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.
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.