Camp Bonaventure

Overview

Camp Bonaventure has been described as one of the finest sporting lodges in North America. Nestled in a natural stand of white birch trees on the bank of the Bonaventure River, it is our classic camp, designed for the most discriminating fly-fishing enthusiasts.

Join us and the camp will reveal itself in every cast, shared story, and conversation had during your stay. As an Orvis endorsed lodge, we provide comfort, service and a standard of sport that will exceed your expectations. A trip to Camp Bonaventure is the ultimate freshwater fly-fishing experience.

The Rivers

Camp Bonaventure guests have the opportunity to fish on three of Gaspe’s most well-known and productive Atlantic salmon rivers. The Bonaventure River is legendary for its water clarity and offers its anglers a captivating sight-casting experience. The Petite Cascapedia provides an intimate fly-fishing adventure creating a tranquil haven for those seeking both the thrill of a catch and the solace of nature’s embrace. The world-famous Grand Cascapedia River, home of the Cascapedia Giants, will create memories to last a lifetime. 

The Fishing

Camp Bonaventure offers its guests a full-day fishing experience with a riverside lunch served by our guides. During the month of June, our anglers will fish a combination of casting from our traditional 26-foot river canoes and wading. July and August present anglers with the opportunity to wade fish during our action-packed dry fly season. September is an exciting month due to seasonal changes on the river so anglers can expect both wade and canoe fishing depending on water levels.

Our Team

Welcome to the Family! Let’s explore the fantastic group of social characters whose main goal it is to make your stay at Camp Bonaventure the most enjoyable experience possible. We have a charming and welcoming management team, and a gang of professional and knowledgeable guides. Our talented chefs and friendly lodge staff will tempt your palate and be to blame for your weight gain!

Accommodations

The Main Camp

Built in 1993 and designed as a classic fishing lodge, Camp Bonaventure is the perfect destination for your fly-fishing vacation. The main lodge features a spacious and open-concept living room and dining room area that is accentuated by a stunning thirty-foot river-stone fireplace. Laughter and fishing stories take on a life of their own and friendships are made because of their shared passion for the sport. This camp accommodates up to eight guests in four inviting and comfortable double bedrooms each with a private bathroom. Evenings are enjoyed gathered around the crackling fire or on the outside veranda where many coffees, nightcaps and years of fishing adventures have been shared. 

The Guest House

Just steps away from our main lodge, you will find the private guest house which is the ideal accommodation for a family of four, two couples or four fishing friends. It features a spacious living room with a river-stone fireplace, two comfortable double bedrooms with private baths, a screened-in porch off each bedroom and its own patio.

The Heart of The Camp

Your Camp Bonaventure experience is perfectly complemented by the enjoyment of homestyle cuisine. Our Executive Chef, Diane, with a passion for both fishing and the culinary arts, has crafted a menu inspired by an assortment of seasonal favourites. A full breakfast is served every morning with daily specials, homemade wild berry jams and local maple syrup. Lunch is served by the river and includes hearty soups, fresh salads, savoury stews, delicious chilli, and a variety of sandwiches. Our shore lunch is not just a refuelling stop but an experience that fosters a sense of camaraderie amongst fellow anglers and guides.

Upon your return to camp, enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres with your favourite cocktail in the living room or watch the sunset on the veranda. In the dining room, our guests are served a delicious full-course supper with wine and irresistible homemade desserts. The Camp’s culinary offerings will become an integral part of your stay, and a testament to our commitment to provide you with a memorable fly-fishing experience.

*Our chefs at Camp Bonaventure are happy to cater to your special dietary requirements. Please inform us of any allergies or intolerances you may have. We also have wonderful gluten-free and plant-based menus to offer.

*Alcohol is not included at Camp Bonaventure; however, guests are more than welcome to bring their own. We have a wide variety of non-alcoholic bar mixes and garnishes at your disposal to create your favourite cocktail.

The Rod Room

Camp Bonaventure features a functional Rod Room. Thoughtfully designed, it offers anglers a secure location to house their rods, reels, and gear. Custom rod holders line the wall and expertly crafted wooden lockers offer private storage for each angler to dry their gear overnight. The Rod Room always has fresh coffee in the morning and refreshing drinks for your return from the river. It is where you will meet your guide and anticipate the days of fishing to come.

River Report

June 1-
June 9, 2024
What a fantastic week it has been on the river! We are thrilled to have shared such an incredible experience with all of you, and we hope you enjoyed every moment as much as we did. We are so very blessed to have the privilege of welcoming back friends and[...]

Packages and Rates

Plan Your Experience

Camp Bonaventure 4 Day Package

A four-day fishing package

  • Arrival on a Sunday to fish Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or Arrival on Wednesday to fish Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • The opportunity to fish on the Bonaventure River, the Petite Cascapedia River and the Grand Cascapedia River
  • Daily transportation between the camp and the river
  • Professional and knowledgeable guides
  • Friendly and attentive lodge staff
  • Lodging in double room accommodations with a private bathroom
  • All meals and beverages are included, and supper is perfectly paired and served with wine.

$5,800.00 per angler

A seven-day fishing package

  • Arrival on a Sunday to fish Monday through to Sunday; Arrival on a Wednesday to fish Thursday through to Wednesday or Arrival on a Thursday to fish Friday through to Thursday
  • The opportunity to fish on the Bonaventure River, the Petite Cascapedia River and the Grand Cascapedia River
  • Daily transportation between the camp and the river
  • Professional and knowledgeable guides
  • Friendly and attentive lodge staff
  • Lodging in double room accommodations with a private bathroom
  • All meals and beverages are included, and supper is perfectly paired and served with wine.

$10,150.00 per angler

Camp Bonaventure Custom Packages

Custom Packages

  • A six-, seven- or ten-day fishing package that combines two or all three of our lodges.
  • Arrival and Departure days remain Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • The opportunity to fish on the Bonaventure River, the Petite Cascapedia River and the Grand Cascapedia River
  • Daily transportation between the camp and the river; transportation between lodges. 
  • Professional and knowledgeable guides
  • Friendly and attentive lodge staff
  • Lodging in single or double room accommodations (camp depending) with a private bathroom.
  • All meals and beverages are included, and supper is perfectly paired and served with wine.

Contact us for pricing details

Camp Bonaventure 3 Day Package

A three-day fishing package

  • Arrival on a Sunday to fish Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Arrival on Thursday to fish Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • The opportunity to fish on the Bonaventure River, the Petite Cascapedia River and the Grand Cascapedia River
  • Daily transportation between the camp and the river
  • Professional and knowledgeable guides
  • Friendly and attentive lodge staff
  • Lodging in double room accommodations with a private bathroom
  • All meals and beverages are included, and supper is perfectly paired and served with wine.

$4,350.00 per angler

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Availability

Contact Form - Booking Inquiry

*All rates are in Canadian funds and subject to Canadian taxes (14.975%)
*Please take note that all seven day fishing packages can be divided into a three- or four- day fishing opportunity as long as the Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday arrival and departure days are respected.
*We also offer hosted trips and fly-fishing schools. Contact us today!
*If any of our shared availability does not suit your calendar, please do not hesitate to reach out! We are always available and happy to discuss further possibilities with you!

Have Questions?

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