Location
, 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 + Unguided
8 hours/day
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing (Maybe the most spectacular fishing on Winefred is casting streamers for truly giant Northern pike)
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Overview

Originally constructed of native logs in 1980 Winefred Lake Lodge started as a fly-in fishing lodge,. The original lodge was destroyed by fire in 1981 and was re-constructed with logs from the Edson/Hinton forest, opening to the public in 1984. In the mid to late 1980’s, a primitive trail from Lac La Biche was constructed utilizing trails and right-of-ways created by Alberta’s Oil & Gas and Forestry industries, now making Winefred Lake Lodge a drive-in facility. However, the drive was not for the faint-of-heart and made for some great campfire stories.

What makes us unique:

  1. Northern Lights Viewing
  2. Wild Bear Viewing

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • 30648 1Walleye
  • 30650 2Northern Pike
  • 30652 3Whitefish
  • 30654 4Trout - Brook
  • 30656 5Trout - Rainbow
  • Perch
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Walleye
Northern Pike
Whitefish
Trout - Brook
Trout - Rainbow

Our season runs from 1st May to 30th September.

Packages/prices

Estimated PER-DAY fishing vacation rate:

US$237.25
CA$325.00
£187.52
€221.89

PER PERSON

1 nights / 1 days fishingAccommodation Packages

Main Lodge

US$657.01
CA$900.00
£519.29
€614.46
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1 nights / 1 days fishingAccommodation Packages

Group Cabins

US$620.51
CA$850.00
£490.44
€580.32
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1 nights / 1 days fishingAccommodation Packages

Eagle Nest Suites

US$292.00
CA$400.00
£230.80
€273.09
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1 nights / 1 days fishingAccommodation Packages

Doubles Eagles Nest

US$365.00
CA$500.00
£288.49
€341.36
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1 nights / 1 days fishingAccommodation Packages

Winefred Lake Wilderness Camp

US$237.25
CA$325.00
£187.52
€221.89
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NOTES

A booked fishing experience, day trip consists 8 hours of guided fishing. Begin fishing between 8am & 10:30am. The guide boat returns to the dock back at Winefred Lake Lodge at 6:30pm at the latest. This booking price($650 + tax) includes a maximum group of two adults.

Guiding fishing is booked per day. This service can be added to any of our rooms in combination to make your trip full service.

Taxes include 5% GST, 4% Hotel tax, 3% online processing fee.

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?

8 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: 100%

Balance due: On Booking


  • Dates are booked on a first come first serve basis and can only be held with full payment. No exceptions.

  • Full payment is required to hold all dates, if dates are changed prior to your arrival they are upon availability.

  • Any extras added are to be payed on request.

  • A damage deposit of $200 will be charged before check in for any damages incurred to rooms, boats, motors, equipment and property of Winefred Lake Lodge. To be payable at managements discretion. As long as no damages are incurred, damage deposit amount will be refunded at the end of your stay. 

  • Although our road is maintained ,It is shared by several local campground’s, forestry, oil and gas workers in the area.  We strongly recommend a 4X4 vehicle to access Winefred lake lodge. We are not responsible for stuck vehicles or damages incurred during travel.

  • A valid boaters ID or signing of equivalent paper work operating under our boaters license is required for any guests operating our boats.

  • Life jackets, paddles and safety kit must be in your boat at all times on Winefred Lake. We supply these items but it is your responsibility to make sure you have them with you at all times on the water.

  • Use of the road, boat launch and property is at users discretion. Winefred lake staff or management is not responsible for any damages, injuries or theft incurred.

  • Please respect other guests and staff at Winefred lake. Quiet time is 11pm on the Winefred property and wilderness camp. Guests that do not comply with this may be asked to leave and will not be welcomed back to the property.

  • No ATV, camper’s, RV’s, or tenting is permitted on Winefred lake lodge property.

  • Pets are not permitted on Winefred property, no exceptions.

  • Please ensure all food items are kept either in your rooms or inside your vehicles while on Winefred property, the area is often frequented by bears and small scavengers (birds, squirrels, weasels, foxes etc).

  • Please dispose of any garbage or recyclables in bins to help us keep Winefred Lake Lodge and surrounding area clean.

  • Reserved guests may bring their own boat and launch them at Winefred Lake Lodge. There is a one time fee of $50 and a nightly mooring fee of $30.


