Meet Your Hosts

Your Guides

Your team of guides are experienced and hard-working outdoorsmen. The guides live and hunt in the area, and know it inside out. They strive for success with every hunt and aim to provide every client with a hunt that they would be happy to recommend to their friends. Depend on it!

The guides are paired with individual hunters for moose and caribou hunting. Black bear hunts have a ratio of two hunters per guide.

Your Cook

Your cook has years of experience in cooking and baking. She will certainly tempt your taste buds! From her filling entrées (she always prepares second servings) to her delectable desserts that use Newfoundland delicacies like fresh berries, you will be surely satisfied with the home-cooking at Lake Douglas Lodge.

Our Accommodations

Lake Douglas Lodge is a modern facility located on the banks of Lake Douglas in a wilderness setting. The main lodge, measuring 120’ x 30’, can accommodate parties of 20 or more in semi-private accommodations. There is ample space for corporate retreats and excursion parties. However, we restrict hunting parties to 6-8 people to make the experience the best one for you. We also have an auxiliary cabin for those wanting more privacy or quiet and spike camps for overnight excursions. With a bright and spacious dining and lounging area, we are sure you will enjoy our many amenities: washrooms equipped with showers, hot and cold running water, and flush toilets; satellite television; remote telephone system; automatic washer and dryer; ample seating at our dining table and lounge area; and a beautiful stone fireplace to relax by at the end of the day. Our home cooking is the best traditional food you will taste in the province. With all of these amenities, we are sure you will be satisfied with Lake Douglas Lodge.

Location/How to Get Here

The island of Newfoundland, Canada is accessible by ferry or air.

For those driving, your drive will take you to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. There you would board a modern ferry operated by Marine Atlantic. Several daily landings at Port aux Basques, NL offer a variety of departure schedules for you. When you land in Newfoundland, take Route 1 to Badger, NL. Greg will be there to meet you and show you the route to the lodge.

For those flying, Air Canada/Air Jazz flies into Gander airport daily. Schedule your arrival and departure times with Greg and he will ensure your transportation is arranged.

For more information on travel, please feel free to contact us.

What to Bring

You will want to come prepared for the season where temperatures average from 55°F in September, 45°F in October, and 38°F in November. Items to bring include:

  • Clothing that can be worn in layers
  • Two camouflage suits (one warm and one lightweight)
  • Rain gear
  • Knee-high rubber boots
  • Camp footwear
  • Warm gloves
  • Face mask
  • Camera or video camera
  • Pack sack or fanny pack
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Personal effects
  • Any medications needed
  • A sleeping bag to allow for overnight travel to a spike camp (if planned)

Meat Handling

Despite our remote setting, our lodge is equipped with all your post-hunt needs. We will get the animal back to the lodge for processing. We provide a full-scale meat-cutting and packaging facility onsite, including a walk-in cooling/freezing unit. You have the choice of doing your own butchering onsite or you can use the professional butcher in the next town. He will butcher, vacuum pack, package and assist with shipping. It doesn’t get easier than that!

Taxidermy is available from a local professional taxidermist with years of experience who will ship your trophy worldwide.

Meat Handling

Fishing Trips

Rod and reel. Dry fly. Fishing, whichever way you choose, is right at your fingertips. This part of the province boasts endless lakes, rivers and brooks, including the Lake Douglas and Noel Paul River systems, which we can readily access by boat, canoe, all-terrain vehicle or truck.

We can fish Atlantic salmon in two of the best fishing rivers our province has to offer. You will in awe of the rushing river and the challenge of reeling in your first hard-hitting salmon.

To break up your salmon fishing, why not try fishing for ouannaniche and trout on some of the most abundant lakes in the province? The choice, and the experience, is yours!