How to Get Here

fly-in fishing boats and motors


Locator Map

There are several options to get to Sydney Lake Lodge.  We are a fly-in camp, only accessible by seaplane. We fly in through River Air Service out of Minaki or Kenora Ontario. You can also fly in with your own seaplane.  You can drive through International Falls or Baudette into  Ontario, or cross in Manitoba through Pembina.  You can also fly-in to Winnipeg,  Kenora, or Minaki, ground transport can be arranged to Minaki. We also welcome guests with their own private aircraft, wheeled at Minaki and seaplanes at our docks.

Driving Directions

Kenora To Minaki Driving Map


Minaki Has a 2800' paved strip across the road from the seaplane base, both are owned by River Air Service whom we fly with and private aircraft are always welcome, you will be picked up at your plane and shuttled to the seaplane base.   Kenora has a large paved strip, with regional commercial flights on a scheduled basis.  From the Kenora Airport you can be shuttled or take a taxi to River Air Service (45 miles).  Winnipeg is a large International airport with many regular scheduled flights.  Winnipeg is 3 hours from Minaki,  you can rent a car arrange a van service, take a train with VIA Rail, or you can fly in style on the amphibious caravan directly to Sydney Lake Lodge.

More on International Flights


At Sydney Lake Lodge we can accommodate your own private float plane at the camp and we are insured.  Give us a call for more details. (1-800-437-9937) or direct at camp (summer) at 1-807-727-3111.


Sydney Lake Lodge is Located on the Sturgeon River System, Which Flows into the English River.  By air we are 46 miles North of Minaki, 62 miles north of Kenora and Lake of the Woods, 127 miles north west of Winnipeg, 40 miles southwest of Red Lake and 55 miles east of Ear Falls and Lac Seul.  Fish two large lakes of true Canadian unspoiled wilderness - Its what fishing in Canada should be.

  • Ontario's Trophy Waters Region - The best fishing In Canada

  • Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park - Pristine unspoiled Canadian wilderness

  • Fly In only on exclusive waters - No towns, or other camps

  • Crystal clear headwaters - No upstream towns, dams or industry