Activities / Attractions
Fishing Trip: Brich Island Resort offers some of northwestern Ontario's best bass, walleye, pike and muskie fishing! Fish the Winnipeg River system. There are approximately 45 miles of River and 5 large lakes connected onto the system, with no portage required.
Hunting Trips: If you are planning a hunting trip in the Minaki area of Northwestern Ontario, our resort on the Winnipeg River offers both black bear and deer hunting
Islands: Our secluded boat in island resort offers you a true wilderness experience and spectacular fishing on Gunn Lake and the Winnipeg River as well as all modern accomodations for a great canadian vacation.
Golfing: While on your vacation in northwestern ontario take a break from fishing, for the golfing enthusiast, there is a challenging nine hole par 32 golf course one mile away in Minaki.
Walleye: Walleye (or the local misnomer "yellow pickerel") are plentiful on the Winnipeg River System. Walleyes range in size from "shorelunchers" up to about 12 lbs. Trophy walleye are frequently caught at Birch Island Resort in Minaki, Ontario
Muskie: Trophy Muskie are frequently caught & released at Birch Island Resort. Many guests catch big musky in the 48-54 inch range or larger while fishing on the five connected chain of lakes of the Winnipeg River System such as Pistol,Gunn,or Little Sand .
Northern Pike: Fishing northern pike in Minaki can be caught in a variety of habitat from shallow weedy bays to deep in the current of the Winnipeg River System or it's chain of lakes (Gunn, Little Sand, Big Sand, Pistol, & Rough Rock Lake) in Northwestern Ontario.
Smallmouth Bass: Pound for pound, smallmouth bass are the scrappiest fish in the Winnipeg River System near Minaki, Ontario. Bass take a variety of lures including topwater, spinner baits, & diving plugs. Smallies are also voracious predators of crayfishes & leaches.
Crappie: The Winnipeg River System has pockets of black crappie, one of the finest tasting panfish. Crappie is a large, deep bodied sunfish usually about 7-10" in length. Crappie is found in discrete schools usually in warm water & slower flowing areas.
Perch: No Canadian fishing trip is complete without shore lunch and pan fish are a favorite. Yellow perch are plentiful in the Winnipeg River System and reach fairly large sizes.
Deer: When planning your hunting trip to the Lake of the woods area this fall, keep Birch Island Lodge in the Minaki area in mind for excellent deer hunting
Fishing Boats: Birch Island Resort offers 17' aluminum Lund fishing boats with 50-60 hp Yamaha motors, equipped with flat floors with casting decks, padded pedestal seats, live wells, life jackets,landing net, minnow bucket & refreshments cooler for your comfort.
Paddle Boats: At Birch Island Resort we encourage you to slow down and enjoy the glorious wilderness around you, and to assist we provide canoes, paddle boats and a sailboat for your enjoyment.
Services / Accommodations
American Plan: Pamper yourself with our American Plan packages. Nestled amongst the birch on an island on the Winnipeg River, near Minaki, Ontario The Main Lodge contains the licenced dining room and a cozy front sitting room for relaxing after a day of fishing.
Boat In Access: Boat in to our secluded island location. We are located just a short distance from Kenora, Ontario where we will transport you by covered boat from Minaki Marina, our mainland base on Gunn Lake/Winnipeg River System.
Lodges and Resorts: Looking for lodges and resorts on a remote island then make Birch Island Resort on the Winnipeg River near Minaki, Ontario "Your Own Private Island" for your next fishing trip, business meeting or convention.
Fishing: For your canadian fishing trip, our experienced fishing guides spend a minimum of 9 hours each day with our guests. They'll advise you on proper baits and equipment selection and put you where the fish are biting on Gunn Lake or the Winnipeg River.
Handicapped: At Birch Island Resort on Gunn Lake, we offer handicapped facilities.
Catering/Banquets: Our island lodge on Winnipeg River will be happy to do catering for a banquet for you.
Conference Rooms: Planning a working fishing trip,our resort is set up for meetings & seminars. Our boat house has a large entertainment room that can be transformed into a conference room with banquet tables or keep it low profile with just tables and chairs.
Fishing: To promote the preservation of our fishing on Gunn Lake and the Winnipeg River System for future generations, we provide a conservation fishing license with all our packages, at no charge.
On-site Gift Shops: At our on site gift shop you can find that souvenir or that special gift to take home after your vacation.
On-site Bait & Tackle: "Wendy's Tackle Shop", located in the lower level of the boat house, is fully equipped with all the on site bait and tackle that you'll require to catch big fish on the Winnipeg River while at Birch Island Resort.
Bars/Lounges: At our resort overlooking Gunn Lake, our boat house has a bar/lounge area in our a large entertainment room with windows on three sides. It features a wet bar, fireplace, piano, and wicker card tables & chairs.
Restaurants: You don't have to be a guest at our lodge to enjoy our american plan restaurant at our boat in island resort located on the Winnipeg River near Minaki, Ontario. We are open to the public for the same great meals that our guest enjoy.
Internet: Our island resort on the Winnipeg River has wireless internet available for your use while on your vacation with us.