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Cedar Ridge Lodge and Cottages
PO Box 250
Swastika Ontario
Canada P0K 1T0

Tel: 519-870-3552 
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Cedar Ridge Lodge, Kirkland Lake Ontario, Your complete hunting, fishing and outdoor destination.

Cedar Ridge Lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all this year. Located on beautiful Burt Lake you’ll find peace and tranquility in this scenic Northern Ontario setting. Located 30 km off highway 11 we are nestled deep in the forest far away from any traffic providing a peaceful and tranquil setting one would expect of a remote lodge. Excellent accommodations and the warm and friendly hospitality of your hosts and staff will make your stay an unforgettable one. Cedar Ridge is a full service outdoor adventure seekers paradise. Guests can choose from our full American Plan which includes three hearty, delicious home cooled meals per day, served in our large dinning room or cook your own in our newly renovated Villas complete with kitchenettes.

Discover Cedar Ridge

Besides unsurpassed fishing and hunting, discover the many other wonders of this unspoiled land. Set out for an afternoon of lake hopping or settle down and enjoy just one. Bring your camera to preserve that special shot, the slap of a beaver’s tail or the famous call of the loon.

At Cedar Ridge, friendships are made to last a lifetime. We are a proud supporter of the “pass it on” movement. Ask us about our special children’s rates. At night you can choose the privacy of your own room with a book from the camp library or enjoy stories being told by other sportsman around the fire. You can simply relax in the lounge as well.

Enjoy a good night's sleep after a hard day at play on your comfortable mattress in every room. Our room configurations come with your choice of two twin beds, a twin and a bunk bed or a double bed. Each building has modern indoor plumbing, hot and cold running water and cedar lined showers. Rooms are equipped with base board electric heat for those chilly nights.

Services and Amenities:

  • Private lodge Rooms for 1 to 3 people
  • Large Guest Lounge
  • Indoor Cedar Lined Showers & Restrooms
  • Wood fired sauna
  • Boat & Motor rentals
  • American ATV & Canoe Rentals Windsurfing Horseshoe Pits

Large dinning hall, commercial kitchen with a capacity for 40 guests.

Housekeeping Villas: (New for 2004)

  • New 2 and 3 bedroom Private HK villas
  • Fridge, Stove, washrooms, & showers
  • Overlooking Lake

We offer complete accommodations for up to 40 people and provide you the opportunity to fulfill your outdoor pleasures ranging from hunting and fishing to ATV riding, and Eco tours.

American & European Plan

Guest can enjoy three hearty meals per day under the American Plan or dinner only under the European Plan. Meals times are designed so that your fishing or hunt is never cut short. Meals times during the summer time are around 4:30pm-5:00pm allowing you lots of time to hit the water and enjoy an evening fish and watch the spectacular sunsets. During the fall, meal times are adjusted to around 8:00pm allowing you to fully complete your evening hunt without worrying about missing your meal. Cedar Ridge Lodge prides itself on having tasty meals with hearty helpings prepared for the sportsman with a hungry appetite. The beauty of the meal plan is their is no meal preparation and no dishes to do, freeing you to get back in the outdoors.

Meals at Cedar Ridge Lodge

Breakfast 5:30-8:30 - Eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, pancakes, toast, coffee

Lunch Noon - Sandwiches, homemade soup, snacks, fruits, served in lodge or pack lunch if you want to fish all day

Dinner - 5:00pm Roast beef, turkey, chicken, pasta night, potatoes, veggies, desserts Served either Buffet or Platter style. Seconds are encouraged. We don't want anyone leaving hungry!!

Note: During the fall hunt, dinner is served at 8:00 pm after dark.

Cedar Ridge Staff

You will be pleasantly surprised to find the staff at Cedar Ridge are polite, courteous, knowledgeable and friendly to deal with. You will meet Ron (warning: Ron is Dutch) our lodge manager the moment you arrive. Ron will see to it that you are promptly checked in and made to feel right at home in your new surroundings. Ron has many years experience in the north that includes fly-in and drive in lodges. He always has a story or two or three or four...that he loves to share with his guests. On your day of arrival, an overview of the surrounding area is provided using topo maps to help familiarize yourself with the area. The staff are always willing to share tips with you and point you in the right direction.


