Every year, schedules become busier, and days fly by even faster. However, that’s not the case with family fishing trips at Duck Bay Lodge, where time passes more slowly, and families enjoy quality time together — away from the stresses, sports practices, appointments and other commitments of daily life.

It’s no secret that Duck Bay Lodge is known for offering some of the finest fishing in all of Canada, but many travelers don’t know the resort offers so much more than days spent angling for northern pike, muskie, walleye and lake trout. This makes us the best place for family fishing vacations everyone can enjoy.

The following are a few ways your family can create lasting memories at Duck Bay Lodge — whether you’re interested in fishing, adventuring, relaxing or simply enjoying one another’s company in a postcard-worthy environment. When you come here, you’ll find the most family activities in Ontario.


Duck Bay Lodge is a hotspot for fishermen and women from across Canada, the United States and beyond, but that doesn’t mean you should leave uninterested family members at home. The lodge’s Hay Island location offers excitement for all family members, whether they’re eager to get out on the water and reel in trophy fish or not.


Hay Island is an incredibly scenic spot for family fishing trips in Ontario, and Duck Bay Lodge sits on one of the most breathtaking lakes in the country — the 1,679-square-mile Lake of the Woods. The opportunities for outdoor enjoyment are everywhere, whether you’re snapping photos of scenery and wildlife, birdwatching, swimming, canoeing, playing lawn games, exploring the ancient pictographs (rock paintings) nearby, or, of course, fishing. Your kids will never utter the words, “I’m bored.”


Not every vacation day can be a sunny one, but you won’t feel like you’re missing out if you have to spend some time indoors at Duck Bay Lodge. The resort’s recreation hall is loaded with fun and relaxing indoor activities — including a foosball table, TV (for watching your favorite teams or shows), and a library stocked with local and international authors. We’re dedicated to being one of the absolute top family cottage resorts in Ontario, and we’re sure you’ll agree that we are.


There’s no doubt your family will have nonstop fun during your visit to Hay Island and Duck Bay Lodge, but that doesn’t mean the adults won’t be able to find time to relax as well. The wood-heated, 12-person sauna often feels like exactly what the doctor ordered after a long day of fishing, canoeing and exploring the wilderness of this gorgeous part of Canada.

The Duck Bay Lodge staff prides itself on providing unforgettable experiences for guests young and old. Fishermen of all levels can enjoy excursions with the resort’s professional guides, and an abundance of kids' activities keep your little ones active and engaged. There are adventures available for travelers of all interests. Stay up to date on the resort’s newest and most exciting family activities and experiences by following Duck Bay Lodge on Facebook.


What are you waiting for? Plan your next unforgettable family getaway in Ontario at Duck Bay Lodge today. Get in touch with us to learn more about what we have to offer.