Ontario Ecotourism Lodges and Resorts
Canada Lodges and Resorts Vacations



Ontario ecotourism lodges and resorts guide for wilderness retreats, wildlife, photography, and nature programs...
" A Land of Plenty "
The abundance of wilderness, old growth forest, natural lore for the birds and animals, clean fresh water, and fresh air, make Ontario the natural" choice for your next vacation.
Ontario's eco-tourism lodges and resorts focus on the study and appreciation of the wilderness environment, the animals, the birds, native customs, and the human spirit. To develop an appreciation of our natural environment, and discover yourself in the process, take a tour with the ecotourism specialists that are offered here.

Eco-tourism gives you a new appreciation for nature and a true understanding of your role as both an admirer, and as a keeper. You will leave only your footprint behind and take home only your memories and photos which are priceless.

You can select ecotourism lodges and resorts below

Buttermilk Falls Resort

Activities: Watersports, Snowsports, ATV, Golf, Photography

Buttermilk Falls Resort is a 4 season family resort located on a quiet bay on pristine Boshkung Lake, just north of Minden in the Haliburton Highlands with great year round fishing for lake trout, bass, and whitefish.

Our comfortable cottages are fully equipped and will each sleep eight people. We have a childrens playground, swimming raft with slide, shuffleboard, horseshoes, complimentary canoes, rowboats and paddle boat. We are within 20 minutes of 5 golf courses.

Facilities:
Cottages
Dining Room - No
Store - Nearby
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - No
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes
Language - English



Marten River Lodge Marten River Lodge

Activities: Fishing, Hunting, ATV & Argo Adventures, Eco-Activities, Family


Our waterway is over 24Km long and is a series of 4 lakes, full of structure to provide you with plenty of opportunities to catch Pickerel, Bass, Northern Pike or Lake Trout. Our remote back lakes are adventures in them selves- half the fun is getting there. They are remote, deep in the Northern bush and it takes an Argo to get you there! Each back Lake is designed to offer the opportunity to land a trophy fish amongst the many that you catch.

All of our options include the serenity and tranquility of beautiful Northern Ontario - full of old growth forest, teeming with wildlife as diverse as the bush they inhabit. Your adventure becomes an education! For those who want to see more of this magnificent land, we offer guided fully automatic 4wd ATV adventures where our experienced guides can show you the wilderness beyond the highway- to experience areas most people never see. Whether your interest is flora and fauna, or getting stuck in a beaver pond- we have an adventure for you!

Facilities:
Housekeeping and American Plans
Dining Room - Yes
Store- No
Maid Service - Yes
Children - Yes
Play Area -No
Pets - No
Docking -Yes
Beach - Yes
English

Vermilion Bay LodgeVermilion Bay Lodge

Activities: Fishing, Family & Nature

Vermilion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake in N.W. Ontario, a fabulous Canadian destination for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass & Trophy Musky, offers personal service with 30+ years experience serving fishermen & families. Modern, fully-equipped, housekeeping lodge & cabins feature lake views from screened-in porches & open decks with easy access to docks & sandy beach.  Access by drive-in & we offer fly-in day trips.

Guided & self-guided day-trips can be as unique & adventurous as you are, customized for the wilderness seeker & fishermen alike.  Try a “Backwoods Adventure” taking you into the spectacular Canadian Shield.  Explore lakes & streams or hike a scenic portage trail into a crystal clear wilderness lake to view high rock cliffs & ancient Aboriginal pictographs. 

 “Fish, Relax & Unwind” in the heart of Sunset Country, where sheltered waters, rugged forest & miles of wilderness shoreline make Vermilion Bay Lodge the ideal location for your next Canadian fishing trip.

