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Hotels of beauty and efficiency . . . Noted for Comfort, Service and
Cuisine at Moderate Rates
The Pines
Digby, N.S.
Cornwallis Inn
Kentville, N.S.
Lakeside Inn
Yarmouth, N.S.
Lord Nelson
Halifax, N.S.
The Alsonquin
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
McAdam Hotel
McAdam, N.B.
Chateau Frontenac
Quebec, P.Q.
Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ont.
The Royal Alexandra
Winnipeg, Man.
Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask.
Hotel Palliser
Calgary, Alberta
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta
Altitude 4,625 feet
Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alberta
Altitude 5,680 feet
Emerald Lake Chalet
Near Field, B.C.
Altitude 4,272 feet
Empress Hotel
Victoria, B.C.
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C.
Canadian Pacific Hotels in Eastern Canada
Nova Scotia's premier summer resort. Salt-water swimming in open-
air swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, tennis, fishing, bungalows.
Motor trips to Annapolis Valley. Open summer months. American plan.
A charming hostelry in the centre of the Annapolis Valley. Motoring
to Grand Pre in the Land of Evangeline. Fine golf. Open all year.
American plan.
Reminiscent of Old England, the Inn is constructed in the charming
bungalow style. All summer recreations. Open summer months.
American plan.
A beautiful modern hotel in Nova Scotia's capital, facing the Public
Gardens. Suited equally to the requirements of the tourist or the
commercial visitor. Open all year. European plan. (Operated
by the Lord Nelson Hotel Co.)
Social centre of Canada's famous seashore resort, charmingly situated
overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. Two golf courses (18 and 9 holes),
sea bathing, yachting, boating, deep-sea and fresh-water fishing,
tennis, bowling, etc.    Open summer months.    American plan.
A commercial hotel at an important junction point. Ideal centre for
excursions into a magnificent fishing and big game country. Open
all year.    American plan.
Social centre of the most historic city in North America, the Chateau
Frontenac is commandingly situated on Dufferin Terrace overlooking
the majestic St. Lawrence River. Besides Quebec's great historic
interest, golf, motoring and easily-reached fishing are available. Headquarters for winter sports. The hotel is open all year and is operated
on the European plan.
The Royal York — The largest hotel in the British Empire. Open
all year.    European plan.
Canadian Pacific Hotels on the Prairies
A popular hotel in Western Canada, and the centre of Winnipeg's social life.    Open
all year.    European plan.
In the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan.    Golf and   motoring.    Open all year.
European plan.
A handsome hotel of metropolitan standard.    Ideal headquarters for the business man
or the tourist travelling to and from the Canadian Rockies, or beyond.    Open all year.
European plan.
Canadian Pacific Hotels in the Rockies
In the heart of Banff National  Park.    Alpine climbing, motoring,  golf,  bathing, hot
sulphur   springs,    tennis,    fishing,    boating    and    riding. Open    summer   months.
European plan.
Facing an exquisite Alpine lake in Banff National Park.    Alpine climbing with Swiss
guides,  pony   trips,   swimming,    motoring,   tennis,   boating,   fishing   in   neighbouring
waters.     Open summer months.    European plan.
Situated at the foot of Mount Burgess,  in  picturesque Yoho National  Park.    Roads
and trails to the Burgess Pass, Yoho Valley, etc.    Boating and fishing.    Open summer
months.   American plan.
Canadian Pacific Hotels on the Pacific Coast
A charming hotel in Canada's Evergreen Playground, which by its equable climate has
become a favorite summer and winter resort. Motoring, vachting, fishing, shooting and
all-year golf.   Crystal Garden for swimming and music.   Open all year.   European plan.
Largest hotel on the North Pacific Coast, serving equally the business man and the
tourist. Open all year. European plan. (Operated by the Vancouver Hotel Co., Limited,
on behalf of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National  Railways.)
For information and reservations apply to hotel managers or any Canadian Pacific agent.
and Game Haunts
The net result
Printed in Canada 1939
IE Your Invitation
We invite you to come to Canada this year and enjoy a land of incom-
parable sporting opportunities offering welcome release from the hysteria
of cities, smoke-palled s\ies and isms . . . release to the generous, rollicking
companionship of trail and stream, to pungent pine, and nostril-tingling
wood smo\e straight-curled against clear dawns, to the tang of early coffee
and trout fresh caught, to glistening, palpitating days with rod and gun,
the happy ache of unfettered muscles, the exciting sting of wind and sun
recalled at nightfall before the roaring glow of pine \nots. The palate
regains the virgin relish of tobacco. Beneath millions of glittering brilliants,
flung into the vast blac\ dome, a bullfrog tries his drum, and the
whippoorwill essays a flourish on his flute.
