Welcome to McIntosh Lodge on Canyon Lake

If you are looking for a fishing destination in the remote wilderness of beautiful Northwestern Ontario, then you have come to the right place! McIntosh Lodge offers clean, comfortable, fully-equipped, and affordable lakefront cabins. We are located north of Vermilion Bay and the Trans-Canada Highway on the eastern shores of famous Canyon Lake.


Canyon Lake is well known for fantastic Muskie fishing, as well as Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Whitefish. Muskie are mostly in the 30-40 inch range. However, guests often catch Muskie over 50 inches, and we have seen pictures of even larger Canyon Lake Muskie. Guests have reported Muskie that pushed the 40-pound range! 14-18 inch Walleye are most common, though guests do catch Walleye up to 13 pounds from time-to-time. The largest Walleye we have seen since owning the camp was 33.5 inches. You always have a chance at a trophy Walleye on Canyon Lake. Guests enjoy a good number of Smallmouth Bass in the 13-16 inch range. The largest Smallmouth Bass caught in the last couple of years was 21.5 inches and 6 pounds.

We furnish a 14 ft naden with a 15 hp yamaha for those who would like to have the opportunity to fish for Lake Trout or try other waters for Northern Pike.

Lodge, Cabins & Facilities:

Our facilities consist of a relaxing main lodge. We offer five fully-equipped lakefront housekeeping cottages that sleep four to eight people. Our main lodge and cabins are all tastefully decorated with natural pine and comfortable furniture.

We have sturdy docks, which are protected by the main winds along with fuel and electric hook-up. The lodge also has a big new fish cleaning facility, which is big enough to have 4 people clean fish at one time. The fish cleaning facility is clean with double sinks and refrigerator-freezer. We have really nice 16-foot Naden Big Fish fishing boats with 20hp Yamaha 4-stroke motors.

Attractions & Activities:

There are many local attractions around the lodge apart from fishing, as well as activities for the whole family near Vermilion Bay or Dryden. We have hiking trails that lead to a beautiful waterfall. There is also boating, swimming, berry picking and many other activities to enjoy. Within driving distance from camp there are several tourist attractions including restaurants, gift shops, and golf courses.

Please explore our web site, and feel assured that we will do everything we can to make your fishing vacation an enjoyable experience that you will always remember.

Best Regards
John & Becky Snyder & Family