Facilities:
Housekeeping Lodge & Cottages
Dining Room - No
Store- No
Maid Service - No
Children - Yes
Play Area -No
Pets - No
Docking -Yes
Beach - Yes
English

White Pine LodgeVermilion Bay Lodge

Activities: Fishing, Family & Nature

Catering to fishermen, hunters, families & nature lovers has been our specialty since 1950! White Pine Lodge, nestled in Sunset Country on Lake of the Woods, is a drive-in resort that offers housekeeping & all-inclusive American Plan packages. Experience some of the best opportunities to catch Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Crappie & Bass or hunt trophy Whitetail Deer, Black Bear & Waterfowl. Take a day trip & fly-out to a remote lake from our docks. We are an Ecotourism haven with wildlife viewing & photography, nature trails, swimming & paddling.

Clean, cozy & comfortable - our fully-equipped, modernized cabins offer all the amenities of home including satellite TV & wireless Internet. Enjoy screened in porches with scenic lake views. Our popular American Plan is perfect if you prefer not to cook during your well deserved vacation. Ask about our weekly fish fry & pet policy. With guides, rentals, package-deals, on-site bait & tackle, we make your vacation dreams come true.

Facilities:
Housekeeping and American Plans
Dining Room - Yes
Store- No
Maid Service - Yes
Children - Yes
Play Area -Yes
Pets - Yes
Docking -Yes
Beach - Yes
English

Willow Beach Cottages Willow Beach Cottages

Activities: Family, Watersports,Hiking, Skiing

Willow Beach Cottages, located on the North Shore of Lake Kashagawigamog, in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands is a collection of 12 upscale cottages complete with woodburning fireplaces. The resort is pet friendly from the last week in August until the end of June each year. So come on up to our place and enjoy time with your best friend! 

The property boasts a sandy beach, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball, badminton, basketball, hot tub, sauna, rec hall with ping pong and billiards, and there are cross country ski trails adjacent to the property. Click on the name of the resort above to be directed to our website for more information. Many packages available to meet the needs of anyone whether it is for family fun, a romantic getaway or some outdoor adventure!

Facilities:
Cottage Rentals
Dining Room - No
Store - No
Open Year Round
Children - Yes
Play Area - Yes
Pets - Yes
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes
Language - English

Moose Horn Lodge MooseHorn

Activities: Fishing, Family, Hunting, Nature

Moose Horn Lodge is located on beautiful McLennan Lake in the remote wilderness region of Chapleau, Ontario. The famous Chapleau River and surrounding lakes produce some of the best walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, lake trout and brook trout fishing in Canada. No fishing trip is complete without adding a big pike to that full stringer of walleyes.

Our log style fully equipped cottages are comfortable and our deluxe units are top shelf. Relax at the main lodge, on our porch, or in some sunshine, or just look out over the lake. Kids can fish from the shore, swim, hike or use our play-center.

We offer bear viewing in their natural habitat and there is a good chance of seeing moose, lynx, bald eagles, osprey, wolves and maybe the very rare cougar. Looking to hunt black bear or moose? Our bear hunt exceeds the 90% success rate and is why Moose Horn is known all over North America.

Facilities:
Housekeeping Cottages
Dining Room - No
Store- No
Maid Service - No
Children - Yes
Play Area -Yes
Pets - No
Docking -Yes
Beach - Yes
English

Timberwolf Lodge Timberwolf Lodge

Algoma Country - Activities: Fishing & Nature

Carved out of the rustic splendor of Ontario’s northern wilderness & then hand polished to a warm glow, Timberwolf Lodge proudly offers itself to the discriminating sportsman. Melt into a week of fantastic fishing & relaxation.

Fish the open waters or secluded bays of the main lake; seek adventure on any of our sparkling rivers; or simply soak-up the sunshine on our deserted sand beaches, and you will rest contented at the day’s end.

The finest in furnishings & workmanship went into making these luxurious & well-equipped facilities. Each unit, sleeping 2 guests, features a modern 4-piece bath, twin beds, thermostatically controlled gas heaters, a compact refrigerator & lounge chairs. Rooms are made up daily with careful attention to detail. We provide a special level of care which fosters warm relations between our guests & ourselves.

