Location
Alberta, Canada
Drive-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes),
Guided
6 hours/day
Fly fishing (A complete wilderness day spent immersed in the fresh mountain air with hooves and hooks.)
RATING
Avg.
4.5/5
216 reviews

Overview

Nestled amidst the pristine wilderness, The Lodge at Panther River is a cherished family-owned wilderness resort that has been enchanting guests since its inception in 1979. The devotion, passion, and unwavering dedication of the Safron family, who took the helm in 2002, permeate every corner of this serene haven. With a breathtaking lodge featuring a welcoming wood-burning fireplace, it’s the ultimate destination for friends and family to unite, unwind, and bask in the natural beauty. For the Safron family, this resort isn’t just a business; it’s a way of life, a legacy, and an opportunity to pass on their love for the mountains and rivers to their eight cherished grandchildren.

What makes us unique:

  1. Helicopter Rides
  2. Weddings
  3. Event Plannings

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • 31064 1Trout - Rainbow
  • 31066 2Trout - Cutthroat
  • 31068 3Trout - Bull
  • 31070 4Trout - Brook
  • 31072 5Arctic Grayling
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Trout - Rainbow
Trout - Cutthroat
Trout - Bull
Trout - Brook
Arctic Grayling

Our season runs from 1st January to 30th December.

Packages/prices

Estimated PER-DAY fishing vacation rate:

US$45.33
CA$61.95
£35.80
€41.79

PER PERSON

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Camping - Campground A

US$45.33
CA$61.95
£35.80
€41.79
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Camping - Campground B

US$53.02
CA$72.45
£41.86
€48.87
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Dogwood Shanty

US$91.43
CA$124.95
£72.20
€84.29
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Larkspur/Birch

US$157.51
CA$215.25
£124.37
€145.20
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Cedar Suite

US$204.38
CA$279.30
£161.38
€188.41
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Glamping Tents

US$84.52
CA$115.50
£66.74
€77.91
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Aster Suite

US$222.82
CA$304.50
£175.94
€205.41
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Aspen Suite

US$204.38
CA$279.30
£161.38
€188.41
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NOTES

These prices exclude fishing charges and taxes.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

6 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: Upon check out


We have a 7-day cancellation policy- If you cancel prior to 7 days before your stay, you will receive a full refund.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 32 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-4
-13
0.5
Feb
0
-12
0.1
Mar
4
-7
0.7
Apr
9
-3
2.1
May
13
1
3.5
Jun
17
5
3.5
Jul
22
7
1.9
Aug
21
6
2.9
Sep
16
2
2.9
Oct
9
-2
1.3
Nov
0
-8
1.4
Dec
-5
-13
0.7

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 32 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
25
9
0.02
Feb
31
11
Mar
39
19
0.03
Apr
47
26
0.08
May
56
33
0.14
Jun
63
41
0.14
Jul
71
45
0.08
Aug
70
43
0.11
Sep
62
36
0.11
Oct
49
29
0.05
Nov
33
18
0.06
Dec
23
8
0.03

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

The Lodge at Panther River offers a diverse range of accommodations designed to cater to various preferences and group sizes. For those seeking an adventurous stay, canvas wall tents, such as Tent #10 and Tent #13, provide a rustic and cozy experience with wood floors, private decks, and wood-burning stoves, perfect for the intrepid souls looking to connect with nature. Campground A and Campground B offer semi-serviced and fully serviced camping options respectively, with amenities like power, water, picnic tables, and access to clean shower facilities. If you’re looking for a more unique retreat, the Dogwood Shanty provides a quaint, rustic escape, while the Larkspur, Willow, Spruce, and Birch cabins offer varying accommodations suitable for couples or families, complete with comfortable amenities and easy access to the beautiful Panther River.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

30

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

0.5-3.5 hours

Amenities

As for amenities at The Lodge at Panther River, guests can expect a true wilderness experience with a touch of comfort. The absence of cell phone service encourages a digital detox, while complimentary WiFi ensures you can stay connected when necessary. The lodge also boasts a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for gathering and relaxation. Whether you’re staying in the canvas wall tents, cabins, or campsites, access to clean shower facilities ensures a refreshing stay. Additionally, the lodge offers firewood for purchase, allowing guests to enjoy campfires under the starry Alberta skies. With the Panther River nearby and its picturesque surroundings, this wilderness resort provides a peaceful and rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Meals

At The Lodge at Panther River, dining is a cherished journey through Alberta’s culinary treasures. Begin your day with the Panther Signature Breakfast, complimentary for cabin guests, featuring Alberta Coffee, fresh morning treats, and house-made granola. Lunch offers house-made pizza, hearty soups, or specially packed outdoor lunches. Elevate your day with a Champagne Lunch featuring Panther Fried Chicken. Supper is a grand affair with roast beef, mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, and more, all served buffet-style. Local, sustainable, and homemade ingredients shine in every dish, ensuring a flavorful wilderness dining experience like no other.

Other Activities

At The Lodge at Panther River, the wilderness beckons with a plethora of activities beyond the exhilarating fishing expeditions. Adventure-seekers can embark on thrilling mountain adventures, exploring the untamed beauty of the surrounding landscape through hiking treks that unveil awe-inspiring vistas. For those craving an elevated perspective, helicopter flights offer a bird’s-eye view of the majestic terrain. Couples can indulge in romantic getaways, complete with intimate moments amidst nature’s grandeur, and weddings at this idyllic location are nothing short of magical. Event planning services ensure memorable gatherings, while the winter wonderland offers a snowy retreat for cold-weather enthusiasts. And for the ultimate fusion of land and water, the Saddle + Paddle experience invites guests to combine horseback riding with river rafting, creating unforgettable memories in the heart of Alberta’s wilderness.

BOATS

Description

The Lodge at Panther River offers an exceptional frog boat for fishing enthusiasts, providing a reliable and comfortable vessel for exploring the pristine waters. Designed with anglers in mind, this boat is equipped with the necessary features and amenities to enhance your fishing experience, ensuring you have all you need for a successful day on the water. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil spot for casting your line or aiming for that perfect catch, our frog boat is your trusted companion for memorable fishing adventures amidst the breathtaking wilderness of Alberta.

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

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For a successful trip to The Lodge at Panther River, make sure to secure your accommodation, plan your travel route, inform loved ones of your itinerary, and reserve your meals at the lodge in advance. With no cell phone service but reliable WiFi, preparation is key to enjoying a seamless and unforgettable wilderness experience in the heart of Alberta.

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