Winter Adventures

The cold, crisp snowy weather in Northern Ontario can provide ample opportunities for play. Our winterized cabins offer a warm place to relax at the end of a day filled with wintertime fun! Explore the French River snowmobiling, ice fishing and skating.

french river snowmobiling

Who says campfires are only for summertime? Not us! Our winter fire pit carved out of snow is perfect after a day of snowmobiling or ice fishing!

Snowmobiling on the French River

Riding through the trails in the French River is unforgettable. With the exquisite views and abundant wildlife, there is always something that will catch your eye. With close proximity to the trail, our winterized cabins provide a warm spot to rest your head. Need a break from riding? We have a warming station and store stocked full of snacks, drinks and snowmobile supplies.

“Mike and Caitland, thank you so much for the great hospitality and service you provided us in our stay with you Tuesday night. Awesome homemade lasagna and breakfast, clean and tidy cabin. After 300kms on sled ride, it was much appreciated”
Barrie Therrien, Facebook Business Page, February 2020

French River Snowmobiling Trail

Be sure to visit our Vacation Packages page for more information on our Grocery Package, ideal for snowmobile groups. Great Escape Cabins is a part of the French River Snowmobile Association.

Ice Fishing on the French River

One of Canada’s most cherished winter activities! Our fully heated ice huts provide you with a warm and comfortable spot to fish during the cold northern temperatures.
With many great varieties of fish in our river, the opportunities are endless. Northern Pike and Walleye (Pickerel) open January 1, 2020 to March 15, 2020. Yellow Perch and Crappie is open all year.

“Stayed at Great Escape cabins for the weekend to do some ice fishing in the area, very nice and comfortable cabins with all the amenities you could need for a home away from home. The hosts were very friendly and helpful I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay to enjoy the outdoors or just to relax.” Blair O., January 2020, Trip Advisor

Ice Fishing Hut Rental

Hut #1 is a small two-hole hut ideal for 2 people. This hut features two chairs, a small table and small shelf, as well as a propane heater.

Hut #2 is a larger two-hole hut that is ideal for 2 – 5 people. This hut features a wood stove, shelving, benches and a table. Due to Covid-19 Kitchen cookware items are not included in the hut.

Hut #3 is our largest hut is ideal for up to 6 people. Featuring 6 holes, benches with storage, coat rack and wood stove. Due to Covid-19 Kitchen cookware items are not included in the hut.

Ice Fishing Guide: Our guide Adam has been fishing these waters his whole life. As a professional guide, he provides all the equipment & bait, and will clean all fish caught.

Skating on the French River

There is something very Canadian about skating on a frozen river. Lace up your skates and experience the magic of skating on the river at night, with a blanket of stars above you. Surrounded by the beautiful expanse of forest all around, this ice rink comes with spectacular views. Bring your hockey gear and start a game with your friends.

“Thank you Great Escape Cabins for a enjoyable stay! The cabin we stayed in felt like home and was very clean! We spent a few days here and got to enjoy sledding and skating along with a fire work display for new years eve! We would highly recommend Great Escape Cabins for a family winter vacation!”
Steph Erkelens, January 2019, Facebook

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