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North Knife Lake Lodge
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I'm a corporate pilot, and my passengers often ask "Where can we fly to for reliably good fishing--a place where we can talk with our customers--a place where we can be ASSURED that our customers have the very best time? There is only one place I recommend--North Knife Lake!

I've been to a lot of hunting and fishing lodges in Canada over the years--most are OK for fishing--but often leave something to be desired on the amenities side. Not so here! The entire lodge was flown in on multiple trips with a DC-3 landing on the ice--the equipment is good--the everything is neat and clean--and the FOOD--prime rib or wild meats--over a hundred miles from the nearest road! (It helps that Helen Webber is a best-selling cookbook author!) All this would be for naught if it weren't for the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff. The tone is set by Doug & Helen--and they make things happen!

Doug takes the time to answer questions about living here in the North--and the logistics of running a remote lodge. (Example: gasoline costs up to $30 per gallon by the time it is flown in--so the Lodge has invested in solar and wind power--it works very well!) If you ever watched the TV show "Ice Pilots"--there was an episode about landing a DC-3 on a remote lodge runway--this is the place! Absolutely nothing stops these people from meeting the needs of guests.

The fishing is reliably excellent--my first trip to the lodge was piloting a film crew for an outdoor fishing show. I've been back multiple times--and have never been disappointed.

The Webbers also operate hunting camps for moose and caribou--and offer a unique goose hunting experience on Hudson Bay. A daughter and son-in-law operate Churchill Wild--the premier eco-tour facilities on the bay. Polar bears, Beluga whales, and other Arctic wildlife are featured--with experts providing commentary.

As others have said here, it's the PEOPLE that make the difference here.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the lake have great views--but with the sun rising at 4 a.m.--you may not get much...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 December 2012

I grew up in the north and was lucky enough to go here twice. It's 5 star in my opinion, a cold day on the lake moves to the outdoor hot tub to thaw out before dinner. The staff are some of the best and you can't beat the shore lunches or the meals they serve you at the lodge. Have you ever tried deer bacon? If your looking for a guy trip you'll be happy to know you can bring the wife and she'll be more than happy with the accommodations food and friendly people there. Sitting on the deck with a morning coffee watching the lake come to life every day. Not enough people ever get to experience a place like this and anyone who does is better off for being there. Hats off to Doug and the staff for making a place like this what it is. Thanks for everything.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

A world class experience...more than a lodge and fishing trip...the food was extraordinary...from eggs benedict and home made cinnamon rolls (sinful)...shore lunches from beer battered to sweet and sour just out of the water FRESH fish...to prime rib with yorkshire pudding...and bottomless wine bottles...leave your diet at home!...the staff..a family affair led by Doug Webber and wife Helen, their daughter Jeannie and her husband Mike Reimer (Mr. Organization) and their daughters Carly and Allie anticipate rather than fulfill their guests needs...warm, friedly and fun...common areas and rooms clean and comfortable...great/experienced guides who know the lakes and put you on fish all day...and the fishing...awesome...Northern Pike and Lake trout over 40 inches every day and almost constant action...I can't wait to go back....m. mazzoni

Room Tip: All accomodations are first class
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