Round the fire the bowl passes.   Mahogany faces gleam with vitality...
Wild and beautiful is this vast domain, magnificently timbered, and
watered by thousands upon thousands of lakes and streams. Settled in
sections, of course, but in great part as primitive as the day the first explorers
blazed the trails into its hidden fastnesses. The call of the lordly moose
still resounds in the depths of its forests, the timid deer still treads its
age-worn paths; the bear still roams unmolested; the grouse and the
woodcoc\ still flush in its thickets; the geese, brant and duc\s still frequent
its lakes and bays. The salmon and the sea-trout still fight their way up
its spring-fed streams, which, swift and clear, rush headlong to the sea;
the broo\ trout, landlocked salmon {ouananiche), maskinonge, bass, great
northern pi\e, and pickerel still brea\ the peaceful calm of its waters; the
tuna and swordfish still leap in the deep blue of its ocean.
A land of enchantment indeed you will find this vast outdoor empire,
and whether you hunt or fish, or both, or merely stal\ wild life with a
camera, you will enjoy a vacation within its fascinating borders that will
be memorable to you always.
If you are hunter or angler you will find this more than a land of
promise. Whether you see\ the giant moose, salmon, or tuna, or whether
you are content to gratify your ambitions in less lordly pursuits, somewhere
within the confines of this vast territory you will be able to satisfy your
preference to the full.
]\[aturally the distribution of wild life is not more uniform in this
region than any other, and certain species are not common to all sections.
?ior can a full bag be depended upon at all times. The elements of weather
and luc\ are present here as elsewhere, but it can be stated with justification
that the plenitude of game and fish in this remar\able outdoor area
constitutes a reasonable guarantee to the sportsman that his expectations
will be realized, and, perhaps, his wildest dreams come true.
In extending this invitation to you to spend at least a part of your
vacation in Eastern Canada, the Canadian Pacific feels constrained to
remar\ that in the necessarily limited space of a booklet of this character
it is possible only to touch the highlights of a territory so immense and so
widely distributed. It would point out, however, that its General Tourist
Department is ready at all times to furnish detailed information desired
on any particular section, and to co-operate in every possible way in
planning trips covering this area and all other parts of the Dominion.
Write or wire
General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway.
Montreal, §)ue INDEX
Albany Cross  5
Annapolis Royal  9
Aylesf ord  5
Digby  7
Goldboro  5
Grand Lake  6
Head Chezzetcook  5
Kedgemakooge  8
Cains River  12
Campobello  12
Chamcook Lake  11
Gaspereaux River  13
Gibson Lake  11
Grand Manan Island .... 11
Hartt's Island  14
Keswick  12
Campbell's Bay  27
Domaine d'Esterel  20
Flood Creek  20
Fort Coulonge  27
Gatineau District..     22
Gracefield  23
Hunter's Point  27
Iroquois Lake  21
Kazubazua  23
Bala  32
Barlow Lake  34
Bobcaygeon  31
Bobs Lake  31
Burleigh Falls  31
Byng Inlet  32
Chapleau  38
Christie Lake  30
Crow Lake  41
Devil's Gap Lodge  41
Dinorwic  40
Eagle Lake  41
French River Chalet-
Bungalow Camp  33
Georgian Bay  32
Ignace  41
Jackfish  39
Kawartha Lakes  31
Kawigamog Lake  33
Kenora  41
Cains River  43
Emerald Circle  45
French River  44
Kiamika  43
Lake Penage  44
Lake of the Woods  46
Lawrencetown  5
Liverpool River.  7
Lobster Bay  7
Middleton  5
Musquodoboit Harbour .. 5
New Grafton  5
Parrsboro  5
Rossignol  7
Lake Utopia  14
Limeburner Lake  11
Magaguadavic  10
McAdam Jet  10
Miramichi (Northwest) . . 15
Miramichi (Southwest)... 12
Oromocto Lake  13
Pearley Brook  13
QUEBEC, Pase 15
Kiamika Lake  20
Kipawa Lake  27
Lac aux Ecorces  21
Lac Brule  20
Lac Saguay  20
Lake Megantic  19
Lake St. John District... 18
