From bear hunts and remote adventures to educational and family-oriented holidays, these Indigenous-owned outposts and guided experiences across Ontario will help you create memories that will last a lifetime.
*Note that most of these experiences require visitors to arrange their own valid Ontario Fishing or Hunting license.
If you’re visiting Southern Ontario, this Leamington-based charter offers fully-equipped fishing trips, with a strong educational component — so if you’re a beginner, you’ll be sure to learn tips and tricks from this team with over 20 years of experience! On a six-or-eight-hour charter, you’ll angle for perch, bass, walleye and rainbow trout aboard a 26-foot Striper or a 22.5-foot Crestline. You can also arrange for waterfowl hunting with either boat blind or harvested field setups.
Visit Simpers Fishing Charters for more information.
With multiple departure points to choose from, this mobile Odawa Mnis (Manitoulin Island) charter offers a variety of boating experiences accompanied by Indigenous oral histories, ranging from scenic tours with stops at a shipwreck, swimming spot, or pictographs as well as fishing excursions suitable for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. You can try down rigging for salmon, rainbow, and lake trout, flat-lining for rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike and musky, or the Catch’em and Cook’em experience, which combines a lesson in shoreline fishing with a meal of freshly-caught rainbow trout. They’ve partnered with a variety of local accommodations and in the winter, you can try ice fishing or guided snowmobile tours.
Visit Wass Tours for more information.
While staying at one of two cottages or the luxury lake house, try a family-friendly chartered fishing expedition on Lake Mindemoya aboard a 23-foot Sea Swirl boat, or hunt for game like waterfowl and white-tail deer, using a bow, rifle, or muzzleloaders. For relaxation, you can rent a canoe or kayak, head into M’Chigeeng for a massage, or play a round of golf at Rainbow Ridge Golf Course in nearby Manitowaning. . In the winter, choose from a variety of ice-fishing experiences, ranging from DIY, to fully-guided.
Visit Island Sunrise Cottages for more information.
Learn how to fly fish, or book a half-or-full-day excursion to angle for muskies, northern pike, small and largemouth bass, trout, and even salmon. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try a kayak fishing tour, or book a scenic boat tour to remote hiking trails around McGregor Bay, or an excursion to Baie Finn, to check out the LaCloche Mountain Range and local wildlife.
Visit Fish Manitoulin for more information.
If your family includes a pet, you’ll be pleased to know they’ll be welcome to stay with you at this all-inclusive hunting and fishing spot in Wallaceburg, Ontario, which offers waterfowl hunting, fishing, and picturesque views.
Visit JR Wetlands Outfitters for more information.
Located a short distance from the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Terminal and Manitoulin-East Airport, this lakefront outpost offers three modern, winterized, pet-friendly cabins, each sleeping four-to-six guests, with a private patio, fire pit, and BBQ. You’re welcome to use the canoes and paddleboats at the private beach, and there is a boat launch nearby off-site, and a seasonal fish cleaning station on site.
Visit Bayside Resort for more information.
If you’re looking for an archery bear hunt experience, check out this remote camp with two bear management areas 121 km outside of Hearst, Ontario near The Chapleau Game Preserve. The experience can be catered to novice and experienced hunters, and includes a week-long hunt with meals and lodging for up to four hunters at a time. Caping, meat processing, and a video of your hunt are available on request.
Visit Wesley Bow Guides for more information.
This outpost in Chapleau, Ontario has specialized in the bear hunt since 1958, and has spots for around 20-25 experienced hunters per season. You can also hunt for grouse, partridge and moose, if you have your own tags, and you’re welcome to bring your ATV—in fact, it’s recommended for the bear hunt. On McLennan Lake, angle for walleyes, northern pike and spring whitefish, or check out the neighbouring lakes for smallmouth bass, brook trout, and perch. If you’re a snowmobiler, be sure to come back in the winter, and make use of the year-round accommodations and nearby trails.
Visit Moose Horn Lodge for more information.
If you’re looking for a remote getaway with modern amenities, you’ll find it at this Redgut Bay spot that has been around since 1955 and can only be reached by boat or plane. The bay is an excellent fishing spot with a depth of seven to 90 feet. As a part of Rainy Lake, here you’ll find beaches to enjoy and waterfalls to explore.
If the lodge isn’t remote enough for you, you can book the outpost, which is located on Lake Otukamamoan, known for lake trout, walleyes and northern pike, and is a one-hour trip from the lodge, accessed by a boat jaunt and a hike. Sleeping up to ten people, it is equipped with a wood-fired sauna, and a fish-cleaning house and propane deep fryer to cook up your catch. For less experienced fishers, guides can be arranged.
Visit Silver Muskie Lodge for more information.
You’ll arrive at this outpost — a cabin along the Winisk River System, that can accommodate up to six people — by float plane. There you’ll find 14-foot Deep V aluminum boats, a fish-cleaning house, and an outdoor propane BBQ to grill up your catch of the day. It’s a truly remote experience offering visitors the fishing experience of a lifetime.
Visit Kanuchuan Outpost Camp for more information.
Situated on a peninsula in the Temagami mountain range, this private River Valley spot can accommodate 16+ visitors in solar-powered cabins on the lake, and has a 3000-square-foot lodge, equipped with a kitchen and dining room, making it an ideal spot for your intimate group getaway. The owners will help you create your ideal experience, with offerings like: guided fishing tours, exploring the spring-fed lake on their Grand Entertainer pontoon boat, biking hundreds of miles of forest trails, and even yoga classes.
Visit Lodge on the Point for more information.
This spot just south of Chapleau, ON, inside the Wenebegon River Provincial Park, offers private accommodations, boat rentals, and guided or independent fishing and hunting experiences. They’ll happily accommodate special events and groups, and you’ll enjoy the stunning views as you angle for pickerel, pike, and trout on Unegam Lake, or hunt for game like moose, grouse and rabbit.
Visit Sunset Lodge and Cabins for more information.
With seven housekeeping cottages and three one-bedroom units, this spot has been in operation since 1971, and is a great spot for groups. With a full-service marina on the Upper French River, a full-time mechanic, gas and oil, and even boat storage, you can bring your own boat and catch game fish like walleye, perch, northern pike, musky, and small and largemouth bass. Don’t have a boat? They’re available to rent for guests staying on site. Other notable features include a convenience store supplying bait, tackle, groceries and toiletries, and the Migisi fish hatchery.
Visit Riverview Cottages for more information.
Whether it’s angling in pristine waters on a chartered sailboat, experiencing your first bear hunt with a knowledgeable guide, or relaxing at a remote cabin with the family, these 13 Indigenous-owned operators have an experience for every taste. Plan your incredible outdoor adventure today.