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.
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.
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!