Garden Island Lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake

(Under New Ownership) Garden Island is a boat-in resort style American Plan lodge located on spectacular Lady Evelyn Lake where all your lodging accommodations, meals and boating needs are provided. Our beautiful picturesque island is surrounded by some of the world's finest trophy walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike fishing.

We want to be the Lady Evelyn Lake lodge that caters to your next Northern fishing experience of a lifetime with our comfortable accommodations and our attentive staff. We will indulge your fondest fishing dreams at our boat-in/fly-in lodge at far better rates than those remote and more expensive back country locations. Oh yes, plus our walleye, smallmouth and pike fishing is always outstanding because we are located on one of the most beautiful and bountiful lakes in all of Ontario, Canada.

Our new owner (Mike) and crew have been doing many upgrades around camp and we are also currently redesigning our website! Thank you to everyone for your patience while we continue working on making Garden Island better than ever. If you have any questions please contact us by phone or by using our form below.

Lady Evelyn Fishing

Lady Evelyn Lake is a remote vacation gem located in Ontario's Near Northeast Region. With 675 miles of shoreline and many islands on our 36 mile long lake it is sometimes possible to fish all day long and never see another boat. There are many areas of Lady Evelyn where the fish probably have never even seen a fishing lure! The three most sought after species of fish in Lady Evelyn are walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike. Due to our crystal clear water and the effective catch and release conservation policies adopted by all four lodges, there are always going to be plenty of trophy fish available to be caught.

We provide our guests with a fishing map showing depths, islands, shoals and some of the most popular nearby fishing spots. We also give a quick tour of some of those nearby fishing areas to our new guests. If you decide to keep some fish for taking home just bring them to the dock in your boat's live well and give them to our dock staff. We will fillet, wrap and label your fish for the trip back home. We take much pride in keeping our fishing boats in tip top condition so that all our guests can expect their best Canadian fishing vacation.

Garden Island Fishing Boats

Garden Island guests are supplied with one of our modern fleet of Lund Rebel 16.5' fishing boats equipped with 25hp electric start engines. Our boats were all repowered in 2019 and then structurally rebuilt from the flooring up in 2020. Each boat is cleaned and refueled every evening in order to be prepared for your next morning's quest. Also each morning we warm up the motors and we dry the dew off the seats before you have even finished your breakfast in the lodge. We want to make catching your trophy walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike the only thing you'll need to think about while you are here as our guests.

Guests can also bring their own fishing boat if desired. Lady Evelyn Lake has a service that provides a truck at the base of the dam that will transport your boat to the lake above the dam. Please call or email us for complete instructions about bringing your own boat. We are currently working on a separate website page with pictures and full instructions including directions for the trip to our island.

  • Garden Island Lodge uses fully rigged 16.5' Lund Stalker fishing aluminum boats.
  • Garden Island Lodge has a full fleet of fishing boats at our docks.
  • Top view of our newly renovated Lund Stalker walleye fishing boats.
  • Well maintained fleet of Lund Stalker walleye fishing boats.
  • Garden Island Lodge guests shooting across Lady Evelyn Lake in one of our Lund Stalker Walleye fishing boat.

Our Comfortable Accommodations

Our cabins are scattered around the island and all are within walking distance of the docks and the main lodge. The dining room and kitchen are located within our main lodge where we serve a hearty breakfast from between 7 and 8 am each morning where guests can choose their breakfast from a small menu plus a wholesome dinner at 5pm. We will also provide a packed lunch to pick up after breakfast or you can opt for us to prepare and place a shore lunch kit complete with fish filets in your boat before you set out for the day. We maintain a trained hospitality staff of approximately seven people to serve your every needs.

We offer nine cabins each with various bed capacities and each having three piece baths. Our cabins have clean hot and cold potable running water, propane heaters and refrigerators. We can accommodate groups of from two guests all the way up to corporate outings of thirty guests. Please call for more information on any specific cabin needs. We will have a more detailed page with full pictures and descriptions coming soon.

High speed internet is available through our satellite system on the island with limited coverage. We have plans to also make wifi available at the main lodge in the near future.

2021 Rates - All Inclusive American Plan Packages

  • Pickup at Mowatt Landing is now 10:00am Only.
  • All prices are quoted in Canadian Funds and are based on minimum double adult cabin occupancy (other than adult/child package).
  • Minimum 2 adults per boat (other than adult/child package).
  • US funds will be exchanged at the bank rate on the day received.
  • Please Note: All Inclusive Packages do not include alcoholic beverages or 13% government taxes.
  • We are not a licensed facility so please bring your own plastic bottles and cans.
  • We do not sell Ontario Fishing Licenses or Ontario Outdoors Cards at the lodge. Please click these links to purchase them online. {Ontario Outdoors Card} {Ontario Fishing Licenses}

A deposit of $300.00 per person minimum is required to confirm your reservation with the balance due upon arrival at camp. Cash, Traveller's Cheques or personal cheques only please. We do not process credit cards. All reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

7 Full Days Package - (8 days Saturday to Saturday) (6.5 days of fishing) (Boat-in)

7 Nights Package $1699 per adult
$885 per child (under 16) accompanied by 2 adults.
7 Nights - Adult & Child Package $2759 CAN (1 adult & 1 child under 16)

Pickup at Mowatt landing is at 10:00 am. Departure from the lodge is at 8:30 am the following Saturday

5 Full Days Package - (6 days Saturday to Thursday) (4.5 days of fishing) (Boat-in)

5 Nights $1399 per adult (plus 1 day $260)
$725 per child (under 16) accompanied by 2 adults. (plus 1 day $135/day)
5 Nights - Adult & Child Package $2199 CAN (1 adult & 1 child under 16)

Saturday to Thursday - Pickup at Mowatt landing is 10:00 am on Saturday and departure on Thursday at 8:30 am.