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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 220 kilometers from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-12
-22
8.5
Feb
-7
-19
6.6
Mar
0
-13
7.8
Apr
10
-3
10.8
May
17
3
16.7
Jun
22
8
42.4
Jul
24
11
48.6
Aug
23
9
30.6
Sep
17
4
20.7
Oct
8
-2
11.3
Nov
-4
-12
10.1
Dec
-10
-20
7.8

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 220 kilometers from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
11
-8
0.34
Feb
19
-3
0.26
Mar
33
9
0.31
Apr
50
26
0.43
May
63
37
0.66
Jun
71
47
1.67
Jul
75
51
1.91
Aug
73
48
1.21
Sep
62
39
0.82
Oct
46
28
0.44
Nov
26
10
0.4
Dec
14
-4
0.31

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Winefred Lake Lodge provides a range of accommodations to suit diverse preferences and group sizes. The Main Lodge offers the convenience of full-service rooms with two double beds, complete with all meals prepared by the lodge, ensuring a relaxed stay. For those seeking privacy, the Group Cabins feature three bedrooms with six single beds, complemented by a screened-in porch for unwinding amidst nature. Eagle’s Nest Suites offer a peaceful getaway with two queen-sized beds, a fold-down futon, and kitchen facilities for a more self-sufficient stay. Adventurous souls can opt for the Winefred Lake Wilderness Camp, designed for an off-grid, immersive experience in the wilderness. With these varied options, Winefred Lake Lodge accommodates guests’ preferences, from full-service comfort to rugged exploration.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

40

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

0-10 Minutes

Amenities

Winefred Lake Lodge offers a wide range of amenities to enhance the guest experience in the pristine wilderness of Alberta. Anglers can take advantage of boat rentals and fishing gear, ensuring an exciting and productive day on the water. The lodge also boasts a dining area where guests can savor delicious meals after a day of adventure. For relaxation, there’s a cozy lounge area with a fireplace, perfect for unwinding with fellow travelers. Additionally, guests can enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi access, keeping them connected even in this remote setting. The lodge’s scenic surroundings offer opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography, while those seeking a serene retreat can bask in the tranquility of the outdoors. These amenities cater to both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful escape, making Winefred Lake Lodge a well-rounded destination for all.

Meals

Meals at Winefred Lake Lodge are a delightful part of the experience. The lodge offers delicious and hearty meals that reflect the rustic charm of the wilderness. Guests can savor mouthwatering dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often showcasing the flavors of the region. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast to fuel up for a day of adventure, a picnic-style lunch to enjoy outdoors, or a satisfying dinner to end the day, the lodge’s cuisine is known for its quality and variety. The dining experience is not just about the food but also the warm and welcoming atmosphere, where guests come together to share stories and make new friends over a sumptuous meal. It’s a delightful aspect of the Winefred Lake Lodge experience that adds to the overall enjoyment of this wilderness retreat.

    Other Activities

    Winefred Lake Lodge is a peaceful place in Canada where people can do many things. Some folks go there to catch fish, while others enjoy looking at animals like bears and birds. You can also go for walks in the woods, paddle boats on the lake, or take pictures of the beautiful nature. At night, you might sit by a warm fire, look at the stars, and sometimes even see the magical Northern Lights dancing in the sky. It’s a nice place to relax and have fun in the outdoors.

    BOATS

    Description

    At Winefred Lake Lodge, a fleet of boats is readily available for guests, offering a gateway to the picturesque waters of the lake. Whether you’re an avid angler looking to explore prime fishing spots or simply seeking a leisurely cruise amidst nature’s beauty, these boats provide the means to make the most of your lakeside experience. With various boat options and sizes, you can embark on adventures, cast your line, or simply soak in the serene surroundings while enjoying the convenience and accessibility these vessels offer.

    Details

    Bathroom:

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    Heated cabins:

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    Planning a trip to Winefred Lake Lodge is a gateway to experiencing the untamed beauty of the Canadian wilderness. Consider the best time to visit based on your interests, whether it’s fishing, wildlife viewing, or simply reconnecting with nature. Ensure you have the necessary permits and licenses if you’re planning to fish. Additionally, explore the lodge’s guided activities to make the most of your stay, and don’t forget to pack appropriately for the changing outdoor conditions. Your journey to Winefred Lake Lodge promises an escape into pristine landscapes and unforgettable outdoor adventures.

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