Family Fishing



Fishing is no longer just a solo sport – bring your entire family on your next visit to Northeastern Ontario and make it a memorable vacation!   

Do you need a refresher on fishing? Or does your family need to learn? No matter what the age or skill level, you can stay with one of our partners in the Experience Fishing Program and learn from professional guides with decades of experience.  
At our partners, your family can also enjoy swimming, paddling, boating, star gazing, hiking, and so much more!   

Take full advantage of our pristine lakes and rivers by enjoying a stay in one of our world-class lodges and camps. Use the map below to to find the perfect accommodations for your family or group or visit our Places to Stay page.

New to Fishing? Want to Learn?


If this is your first season fishing, you may be hesitant to plan a fishing trip somewhere new, but Northeastern Ontario is a wonderful place to learn and we’ve been working with lodges and camps across the region to make the transition as easy as possible. You won’t regret making the trip when your skills, and catches, advance quickly.

Experience Fishing is a Northern program that helps new anglers find lodges that offer gear and guidance for beginners. If you’re interested in learning about a specific species or you’d like to get lures, rods, and other equipment to help target some of our species, Experience Fishing lodges offer packages to suit all levels.

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Mattawa River Cottage

Located on the historic Mattawa River, The ...

Water Street
Mattawa, ON

Sid Turcotte Park

Sid Turcotte Park near North Bay and Area in ...

750 Mattawan Street
Mattawa-Bonfield, ON

KapRiver Outfitters

Several decades of operations have made KapRiver ...

10 Erie Street
Kapuskasing, ON

Beautiful Log Cottage

Beautiful Log Cottage - 3 Bedroom (inc Sleep ...

492A Moosehead Road, Box 250
Mattawa, ON

Municipality of Callander

Located 15 kilometers south of North Bay, ...

280 Main Street. North
Callander and South Shore, ON

Booth Landing Camping & Cottages

Booth Landing is a rustic and tranquil vacation ...

437 Golf Course Road
Powassan, ON

Agnew Lake Lodge

Agnew Lake Lodge offers year-round accommodations ...

847 Agnew Lake Road
Webbwood, ON

Municipality of French River

Blessed with incredible natural beauty, French ...

44 Christophe Street
Noelville, ON

Air Ivanhoe Limited

Fly-in fishing action for Ontario pike and ...

120 Ivanhoe Lake Road
Foleyet, ON

Mattawa Adventure Camp

We are a year round camp located in up North in ...

4601 Highway 17E
Mattawa, ON

Wikwemikong Tourism

Wikwemikong Tourism, on Manitoulin Island and in ...

2098 Wikwemikong Way
Wikwemikong, ON, ON

Bear’s Den Lodge

We are a family friendly and family owned ...

2870 J Hartley Bay Road
Alban, ON

Green Bay Lodge

Green Bay Lodge is secluded, private and serene ...

322 Cosby Subdivision Road
Mindemoya, ON

Camp Conewango

Camp Conewango is a resort on the north shore of ...

1875 Songis Road
Redbridge, ON

Rockgarden Terrace Resort

The Rockgarden Terrace is located in the heart of ...

1358 Monument Road
Mindemoya, ON

Elk Lake Eco Centre

Come enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Elk Lake ...

1000 Ontario Street
Elk Lake, ON

Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa

More than your average hotel, Cedar Meadows ...

1000 Norman Street
Timmins, ON

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge is a ...

1 Commanda Island
French River, ON

Saenchiur Flechey Resort

Peaceful, charming, and set against the backdrop ...

513 Lemieux Road
Monetville, ON

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is a 4 seasons resort ...

590 Highway 65
Elk Lake, ON

Big Moose Camp Resort

Big Moose Camp is a family owned and operated ...

581 Big Moose Road
Corbeil, ON

Bay Lee Mac Camp

Bay Lee Mac cottages are nestled among the trees ...

112 Bay Lee Mac Rd, HWY 11 N
Latchford, ON

Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort

Mike and Brenda Martel wish you a warm welcome to ...

2314 Highway 17
Papineau-Cameron / Mattawa, ON

Mowat Landing Cottages

Mowat Landing Cottages is located at the road’s ...

L9, C5, Barr Twp, Mowat Landing Road
Haileybury, ON

WildExodus Travel

WildExodus is a hospitality and premier outdoor ...

7001 Dalton Road
Wawaitin Falls, Timmins, ON

Killarney Mountain Lodge and Conference Centre

As the sun sets, the warm glow of pink granite ...

3 Commissioner Street
Killarney, ON

Happy Day Lodge

Happy Day Lodge near Timmins and Cochrane and ...

P.O. Box 1259, Chapleau
Chapleau, near Highway 144, ON

Avalon Eco Resort

Avalon Eco Resort is an Off-Grid-Resort offering ...

476 Hwy 637
Killarney, ON

Great Escape Cabins

Surrounded by Crown Land, Great Escape Cabins is ...

884A Hwy 607
Alban, ON

Bay Wolf Camp

Bay Wolf Camp is located on the shore of West ...

104 Lakeshore road
Shining Tree, ON

Cochrane Air Services Limited

Situated at Cochrane, Ontario, Cochrane Air ...

Box 1893
Cochrane, ON

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground

Fish Tale Cabins & Campground is located on ...

2597 Wolseley Bay Road
Noelville, ON

Mattawa River Resort

Travelers who love the great outdoors will ...

6251 Highway 17
Mattawa, ON

What species are you after?


Our borders start on the rocky shorelines of Lake Huron. Follow the coast to the tributaries of the Great Lakes, or head north into the tens of thousands rivers and lakes in Northeastern Ontario.

Lakes here range from mesotrophic to oligotrophic. The mesotrophic lakes offer lots of fun opportunities to fish natural structures for warm water species such as bass, walleye, muskie, and pike. And our oligotrophic lakes have deep, crystal clear waters perfect for all types of trout.

Some lakes have the best of both worlds and while you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to catch both natural and stocked lake and brook trout.

Resources and Regulations


Before heading anywhere new, every good angler should check the region’s rules and regulations. It’s important to respect the seasonality of species to make sure you have the best vacation possible.

You also need to make sure you have the proper fishing license for the type of fishing you’re doing.