Previously known as "The Canadian Salmon Club", this wonderful lodge was for members only and invited guests. Hosting six anglers at a time, the Club, with over 100 yeasr of history provides a tranquil and private fishing experience allowing you to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life.  The Club offers private access to a 7 mile stretch on the Bonaventure, one of the world’s most picturesque salmon rivers with unparalleled water clarity.  Alongside doorstep access to some spectacular pools your stay is combined with exceptional service, individual accommodation and privacy.  

It is one of the most remarkable places you will find to fish for Atlantic Salmon.   There are very few salmon destinations that are as suited to both sight-fishing for salmon as well as fishing with dry flies.  


Location & Environment

The Club on the Bonaventure is exquisitely positioned perched atop a high bluff on the Bonaventure.   The Club itself is approx. 25 miles inland from the sea.   Totally secluded from any other lodging or habitation and with immediate access to its fishable water, both via canoes or a short 5-10 min vehicle drive in is unquestionably the most sought after destination to fish on the Bonaventure River.


The River -The Bonaventure (“Bonnie”)

With one of the strongest runs of salmon of all the Gaspe rivers the Bonaventure is a truly spectacular salmon river.  Each year it typically produces Atlantic Salmon of up to and over 30lbs but where it really stands alone is in its almost unparalleled water clarity.   Running gin-clear all season it is possible to spot fish wherever you stop.   The ability to see salmon in such clarity is exciting beyond measure, although it can also be emotionally exhausting as you pit your wits against a very obvious quarry.   Access is by both wading and from canoe during high water. It is renowned as ‘the river’ for dry fly fishing.   Of note the water temperature of the Bonaventure remains relatively cool throughout the summer.


The Salmon Fishing

Private access to the 7 miles of water that the Club fishes is what makes the fishing at The Club so special.  The fishing over part of the B sector of the Bonaventure includes a range of excellent pools that both hold salmon and fish well across all conditions, from high to low water.   Canoes that are moored immediately below the lodge provide access to a good proportion of the pools, with the fishing being from both the bank and from the canoes depending on the water conditions or anglers preference.   With no requirement to drive more than a very short distance to the fishing, anglers typically return to the lodge midday for lunch and a siesta before returning to the water early afternoon.   The location and environment make for a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.


The Accommodation & Dining

Historic buildings, lovingly restored with a painstaking eye for detail. The Club features six private bedrooms, each with a private bath and screened porch. The main lodge boasts a comfortable and well appointed "great room"  with a wonderful fireplace and cosy leather furniture. Overlooking the river, our dining-room has the best view of the river, with its own fireplace, its the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious meal after a day on the river. Complimenting this great setting is our huge wrap-around screened porch complete with big comfy chairs. Relax and enjoy a morning coffee or an after-diner drink while listing to the rivers song. 

Fresh coffee is available as soon as you rise and breakfast is served at 7AM. Hot coffee or tea, juice and fresh pastries are served every morning along with fresh fruit, cereals and oatmeal. Our menu includes pancakes, omelettes, bacon, sausage and hash browns. Healthier choices are also available.

After an exciting morning on the river lunch is served at the lodge. Sample and enjoy some of our regions best recipes and many local favourites.  Evenings at the lodge begin with appetizers served in front of a blazing fire or out on the porch overlooking the river. Dinner is served in our dining room, fresh salads, soups and chowders, main courses include fresh local lobster and seafood and sizzling steaks from the grill, to mention a few.  Wine is included with lunch and diner as well as all alcohol, mix and bar ingredients.


Getting There

Air Canada provides daily flight service between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec or Bathurst, New Brunswick. There are two scheduled flights both to and from each location daily.   The Club is approximately a three-hour drive from Gaspé, and two 1/2 hours from Bathurst.   You can either rent a car at the airport or transport to and from the airport can be arranged.  


Typical 7 Night / 6 Days Fishing Itinerary


-Arrive at The Club -PM


-6 Full days fishing


-Depart after Breakfast


Availability & Pricing for the 2023 Season


The season runs from June - end of September

Angler Rate:

3 days CAD $6,000
6 Days CAD 12,000

Please Note: All prices are subject to a 14.9% government sales tax

3 Day Package:

Arrive Sunday-Fish Mon-Wed
Arrive Wed-Fish Thur-Sat

6 Day Package:

Arrive Sunday-Fish Mon-Sat, Depart Sunday AM

Package Includes

Individual accommodation
All meals & alcoholic drinks
A reasonable supply of loan tackle is available


Price does not include gratuities, fishing licenses or transport to and from the lodge

Best Times To Go

The fishing starts from early June and runs through to the end of September.  Salmon start to enter the rivers in late May and the numbers of fish will be building from early June when the lodge opens.  Mid-June to July are considered the prime weeks although good water conditions on any week or part of the season will always dictate individual prospects. 


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