Excellent Fly Fishing in Canada
Camp Bonaventure is the premier Atlantic salmon lodge on Quebec’s Gaspé peninsula on Canada’s east coast. The lodge is ideally located to allow clients the opportunity to fish the Bonaventure River, the Petit and the Grand Cascapedia rivers from June to September.
Legendary casting opportunities
The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and sight casting opportunities, the Petit Cascapedia is known for its clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge brook trout, and the Grand Cascapedia is famous for salmon in the 40lb class.
Days on the river are enhanced by the experience and knowledge of the expert guides who have fished these waters for years and know where to put anglers over fish. The fishing is normally by wading, but earlier in the year when water levels are higher, canoes may be used to access some of the beats. Gaspé is famous for its big fish and these rivers regularly catch fish over 30lb, even up to 40lb.
The opportunity to sight cast to fish this size using dry flies in crystal clear water is unique to this part of the world. Whether you are a beginner just learning how to cast or an experienced fly caster seeking to perfect your skills with a single-handed or Spey rod, this band of talented guides will take care of your every need.
One of Canada’s Finest Lodges
Camp Bonaventure has been described as one of the finest sporting lodges in North America. Designed with every convenience in mind, including wireless broadband, it is built to satisfy the most discriminating sporting requirements.
The main lodge and guest house each have their own unique and elegant atmosphere. They feature well-appointed living rooms with 30-foot fireplaces, spacious bedrooms with private baths and screened porches. Gourmet meals are served in the dining room overlooking the Bonaventure River. Fine dining, superb accommodation and great service are hallmarks of the Camp Bonaventure experience.
“Camp Bonaventure gets a five star rating. If there were six stars, I would award them.” The Angling Report
“We will always remember our trip and we want to thank you and your exceptional staff very much for a holiday of a lifetime. The river is beautiful and rare. We could not believe the clarity of the water which made the fishing, for us, unique. It was so exciting to see the numerous fish and to hope that they would swoop up for the fly. All our guides were skilled and very helpful, and then we came back to the comfortable lodge where we were spoiled and made to feel at home.” K.C. – England
Access Three Excellent Rivers
Camp Bonaventure is a two hour drive from Gaspé and Bathurst. Gaspé is served by daily flights from Montreal and Bathurst from Quebec. It’s possible to drive from Montreal (four and a half hours) or Quebec (two and a quarter hours), or take the overnight train from Montreal.