Anglers Return Year After Year to Bear’s Den Lodge

Anglers Return Year After Year to Bear’s Den Lodge

Tucked away on the rugged rocky shores of the French River near Alban, you will find Bear’s Den Lodge. Built in 1925, the lodge has seen many changes and updates yet still maintains its original charm, blending in with the incredible natural scenery. Much of the river...
Building a Dream: Olive the Lake Lodge in Marten River

Building a Dream: Olive the Lake Lodge in Marten River

Have you ever dreamed about owning and operating your own hunting and fishing lodge in beautiful Northeastern Ontario? It’s a dream shared by many a hunting and fishing enthusiast, myself included. A friend of mine from Ottawa, Dave Smetana, shared this same...
Marten River Lodge: A Century of Wilderness Heritage

Marten River Lodge: A Century of Wilderness Heritage

Owners and operators of Marten River Lodge, Ray Sapiano and his wife Donna are carrying on a legacy this famous lodge started nearly a century ago. After “getting out of Dodge” as Ray puts it and leaving their urban home of Kanata, he and Donna embarked on a...
Explorer’s Point: The Magic of Mattawa’s District Museum

Explorer’s Point: The Magic of Mattawa’s District Museum

At first glance, the small log building situated on Mattawa’s Explorer’s Point seems unassuming—especially since it’s dwarfed by a 16-foot carved wooden statue of the town’s folk hero, standing just outside. But walk through the doors of the Mattawa & District...