The Lodges

The lodge

The lodges are extremely well run – you will get the feeling that the staff will do almost anything for you. The staff is friendly, efficient and motivated to please. The quality of the food, service, guides and fishing are the same for both places.

Camp Bonaventure
Camp Bonaventure was built in 1993 and was designed as a salmon fishing lodge. It has all the amenities you can imagine: private bathrooms in each bedroom, radiant heated floors, private screened porches off the four downstairs bedrooms, etc. The dining room and living room have a thirty-five foot stone fireplace. The guesthouse has two bedrooms with private bathrooms, as well as a private living room - also with a thirty-five foot fireplace. There is a separate building that has a rod room where clients meet their guides in the morning. This room has individual storage areas for each guest to store their fishing equipment. Bonaventure lodge has five miles of private water on the lower section of the river where the lodge is located. It also has a number of leases on private water on the Bonaventure during certain times of the season. This allows them to take their clients to the areas that are fishing the best as the season progresses. Camp Bonaventure has place for twelve fishing guests.

Salmon Lodge
Historic, beautiful Salmon Lodge was built in 1887 and has been operating as a fishing lodge ever since. There are only five fishing camps on the Grand Cascapedia and they are all private for members only, except for Salmon Lodge. Salmon Lodge is the only one that takes guests other than members, and has a spectacular view overlooking the Grand Cascapedia River. The lodge has 4 well-appointed and comfortable bedrooms all with a private bathroom, an inviting living room and spacious dining room, both with their original fireplaces, create a relaxing and cozy atmosphere. A highlight of staying at Salmon Lodge is the spectacular view from the deck and cigar-friendly screened porch, where a century’s worth of fishing tales have been told. The rod room, located in a separate building, is the ideal place to keep all your fishing equipment during your visit. It features individual storage areas for each guest and a large rod rack. It is also here that you’ll meet your guide in the morning. The rod room always has fresh coffee in the morning and cool drinks at the end of the day. Guests at Salmon Lodge have the opportunity to fish the Grand Cascapedia, Petite Cascapedia and Bonaventure rivers. Depending on the time of the season, they have different leases and beats with exclusive rights. They also fish what they call limited access areas, where the number of rods is very limited. Salmon Lodge has room for eight fishing guests.

See a video about the The Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge here.

Over the last few years, many clients and friends have asked me to put together hosted trips to places I’d recommend, having been fortunate enough to have fished extensively in many of the world’s greatest locations. I’ve finally decided to work those into my schedule, yet only those places that I have personally found immense pleasure in fishing and experiencing on multiple occasions. 
Henrik Mortensen: Professional Fly Angler, Fly Caster, Designer, Instructor & Author