Northwest Ontario
Fishing, Hunting & Travel Map


Northwestern Ontario is one of the top fly-in fishing destinations in Canada. Lower Lake Manitou is located right in the heart of it all and with the lodge being located in the most remote region of the lake, you are guaranteed a peaceful wilderness vacation along with multiple opportunities to see wildlife and experience many adventures.

Combining these features with the great fishing and luxurious lakeside cabins, you have the recipe for the best fishing trip of your life. Primarily, we are a fly-in lodge, but determined individuals who want to use their own boats can boat-in to the lodge.

Manitou Weather Station Fishing

Lower Manitou Lake is famous for Muskie fishing, Lake Trout fishing, Northern Pike fishing, Smallmouth Bass fishing and Largemouth Bass fishing. Muskie are plentiful with monsters that can reach over 50 inches. Lower Manitou Lake is one of 10 lakes in Ontario where biologist feel the next World Record Muskie could be caught.

The lake is teaming with Lake Trout from small good eating sizes right up to trophy size Lake Trout over 20 pounds. Northern Pike patrol the shorelines and are found in good numbers including trophy 20-pounders. The rocky points and shoals are swarming with hard-fighting Smallmouth Bass, which are common in the 2 to 5 pounds range. There is also the opportunity to catch much larger bass in this lake. Our professional aboriginal guides know where all the hotspots are for every species of game fish.

Although Walleye fishing is not common on the Manitou the Walleye population has grown. We have several Fly-out Trophy Walleye Lakes where you can take day trips and catch a week’s worth of Walleye in one day.

Manitou Weather Station Walleye Fishing
Manitou Weather Station Camp Map
Northwest Ontario Muskie Fishing
Northwest Ontario Muskie Fishing

Your Experience at Manitou Weather Station

What makes us different from other destination trips is our remote, pristine wilderness Settings!  What makes our lodge different? Our guests tell us over and over again about how lovely our accommodations are. Due to the privateness of each cabin guests enjoy getting to choose how much they want to interact with the staff or other guests,  making it possible to fit the needs of ALL guests. Your party will get an entire cabin; featuring a screened in three season room, with breath taking views of the lake, and their own private dock, located within steps of the cabin.

Guests can personalize their trip to accommodate individual needs.  For those guests that can’t wait to get out on the lake for that first bite of the day,  to those who enjoy a leisurely pace.  There are many different activities to enjoy at camp.  Our friendly staff are willing to go out of their way to meet your vacation needs.

Lower Lake Manitou is located right in the heart of it all and with the lodge being located in the most remote region of the lake, you are guaranteed a peaceful wilderness vacation along with multiple opportunities to see wildlife and experience many adventures.

Fly-in or Boat-in

There are two great ways to get to the Manitou Weather Station and excellent fishing. For many the choice is to FLY IN via a chartered float plane right to our dock. This is the ultimate for fishing trips and gets your adrenaline going the moment you step on the plane. It is just 45 minutes before we are greeting your arrival. We help to arrange the flight which departs from Fort Frances.

We also offer a BOAT-IN taxi service. For many, especially families, they like to use this 60 minute boat ride to unwind from their busy lives and experience wildlife. We provide you detailed instructions to get to the boat launch. You also have the option to bring in your own boat.

We look after all the details for either choice. Both will ensure you ease into the luxury wilderness experience you are about to enjoy.

Contact Info

Toll Free: 1-(866) 561-5672

Local: (647) 200-9979 (voicemail)


Mailing Address:
Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge
P.O. Box 333
Fort Frances, Ontario
P9A 3M7


American guests:
Fly into International Falls, Minnesota, then cross over the US / Canadian border into Fort Frances.

Canadian guests:
Fly into Thunder Bay, Ont. or Winnipeg, Man., then take Bearskin Airlines into Fort Frances.

From Fort Frances, we will assist with booking a local air transportation company to fly you into the lodge.

You will arrive in Fort Frances, Ontario. Fort Frances is on the U.S./Canadian border of International Falls, Minnesota. Manitou Weather Station Lodge is a 45-minute flight from Fort Frances. For approximate driving times and distances to Fort Frances from U.S. or Canadian cities, please check the mileage chart at the bottom of this page.

Boat To:
If you are planning on Boating To the lodge, please contact us so that we can provide more detailed directions from Fort Frances. It is about 3 hours from Fort Frances to our Dock, including the Boat portion.

Local Air Transportation:
Air Transportation from Fort Frances to the lodge can easily be arranged. We can assist you with these details.

Satellite Photo of Lower Lake Manitou:
Area: 32,000 acres
Shoreline: 650 miles
Max Depth: 300 feet
Mean depth: 81 feet
Elevation: 1338 above sea level
Game Fish Species: Muskie, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass
Map Coordinates: N 49 , 17.381′ – W 92 , 56.429′

Manitou Weather Station


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