Fish the Albany River

Whether you’re looking to reel in that trophy catch or just spend time with family and friends, there’s no better place to unwind than the remote wilderness of Northwestern Ontario. Away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the pristine wilderness helps bring people together and forget about their stress. Thanks to direct daily flights to Thunder Bay from United Airlines, these northern wilds and outstanding water ways are now closer than ever for folks in the Midwest. Up the road from Thunder Bay International Airport lies Wilderness North, where a legendary deHavilland Otter float plane is ready to take you to the remote and pristine forests of the Albany River. Trophy pike, walleye, and brook trout; canoeing and exploration opportunities; exceptional wildlife – this is our backyard exotic

welcome to Miminiska LodgeHere, Mother Nature provides the exceptional wilderness backdrops, while our staff provides the exceptional service one would expect from an all-inclusive facility at Wilderness North. Offering the best of the best, Miminiska Lodge is one of Ontario’s most respected full service destinations. Choose from spacious cabins or private hotel room accommodations. The main lodge is equipped with a large dining area complete with a full bar, a billiards table, and even a games room for plenty of action on and off the water.

Your All-inclusive package includes:

  • delicious meals served in our main lodge; made to order breakfasts + 3 course dinners
  • complimentary happy half hour with appetizers
  • shore lunch service
  • 16ft SSV Lund boats with floors, padded swivel seats, and  25hp Yamaha 4 stroke electric start motors
  • main lodge with satellite TV + free WI-FI internet
  • 24 hr electricity
  • bar fridge in cabin
  • daily housekeeping service
  • dock & fish cleaning services
  • Use of wood fired sauna
  • 2,400ft grass air strip

United Flight Information

Direct daily flights from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Depart at 6:30pm arriving in Thunder Bay just after 9:00pm. Return flights to Chicago leave Thunder Bay at 7:20 a.m. with a 7:50 a.m. arrival at O’Hare. Air travel between destinations is about 90 minutes on board a CRJ regional jet…Note the change from Eastern to Central time. Get tickets and more info here

Additional Items to Consider:

  • Live Bait &  Tackle (worms & leeches)
  • Spin cast rental packages (if you need some extra gear)
  • Additional alcohol and other beverages (can be pre-ordered online)
  • Snacks for cabin / boat
  • Guide services

Optional Albany River excursions:

Keezhik River Fly-out $500/person (minimum party of 4 req’d)
Fly out from the lodge for an all day event and wet a line in virtually untouched pools only visited by a handful of anglers each year. Aided by an aboriginal guide, this is your chance to reel in a beautiful trophy sized brook trout and capture a memory to last a lifetime! Test your white-water canoeing skills as you paddle between fishing spots along the 7 mile stretch back to the mighty Albany River and the main lodge. Fly fishing or spin casting this is a remarkable experience!
Fly Fishing Keezhik, Wilderness North fly inModerate – High level of physical fitness required.
Contact us for bookings and details
Package Includes:

  • Floatplane flight
  • Canoe, paddles, life jackets etc.
  • Guide
  • Shore lunch kit

Canoe/Kayak Rentals
Kayakers in Northwestern OntarioLeave the motorboats behind and opt in for a canoe or kayak. Let the cadence of your paddle strokes silently propel you towards that special moment where the peace and tranquility are broken only by the sounds of the surrounding wilderness. Enjoy the opportunity and freedom to explore shallow tributaries in search of new fishing spots and untouched pools. The need for balance adds a fun challenge for anglers of any age as they try to reel in their catch… Relax the water’s great for swimming

Wilderness North, remote lake siteOvernight Camp Outs
Those looking for the ultimate wilderness experience can arrange for a fly out to a remote spot on one of the many waterways that feed into the Albany. Equipped with a canoe and camping gear, small groups can fish and explore the pristine wilderness on their own terms before spending a night or two out under the stars. From hearty adventures looking to add to their bucket list to family groups looking to try something new, we’re happy to accommodate your need for that little something extra.
Contact us for details and pricing


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