WHITEFISH BAY CAMP FAQs

Following are a few of the most frequently asked questions for planning for a trip to Whitefish Bay Camp. If you have additional questions or need more information, please call us at 1-877-226-1211 or email info@whitefishbaycamp.com.

FISHING

Yes, we recommend you purchase your fishing license online — as well as a free “Outdoor Card” — from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing-licence-non-residents-canada

You are welcome to bring your own boat. For more information, please call us at 1-877-226-1211 or email info@whitefishbaycamp.com.

Our standard camp boat is a 17-foot Princecraft with 40-hp electric-start engine, bow-mount trolling motor, GPS locator unit, livewell, flat floor, and pedestal seats.

Yes, we have experienced guides available for a variety of fishing excursions.

Yes, allow our guides to host your full day ($250) or half day ($180) of fishing.

For more information, please call us at 1-877-226-1211 or email info@whitefishbaycamp.com.

By law, there are set limits and restrictions on the fish you can legally catch and keep in Ontario. For more information, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/fishing-limits-size-restrictions-and-catch-and-release.

By law, you must follow certain rules when you clean and store fish, package and transport fish, and export fish. For more information, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/packaging-transporting-or-exporting-fish.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Yes, WiFi is available in our Lodge, as well as cable television.

Our Lodge offers chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our menu changes seasonally and features fresh, local ingredients (and, of course, amazing fish). For more information on meal plans, see plans and pricing.

Yes, all cottages are heated with propane furnace and wood burning stove and fireplace.

We do not provide alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own. According to law, you are allowed to bring the following amounts of alcohol and tobacco into Canada:

  • Alcohol: Up to 40 oz. of liquor, 1.5 liters of wine, or (24) 12-ounce bottles/cans of beer
  • Tobacco: Up to 1 carton of cigarettes, 50 cigars, or (1) 200-gram can of tobacco

If you would like, we can purchase beer and liquor for you in town, and have it waiting in your cottage upon your arrival. Please let us know at least a minimum of 2 weeks in advance and we will add the cost to your final bill.

  • Tackle
  • Beverage
  • Picnic lunches
  • Snacks
  • Ice
  • Fuel
  • Minnows, leeches and worms
  • Retail clothing/caps

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PLANNING

Whitefish Bay Camp is open May through September.

Whitefish Bay Camp is located 75 miles north of International Falls, MN and Baudette, MN. By car, follow Highway 71 north to the Whitefish Bay Camp entrance road, which is just beyond the blue Ontario Tourism Sign, 11 miles north of Nestor Falls.

By plane, you can fly commercial into International Falls, MN. Private planes can fly directly into Nestor Falls.

Upon arrival at our mainland dock site, it’s just a scenic 25-minute ride on our comfortable pontoon to arrive at the camp.

Ground transport from the airport can be obtained from multiple local vendors such as Avis, Enterprise, Lyft & Uber.

Please visit the Canada Border Services Agency for the most recent information on entering Canada.

  • Fishing gear (also available at the camp for customers to borrow)
  • Life jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Warm, layered clothing
  • Passport
  • Fishing license
  • Snacks
  • Alcohol, if you like
  • Bug repellant
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Quality fishing lines and leaders
  • Lures:  Jigs ½ to 5/8 oz, Crankbaits-minnow or perch color, Spinners and Spoons.
  • Passport/ID
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Life Jackets- properly fitting for everyone that will be in boat
  • Bath towels and Beach towels

We do not allow guests to bring their own fuel or fireworks to the camp.

Please call us directly at 1-877-226-1211 to book your Canadian fishing trip.

A $200 non-refundable deposit per person is required to secure your reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation, your deposit may be applied to a later date, or transferred to a new-party booking in the same season or transferred to a new-party booking. Your cancellation must be received in writing 60 days prior to the first day of your reservation.

Check in time is 2:00 pm or after, our first pick up at our landing will be 1:30pm.

Check out time is 10:00 am, if you choose to start your trip early we can pick you up at the landing between 10:00-10:30 am but please note your cottage will not be ready until after 2pm.

All package based on PM arrival and AM departure.

Early check in & Late check out subject to additional charges.

We accept checks and all major credit cards. Please note that rates are quoted in US dollars, taxes are extra and gratuities are not included.

Everyone at WFBC works hard to give you the best experience possible, Tipping is discretionary, but here are some guidelines.

Guides: suggested tip $40-60 per day/per person

Dining Room/Housekeeping*: suggested tip $25/30 per day/ per person

*This also covers kitchen staff, chefs, and laundry.

NOTE: Please be sure to tip in cash and directly to our staff.

Of course! Please let us know a day in advance and we are most happy to accommodate.

Please note the fee for this will be added to your final bill.

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