We look forward to meeting you at the dock & serving you during your "Northern Vacation." Our hospitality & attention to detail will keep you coming back.

Facilities:
Fly-in Lodge - Housekeeping Rooms& Cottage
Dining Room -Yes
Store - No
Open - May to October
Children - Yes
Play Area - No
Pets - No
Docking - No
Beach - Yes
English

First Nations Guides First Nations Guides

Sunset Country - Eco-tourism

Fishing & hunting guiding/outfitting, specializing in 1-on-1 service from Lake of the Woods (LOTW), Aulneau Peninsula. We provide such an unforgettable outdoor experience that you will want to come back year after year. Experience the bounty of Lake of the Woods & Crow Lake, we offer excellent Walleye, Crappie, Lake Trout, Bass, Musky and Northern Pike fishing.  Cost inclusive packages combining hunting for different species and hunting & fishing packages are available. Fair chase Whitetail Deer hunts; Trophy Buck Hunts, Bear, Wolf, Grouse & outstanding lake Waterfowl hunts are all fully scouted before and thru-out. Come & experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Eco-Tourism trips include scenic excursions across our diverse lakes & hikes in our boreal forest with interpretive tours of LOTW, respectful viewing of Ojibway pictographs & traditional sites and wildlife viewing & photography. Many luxuries available in our beautiful new fully-equipped cabins with vaulted ceilings, satellite TV & cell service. In the privacy of untouched wilderness, your hunting & fishing vacation starts by stepping out the door.

Facilities:
Base: - Nestor Falls
Site Seeing
Hiking
Nature

Northern Lights Resort Northern Lights Resort

Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Nature, Spa

Northern Lights Resort is Located near Port Loring Ontario, Canada and offers true Northern Vacation like no other.  We are located on Little Long Lake, and part of the Pickerel River System and offer over 40 miles of waterway to fish and explore on 10 lakes and two rivers all accessible right from our dock.  In the heart of Ontario's Near North vacation land, this picturesque resort is perfect for both family fishing vacations and sportsman fishing opportunities.  Fish species include Bass, Pickerel (Walleye), Whitefish, Northern Pike and a variety of pan fish.

We offer boat and motor rentals to go along with your fully equipped housekeeping cottage each with its own view of the lake on your private deck.  All cottages are within steps of our sandy beach and crystal clear water.  Our extra clean cottages offer you all the comforts you need to enjoy your family vacation.  Use of peddle boats, canoes and kayaks are free during our peak season. If you are looking for something extra special to treat yourself our on site Spa services are sure to please. 

If Canoeing is your pleasure we offer 1, 2 & 3 day canoe trips and shuttle service along the Wolf and Pickerel river routes.

Come and enjoy the tranquil shores and bask in the sunrise, capture the stars and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Facilities:
Cottages
Dining Room - No
Store - Yes
Open - May 1 -Oct 31
Children - Yes
Play Area -Yes
Pets -No
Docking - Yes
Beaches - Yes
Language: English

Shooting Star Camp Shooting Star Camp

Activities: Fishing, Hunting, Nature, Hiking,

Shooting Star camp in the Heart of Gogama’s remote Spanish River region features exceptional archery & rifle hunts, custom Eco -Adventure trips & excellent wilderness fishing. Convenient train-in service, allows access without the expense & hassle of fly-in or drive-in.

Moose & black bear hunts, “deep in the bush” guarantee the ideal setting to make your hunts a success! With 25+ years of experience, we strive to meet your outdoor needs, whether it’s a D.I.Y. or fully guided hunt, our remoteness & hunting methods continue to give hunters great memories & quality trophies.  Relax & enjoy our Eco-trips with canoeing/kayaking, mountain biking, wild-life photography, hiking, bird watching & fishing.  Offering walleye, northern, smallmouth & deep water lakers.

Providing a traditional outdoor experience, clean comfortable, fully-equipped cabins, beautiful scenery & adventure at your doorstep.  Pristine wilderness & remoteness of the region provide & sustain exceptional experiences & success to make your outdoor wishes come true!

