Wine Lake Camp, a wilderness resort in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, has been in operation for over 70 years. Kick back at a beautifully maintained boat-in resort that will provide you with a taste of backcountry life. Whether you are a novice outdoor person or a member of a seasoned fishing or hunting party, you will feel right at home at Wine Lake.
Come search for trophy sized walleye, feisty northern pike, jumbo perch, small mouth bass, and lunky lakers eager to either give you the thrill of a lifetime or offering themselves as a delicious fresh fish meal. Our remote location, with a well-managed fishery never dissappoints! Over the last several years, Wine Lake Camp has been the recipient of numerous catch & release awards by ontarioanglerawards.com.
"I've been to 15 different fishing camps in Canada, and Wine Lake Camp is the nicest I've seen. The trophy fish caught are as good as those from any fly-in resort." - Rob Hatch Madison, WI
Our scenic location is the perfect place for a retreat from the fast-paced world. Enjoy a vacation where Mother Nature decides the activity for the day. This region of Canada is known for its hundreds of crystal-clear lakes and its breath-taking, wilderness landscapes. Wine Lake is a place where you get some of the quality time that is so elusive in the city.
...to spectacular hand crafted log cabins without electricity or running water. Get back to the basics of life. See how nourishing a week at Wine Lake Camp can be.
Wine Lake Camp is truly off the beaten path! Journey back to a simpler time where sunsets, the call of the loon, and the musical rhythm of the water still speaks to one's soul. Our secluded Northwest Ontario resort offers you entry into a more primitive and rugged world where nothing but nature will distract and entertain you.
the pressures of modern living on your vacation this year. Your holiday adventure begins as you travel down winding waterways and past a waterfall to reach our picturesque boat-in only facility. That's just a taste of things to come. Once you have settled in you may choose to fish, hunt, simply kick back and relax, or head out to explore the wilderness surrounding you. Not everyone has the guts to venture off the beaten path. But once you do, you're HOOKED ON WINE LAKE!
A Long and Interesting History
Ojibway and Cree First Nations have been hunting and trapping in NW Ontario for over 1000 years. European traders and the Hudson Bay Company arrived in the 17th century, but the local towns didn't form until 1926 when gold was discovered up in Red Lake. Hundreds of prospectors flooded into the area. By 1936, bush planes made Red Lake, Gold Pines, and Hudson airports the busiest in the world. The lumber industry developed to supply the gold mines. Anglers and hunters travelled to the pristine wilderness long before the gravel highway (Hwy 105/502) opened in 1947. The first outpost cabin at Wine Lake was built in 1938. A local Cree Indian man and his English war bride founded our camp in the 1940's. She was so intrigued by the beauty and splendor of living in such a remote area that she wrote a book on the subject (available at Wine Lake Camp).
In this book, The Last Resort, she wrote of her life and experiences in the Ontario wilderness. Although many years have since passed, we have taken care to maintain a rustic backwoods appeal. Join us and take a step back in time. Experience the look and feel of earlier days with charming log cabins, wood fired stoves, woolen blankets, an ice house, and the intimacy created by a campfire on a starlit evening.
A Week at Wine Lake Camp
Wine Lake Ontario 2015
Wine Lake Camp Slide Show
Here are a few of the other activities available to you at our resort:
Wine Lake Camp is a place for all outdoor enthusiasts. There are many exciting things to do. Go sightseeing and exploring. Immerse yourself in the wilds of Canada. Discover the opportunity for great wildlife photography. The idyllic beauty of the flora and fauna in our region is simply awe-inspiring! The silence of nature is a blessed gift.
Jog rugged trails
Canoeing and kayaking
Swimming and sunbathing on a sandy beach
Picnicking and blueberry picking
Hiking, birdwatching and, rockhounding
Explore waterfalls, old trappers' cabins, and the woods
Duck and big-game hunting
Fishing and more fishing!
Our Visitors Say:
"My husband has wanted me to come with him to Wine Lake Camp for years. They talk about it for months before and months after each trip. I really thought it was going to be too rugged for me.
I couldn't imagine no electricity or running water, and an out house. No way! But our friend, Al Marsh, calls it "paradise" and wife Nancy said, "You are not going on a vacation, you are going on an adventure! They were both right. It was fabulous. You lose track of time here but savor every moment." C.Bell, Fort Wayne, IN.