Our 2017 Season is from Victoria Day Long Weekend,
19th May 2016 to
23 October 2017*
Some restrictions apply


Ontario Family Fishing Events - license-free weekend July 1-9, 2017 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday). for Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years.


The Lodge is available for off season rental. Cabins opened by request after October, weather permitting.

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Visitors since
March 17, 2005


Welcome to Wolseley Lodge



Early morning of June 2nd on a pink Jigmuskie pickerel walleyecome fishing the walleye are waiting boats at the dock book today Sucker on worm under the bridge

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Click the Guest photos to see 2015 Fishing Season Opening Walleye (full size images)

Wolseley Lodge, French River, has pet friendly cabins for fishing, fly-in or family vacation rental.

It's morning time and the echo of loons singing out can be heard across the picture painted dawn.
As the sun rises for another adventurous day at Wolseley Lodge you will find many things to do here
at Ontario's premier fishing destination. Fish, swim, hike or canoe, our area offers it all.

Established in 1928, Wolseley Lodge has a long tradition of great outdoor tourism.
Located at the French River well known to be a prime fishing location as seen on FISH.TV
Our docks can accommodate float planes so fly in for your fishing trip, or charter a trip to a remote lake is possible.

Our large bays, small islands and white-water rapids make an inspiring holiday for everyone.
In the evening you may choose to play some pool, darts or watch a video in the main lodge,
or even get comfortable around the nightly campfire. 


The Wolseley Lodge at the French River is just 3.5 hours north of Toronto we offer 16 clean and comfortable cabins ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms. Originally built in 1928, we have made every effort to maintain the rustic charm of each cabin, some of them are nicely shaped log cabins, while adding the services which will make your holiday comfortable and safe.We are a pet friendly resort and we welcome responsible pet owners. NOTE Cabins 6 and 8 are not available to guests with pets, all other 14 cabins are pet friendly.


The French River is more like a chain of lakes connected by rapids. In these lakes you find many islands, bays and channels. You will find fishing heaven at the Wolseley Bay and French River, more than 95% of the shore line are untouched and protected. You can fish for Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Small Mouth Bass, Large Mouth Bass and for sure you will find Perch, Sunfish and Rock Bass.


If you are looking for Sturgeon, Channel Cats or Whitefish you will find them in the French River. Always be prepared for a big one, Muskie over 50'' and Walleye over 30'' get caught every year.


Make sure your camera is in the boat. There are also many nature adventures waiting for you at the Wolseley Bay and French river: hiking, swimming and tubing, historic sites etc.. or just cruising with our Pontoon. Rent a canoe to enjoy the beauty of nature up close. Also there are many scenic views for the photographers, artists, bird-watchers and hikers.

Check to see if we have any Last Minute Openings at Wolseley Lodge.


pet friendly

The Lodge

the lodge


The Pergola

the pergola


Guest Photos

2015 Walleye


Walleye season is here again


30 inch long


28inch and 15inch

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by you, directly to
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