Experience Fishing

experience fishing french river

Learn to fish on the stunning, historic French River — just 3.5 hours north of Toronto!

From learning how to tie knots to why it’s a good idea to practice catch and release, we’ll show you the ropes and get you hooked so you can’t wait to come back for more. 

But it’s not just about the fishing – a lodge getaway is about the entire experience. Boating, relaxing, dining, and experiencing the great outdoors is what it’s all about. We can’t wait to share our backyards with you!

Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge Bear’s Den Lodge


Offering 3, 5, and 7 night stays beginning at $800 CAD per person.
American Plan


Your stay includes:

  • Supervised parking and water taxi to Commanda Island 
  • Accommodation in a private cottage
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, & dinner
  • 16 foot boat w/ electric start Yamaha motors
  • All gas, oil, bait, and ice
  • All fishing equipment
  • All safety equipmet
  • Experience Fishing programming from expert outfitters (click here for details)
  • Portable fish finders
  • Applicable fishing license
  • Full dock service
  • Fish cleaning, packaging, & freezing service
  • All recreational activities such as paddling, billiards, darts, board games, etc.

See details and pricing, or contact Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge at lochaven@vianet.ca or (705) 898-2222.


Offering a 3-night stay beginning at $550 CAD per person.  
Housekeeping Cottages

Bear's Den

 Your stay includes:

  • One, two or three bedroom cottage
  • Equipped kitchen – stove, microwave & fridge
  • Use of fishing equipment & tackle
  • Motor boat rental with supplied gas
  • French River map
  • Experience Fishing programming from expert outfitters (click here for details)
  • Practice fishing time 
  • Prepare a shore lunch 
  • Promotional fishing licenses for youth (adults 18+ please pre-purchase HERE)
  • Boat-side checklist
  • Operation of boat equipment
  • Recreational activities such as hiking, swimming, pool table, wildlife viewing, stargazing, etc.

See details and pricing, or contact Bear’s Den Lodge at bearsdenfishing@gmail.com or (705) 857-2757.

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