The quintessential wilderness experience that starts just 2 hours north of Toronto. This region encompasses the iconic “Cottage Country” of Muskoka, Algonquin Park, Parry Sound, the Almaguin Highlands & rugged Loring-Restoule; the gateway to Northeastern Ontario.
Known as much for its “Canadiana” culture, micro-breweries and artisans, as it is for being a slice of the Great Canadian Wilderness. This region has a long tradition of welcoming cottagers, tourists & fishermen to its many resorts, lodges, hotels and cabins.
Fish the Big 3 Lakes of Muskoka, with over 50,000 acres of waterway. Lake Muskoka, Rosseau & Joseph are sure to delight the angler in search of sportfish, lake trout, walleye, northern pike, bass & pan fish. Muskoka has been named by National Geographic Traveler, as the #1 pick for the ‘Ten Best Trips of Summer’ and as one of the ‘100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life.” If you are a golfer Muskoka is renowned as one of Ontario’s finest golf destinations, featuring 8 of the 50 top golf courses in Ontario.
Explore the many lakes and streams of Algonquin Park; home to some of the finest brook & lake trout fishing in the world! Back country lakes allow for the adventurous angler to experience areas not heavily fished, due to their remote nature. Algonquin Park was established in 1893 as Ontario’s first Provincial Park, as a wildlife sanctuary and to protect the headwaters flowing into the park. This Park has earned worldwide fame and devotion from naturalists and outdoor lovers alike. Algonquin Park is renowned for the many books written on the area and vibrant studies in wildlife biology. The park was treasured by Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven, the Legacy & mystery of Tom Thomson lives on to this day.
Parry Sound is home to the Georgian Bay Biosphere, a UNESCO designated site of 347,000 hectares that stretches along the eastern coast from Port Severn to the French River, in the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, known as the 30,000 Islands. Take an Island Queen Cruise and experience the breathtaking waterway up close. The big waters of Georgian Bay and the many lakes of this region are home to small & largemouth bass, lake trout, walleye, northern pike and Muskie.
In the Almaguin Highlands, you will find over 3,600 lakes and the magnificent Magnetawan River watershed. Enjoy spring smelt fishing on Ahmic Lake & Lake Bernard. Many other inland lakes support good size walleye, Bass, Northern Pike, pan fish and lake trout.
Continue north through this region and you will reach Loring-Restoule.
Lake Restoule is a Muskie caster & trollers paradise, with fish caught upwards of 50”, there are some monsters here that lured in the Muskie Hunter television show to film an episode. With tea stained water and spots over 90 feet deep, it is also home to great lake trout fishing. Lake Restoule, Stormy, and Clear Lake are all part of Restoule Provincial Park.
Port Loring/Loring is home to the iconic Wolf-Pickerel River system. Here you will find over 40 miles of waterway. In the logging days a series of lakes & rivers were dammed at either end to create a vast body of water with a variety of habitat. Known for excellent bass, northern pike, pan fish & walleye fishing, on both the Pickerel River System and the multitudes of inland lakes. This region is an undiscovered gem, and often you may be the only angler on the waterway. Loring-Restoule is off the grid and rugged as nature intended. Many areas in this region lack cell service. If you are looking for unspoiled wilderness, and the home of the largest herd of white tailed deer in Ontario this is your spot.