  • Garden Island Lodge angler holding trophy Ontario walleye.
  • Garden Island American Plan Lodge angler holding walleye.
  • Young angler holding large 30 inch Ontario walleye.
  • Fisherman holding trophy Ontario walleye.
  • Angler holding beautifully colored trophy Ontario walleye.
  • Garden Island angler releasing trophy Ontario walleye.
  • Fisherman catches trophy Ontario walleye just at dark.
  • Fisherman showing off fat trophy Ontario walleye.
  • Garden Island angler holding up trophy Ontario walleye.
  • American Plan angler with large Ontario walleye.

Fly-in Rates

Flying into the lodge on a DeHavilland Beaver Floatplane is an additional charge on top of the regular rates.

Lakeland Airways will fly you to the lodge from Temagami or from Trout Lake (North Bay). Price is based on flight distance. All prices are subject to change due to fuel costs. A $200 reservation payment is required for each party. This reservation payment is separate from reservation payment required by Garden Island lodge. Weight is restricted to an absolute maximum of 100 pounds per person. Overweight baggage means leaving stuff in your car or paying for a second flight, which will double your cost.

Cost of flying from Temagami to Garden Island is $391.02 one way based on up-to-4 people. Larger groups would require another flight. If there are 4 people in your party, it will be $97.86 per person one way. Important Note: These prices are subject to change with rising fuel costs.

Lakeland Airways
(705) 569-3455

What's Included In Our All Inclusive American Plan Packages

Spend your time hunting down our monster-sized walleye and let us take care of everything else!

For your convenience we have made a printable PDF list of things to remember to bring on your trip.

Below are features which are included in your vacation package:


  • 7 or 5 nights in our clean and comfortable cabins.
  • 3 meals per day.
  • 2 meals served in our climate controlled lodge.
  • Shore lunch kit or box lunch packed for your boat each day.
  • Coffee ready in the lodge from 6:30 am.
  • Private cabin with fridge, propane heat, ceiling fan, coffee maker (with coffee, decaffinated coffee, hot chocolate, tea, etc.), 24 hour electricity, three piece bath (sink, flush toilet, & hot shower), potable water, large deck, and each has a spectacular view of the lake.
  • Valet luggage service to and from your cabin upon arrival and departure.
  • All bedding, pillows, blankets, linens are supplied with our daily maid service.


  • Deluxe Lund Rebel 1650 Fishing Boat with illuminated live well, storage compartments, fish finder, high back pedestal seats with lumbar support, rod storage, bow casting platform, bilge pump, night time running lights and interior lights. These boats are outstanding.
  • 25 horsepower electric start outboard motor.
  • 2 adults per boat (2 or 3 adults=1 boat, 4 to 5 adults=2 boats).
  • Unlimited gas & live bait (Please don't waste gas).
  • Guided tour of the lake's hot fishing spots on day of arrival.
  • Large contour maps of Lady Evelyn Lake &connecting lakes.
  • Bait containers, landing net & cradle, life jackets, safety equipment, anchor.
  • Fish cleaning, freezing and packing (the chef will also cook them for you for breakfast).
  • Boats and motors & canoes for remote lakes, rivers & streams.
  • Friendly, efficient dock service all day and evening from 7:00am to dark.

General Sevices & Activities:

  • High speed ferry service from Mowatt Landing to Garden Island & return.
  • Use of all island facilities, hiking trails, sauna, horseshoe pitch, sand beach, paddle-boat and canoes.
  • Ice and ice packs for your coolers and beverages.
  • Secure private parking for your vehicle at Mowatt Landing.
  • High speed wireless (Wi-Fi) satellite internet available.

  • Angler holding beautifully colored Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Happy angler holding large Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Happy fisherman showing off his Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Fall Lady Evelyn angler holding large Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Young lady shows off her nice smallmouth bass.
  • Young man posing with nice Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Garden Island fisherman with huge Ontario smallmouth bass.
  • Garden Island angler holding up large Ontario northern pike.
  • Angler shows off Ontario northern pike.
  • Angler holding up large Ontario northern pike.
  • Garden Island angler caught this big Ontario northern pike in the rain.
  • Garden Island guide helps angler catch nice northern pike.
  • This big northern pike was caught in the middle of the summer on Lady Evelyn Lake.
  • Happy angler holds up large Ontario Canada northern pike.


Phone: (905) 650-9237


Summer Address: May thru September
Garden Island Lodge
Mike McNamara
PO Box 1678
New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
P0J 1P0

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Winter Address: October thru April
Garden Island Lodge
Mike McNamara
1008 Sylvan Glen Dr
RR # 2 Brechin, ON, CA
L0K 1B0

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