Point your compass north and have the most Canadian vacation ever at Bakers Narrows Lodge

Posted July 31, 2018 | Author Breanne Sewards

Want to summer vacation like a Canadian? We live and breathe the classic lake life - and luckily, with amazing stays like Bakers Narrows Lodge, you can too. Located just outside the northern town of Flin Flon, this world class lodge is suitable for visitors of all types - from families looking to spend quality time together to couples looking to get away from it all. Here's why your next getaway should be to Bakers Narrows Lodge...

The Canadiana vibes

Bakers Narrows Lodge interior: Rustic elegance with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, offering cozy comfort in nature.

This world-class lodge has everything you'd want and need in a cabin stay. The decor is perfectly Canadiana (without being overdone), the beds are super comfortable and the amenities are great. You will be hard pressed to find lodges that offer this level of service: from fluffy white towels and eco-friendly toiletries in the room to fresh, home cooked meals.

Bakers Narrows Lodge: Cozy warmth of a crackling wood fire adds charm to lakeside evenings in Manitoba's wilderness.
Bakers Narrows Lodge: Savouring a balanced plate of delicious cuisine amidst scenic lake views and cozy ambiance.

The food

Yes, you read that correctly. While each cabin has a kitchenette for your cooking necessities (and a continental breakfast is included), you may also opt into dining on scrumptious home-cooked meals in the Clubhouse, which may or may not include local pickerel (coated in their signature spice rub) and freshly baked goods (the biscuit was to die for).

The grounds

On the grounds, you'll find a volleyball court, a bonfire, a horseshoe pit and a beautiful beach with a floating dock (and diving board) and a waterslide - which means summer days spent in true Canadian fashion -outside, soaking up the sun.

All guests are welcome to use any of the non-motorized boats (kayaks, stand up paddleboards and paddleboats) free of charge!

And if you want to venture out further on the lake, fishing and pontoon boats are available for rent. We headed out for a tour of the Lake Athapapuskow with owners Peggy and Rod and their "white wolves" Princess and Molly.

Pontoon ride with pet dog: Enjoying tranquil waters and sunny skies, bonding amidst nature's beauty.

The fishing

While visitors are welcome to bring their own boats (ideal for those driving up), you can also book a boat and fishing guide for a day on the lake. Lake trout, Rainbow trout, Brook Trout, Northern pike and Pickerel are all up for the taking on an excursion onto Lake Athapapuskow.

Our amazing guide John knew the best spots to reel in Master Anglers, and didn't mess around with using small bait - we went right for the 35"+ catches! And if you want your lunch with a Canadian twist, be sure to take part in a shore lunch, where your guide will fry up the catch of the day!

Successful fishing trip: Individual proudly displays a well-sized pike catch, triumph in the great outdoors.

The details

Where: Bakers Narrows Lodge is located 15 minutes outside the town of Flin Flon, an 8 hour drive or 2 hour flight from Winnipeg.

There are a number of log cabins with various bed configurations (all sleeping 4 people) plus a family cottage with a double bed and 4 bunks. Cabins start at $154/night.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

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