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Camp Bonaventure, QC

Camp Bonaventure provides its guests with a truly unforgettable Atlantic salmon fishing experience. Ideally located on the stunning shores of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula we specialize in sight fishing for Atlantic salmon on some of the world's clearest and pristine rivers.
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76 of 76(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Camp Bonaventure, QC
Review 1 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Outstanding lodge, staff and rivers!,
July 23, 2012
By: SalmonGal
from Ottawa, ON
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Additional Thoughts:Marc's a great guide, as well as an artist and philosopher. We didn't catch any fish together, but it was a perfect day on the water. Matt is the youngest guide, very enthusiastic and especially good with less experienced fishermen -- knows when to instruct and correct, and when to stand back.
"I've been going to Camp Bonaventure almost every year since 1998. I've never had a bad experience there -- in fact, each trip is better than the last. Gorgeous setting, beautiful lodge and friendly, skilled staff at all levels. Excellent food, and special requests (food allergies, etc.) are easily accommodated. Lots of little extras, like homemade fudge and accurate weather forecasts by your bed every night.
Spotlessly clean. Really comfortable beds.
The rivers in the area are gin clear, and the guides know them intimately. The guides are real pros who are also great fun to spend the day with. Their sole focus is helping the client catch fish. I have a hard time relaxing, but I always start to unwind the minute we turn down the driveway and get our first glimpse of the camp. A very special place, and a dedicated team to make your trip outstanding."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Another wonderful trip,
August 7, 2015
By: oquassa
from Bend, Oregon
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"I have just returned from another wonderful week at Camp Bonaventure. 18 trips in the last 18 years so obviously I think it is wonderful. The guides are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Management and staff all work to make your trip enjoyable and successful. Many years I have gone solo and been partnered up with compatible and enjoyable fishing companions. The lodge has access to plenty of good water on three different rivers and is not locked into a defined rotation. Everything that Camp Bonaventure can control to give you a rewarding experience is done."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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perfection plus,
August 5, 2015
By: releaser
from Ottawa, Ontario
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"This was one of the most perfect experiences one could hope to have. At the camp we were pampered at every turn. The accommodations were clean and wonderfully comfortable while the meals were unbelievably tasty and wholesome.The guides were extremely knowledgeable with the skill of fly casting and also the rules and regulations governing the sport.Those organizing the camp undoubtedly were dedicated to the enjoyment of their guests. They were well planned with the schedule for their guests posted in advance of our arrival and greeted us with welcoming arms and smiles. I would be hard pressed to offer any suggestions for improvement.I wish to take this opportunity to once again thank the entire team of the camp for providing us with such a fantastic experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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A lodge above,
July 28, 2015
By: OTM01
from New Brunswick, Canada
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"Simply put, it's takes a dedicated team to deliver an outstanding experience, and that's what you'll get at Camp Bonaventure. From the camp crew to the guides, everyone is sincere in their quest to make your fishing trip one to remember.
Thanks all..Merci Tout le monde."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Best trip,
July 24, 2015
By: Nissanguy
from Bathurst, NB, Canada
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"We just finished our 5th trip to the camp, and as always it was top shelf. Thanks everyone for making our stay such a great experience."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Incredible experience,
July 21, 2015
By: Ottawafishingguy
from Ottawa, ON, Canada
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"The fishing was unbelievable. Clear rivers. Beautiful wilderness. Plenty of salmon.
But the experience at Camp Bonaventure brought it to five stars. Amazing guides. Great staff. Outstanding food. I can't wait for my next visit to the lodge.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Heaven on Earth-#1 LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!,
July 20, 2015
By: BradGot
from New York, NY, USA
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"Camp Bonaventure is the best fly fishing lodge I have ever been to. All the guides are amazing and have great knowledge of the rivers. They also provide a great experience for any level of fly fisherman! The lodge itself is top notch. Everyone including: the girls in the kitchen, Johnny, and Glenn make sure your are taken care of.
I would highly recommend Camp Bonaventure to anyone."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Was it a dream???,
June 29, 2015
By: Michel964
from Bonaventure, QC, Canada
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"My wife and I and another couple had the privilege to be at the Bonaventure Lodge the second week in June 2015.
We are still not sure if it was a dream or we really had this terrific fishing experience.
Glen and his team really surpassed themselves and treated us so well. This is an amazing site with very friendly and devoted employees and guides. We felt really welcomed the minute we pulled in the parking lot. Glen, Johnny and his team went beyond and above to make our stay so wonderful. The guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, funny and patient.
The food was so delicious!!!!
