Canada North Lodge

A waterfront camp overlooking Little Bear Lake on the Woman River Chain of Lakes.
Erin Rody
By Erin Rody

Staff Writer for Ontario's Sunset Country

Last Updated: October 3, 2017

Are you looking for a drive-to lodge with a variety of lakes to fish?

Try Canada North Lodge! They offer both Housekeeping and American Plans on Little Bear Lake on the nine-lake Woman River Chain. 

The Woman River Chain of Lakes consists of 8 interconnected lakes: Little Bear Lake, Loon Lake, Middle Lake, Big Bear Lake, Little Woman Lake, Big Woman Lake, Swain Lake, Washagomis Lake. The ninth lake, Snakeweed Lake, which is south of the lodge by road is not accessible by boat. All in all, the chain has 50 miles of navigable water! See a map of the Woman River Chain of Lakes

You'll see beautiful scenery no matter which lake you are on.You'll see beautiful scenery no matter which lake you are on.

And if the lake chain isn’t enough water for you, you can fish on one of ten portage lakes! The hike to the portage lakes is short. The boats and motors are on site and all you need is your fishing gear. The lakes offer excellent walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass.

John R. caught this 45.5 inch northern pike May 23, 2016John R caught & released this 45.5" northern pike!!

Fishing at Canada North Lodge

On the Woman River Chain, you can fish for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and lake trout. There are walleyes up to 9lb, northern pike up to 25lb, lake trout up to 22lb, and exceptional smallies. The lakes are long and narrow which makes for sheltered fishing even on windy days. The lakes range from shallow to 130’ deep have many points, reefs, islands, river inlets and river outlets.

A new 4-person housekeeping cabin on Little Bear Lake.A new 4-person housekeeping cabin at Canada North Lodge.

The Accommodations and Plans at Canada North Lodge

Canada North Lodge offers Housekeeping Packages, a variety of American Plan Packages as well as an outpost.

Housekeeping Plans:

NEW for 2017 - They have two cabins that sleep 4 each. There is also a 6-person housekeeping cabin for rent.

American Plan Packages:

Canada North Lodge offers these AP Packages.

  • Modified American Plan Package: Includes a cabin, home cooked meals served family style and daily maid service. No boat included.
  • Unguided American Plan Package: Includes a cabin, home cooked meals served family style and daily maid service, a 16’ boat, 25 hp motor, and gasoline.
  • Full American Plan Package:  Includes a cabin, home cooked meals served family style, and daily maid service, a 16’ boat, 25 hp motor, gasoline, fish finder, shore lunch, one guide per 2 persons, fish filleting service and freezer service.

If you’re having trouble deciding, take a look at the menu for the American Plan Packages.

Woman Lake Outpost Plan Package: Includes a remote cabin that sleeps six, boats, motors, and gas.

Canada North Lodge also offers bear hunting and moose hunting packages. 

As you can see, there’s a lot of choice at Canada North Lodge and you’re sure to see something that satisfies you. 

Walleyes are plentiful on the Woman River Chain of Lakes.

After a great day out on the lake fishing, you can head to the main lodge where there’s a large dining room, a roomy conference and game room, camp store, and an outside deck facing the lake which is a great place to socialize and relax. The game/conference room is a great for playing a card or board game, watching movies, playing pool or just socializing. Basketball, horseshoes, and croquet are also available.

For more information on Canada North Lodge contact Doug and Marilyn Simpson: 

About the Author

I love being on the lake, whether it's boating, fishing, paddleboarding or exploring new parts of the lake, I feel at peace out cruising the waters in Sunset Country. Since 1999 I have worked in varying capacities at the Sunset Country Travel Association. Through my articles, I hope to entice you to visit the wonderful region I call home. We are all about outdoor adventure; with 70,000 lakes and rivers and a whole lot of forests how can we not be? Whether you like to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, boat or go camping, Sunset Country has something for you. Enjoy!