The area boasts various elevations, clearings, open water and swamps providing some of the best habitat for whatever game you are seeking. Our lodge is situated 25 minutes from Highway 11, on a quiet lake.

We cater to various hunters seeking a wide variety of wildlife including

  • Moose
  • Bear
  • Grouse
  • Rabbit
  • Duck
  • Geese

Moose Hunting

Cedar Ridge Lodge is on the boundary between Wildlife Management Units (WMU) 28 and 29. Moose hunting in the Kirkland Lake/Matachewan area has been popular for many years; at only 6 hours north of Toronto, it is the fifth best producing Moose area with over 500 tags available. Our lodge doesn’t offer Moose hunting to Non-residents. Guests must supply tags

Moose Hunts include:

  • One weeks accommodation in our modern lodge
  • Orientation
  • Tracking & recovery
  • Hanging American Plan

Bear Hunting

The area has a heavy concentration of black bear, and offers beautiful landscape for fall hunting. Productivity from blinds and tree stands over bait is exceptional; seize the opportunity for a record harvest this year. Pope and Young and Boone & Crockett records have been scored here. Hunters must supply tree stands due to insurance liability.

Bear Hunts include:

  • One week accommodation in our modern lodge
  • Baited sites & orientation
  • Tracking & recovery American Plan

Due to liability reasons, hunters must bring there own tree stands

Upland Birds

Grouse Hunts include:

  • One weeks accommodation in our modern lodge American Plan

Feel free to bring your favorite bird dog to assist you in your hunt.

Excellent training grounds for bird dogs.

Meet "Trapper" our resident German Short Hair Pointer

Fishing Enthusiasts

We offer the convenience of a drive in lodge but the remoteness of a fly-in. We are the only lodge on the lake and fishing pressure is low. We are located deep in the forest surrounded by countless warm and coldwater lakes, rivers and streams. Many fishing programs have been filmed in the area because of the quality of the fishery. Fish species include walleye, northern pike, brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, splake, small mouth bass, herring, whitefish and ling. We are the only area in the province that offers fishing for the rare “Aurora Trout” as well.

The lodge is located on beautiful Burt Lake which has walleye, northern pike, trout, herring, perch & ling. Half the lake ranges from 80ft to 105ft deep and the other half is 6ft to 12ft in depth with many ledges, sunken islands and two islands above water. A short two minute walk will take you to Burt Lake #1. It is a smaller lake and loaded with pike. It backs onto Burt Creek which is a spawning ground for brook trout and there is no shortage of them. We are the only people who have access to this lake. A short five minute ATV or 4x4 ride will take you to Burt Lakes #4 & #5. These are stocked brook trout lakes. Burt Creek empties into the Englehart River which is behind the lodge and the fishing possibilities are endless with this water system alone. Many more lakes are within a 5-20 minute shuttle of us including the famous “Montreal River System”.

Guide Service Packages (priced per group of 2):

Gold Package: $250.00 Includes all day guide, fantastic shore lunch.

Silver Package: $150.00 Includes all day guide, pack lunch

Bronze Package: Free. On your first night, Cedar Ridge staff will familiarize your group with the area (maps & short tour) and point you in the right direction so you can begin your trip the following morning with confidence.

Boat & Motor Rentals:

To make your fishing trip as comfortable as possible, we have 14ft foot aluminum boats (deep & wide) with 9.9 horsepower motors available anytime. We have boats located on our home lake as well as various other lakes in the area. You are free to use these boats as well when you rent with us.

Rates: Daily $65 and up

Fishing Services Include:

  • Freezer service
  • Fish Cleaning Stations

Authorized issuer of Fishing & Hunting Licenses

Check under the canoe section for more fishing photos

Montreal River, Englehart River, Burt Lake, Kenogami Lake, Watabeag Lake, Middleton Lake, Holmes Lake, Galer Lake, Sunny Lake, Beaver Lake, Bompass Lake.

Cedar Ridge Lodge, an ATVer's Paradise

Cedar Ridge Lodge is surrounded with hundreds of miles of endless logging roads, hydro line & bush trails. Enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape including highland trails offering scenic views of surrounding lakes and valleys, winding trails through old growth forests and open clear cuts. Take an easy trail, or challenge your skills through some low land muddy bogs and hilly ridges that take you to the side of a remote lake to take in the beauty of what Northern Ontario is all about.

You can also take a break from the trail to settle into a day or two of fishing with boat and motor rentals available on site.


Guests at Cedar Ridge Lodge have a variety of canoeing options available to them. Individuals can paddle the day away on one of our home lakes, or for more extended trips, they can choose between various routes in the Cedar Ridge Lodge area.

Canoe Shuttle Service

We offer a shuttle service that will take you from the lodge to your chosen lake or drop off point. We can also pick you up at the end of the day or at the end of the route.


$60.00 pick-up fee, covers both put-in and take out.

Canoe Rentals

$20.00/ day This includes two paddles and two life jackets. To help plan your vacation we have topographical maps and route maps available


Englehart River Routes

Englehart River to Kap-Kig-Iwan Prov. Park

Start the trip at your drop off on the Englehart River bridge. Head Southeast on the Englehart River , and then through Kenogami Lake . After paddling through Robillard Lake , you will be back on the Englehart River . This last stretch includes 7 portages and ends at Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park.

Distance: 34 km

Duration : 3 days

River Travel : advanced

Lake Travel : intermediate

Portaging : Easy

No. of Portages : 9

Englehart River to Temiskaming

Start the trip at your drop off on the Englehart River bridge. Head Southeast on the Englehart River , and then through Kenogami Lake . After paddling through Robillard Lake , you will be back on the Englehart River . This last stretch includes 7 portages and ends will take you past Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park , and finishes on Lake Temiskaming

Distance: 120 km

Duration : 5 days

River Travel : advanced

Lake Travel : intermediate

Portaging : Easy

No. of Portages : 11

Montreal River Routes

Montreal River to Matachewan

This route starts out at Edith Lake of Hwy 560 west of Gowganda. You paddle North through Edith Lake , portaging around the rapids, and then through Obushkon Lake ti the Montreal River . From here you head North through Beaver Lake taking 3 portages that will lead you to Tommy Lake . After a 145 m portage you head North through Sisseney Lake , taking 3 portages around rapids back to the Montreal River to finish at Matachewan.

Distance: 64 km

Duration : 3 days

River Travel : novice

Lake Travel : intermediate

No. of Portages : 8

West Montreal River

Starting out at Wapus Creek west of Gowganda you head North, then North on West Montreal River through Metikemedo and Penassi Lakes . A short portage to head North on West Montreal River takes you to a series of portages around rapids and Caribou Falls . You then headNorth through Mistinikon Lake , and portage around Matachewan Falls . The route then heads South through Matachewan Lake , after 2 portages you head South to Matachewan.

Distance: 64 km

Duration : 4 days

River Travel : intermediate

Lake Travel : intermediate

No. of Portages : 8

Watabeag River Route

This route starts out at Sylvia Falls on the Watageag Lake Road , and heads North on Watabeag River to a portage around High Falls . Continue North on Watabeag River to portage around Four Foot Falls. It continues North on Watabeag River with a 3rd portage around rapids and Egan Chutes. It finishes on the Watabeag River at Hwy 11 bridge.

Distance: 40 km

Duration : 3 days

River Travel : advanced

No. of Portages : 7

Esker Provincial Park Route

Howard Lake to Beaverhouse Lake

Start at the Howard Lake boat launch which is off Hwy #672 (the road to Esker Lakes Provincial Park off Hwy. #66). There is good parking at the launch site. From the Howard Lake access site go south on Howard Lake into Misema Lake where there are pictographs on the north shore. Continue down to the shallow spill dam between Beaverhouse Lake and the Misema River . There are lots of little bays to explore with great scenery and wildlife. A nice side trip is to paddle 3 km north to the top of Howard Lake where there is a waterfall and rapids. A short portage around the small rapids takes you up to Kennedy Lake

Distance: 30 km

Duration : 2 days

Loop Trip : yes

River Travel : novice

Lake Travel : novice

No. of Portages : 0

Larder River Route

This is a 49 km canoe route with plenty of fast water, rapids and falls. This is a comfortable 2-3 days trip, considered novice to moderate. Some rapids may be run or tracked by the experienced canoeists, but during high water, all portages are recommended. Access to this canoe route is at Raven Lake , via Hwy 624 to Larder Lake and then east on Hwy 66 to the Raven Lake Road . A canoe route map of this route can be obtained from the Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as topographic maps of the area.

There are primitive campsites all along the route.

In the immediate area you have the following attractions to fill up your day:

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Golf
  • Shopping
  • ATV riding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Directions to Cedar Ridge Lodge:

- Travel North on Highway 400 from Toronto.

- Take Highway 11 past North Bay toward Kirkland lake.

- At the second exit to Kirkland Lake, turn Left on Highway 66.

- Follow the Highway 17 Km to the Swastika Tree Nursery sign.

- Turn right on Watabeag road.

- Travel to the 7 Km marker and take the first right.

- Travel 2 Km, the first driveway on the left is Cedar Ridge Lodge.

Travel Time:

Sault Ste Marie Ontario 7.5 Hours

Toronto Ontario 6 Hours

2005 Spring Show Special

7 Night Fishing Packages

Fishing Package # 1 7 Nights Accommodations, 3 Meals per Day, Boat & Motor Package (main & remote lakes) Bait, Gas, Landing Nets, and Minnow Buckets.

Fishing Package #2 7 Nights Accommodations, Boat & Motor Package Package (main & remote lakes) Bait, Gas, Landing Nets & Minnow Buckets.

Fishing Package #3 7 Nights Accommodations, 3 Meals per Day

7 Night Hunting Packages

Fall Moose Hunting Package Includes: 7 Nights Accommodations & 3 Meals per Day (Guest supplies tags)

Fall Small Game & Upland Bird Includes: 7 Nights Accommodations, 3 Meals per Day

Waterfowl Hunt: Includes: 7 Night Accommodations, 3 Meals per Day, Duck & Goose Decoys, Boat & Motor Package, Guide

Fall Bear Hunt Package: Includes: 7 Night Stay, 3 Meals per Day, Pre-Baited Sites, Guide (2005 hunt is booked. Booking for 2006 hunt)

Minimum of three people for a villa. Two or less can stay in the lodge.

Minimum 7 Nights for villa Rental

Custom pricing available for 4 and 10 day packages

Check-in-time: 2:00pm Check-out-time: 9:00am

Deposits & Confirmations Fishing Vacations: A $100.00 deposit is required at time of booking. Personal cheques are accepted for deposits only. Balance to be paid in cash at time of arrival. No personal cheques or credit cards will be accepted. Deposits will be refunded with 30 days notice.

Hunting Vacations: 50% deposit is required at time of booking. Balance to be paid 60 days before arrival.

All beds come complete with bedding & pillow.

Enjoy your own Private Villa when you stay with us at Cedar Ridge Lodge!

Cedar Ridge Lodge in Kirkland Lake is Expanding to Serve You Better. Enjoy your sacred leisure activities with the comfort in knowing you get value for every dollar spent.

We are developing 6 New Private Villas in 2 and 3 bedroom options. Each new unit comes completely furnished, with private bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Please feel free to contact us regarding availabilities and rates for our Private Villas.

The Matachewan 2 Bedroom Villa We are developing 3 separate “Matachewan” Villas. Each containing 2 bedrooms and having capacity for 4 people. Nicely appointed kitchen and living room area to relax and enjoy the stories of the days events.

The Englehart 3 Bedroom Villa We are developing one of these units with a great view of the yard and overlooking the lake. There are three bedrooms each containing two single beds, perfect for up to 6 people. Kitchen and living room areas are located across the front of the Villa, to maximize the comforting view of the surroundings.

The Caribou Villa We are developing two of these units, one with a view overlooking the lake and the other with views of the well kept landscape and surrounding forest. Three bedrooms are situated across the back of the Villa, and the kitchen and living areas are well windowed to maintain the feel that you have never left the outdoors.

Call Cedar Ridge Lodge now for more information on making your outdoor vacation needs come true.

Greg & Tim. Your friendly proprietors. Cedar Ridge Lodge

Member James Bay Frontier Travel Assoc.

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