive as guests and leave as family!View Promotion