About

Are you contemplating a fishing trip this summer? Here are our top reasons why you should choose Aikens Lake as your premier fishing destination.

Location, location, location!

We are situated only two hours from Winnipeg, in the pristine boreal forest on the east side of Lake Winnipeg. Aikens Lake is part of the Atikaki Provincial Park- a proposed Unesco World Heritage Site. We are so close to Winnipeg that anyone in North America can be on our dock by 5pm the day they travel! Whether you are looking for local fishing in Manitoba, great spots for fishing in Canada, or trying to find one of the best fishing locations on the planet, you won’t go wrong with Aikens lake.

Aikens Lake

A little slice of paradise…

Aikens features deluxe modern chalets with unlimited ecological hot water. All of the luxurious cabins have a beautiful view of the lake so that you never miss a famous Aikens Lake sunset. Located at the south end of Atikaki Provincial Wilderness Park, this unspoiled wilderness lake is graced with spectacular Precambrian rock formations, beautiful sand beaches and dozens of islands surrounded by pine forests. For total relaxation, nothing compares to the rejuvenating retreat at our secluded paradise. Bring your camera! Master Angler fish will not be your only photo opportunity. Year after year, numerous moose, black bear, otters, beavers, bald eagles along with countless birds and smaller animals are photographed regularly at Aikens Lake, while reclusive timber wolves and woodland caribou provide rare opportunities for avid camera and video buffs. Your fishing guide is also equipped with a camera to document your whole trip. At the end of your stay, a personalized keepsake photo USB stick will be handed out to each member of your party so that your memories can be treasured forever!

CabinCabin

Atikaki Provincial Park was created in 1987 in an effort to preserve the Woodland Caribou. In fact, Atikaki is directly adjacent to Ontario's Woodland Caribou Provincial Park, and less than 50 miles from Red Lake, Ont. Part of Atikaki's mission is to promote eco-tourism. The Bloodvein River is one of the most scenic canoeing adventures in the province. The Gammon River, which flows into and out of Aikens Lake, eventually connects to the Bloodvein River.

WildlifeScenery

Scenery

As you already know, Aikens Lake offers the best trophy walleye fishing in Manitoba Canada. We also have some of the finest scenery. The following are some of our favorite pictures. If you would like to add to our gallery, please contact us and we will be happy to add your pictures.

When the lodge was built in 1948, they weren't the first to have traveled through the area. Natives had been paddling these rivers for hundreds of years already. The lithographs were discovered in 1995 by our friend Lorna Hiebert. Although we do not know their meaning, it is possible to make out some of the representations. There is a canoe full of people on the top, a person on the left holding hands with another that is now under the black lichen, and a wolf on the far right. Also, if you are lucky enough, you might find an arrowhead or spearhead. During low water years, it's sometimes possible to find a new one of these on the sandy shores around the lake.

Native Hands ArtAikens Lake

Trophy Fishing

Aikens provides some of the best fishing in Canada and the rest of North America. It is a world-class destination for trophy northern pike, lake trout, and walleye fishing. It is also Manitoba's second deepest lake, just shy of 300 ft.

Master AnglerMaster AnglerMaster Angler

Come and see why the Aikens Experience is the best in the business!
 

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)