Tree River Lodge


Tree River Lodge

World-Record Arctic Char

Tree River Lodge

World-Record Arctic Char

Enjoy Tree River's majesty & beauty as you fish the world's largest arctic char.
Fly-out excursion like no other
An "oasis in the arctic"
World record char!
Rugged and beautiful

As you peer out the window at the raging Tree River while enjoying the freshly baked dinner roll along side your turkey dinner, and knowing you are a mere handful of miles from the Arctic coast, you will feel as though you have a sense of heaven. The Tree River has been proclaimed by many of our guests as a life changing experience. There is something quite magical about the place and in addition to its majesty and beauty is the fact that it produces the largest Arctic Char in the world. The lodge and amenities are quite simple compared to our main lodges and this compliments the surroundings. Fishing is done from shore and both fly and spin fishing are successful. We have boats on the river to move fishers from place to place but the hiking opportunities to some pools are quite worth the effort.


  • Fly-out excursion like no other
  • An "oasis in the arctic"
  • World record char!
  • Rugged and beautiful


  • August 17 to 24, 2024
  • August 16 to 23, 2025


Your overnight stay at Tree River as a side trip from the main lodge on Great Bear Lake is available during any week of any season. All trips to Tree River include all meals, guided fishing, transfers on the river to various pools, air charter from Great Bear Lake Lodge.

Tree River overnight side trip from Great Bear Lake Lodge, $1,500 USD.

Some of our guests have told us that all they want to do is fish for an entire week at the Tree.  To accommodate this, we have added a new trip to the menu.  During the last week of the August, we will fly guests into Great Bear Lake from Yellowknife where, weather permitting, they will transfer to one of our float planes and fly directly to the Tree River on that same Saturday afternoon.  These Char-crazed anglers will enjoy the Tree River to themselves for the remainder of the week, chasing the Arctic Char at the peak of their colored-up phase, and will return to Great Bear Lake Lodge on Thursday.  They will have the opportunity to fish Great Bear all day Friday and will be flown back to Yellowknife Saturday morning.

Booked as an overnight side trip from the main lodge on Great Bear Lake any week of the season.

Space is extremely limited on this one-week trip.

$8,995 USD/person

Prices exclude shop purchases, license, gratuities and tax (5% G.S.T.). We will of course, make every effort to ensure that your trip proceeds on schedule, but due to the proximity of the Arctic Ocean, weather delays are common, and we can not be held responsible for any extra costs incurred due to uncooperative weather.