Located just outside of Flin Flon, a two-and-a-half hour flight from Winnipeg, Bakers Narrows Lodge is a fisher’s dream. The year-round property offers the best of northern Manitoba trophy fishing, with guided tours in search of lake trout, northern pike, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, and smallmouth bass. Fishing takes place on the Hudson Bay drainage basin lakes, whether you choose the car-accessible Lake Athapapuskow or more remote, fly-in fishing holes. Bring your own tackle or use the equipment supplied by the lodge.
After a day of angling, consider roaming the 26-acre property to take in the fragrant Boreal forest and the abundant wildlife it hosts. Parents can look forward to relaxing on the property’s dock while kids hit the resort’s playground, use the kayaks and canoes, or slip down the water slide.
When it comes to bedding down, you can choose from 15 modern log cottages in several configurations, such as four single beds, two double beds, or beds and bunks. Guests can fry up their fish in private kitchenettes or at the outdoor barbecues, or take advantage of the local, camp-inspired meal plan at the main lodge. At each cottage you’ll find a three-piece bathroom, a covered front porch for kicking back with a crisp Molson, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and hosting singalongs. For a real back-to-nature experience, book one of the eight lakefront micro-cottages. You’ll be able to sip your coffee on the porch within a stone’s throw of the misty morning lake. Not to worry when nature calls, either; you’ll find running water and bathrooms in a separate facility 50–100 feet from your cottage.
The main wooden lodge acts as the property’s social space. Come in to play pool or ping-pong and swap fishing stories about “the one that got away”. Come mealtime, you’ll find goodies served in a log-lined dining room with a vaulted ceiling and a massive field-stone fireplace. Favourite fare includes fresh, pan-fried fish, slow-baked ribs, and pancake breakfasts with eggs and bacon. Just add maple syrup!