Facilities:
Cabins
Dining Room - No
Store - No
Open May - October
Children - Yes
Play Area -No
Pets - No
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes
Language - English

Limberlost Lodge

Algoma Country - Eco-tourism Resort

Come to Limberlost Lodge and enjoy a Northern Ontario wilderness experience. Canoe quiet lakes or the scenic Mississagi River. Marvel at the beauty of the landscape. Capture the fall colours. Listen to the cry of the loon. Breath the fresh air. Swim in the pristine water. Walk in an old growth forest. See a million stars and with luck- the northern lights. Interpretative signage on our nature trails lets you learn about what you are seeing in the forest. Or, take a guided tour to view spectacular scenery.

If birding is your pleasure, you may see Sandhill Cranes, Barred or Saw-whet Owls, Ruffed or Spruce grouse, Pileated or Black-backed woodpeckers, Osprey, and occasionally Bald Eagles, just to name a few. We can arrange a tour with an expert birder.

Accommodation is provided in a modern well equipped housekeeping cottage. Relax in the sauna or in front of your fireplace after a day's outing. If you want to really get away from it all- we can accommodate you in a cabin on a remote lake in one of Ontario's new Provincial Parks. Your only neighbours will be loons, beaver, moose and other wildlife. Have a vacation to remember at Limberlost Lodge.

Facilities:
Base: - Thessalon (Northeastern Region)
Canoeing
Hiking
Nature

The Lodge at Pine Cove

Activities: Family, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Nature,

Set in a wonderfully natural waterside paradise, The Lodge at Pine Cove is a rustically elegant 6000 sq. ft secluded lodge, with private cottage accommodation. Designed by architect Ned Baldwin and craftsman Robert Wubben, both award winning designers; The Lodge at Pine Cove is sited on the banks of the famed French River, a vast water system of lakes, rapids, bays and wilderness encompassed within a Provincial Park, just 3 1/2 hours drive North of Toronto. Cathedral ceilings, stone fireplaces, wonderful art, a library, 150-foot footbridge and beautifully designed very private waterside cottages with romantic views, make up part of the visual delights of the lodge.

The lodge provides a retreat for the canoeist, kayaker, artist, fisherman, hiker, historian, executive retreat or simply just an individual seeking peace and tranquility. We are very woman friendly and go out of our way to make individuals, couples or a group feel at home in this lovely place. The L shaped screened veranda has water on both sides, beautiful views and a laid-back atmosphere were you could sit all day and marvel at nature’s splendour. The chef and his team produce culinary delights as well as delicious picnics for those wanting to explore. For special functions the dining area can accommodate 120+ persons with ease.

Visit our website and read what the Toronto Star had to say about us in their feature article, or e-mail us and ask for a brochure. Let Your Self Go this season (May to October) and visit The Lodge at Pine Cove.

Facilities:
Housekeeping Cottages
Dining Room - Yes
Store - No
Open May - October
Children - Yes
Play Area- No
Pets - Yes
Docking - Yes
Beach -Yes
Languages - English

Loch Island Lodge

Algoma Country - Eco-tourism Resort

Exceptional Wilderness Vacations on two picturesque islands in the heart of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve
Northern Ontario, Canada.
Escape to another world not far from your own. Crystal clear waters, untouched forests, fresh air, and deafening silence. Waters teeming with Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, and Perch. This is Wabatongushi Lake — stretching over 22 miles in the heart of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve, the largest in the world. This area is home to some of nature's most elusive animals, such as Black Bear, Moose, Beaver, and Wolves. Wabatongushi Lake is a world apart, unspoiled and beautiful, and yours to enjoy for a day, weekend, week, or more at Loch Island Lodge.