Glen, thank you so much again for this wonderful experience and all your help with gathering the visual references that would soon be on numerous painting canvas !!!
Was it a dream or was it real???
Sincerely,
Michel and Sylvie Fournier"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Best Place On Earth,
June 22, 2015
By: Maryselan
from Hanwell, NB, Canada
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"Our experience at Camp Bonaventure was amazing. It feels like being with family. They greet you when you come in, and for the whole stay, you are treated like they have know you forever. The guides are really helpful, and know their river. The food is amazing, the ambiance is fun, you get to know interesting people, and the rooms are really comfortable. I have nothing but good memories of the stay at Camp Bonaventure!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Great Experience,
June 9, 2015
By: Speyladdie1
from Québec, Canada
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Additional Thoughts:All the guides were awesome
"The best camp I have visited.
Manager,guides,staff were all excellent.
Friendly,helpful.
Camp Bonaventure is a must for your bucket list of places to visit.
I will return again next year.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Always The Best Experience,
June 8, 2015
By: christmastree
from Woodstock, N.B.
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"My brother and I have been going to Camp Bonaventure since it opened and now go 4-5 times per year. Certainly this river and the Gaspe area of Quebec are beautiful beyond description but the reason we return multiple times year after year is the people. No question the facility is 5 star in every way, food, amenities, great site fishing in crystal clear water and spotless upkeep inside and on the grounds but the people are why we are so enamored with Camp Bonaventure. Everyone at the camp treats you like a family member and no request large or small is ever met with anything but a smile and an immediate resolution. I could not recommend them more highly."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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make a change !,
August 28, 2014
By: fishhawk43
from Frankfurtl/Germany
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"A five star resort with gourmet food, luxury accomodation-staff that fullfills your wishes before you know you had them, guides who are friendly helpful and knowledgeable enough to improve even your casting abilities and a river so clear you are scared to drop with your canoe to the gravelbottom ontop of the salmon in case they are there.
Thats Flyfishing Bonaventure Lodge!
If your husband/whife
dislike fishing take them there..
If it doesn't help .. make a change !"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Bonny Bonaventure!,
July 6, 2014
By: unionville
from Markham, ON, Canada
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"a spectacular river, deluxe lodge and great hospitality. Glenn and his team make you feel welcomed and pampered, great guides and unforgettable sight fishing over big salmon. The lodge is modern and beautifully appointed."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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First Class,
July 4, 2014
By: gragre
from Halifax, NS, Canada
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Additional Thoughts:outstanding
"A very well run lodge with extremely helpful staff."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Wonderful Lodge,
June 30, 2014
By: mmlfishes
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"This was our third time at Camp Bonaventure, and it was a wonderful experience. The food is delicious, the setting is gorgeous, and the staff and guides make the long trek to Canada worth it. We'll be back next year!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Outstanding experience,
June 24, 2014
By: Ruprick
from Halifax, NS, Canada
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"My trip to Camp Bonaventure was a very great experience. The lodge and staff are dedicated to giving the guests the best service. The food is superb and the guides are excellent. Everyone is focused on you, the customer.Outstanding!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Best in Gaspe,
June 20, 2014
By: laxfiskur
from Erie, PA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Best Guides in the business!!!
"I have been fishing in Gaspe for several years now and Camp Bonaventure is the only place I go to now. It has access to all the best waters, first class accommodations, superb meals and above all, the best guiding staff in the business. All this in a stunningly beautiful setting."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Five Star Experience,
June 7, 2014
By: christmastree
from Woodstock, N.B.
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"This lodge truly is the meaning of 5 star. We never have anything but a fantastic experience at Camp Bonaventure, regardless of the fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Early,
June 6, 2014
By: Dryflyer
from New Brunswick
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"We just got back from Camp Bonaventure (June 1st)and unfortunately we got there ahead of the fish this year. We knew it was risky but this is such a great place that we just could not wait. My Brother and I go there 4 times per year and we are hard to please so I guess that tells it all."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Camp Bonaventure, QC
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Camp Bonaventure 2013 - Another Great Trip,
October 30, 2013
By: UpperCanadaFlyTyer1
from Brampton, ON, Canada
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Additional Thoughts:Different guide on each of 4 days
"Another memorable visit to the Bonaventure and Cascaprdia watersheds!
Glenn's Guides got us over the fish as always, and coached our group to many hook-ups over our stay . . . even though, at times, it took several fly and tactic changes.
This was my first success with a dry fly. It was a real heart stopper to actually see the salmon rise from the bottom through the crystal clear water and take my fly! Now I'm hooked too!
The only down side was that our time there passed all too quickly!!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes