Trip Resources

TIPS & NOTES

Pilots Lodge is located on the Fond du Lac River in the great Northern Saskatchewan wilderness. A drive to Points North or fly from Saskatoon, then enjoy a scenic 30 minute flight over the Canadian Shield to the beautiful and scenic Fond du lac River. Where Pilots Lodge is nestled in the protected cove along the banks of the river.

You’ll be arriving at your destination via Float plane (Turbo Otter) and tieing up 60 feet from the main lodge.

Pilots Lodge will handle air fair from Points North to Lodge and return. It will be client’s responsibility to arrange driving or flights to Points North.

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Regular flights to Points North can be booked by Transwest and Pronto Airways.

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Drive Times

Drive time as followed, depending on road conditions:

Saskatoon to La Ronge (380.1 km, 3.75 hrs)
La Ronge to Points North (459 km, 6 hrs)
La Ronge to Kane Lake (270 km, 3.5 hrs)
La Ronge to Branbant Lake (173 km, 2.5 hrs)

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Take Note

Roads past La Ronge can be rough, winding and are mostly gravel. We suggest that you might want to carry an extra spare tire.

Float Plane that will transport you to pilots lodge will carry 8 passengers and allows a combined cargo and passenger weight of 2500lbs

* 8 man group, 312 lbs per person (total body and luggage weight)

Travel Map

Click below to view a detailed map of the journey to Pilots Lodge. Just follow the red dots plotted on the map.

Download map here.

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What To Bring

Campers are responsible for bring fishing rods and tackle, filleting knife, sleeping bag, cigarettes / cigars, refreshments, fishing snacks, and your personal belongings.

* Packing smaller bags will be more efficient then one large bag.
* Extra rod is handy when you wear yours out
* No glass please, cans and plastic only!!
* Women, please bring any personal necessities you might need
* Please contact prior to trip for additional suggestions on what to bring.