Northwestern Ontario

There is no place like this!

Northwestern Ontario is the place of legends when it comes to fishing stories.

If you are looking for that truly rugged back country hunting or fishing experience you have hit the jackpot in this region. There are plentiful 5 star fishing lodges, housekeeping cottage resorts, and remote fly in camps to satisfy the most discerning angler. With more than 150,000 lakes, streams and rivers to fish in and over 120,000 square miles of Boreal forest to explore; the opportunities for adventure are endless!

Boreal Forest and waterfall

Northwestern Ontario is the avid sportsman’s playground, with world renown fishing opportunities, and waterways boasting record sized fish.

The City of Thunder Bay beckons as the gateway to Northwestern Ontario adventure! With its bustling city, mere footsteps from the wilderness make it a place to enjoy the amenities of an urban centre and one of a kind angling experiences. Located along the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake, with access to the renowned Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation area and Quetico Park, where marine access and hiking trails beckon. Enjoy angling for walleye, whitefish, perch and smallmouth bass on the varied waterways in this region.

Sioux Narrows is home to the Northern Ontario Sport Fishing Centre, where the sport of fishing is elevated to an art form. Here you can walk through museum exhibits of old motors, boats, and lures; check out the aquarium, and even register for the Master Angler Awards Program. The Sioux Narrows Provincial Park is a wonderful spot to explore, and is internationally renowned for its walleye fishing.

Kenora, with access to the Lake of the Woods region, and its 14,522 islands, has become one of North America’s premiere boating destinations. Explore the waterway and islands with a trip on the unforgettable Grace Anne II. This charter has been the pinnacle of luxury cruising for over 80 years! The gleaming mahogany, Persian carpets and world class views make it a must for those visiting the region. While in Kenora, fishing is never far from one’s mind. Home to Orvus endorsed fly fishing lodges, record breaking catch & release walleye, small and largemouth bass, pike and lake trout, mean no matter what you are angling for…you are sure to reel in a memorable catch.

Fishing at sunset

Red Lake is the most northwesterly municipality in Ontario. Home to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, one of the best kept ecotourism sites in the world, boasting 450,000 hectares of untouched wilderness stretching to the Manitoba border. Outfitters bordering the park can provide guide service, gear rental, meals & more! The walleye, lake trout and northern pike are truly world class.

Explore Dryden, Atikokan and beyond… the farther north you go in this region, the more opportunities you have to escape in a place dominated by lakes, rivers and forest, teeming with fish and wildlife.

Fishing Lodges & Resorts in NorthWEstern Ontario