Lakair Lodge is owned and operated by the Cameron Family who, since 1919, has been catering to fishermen on Lake Nipissing’s famous West Arm.
Our lodge is located where the West Arm Narrows divides 14 miles of narrow, deep channels west of the lodge and the shallow waters of West Bay to the east. Beyond West Bay the lake opens into what the locals call the Big Lake. It is nearly 30 miles from the lodge, and across the Big Lake, to where Nipissing empties into the French River. Lakair Lodge is an official dealer of Lake Nipissing maps issued by the Canadian Hydrographic Services.
This area of Lake Nipissing offers miles of sheltered waters with prime fishing structure, including deep water reefs and large shallow weed flats, home to a great number of pan-fish and larger predators including large- and small-mouth bass, walleye, northern pike and the giant musky.
Spectacular scenery makes for great photography opportunities. The many rocky cliffs and islands are covered by tall pines shaped by our fair-weather south-westerly breezes. You can explore numerous back channels, bays, deserted islands and miles of wilderness shoreline.
Lakair Lodge has 14 cottages ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. We have a fleet of 15 rental boats, all 18’ Giesler cedar-strip boats powered by 15 hp Yamaha motors. Docking is available for up to 40 boats. Electrical hook-ups are available with some docks. We provide free wireless internet to our cottages. Lakair offers a choice of Housekeeping Plan or American Plan (meals included) packages.
Our 20 unit camp grounds /trailer park is located 300 to 500 feet from the lake, nestled beneath the shade of large white pines. You can hike one of Ontario’s newest wilderness parks, Mashkinonje Provincial Park, located immediately north of our property.
At Lakair we pride ourselves in providing top-notch hospitality, very clean cottages, camp grounds and well maintained boats and motors.
We have a small Snackbar that is famous for its ice-cream, coffee and fish stories. Our small tackle shop covers a variety of fishing tackle proven to catch Lake Nipissing trophies.
Note: although we sell fishing licences at our office you can now purchase your fishing license online from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website. This saves time and means you can start fishing the minute you arrive.
As evening falls many head down to the docks to view the great sunsets and watch the boats pull in for the night. On clear nights our skies become ablaze with a ca-zillion stars. Often the loons are calling to complete the magic.
Lakair Lodge is a place where memories are born, lots of lake and lots of fresh northern air.