New to Fishing?

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!

All Packages Include

  • Supervised parking with water taxi to and from Commanda Island
  • Accommodation in private cottage with daily maid service
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner in dining hall; lunch in dining hall or packed lunch to go
  • 16 ft steal boat with electric start Yamaha motors
  • Unlimited gas, live bait, ice
  • Fishing equipment and basic tackle
  • Boat safety equipment, life jacket, swivel seats, bait buckets, anchors, landing nets and boat towels
  • Full dock service
  • Fish cleaning packaging and freezing for you to take home
  • Outdoor recreation canoes, fishing kayaks, paddle boat
  • Indoor recreation: billiards, satellite TV in Recreation room, darts, poker table, board games, puzzles
  • * This excludes taxes, gratuities and applicable fishing license

ENJOY FISH FRY ON THE FRONT DECK ON MONDAY NIGHT

ENJOY BBQ ON THE FRONT DECK THURSDAY NIGHT

Package Types

3 Night Package

$900CAD / $USD*

* CAD to USD conversion rate is subject to change
actual rate will be applied at the time of payment

Arrival Day

  • 1pm or later arrival
  • Welcome to Crane’s Lochaven Wilderness Lodge. You will take a tour of the lodge and facilities and will be escorted to your private cabin
  • Meet at the boat house for a fishing overview
    1. Components of a fishing rod
    2. How to tie a knot
    3. How to catch fish
    4. Rules and regulations
    5. Boat compliance and operation
  • Fish from our front dock or boat
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

First Full Day

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Your guide will take you on a fishing pontoon boat from 8 am – 4 pm and prepare a shorelunch on one of the island on the river using you morning catch.
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Second Full Day

  •  Breakfast in dining hall
  • Take a walk through the 4 square mile island to the rainy rapids OR take bout tour to the beautiful five finger rapids. Both excursions are beautiful areas to swim and/or fish.
  • Take a lunch to go
  • Dinner in dining hall

Day of departure

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • A day on your own. Choose between a number of activities: Boating,   fishing, swimming, walking, canoeing, kayaking, relaxing.
  • 11 am departure

5 Night Package

$1350CAD / $USD*

* CAD to USD conversion rate is subject to change
actual rate will be applied at the time of payment

Day 1 & 2 same as 3 night

Day 3

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Choose between guided fishing tour on fishing  pontoon boat or canoe/kayak tour. Take a packed lunch to go.
  • Dinner in dining hall
  •  Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Day 4

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Take a walk through the 4 square mile island to the rainy rapids OR take bout tour to the beautiful five finger rapids. Both excursions are beautiful areas to swim and/or fish. Take a packed lunch to go.
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Departure Day

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • A day on your own. Choose between a number of activities: Boating,   fishing, swimming, walking, canoeing, kayaking, relaxing.
  • 11 am departure

7 Night Package

$1980CAD / $USD*

* CAD to USD conversion rate is subject to change
actual rate will be applied at the time of payment

Day 1 & 2 same as 3 night

Day 3

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Second guided fishing on deck pontoon boat 8 am – 4 pm. Choice of shore lunch or sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch dinner included
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Day 4

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Take a walk through the 4 square mile island to the rainy rapids OR take bout tour to the beautiful five finger rapids. Both excursions are beautiful areas to swim and/or fish. Take a packed lunch to go.
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Day 5

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • Choose between guided fishing tour on fishing  pontoon boat or canoe/kayak tour. Take a packed lunch to go.
  • Dinner in dining hall
  • Enjoy sunset from your private deck or visit our recreation building or more fishing

Day 6

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • A day on your own. Choose between a number of activities: boating & fishing, swimming, walking, canoeing, kayaking., relaxing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Departure Day

  • Breakfast in dining hall
  • A day on your own. Choose between a number of activities: Boating,   fishing, swimming, walking, canoeing, kayaking, relaxing.
  • 11 am departure