Camp Bonaventure, QC

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Bonaventure, Quebec.

Camp Bonaventure, QC

Overview

Camp Bonaventure provides its guests with a truly unforgettable Atlantic salmon fishing experience. Ideally located on the stunning shores of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula we specialize in sight fishing for Atlantic salmon on some of the world's clearest and pristine rivers.

An Orvis-Endorsed Lodge, Camp Bonaventure provides comfort, service and standard of sport that will delight you and your guests. Whether you are seeking a private fly-fishing vacation or a corporate retreat, we deliver all the necessary ingredients for the ultimate fly-fishing adventure.

Date Range

Camp Bonaventure is open from June 1st until September 30th.

What is Provided to Customer

Camp Bonaventure also offers a full line of equipment which includes rods, reels and waders. Having the right flies are always important. We have a huge selection of both wet and dry flies for all water conditions, tied by our guides.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Québec's Gaspé Peninsula boasts some of the best and most renowned Atlantic salmon rivers in the world. We are located in the heart of the best and most productive salmon waters the sport has to offer.

Camp Bonaventure provides its guests the opportunity to fish over 80 miles of three fabled Atlantic salmon rivers. The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and its sight casting opportunities, where underwater visibility exceeds 150 feet. The Petite Cascapedia is known for its gin clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge brookies, and the world famous Grand Cascapedia, where salmon in the forty-plus pound class are not uncommon.

Typical Weather by Season

Having the proper clothing and equipment is an essential ingredient for a successful trip. We have put together a list that we hope will assist you in preparing for your vacation. Having the right gear will make your trip much more enjoyable. If you have any questions on what to bring, please contact us.

The weather on Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula is very similar to that of the Northeast United States. Summer temperatures may vary from 18-30 Celsius (65-85 Fahrenheit), with June and September being the cooler months. Water temperatures vary from 10 to 15 Celsius (50-60 Fahrenheit). We don't experience many rainy days, but we do have showers and thunder showers from time to time. It's always best to be prepared.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

The Atlantic salmon fishing season opens on June 1st and continues until September 30th. The first run of salmon begins entering our rivers in late May and early June. Our lodge opens for guests on June 6th as we want to be certain fresh salmon are in our rivers when our first anglers arrive.

Our packages include lodging and dining, snacks, fishing, professional guides and transportation while at the lodge as well as many other amenities. Rates are based per person on double occupancy. The maximum capacity is 12 guests.

Guests arrive the afternoon before fishing in time for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and evening dinner. Departure is after the last full day of fishing. We are pleased to assist in hotel arrangements on your departure day. If we have availability at the lodge, guests are welcome to stay.

Activities

On-site Activities

Fly fishing for Atlantic salmon is our main activity; however, we are pleased to help arrange activities for the non-fishing guest. Our property provides a great setting for hiking, birding and biking.

Off-site Activities

The staff at Camp Bonaventure is happy to assist in arranging outings for any of our guests. Hiking and mountain bike trails are located within a half mile from the Lodge and mountain bikes are available. For golfers we are also within ten minutes from a wonderful 18 hole, par 72 golf course. Some of our guests like to explore on their own there is lots to discover, while others prefer some guided assistance. We are able to help with this as well.

Lodging

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Our main lodge provides the perfect setting for your fly-fishing vacation – a laid back and relaxing atmosphere featuring spacious and comfortably appointed living room and dining room with thirty foot river-stone fireplaces. In the living room is a fully equipped fly-tying desk where you can create the perfect fly for your next day’s adventure. Our large deck overlooking the river is just the right place to enjoy a morning coffee or night-cap underneath the stars, while fishing tales are told.

In addition to the main lodge our private guest house is perfect for a family of four, two couples or a business trip of four associates who are seeking a little more privacy. Designed for quiet and relaxation it features a spacious private living room with a huge thirty foot fireplace, two spacious bedrooms with private baths and screened porches, and a wonderful patio complete with Adirondack chairs. No need to come to the main lodge before breakfast or dinner as our staff delivers fresh coffee and juice in the morning and hors d'oeuvres before dinner.

Your Camp Bonaventure adventure is perfectly complemented by the enjoyment of fine dining. Our chef's menu boasts fresh local seafood, prime beef and many other mouth-watering creations. Breakfasts feature all of your favorites including homemade wild berry jams, local maple syrup and fresh breads baked daily. Lunch, on the river or back at the lodge, is an experience in itself. Before dinner enjoy tasty appetizers with your favorite drink. Evening dinner is served in our dining room overlooking the beautiful Bonaventure River.

Species

Species You Fish for by Season

Atlantic salmon, brook trout, sea trout.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Long & short sleeved shirts
  • Long & short pants
  • Sweater or pullover
  • Polar fleece jacket or vest for mornings and evenings
  • Leggings and insulated socks to be worn under waders
  • Your favorite fishing hat
  • A good quality rain jacket
  • Short boots for getting in and out of boats
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

Suggested Fishing Equipment:

  • Fly rods 9’ 8/9 wt medium to fast action / 9’ 7 wt fast action
  • Spey rod (if preferred) we do however recommend a singled handed rod as well
  • Reel with an adequate drag system capable of holding 150 yards of 20-lb backing
  • Floating weight forward fly line
  • Intermediate sink tip fly line for early and late season (optional)
  • Breathable waders
  • Felt soled wading boots (no studded soles please)
  • Wading belt
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Fishing vest, chest or fanny pack
  • Leader material, we recommend a selection of 8 to 12-lb test
  • Fly boxes with a selection of wet and dry fly’s

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Please consult our web site at www.campbonaventure.com

Reviews

Camp Bonaventure
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
Glenn LeGrand
St. George
Bonaventure, Quebec, Canada
800-737-2740
418-534-3678

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