Canada is famous for some of the best fishing spots in the world. Walleye, smallmouth bass, trout, northern pike, yellow perch and salmon are landed by amateur and professional anglers. Many of the resorts and lodges feature family packages, and several companies offer fly-in fishing options to make family vacations.
Wilderness Air provides fly-in fishing excursions to several lakes in northern Ontario. The family vacation packages include a stay in one of the deluxe cabins that comes with a fully equipped kitchen, linens, sleeping bags, pillows, and even pre-cut firewood. Guests have access to 14-foot boats complete with motors and fuel. Air transportation both ways is also included in the package price. Family rates for five days and nights begin at $2,550, as of December 2009.
P.O. Box 83
Vermilion Bay, Ontario
Canada P0V TV0
Adam's Fishing Charters
Families seeking larger waters may choose ocean fishing off the coast of British Columbia. Adam's Fishing Charters provides guided excursions on cruiser-class boats to some of the best winter salmon fishing along the coast. Because prices are for the boat and not per person, smaller families may be able to cut their costs by sharing a charter with others. Adam's prides itself on making sure that everyone in the family has a good time. Depending on the current exchange rate, a half-day on the water costs around $450 (as of December 2009) with a full-day about $692. Bait and tackle are included.
Adam's Fishing Charters
19 Lotus St.
Canada V9A 1P3
The Land of the Midnight Sun is home to Tukto Lodge, located in Canada's Arctic up in the Northwest Territories. Visitors in mid-to-late August may have the chance to see the famous Northern Lights. In addition to fishing for trophy trout, families have opportunities in the summer months to see wildlife such as wolverines, bald eagles and caribou. All the comforts of home are available at the Mosquito Lake site, but for those wanting to "rough it," there is outpost camping available at Dubawnt Lake. Tukto Lodge also makes all travel arrangements from Winnipeg. Four days at Mosquito Lake costs $3,495 a person, as of December 2009. Outpost camping for the same amount of time at Dubawnt Lake costs $3,795.
P.O. Box 249
Nestor Falls, Ontario
Canada P0X 1K0
Article Written By John E. Roper
John E. Roper is a freelance writer who has written articles for "The Arizona Republic," "The Daily Oklahoman," and several other newspapers and digital platforms over the past two decades. His play, "When I Was Five," has been produced in three countries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1985.