Elk Lake Wilderness Resort Blog
Elk Lake remains a uniquely preserved and undeniably beautiful slice of Northern Ontario tourism that not many Greater Toronto Area residents know about, which is a blessing in many regards. Repeat visitors covet this sprawling wilderness, as the landscape itself ushers in warm feelings of sheer tranquillity. The acreage that hugs the Montreal River, while striking, is mostly uninhabited land. Thus, the only Ontarians that you’ll cross paths with up here are either locals or guests at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, one of the truest Northern Ontario fishing lodges.
We’re currently in the midst of mud season here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, as spring’s thaw came earlier than expected this year. The region, particularly the tranquil forestry near Elk Lake, is best known for its snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, and, of course, backcountry ATV adventures in Ontario.
The preferred method of exploration for many is much simpler: fill a pack, grab a map, lace up those boots, and trek into the unknown. That being said, backpacking in Ontario doesn’t have to equate to “roughing it” through the bush and shivering under the stars. Enter: Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, the perfect balance of beauty, seclusion, and convenience.
Spring ushers in a variety of native Northern Ontario birds who watch over the region from high above. Observing the many birds of Ontario takes patience, prominent vision, and a love for the outdoors. We always urge our guests to arrive with a sturdy fishing pole, a pair of trusty boots, and, of course, a pair of state-of-the-art binoculars. Birding is an acquired hobby, but it’s also one of the most challenging sports in North America.
There’s just something genuinely magical about exploring the vast, pristine Northern Ontario wilderness with your partner, especially underneath falling snow or at dusk. The resort has played host to an array of romantic snowmobile getaways, from well-planned honeymoons to surprise midwinter escapes from Toronto. And, to spice up your upcoming visit to peaceful Elk Lake, we’ve compiled 13 romantic backcountry snowmobiling tips.
While most winter visitors trek to our lakeside haven to explore the area’s glorious, untouched powder via snowmobile, there’s a growing community of anglers that return year after year to escape the city and wrangle a tasty walleye or two atop this frozen body of water. Ice fishing in Ontario, much like many other Canadian destinations, takes patience, skill, and a fondness for winter.
Last year, we talked in detail about Northern Ontario’s premier snowmobile trails, wintertime family reunions, backcountry riding, and last-minute, late-season excursions. So, now it’s time to discuss our newest option: the most affordable backcountry snowmobile tours in Ontario.
Despite scientific evidence that proves vacations are essential to one’s health, families and couples choose to forgo a momentary escape from the stresses of modern life. Our team here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort pieced together a list of ten reasons why vacations are important to showcase the many benefits of an extended getaway, particularly to serene Northern Ontario.
As the temperatures subtly dip and the lush forestry begins its colourful transformation here along the Montreal River, hundreds of anglers rush up to our peaceful, scenic Northern Ontario haven. Over the past few years, Elk Lake Wilderness Resort has rapidly evolved into one of the premier four-season Northern Ontario fishing lodges.
Riders of all ages and skill levels flock to our peaceful retreat to discover some of the best countryside thrills in the province. While we’re just a short ride from many of the most popular ATV trails in Ontario, most groups choose Elk Lake because of its tranquillity, uncrowded forest pathways, and, of course, our first-rate hospitality.
Summer is finally in full swing here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, one of the best Canadian vacation spots within six hours of both Toronto and Ottawa. Families large and small choose our tranquil Montreal River location time and time again because of our all-inclusive packages, spectacular pike and walleye fishing, and unmatched hospitality.
We’ve quickly emerged as one of the premier Northern Ontario resorts thanks to our proximity to sensational walleye and pike fishing, easy access to invigorating ATV trails, and hand-delivered homemade dinners. While most guests prefer the amenities of our two and three-bedroom cabins, hundreds of families flock to our neck of the woods in RVs and truck-hauled campers. The highly-anticipated Elk Lake camping season is finally here!
For visiting anglers, nothing beats a week filled with fishing along Elk Lake’s 41 kilometres of navigable water. Not only is Elk Lake quiet, scenic, and teeming with five fish species, but it’s also home to one of the premier cottage resorts in Ontario: Elk Lake Wilderness Resort. Anglers are always steps away from a memorable day on the water when you stay with us here in tranquil Elk Lake, Ontario.
You’ll discover seemingly neverending backcountry hiking, ATVing, and canoeing opportunities throughout the nearby crown land. Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is also one of the only family resorts in Ontario that provide fully-equipped yet affordable cottages, hand-delivered warm meals, and on-site saunas!
We’re one of the only winter resorts in Ontario that provides snowmobile packages, which include overnight accommodations, hand-delivered warm meals, a sled workshop, and on-site saunas! We also now offer guided day-long excursions for experienced riders looking for even more untouched rugged terrain.
With Christmas and New Year’s Eve officially in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start planning your next family reunion to Elk Lake Wilderness Resort on the Montreal River. A family reunion could be closer than you think. Our family-friendly waterfront resort is one of the premier snowmobiling hubs for large family gatherings. Many of these families travel from all across Ontario and Quebec for a well-deserved week-long wintertime family reunion.
Whether you’re looking for a snowmobiling adventure, romantic getaway, or ice fishing trip into Northern Ontario’s beautiful, vast wilderness, the historic mining township of Elk Lake is the perfect wintertime match. On the breathtaking sunset shores of the Montreal River rests Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, one of the premier cottage resorts in Ontario. Families, groups, and couples visit our winter wonderland for exciting outdoor adventures, beautiful north country scenery, and first-rate hospitality.
Thousands of Ontarians have been quietly singing “let it snow, let it snow, let snow” under their breath for weeks. With autumn officially in the rearview mirror here in Northern Ontario, our focus turns on the highly-anticipated upcoming snowmobile season. We’re eagerly standing on the precipice of yet another exciting winter season here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, one of the best Ontario family resorts.
As autumn steadily transforms into a snowy winter wonderland here in Northern Ontario, snowmobilers, skiers, and snowshoers flock to the Elk Lake area for peaceful, secluded, and exhilarating wintertime escapes. Elk Lake Wilderness Resort is one of the premier romantic Ontario winter getaways for many Canadian couples. Whether you care to admit it or not, winter takes a toll on many Northerners.
We’re still weeks away from our first snowfall here at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort, but that doesn’t mean we’re not already daydreaming about the start of the upcoming snowmobile season. Ontario is home to one of the longest networks of recreational snowmobile trails in the world. Two of the province’s most beautifully-groomed trails run directly through Elk Lake and eventually connect with dozens of other networks.
Take a brief, half-day break from fishing, ATVing, and canoeing with a family fall hiking adventure near Elk Lake Wilderness Resort. With summer officially in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about a fall getaway to the colourful Ontario wilderness. Our waterfront Elk Lake resort rests on the stunning shores of the Montreal River, home to a large population of northern pike, bass, and walleye.
Autumn may be peeking around the corner, but the summer heat is far from over. We have several months left of never-ending, family-friendly water adventure. There’s still plenty of time to book an all-inclusive, week-long stay in one of our pristine cottages with breathtaking Montreal River vistas!
Treat the whole family to an unforgettable lake adventure at Elk Lake Wilderness Resort! Between our beautiful cottages, Elk Lake camping, and family-friendly water activities you’ll have no problem reconnecting with the beautiful northern Ontario wilderness!
Here at Elk Lake Wilderness, we offer endless fishing opportunities for the whole family. Regardless of your fishing style or level of experience, you can be sure to catch plenty of walleye, perch, northern pike, and bass. When you are fishing Montreal River with us, you will find year-round bass fishing for a fun angling excursion for every season!