I was invited to go on a fishing trip for northern pike and lake trout back into the wilds of Manitoba, Canada by a business associate of mine this June, 2012. He described the North Knife Lake Lodge as a mix between 5-Star quality meals/accomodations and a trip back though time to the rustic wilderness where we would be surrounded by country that had not yet been introduced to 'civilization'. He was correct on both descriptions! The Lodge itself is spectacular and rustic, high post and beam ceilings, windows that provide you with a 360 degree view of the pristine lake and stunning forests, hot showers and private bedrooms with plenty of room to store your gear and relax after a day on the water battling 'monster' fish and if the spirit moves you, you can take a break and sit in their spacious hot tub right outside the main screened in porch. The meals can only be spoken of in superlatives as they are top shelf with a variety of local recipes, homemade desserts that are so tasty and your meals are made to order and not just set on the table to get cold when you come to the table - and you never walk away from the table hungry! I think the best thing about North Knife Lake Lodge is the people themselves that manage and run it. First off, their kindness, hospitality, genuineness and concern for their guests' well being is unparalleled and each morning you're greeted with homemade cinammon rolls, a hot cup of coffe/tea/chocolate by the roaring fire in the fieldstone fireplace. I haven't recieved this kind of service in my 56 years of travel, and it's something that makes this Lodge stand apart from all the others I've visited. YOUR comfort and needs are their top concern!
Now on to the fishing and wildlife - it's not uncommon to take to the lake and see a few healthy beavers out by the dock, then don;t close your eyes or you might miss the bald eagles, the moose (and her calf), maybe some black bear, wolf prints were seen by the landing strip (and I was told there was a litter of pups not too far from the main lodge), and if you go out a little bit further, you'll be greeted by caribou, some whales and maybe even a group of polar bears! This place is awesome in that you have all the comforts of home (and then some) and have the chance to enjoy all that the rustic wilderness has to offer. Fishing? You bet, and it's first rate with trophy northern pikes (we caught over 100/day per boat) ranging from 20" - 40+", then the lake trout are just monstrous ranging in size from 19" - 42" the week we were there, but we had several lake trout snap out 20 and 30 lb test leaders so who knows how big those fish were? Walleye are there for the taking as well and if you have never seen or caught a walleye before, then buckly up becasue you are in for the time of your life with these fish. The lake is so crystal clear and pure that you can fill up your water bottle and drink straight from it if your coolers run dry on the boat. The guides are all professionals and know the water and the 'hot holes' like the backs of their hands. They will suggest what lures to try, how deep to fish it, or how to attract trophy fish onto your line. They know exactly what they're doing and they share all of their local knowledge with you with a smile. No need for you to do anything but cast and wait for a monstrous strike - bring it in to the boat and they'll handle all of the catch & releases for you. Because some of the more remote places to catch the BIG trophies are harder to get to than others, you get the chance to hop on a Beaver Float-Plane and fly over the most majestic country you will ever see and gently land on the water where you're guides are waiting for you in the boats that they brought up earlier that morning or the night before. Get off the 'Beaver', hop into your boat and get taken to waters that few men or women have ever seen before. Every afternoon at 1PM, the boats all meet on a pre-determined wilderness beach for lunch - and it's a different type of fresh fish (fish that YOU have caught that morning!) lunch every single day! The meals are spectacular and they're cooked right on the beaches in front of you while you lounge about on the shore drinking your beverage of choice. I can't say enough about the beauty and wonder of North Knife Lake Lodge and the people that manage it - they are just THE BEST! I can't wait to get back there next year and try to beat this year's trophy catches of lake trout (fly rod) and northern pike! Treat yourself to something a little extraordinary and create some memories that you will NEVER forget - this place is like a slice of heaven on earth.

Room Tip: The hosts will make anything happen for you
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

im only 13 never caght a master angler in my life. i came here, 3 masters! the food was great the rooms were nice i loved everything about it, lots of fun. good beds to.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 June 2007

This trip was absolutely amazing! The food was great, the fishing was superb and the whole experience was totally unique! We were well taken care of, yet still had a feeling of freedom and wildness around us. Thanks to Webber's Lodges! We are already planning a trip next year to their hunting lodge! Thanks again!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2005

My wife and I just returned from 5 terrific days of fishing at North Knife Lake Lodge. I've been to many high-end fishing locations in the past 20 years, but webber's North Knife Lake Lodge is in a class by itself! Our trip was the first session in June and if the weather is right (sunny and calm), northern pike fishing can be fast and furious. Well, on one particular morning we caught and released and 103 pike ranging in size from 3-5 pounds in only 4 hours, all the way up to two 41" and 43" Master Angler Pike monsters!

My 43" fish was caught on a fly rod! The guide staff has received orientation and fly casting instruction and are very good at working with fly anglers and they offer Brook Trout fishing as well.

One aspect which places North Knife ahead of almost all other lodges in Canada is their lodge facilities and food service. This place should really be billed as a gourmet destination which offers trophy fishing! We couldn't have been more pleased with the staff, food, fishing and all the rest.

North Knife Lake is more than a winner!

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Address: North Knife Lake, Manitoba R0B 0E0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Manitoba > North Knife Lake
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in North Knife Lake
Number of rooms: 10
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North Knife Lake Hotel Churchill

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