After a full day of unwinding in the wilderness, Loch Island Lodge will welcome you home to comfort and convenience. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with a friend on our large deck overlooking the lake. After dinner, you can hit your favorite fishing hole again or just relax and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Later in the evening, come on up to the lodge and play a game of pool or take a sauna. Relax before a crackling fire, and remember the excitement of the day. Before you turn in, take a stroll from your fully furnished log cabin down to the docks and experience the phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights). American Plan, Modified, and Housekeeping Plans are available. A trip to Loch Island Lodge is sure to be memorable. Start planning yours today!

You can reach us by automobile, however, convenient transportation is also available via train and plane service.

Facilities:
Base Camp - Wabatongushi Lake
Canoeing
Hiking
Wildlife

Harris Hill Resort

Birding , Nature Trails, Hiking, Photography

Come enjoy Harris Hill Resort and share our love of peace and quiet in this secluded lakeshore setting. Come stay in one of our lakeview Cabins, in our lakeside RV and Camper and Tenting Campgrounds, or just come for a day trip of birding, nature and wildlife viewing or interpreting the many different plants, trees and flowers in this very distinct area. Explore nature on the hiking trails that weave through the woods surrounding Harris Hill Resort. You can even explore some of the nearby islands for shells, driftwood, and all kinds of treasures. A day of fun in the sun is always pleasant on our private sand beaches. Nature trails are now being developed that will be available for interpretive nature trails as well as wildlife viewing, photography and birdwatching.

Wildlife photography and wildlife viewing are exhilarating experiences with all the species of animals in this area. Viewing areas are being set up to assist nature and wildlife viewing and photography so that we will not disturb the wildlife. Squirrels and chipmunks run back and forth from our feeders, beaver and otter can frequently be seen swimming around the dock or the water’s edge and deer roam freely around our cabins and in the nearby fields and meadows. An occasional moose, elk, fox or bear may sometimes be seen in the distance. Wild flowers, berries, dragon flies and butterflies are always plentiful.

Birdwatching is also renowned is this specific area because of the novelty of having many migratory routes that pass over, plus species from both the western and eastern regions. This is a bird watching paradise with 298 species of birds in this area alone and is home to the nearly extinct "Piping Plover" that nests just across our bay from our resort.

Facilities:
Base Camp - Lake of the Woods
Canoeing
Camping
Hiking
Fishing

Sportsman's Inn

Rainbow Country - Eco-tourism Adventures

A rustic turn of the century Waterfront Country Inn located in Killarney on Northern Georgian Bay, 4.5 hours from Toronto is our base. Featuring renovated waterfront rooms, pub, dining room and a piano bar. The Inn still maintains the old world hospitality that was initiated by her founders over 100 years ago. A meeting place where all enthusiasts of the outdoors renew old friendships and create new ones, and experience endless wilderness adventures in Killarney Country.

Killarney is world renowned for its hiking. Hike along the ridges of the LaCloche Mountain Range. Explore the 100 km of stunning white quartzite hills in Killarney Park. Enjoy day hikes along gentle granite slopes or tackle Ontario's third highest point - Silver Peak. Killarney boasts of seven hiking trails. They encompass scenic beauty, marine heritage and native history. Come enjoy the pristine shorelines and waters of North West Georgian Bay, and our Mountians....1800' above sea level.

Explore Killarney by canoe - still the most popular mode of travel - the path of the paddle beckons the traditional paddler, the lilly-dipper and the open water enthusiast. The clear lakes of the Killarney Interior are the bluest you've ever seen! And the safe turquoise passages of the North Shore are a delight to any canoeist. Instructors available.

Explore Killarney by sea kayak - outside park boundaries you can enjoy the pristine waters of North Georgian Bay, or you can enjoy seclusion on an isolated island along the shore. Still relatively unexplored, our Georgian Bay provides unparalleled paddling amongst pink granite outcrops, windswept pines and quartzite hills. Instructors available.

