Northeastern Ontario

Undeniably big & unbelievably close, the Northeast region stretches from the French River to the James Bay coast. With more than 184,000 km of land & waterway, showcasing towering old growth forests and extensive historic waterways, bustling cities, and vibrant towns…it is sure to capture your heart and imagination. This region begins less than a 4 hour drive from Toronto, Ottawa or Sault Ste. Marie. The airports of Sudbury, Timmins and North Bay, ensure it is closer than you think.

Northeastern Ontario is known for BIG adventures, BIG Fish & BIG smiles.

The region is home to many unforgettable places, from the crystal waters & white quartzite ridges of Killarney & the La Cloche mountains, to the majesty of the French River, the rich mining history of Sudbury and the breathtaking First Nations culture on Manitoulin Island and North Bay. Farther North the city of Timmins and Temiskaming shores beckon as a place framed by nature…visiting the world famous Polar Bear Exhibit in Cochrane and swimming in a pool beside these majestic creatures is sure to be an event you will never forget.

French River

Northeastern Ontario boasts an anglers paradise on Lake Nippissing; one of the largest lakes in Ontario after the Great Lakes.

This lake is a 4 season destination with an extremely active winter fishery. Lake Nippissing can often look like a small city in the winter, with multiple ice huts dotting its surface. Small huts and large bungalows complete with bunks & wood stoves, make ice fishing both fun and comfortable. A wide variety of fish are active during the winter season including walleye, perch, pike and whitefish. Many operators can provide the ice fishing angler with everything from fishing licenses to gear and bait…they will even make sure you have a premium fishing hole.

Walleye is one of the most sought after fish in this region, however the crystal clear water of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron all the way to the waters surrounding Manitoulin Island offer some of the best smallmouth bass fishing on the continent. If you are hunting for monster trophy fish, this is the region where Ken O’Brien caught his 65 pound world record muskie.

Whether you are angling for speckled trout, rainbow trout, steelhead, coho, chinook, black crappie, whitefish or yellow perch, northern pike, muskie or bass they can all be found in Northeastern Ontario!

Northern Pike

While in the region, take in its vibrant history by visiting the voyageur town of Mattawa, or the iconic French River waterway, Canada’s first designated Heritage River. The French River was travelled by explorers, voyageurs and First Nations during the fur trade and you can still explore the 105 km canoe route of interconnected lakes, gorges and rapids from Lake Nipissing to Georgian Bay. Also located here is Canada’s largest cable supported snowmobile bridge that spans 300′ across the French River.

Sudbury is the perfect place for those who enjoy both wilderness and city living. Fish all day, and enjoy culinary delights and nightlife entertainment. While in Sudbury a trip to Science North, Northern Ontario’s largest attraction is sure to be a hands on thrill for the whole family.

Experience First Nations Culture on Manitoulin Island via the Great Spirit Circle Trail, and thrill in the dancing ballet of colour that is the Northern Lights on select cold evenings all across the region.  Anywhere you travel in this region, nature awaits you, and with access to some of the world’s best trophy fishing waters, big memories are a certainty.

Fishing Lodges & Resorts in Northeastern Ontario