Camp Bonaventure is a sporting lodge designed for discriminating fly-fishing enthusiasts and specializes in sight fishing for Atlantic salmon on some of the world's clearest and pristine rivers. The lodge is ideally located in a natural stand of white birches on the bank of the Bonaventure River on the stunning shores of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula.
Camp Bonaventure is located just outside Bonaventure, Quebec on Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula.
Fly fishing is done either by wading or from traditional 26-foot river canoes. Early season can allow for a combination of both while later in the season the pools are better fly fished by wading. You can also relax during a float trip along miles of pristine river, where you will experience not only great fly fishing along the way, but the breathtaking scenery the Gaspe Peninsula is famous for.
Their experienced guides are among the most respected in the sport. Their profound knowledge and dedication provide the ingredients necessary for a great trip. Whether you are a beginner, just learning how to cast, or an experienced fly caster seeking to perfect your skills with a single-handed or spey rod, the talented guides will take care of your every need.
Camp Bonaventure is ideally located to allow their guests the opportunity to fish three great Atlantic salmon rivers from June through September. The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and sight casting opportunities. The Petit Cascapedia is known for its clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge brookies. Thirdly, the famous Grand Cascapedia is where salmon in the forty pound class are not uncommon. Your days on the river are enhanced by the experience and knowledge of expert guides who have fished these waters for years and know where to put you over fish.
Hiking and mountain bike trails are located within a half mile from the Lodge and mountain bikes are available for use. For golfers, the lodge is within ten minutes from a wonderful 18- hole, par 72 golf course.
The Gaspé is famous for its local artisans many of whom have shops and galleries to visit along the coast. World famous wildlife painter, John Wiseman, has a gallery near the town of Percé. Some of his works are displayed at our camp. The town of Percé is a busy village which offers charm and spectacular scenery. Here the Appalachian Mountain Range plunges into the Atlantic Ocean forming the famous Perce Rock. The resulting geology is very impressive. A day trip to Percé is a definite must.
This coastline is also a haven to many forms of wildlife. A variety of sea birds are found along the coast and the Provincial Bird Sanctuary on Bonaventure Island hosts the world’s largest population of nesting gannets, and many other sea birds. Trips to the island for bird watching are available. During the summer months the water surrounding the Gaspé are frequented by a number of species of whales. Minkes, Greys and the enormous Blues are commonly seen. Whale watching tours are closely regulated so as not to disturb these magnificent creatures, but allow excellent opportunities to observe them.
Accommodations and Meals:
Camp Bonaventure can accommodate 12 fishing guests. The main lodge has four double occupancy bedrooms with double beds, private baths and screened porches. The private guest house has two double occupancy bedrooms with double beds, private baths and screened porches. There is a private living room with a fireplace and bar area.
Gourmet breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hors d’oeuvres and snacks are included. The lodge caters to guests with special dietary requirements.
Day 1: Depart home. Arrive in Montreal and overnight.
Day 2: Arrive Camp Bonaventure.
Days 3-5: Full days of guided fishing
Day 5: Full day of guided fishing. Overnight in Bonaventure
Day 6: Depart Bonaventure for home.
2019 Rate: CAD $8,050 plus tax per person for a 7 night/6 day package
Included: Accommodations and meals including wine with lunch and dinner at the lodge, guided fishing, ground transportation while at the lodge, and GST and provincial sales tax.
Not Included: Airfare, transfers from Bathurst and Gaspe airports, staff and guide gratuities, alcohol, fishing licenses, and additional hotel costs if needed.
Species: Atlantic salmon
Season: June to September
Capacity: 12 anglers
Map: Bonaventure, Quebec
Time: UTC/GMT −05:00. Daylight Savings Time is observed.