Facilities:
Base: - Killarney Provincial Park (Northeastern Region)
Canoeing/Kayaking
Hiking
Interpretive Nature Programs

Killarney Mountain Lodge & Outfitters

Rainbow Country - Eco-tourism Adventures

Killarney Mountain Lodge reflects the rustic luxury of Ontario's golden age. Experience Killarney Park and Georgian Bay with its unique geology and nature. Killarney Provincial Park is set in one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world dating back three and a half billion years. Sloping red granite rock formations make up most of the shoreline along Georgian Bay and the inland lakes. Wildlife is abundant with moose, deer, black bear, fox, beaver, great blue herons, pereguine falcons and other bird life.

Our outdoor adventure program unlike any other. Join guided tours for canoeing, sea kayaking, sailing and hiking, art and photography programs or specialty trips. We can also outfit you for your self-guided adventure. Killarney Mountain Lodge & Outfitters on Georgian Bay remains one of Canada's premier wilderness destinations.

Classic Canadian wilderness accommodation with cabins & suites, chalets, and lodge rooms. The Dining Room is a favourite place for many of our guests. Each meal is homemade using only the freshest of ingredients. Don't miss an outdoor meal at our waterside barbecue or lunch on a guided adventure in the wilderness. We cater to all special dietary needs and offer full bar service.

Facilities:
Base: - Killarney Provincial Park
Canoeing/Kayaking
Hiking/Sailing
Art/ Photography

Cedar Island Lodge

Sunset Country - Guided Eco-tours

Welcome to Cedar Island Lodge! Here is your opportunity to experience the truly breathtaking wilderness with many modern amenities. Adventures begin with the unique experience of traveling over a watershed using a mechanical portage. Once at the lodge, the hustle and bustle of the world will just be a memory. This is not just a fishing camp, this is the union between man and nature. We introduce you to the pristine beauty of the area and show you how to live and learn with this beauty.

Experience the Beauty! Pipestone Lake was formed by an earthquake millions of years ago which created some of the most spectacular scenery in northwestern Ontario. High rock faces overlook many smaller lakes, which are accessible by an easy portage. The water is clear and is totally pure. All of our cabins are newly remodeled and are heated. We provide quality meals in our dining room and we can also help you prepare for a shore lunch you'll never forget. If you are seeking trophy muskie or a hike in the wilderness, our experienced guides can show you the way. Eat all the fish you like for shore lunches or at your cabin for dinner, but we request that you release all the other fish you catch.

Facilities:
Base Camp - Pipestone Lake (Northwestern Ontario)
Hiking
Fishing
Guides

West Nipissing Resort

Activities: Fishing, Canoeing, Nature, Family, Hiking

West Nipissing Resort is situated on the Northwest Bay of Lake Nipissing, in picturesque surroundings. West Nipissing Resort boasts 160 acres which backs onto 1000's of acres of crown land where you are free to explore. We're located on the west side of Lake Nipissing just 4 hours north of Toronto. We have countless marshes, wetlands, creeks, rivers, wooded areas, bush and trails to capture that favorite animal of yours on film or just as an imprint in your memory. Is it a black bear, moose, beaver or a heron you want to see? We are just minutes to provincial parks and reserves. The perfect spot to witness the natural and majestical beauty of Northern Ontario's wildlife. West Nipissing Resort opening the norths wildlife for you to see! Our beautiful waters are filled with Pickerel (Walleye), Bass, Northern Pike, Muskie, and a variety of pan fish.

American Plan, Family Plan, and Housekeeping Plans are available. We offer 1 - 4 bedroom fully equipped cabins. We have propane, bar-b-ques, picnic tables for your convenience, and let's not forget the private sand beach and swings (for the little ones) for your enjoyment. Canoes, paddle boats, horseshoes and badminton are also available for a relaxing change of pace.

Our camp facilities accommodate trailer parking with all hook-ups available.

Join us for Lake Nipissing's finest fishing.

Facilities:
Cottages
Dining Room- No
Tuck Shop - Yes
Open May - October
Children - Welcome
Play Area - Yes
Pets - Small dogs only
Docking - Yes
Beach - Yes
Languages - English








Return to Ontario Lodges and Resorts