Welcome to a spectacular wilderness setting that has not changed for 10,000 years! Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge sits amongst a beautiful birch stand along a sandy beach on the northeast shore of Aikens Lake since 1948. Located near the inlet to the Gammon River in the Atikaki Wilderness Provincial Park in Manitoba, Canada, world class trophy fishing is a cast away.

Pit and his team have done a wonderful job of putting together the perfect gem of an outpost camp. We love going to the Lost Lake outpost because it provides you the seclusion and serenity without comprising the nice luxury-type components.

—Scot Woolley,
Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Four Seasons of fishing lodges. What's truly impressive is that ownership is constantly improving the experience. Every year you arrive and notice improvements. I'm just back from our trip to Aikens with my son. In the last 15 months he's been to Copenhagen, Berlin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Venice, Croatia, Greece and Turkey – but said this was his favorite trip ever. He slept with his Aikens hat on last night!

—Greg Borca,
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Those young staff members make me realize that our future is in good hands. Every one of them are class act young people, such a joy to associate with when you see what is going on across the land. Thanks again for the great hospitality from you and ALL of the staff.

—Jeff Hall,
North Little Rock, Arkansas

Truly an experience you'll want to relive over and over. This father-son-grandpa trip went from being a once in a lifetime experience, to an annual fishing trip! See you next summer!

—Mark L.,
Winnipeg, Canada

Aikens is the perfect place for a family trip. The cabins are the best we’ve ever been in, the lodge is beautiful, and of course Pit and Julie are wonderful hosts.

—Jim Deleeuw,
Wisconsin President Organization, Group Leader

My husband and I never go back to the same place twice, but we loved it so much at Aikens we knew by the end of our first week we’d be back. It’s just how well they take care of you there. They make you feel like you’re part of the family.

—Denise Kozlowski,
Lake Oswego, Oregon

I’ve taken many large groups to Aikens and I always tell people beforehand how incredible the service is at Aikens. Every person has said to me at the end of the trip, “We believed you before, but I just can’t believe how good they treat you here!” One time Pit and Julie didn’t have the type of alcohol on-hand one of our guests was drinking, so they sent a plane out and got it.

—Ron Ball,
Westman Dreams for Kids

I call it a 5-star hotel in the wilderness. It’s the neatest place we’ve ever been, it’s like fantasy island.

—Joe Harrington,
Monticello, Arkansas

Each year we go somewhere as a family. We’ve been to Hawaii, Disney and many other places, but Aikens was one of the best trips we’ve ever had. Our trip was terrific, and my grandson loved every minute of it.

—Sherry Martin,
Cordova, Illinois

You think you’re at a Ritz-Carlton, you seriously get that level of treatment and amenities. Nobody in Manitoba can compete with Aikens for the quality of the fishing, staff, and facilities.

—Steve Andersen,
Lincoln, Nebraska

Trip number five and once again Aikens Lake out did itself. I thought it impossible for this wonderful place to get any better.

—Kris King,
NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations, 14 year NHL player and captain, and Aikens Lake Honorary Pro Staff Guide

From the accommodations, to the staff and especially shore lunch, the entire experience at Aikens Lake is unmatched.

—Dan Quayle,
Former United States Vice-President

The photos are amazing and like the memories, they will last a lifetime.

—Boomer Esiason,
Former NFL MVP Quarterback, TV Commentator, and Founder of the Boomer Esiason Foundation (against cystic fibrosis)

Manitoba Fishing Lodges for Premier Fly in Fishing in Canada


Since 1949, Aikens Lake Wilderness Lodge has been providing the most exclusive fly in fishing in Manitoba. We create experiences to a highly discerning clientele in a spectacular wilderness setting that has barely changed in 10,000 years. Set along a sandy beach in the province of Manitoba within the Atikaki Provincial Park, guests of Aikens Lake Lodge benefits from one of the best and most unique locations for Canada fishing trips.

Unforgettable experiences
At Aikens Lake, we guarantee the most unforgettable Canada fishing experience. Our Pro-Staff Guides have years of experience and will work with you, whatever your fishing level, to catch some truly magnificent fish. Our guides will also prepare the freshest Shorelunch with fish caught that morning with favorites like Beer Battered Pike and Cajun Walleye. Our Manitoba fishing lodges are amongst the most luxurious and well equipped that you will find.

Gold standard accommodations
When you are looking for Manitoba fishing lodges or for an unforgettable fishing adventure, there is only one option that can offer the Aikens Experience. Whether you opt for our remote outpost cabin on Lost Lake, the legendary Great Owl outpost or our fully serviced main lodge, we guarantee that the experience in our Manitoba fishing lodges will be nothing short of amazing. For the very best of Canada fishing trips and a reward like no other, we have the accommodations to suit your needs.

Unique Fly In Fishing in Manitoba
Aikens Lake offers a truly unique way to get away from it all. That’s because the lodge can only be reached by plane. This creates a wonderful fly in fishing in Manitoba experience that really feels like you’re going on an adventure.

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The Province of Manitoba, through its provincial tourism department called Travel Manitoba, recognizes anglers catching trophy fish through a unique program. The Manitoba Master Angler Program forwards special certificates, patches and badges to all anglers registering their trophy fish.

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