Namur Lake Lodge is now under new management. We will update our booking availability in January 2023. Thank you for your patience.
To preserve and protect our fish species, wildlife and natural environment, and to provide safe, relaxing and fun fishing get-aways for the enjoyment of all fishermen and nature enthusiasts!
Namur Lake Lodge
Located in the remote Birch Mountain Wildland Park of north-eastern Alberta, offers anglers some of the finest lake trout, northern pike & Arctic grayling fishing in Canadian waters. “Providing Fishing Trips for over 30 Years!”
FORT McMURRAY, “ALBERTA’S NORTHERN LIGHT”, is the closest land base for many of our guests. Fort McMurray, a modern city of over 90,000 people, is located in the heart of the massive “Oil Sands” deposits and is home of the Syncrude and Suncor oil production plants. Fort McMurray is serviced by two scheduled airlines (West Jet and Air Canada), Red Arrow bus line, and modern 4 lane highways.
DATES OF OPERATION: JUNE 1 TO SEPTEMBER 15 (Longer days during June and July allow for longer hours on the lake.)
TO GET TO NAMUR LAKE, guests fly with McMurray Aviation, a local commercial air company, departing from the Fort McMurray airport, on float equipped aircraft with experienced and safe pilots. There is a weight restriction of 65 lbs. per person. Some exemptions may apply. The trip to the Lakes is a pleasant 35 minute flight. Enroute to the Lodge guests will have an opportunity to view the massive Suncor and Syncrude Oil Sands Plants.
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE LODGE you will be greeted by the owner/manager at the dock and your baggage will be taken to your cabin. You will be assigned to a boat(s) for your group and be familiarized with the operation of the camp.
FISHING EQUIPMENT includes safe 14’ aluminum boats (Misty Rivers, Nadens & Lunds) with 9.9, 15 HP and 20 HP motors, DOT approved life vests, landing nets and gasoline. Boat/motor operator is required to have a Pleasure craft operators card. http://www.boaterexam.com/canada/
Fishing licenses are required and can be purchased online at https://mywildalberta.ca/buy-licences/default.aspx
RECOMMENDED TACKLE The best tackle is a medium to heavy action casting or spinning rod from 5 to 7 feet in length. Large spoons and plugs are best for Lakers and Northern Pike. Light spinning tackle and small lures or fly equipment is best for the Arctic Grayling. Len Thompson lures, such as #4 – 5 diamonds, ruby eyes, red devils, and silver flashy spoons are recommended for trolling. As well, we recommend buzz bombs, weighted hooks and 2 oz jig heads with 6-8 inch rubber tails for jigging for lake trout. We do have a limited supply of tackle that you can purchase at the tackle shop. When you arrive at the Lodge you will be given a map of the lake and shown the best fishing spots. Namur Lake promotes “Catch and Release”.
SOLID LOG CONSTRUCTION CABINS accommodate from 3 to 5 people. Cabins are fully equipped with propane cooking stoves, refrigerators, electric lights, dishes, utensils, wood burning stoves, wood supply and twin bunks and/or double size beds. Hot showers and flush toilets are located in a central facility. Fresh water outlets are located near the cabins for easy access.
OTHER CAMP FACILITIES include wood barbecues, picnic/shore lunch site, hiking trails and fish cleaning and freezing facilities. A limited supply of fishing tackle and confectionery items can be purchased in the “Trader’s Post Pro Shop”.
OTHER ACTIVITIES such as horseshoes, cribbage, darts and some quiet reading make your stay more enjoyable. In those off-hours, enjoy a hike along one of the nature trails. The alert photographer will have ample opportunities to capture the abundant wildlife on film. One of the world’s few breeding grounds of the White Pelican is located at Namur Lake This endangered species is isolated on a restricted island on the Lake and can be viewed at a sate distance without disturbing the birds. Red Fox Otters, Fishers, Wolverines, Pine Marten, Woodland Caribou, Wolves, Bears and Moose are all native to the area.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY our Lodge is equipped with First Aid supplies and someone is on hand skilled in First Aid. The Lodge has radio/telephone communications to the outside world and any emergency can be dealt with quickly. Each guest should check his own medical coverage in the unlikely event of an air ambulance evacuation being required. Although such instances are very rare it is wise to have adequate insurance coverage.