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.
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.
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.
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.
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.