Laurentian Mountains ... 19
Laurentides National Park 18
ONTARIO, Page 28
Lake Huron  32
Lake Nipissing  35
Lake Penage  38
Lake Polly  40
Lake Superior  39
Lake Temiskaming  37
Lake of the Woods  41
Lovesick Lake  31
Maganetewan  33
Manitoulin  37
Mattawa River  34
Metagama  38
Muskoka Lakes.  32
Nicholson  39
Nipigon River  40
Noelville  34
Parry Sound  32
Peterborough  31
Pine Rapids .  34
Pointe au Baril  32
Maniwaki-Angliers   43
Missinabie to Lake
Superior   45
Mississauga River   44
Mont Laurier-Maniwaki..  43
Salmon River  5
Sheet Harbour  5
Sherbrooke  5
Smithfield  5
South Milford  7
Wedgeport  7
West Quoddy  5
White Point Beach  7
Restigouche River....... 10
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. . 11
St. Croix  10
Serpentine River  12
Sisson Lake  14
Skiff Lakev  14
Tobique River  12
Wheaton Lake , . 11
Maniwaki  26
McGregor Lake District.. 23
Megantic District  19
Mont Laurier  20
Mont Tremblant  20
Pontiac District  26
St. Jovite  .. 20
Waltham  27
White Deer  22
Rideau Lakes  30
Rutter  34
St. Ignace Island  40
Savanne  40
Schreiber  40
Sharbot Lake  30
Shawanaga  32
Smith's Falls  30
Spanish River  38
Steel Hiver  39
Sturgeon Falls  35
Sudbury  38
Superior Game Preserve.. 39
Temagami Forest Reserve 37
Tichborne  30
Trent Valley...  31
Trout Lake District  34
Wabigoon  40
Whitefish  38
White River  39
Montreal River  . 45
Oba River  45
Steel River  46
Timagami  45
Tobique-Nepisiguit  42
Wild Life Photography, Page 46
Rods, Guns, Lures, Page 47
[3 Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
The Pines Hotel at Digb;y
Three centuries ago, Samuel de Champlain, the
famous French explorer, founded a settlement at
Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal, in Acadia on
the west coast of Nova Scotia. Throughout the
long winter months, the little colony was hard put
to it to relieve the monotony of waiting till spring
to break soil. Among the settlers was a sprinkling
of French nobles, who, accordingly, organized the
"Order of the Good Time." Each day one was
appointed Grand Master and his was the respon'
sibility of enlivening the day and gladdening the
hearts of the intrepid little band. So successful
was the experiment that stories come down to us
of gay, roistering nights of song and revelry, and
laughter'filled days to banish bleak impatience.
Much of the fine spirit of those indomitable souls
has reached through those later Acadians of
Longfellow's 'Land of Evangeline' to the Nova
Scotians of tO'day who will guide you or be your
hosts in one of the better fish and game domains
on the continent.
It has been estimated that three-quarters of Nova
Scotia's 21,000 square miles remain forest 'dad,
owing, no doubt, to the fact that hardwood ridges
predominate; and, in consequence, lumbering
operations have been much more restricted than
in the other provinces. Moreover, its constantly
maintained moisture has promoted a heavy growth,
sparing it to a large extent from the scourge of
forest fires.
Its great forests are literally laced with lake and
stream, its hundreds of miles of bay'splayed coastline
washed by mighty Atlantic tides to the east and
the huge Bay of Fundy to the west make for a
diversity of waters in which a substantial variety
of fishing challenges the angler. Anything from a
two to seven-pound speckled trout to a tuna
weighing nearly half a ton! A 956'pound monster
of the latter species was taken off Liverpool, Nova
Scotia, in 1934 by Thomas Howell, noted Chicago
sportsman. Only last year, Mrs. Michael Lerner,
fishing off Wedgeport, N.S., boated a 432'pound
white shark (a new record for a woman) as well as
several broadbill swordfish off Louisburg, Cape
Breton. And for the fly and bait fishermen Nova
Scotian lakes and streams offer a wide range
including Atlantic and landlocked salmon, speckled
trout, lake trout known locally as grey trout. Even
that elusive beauty, the rainbow trout is to be
found in gradually increasing numbers as a result of
carefully studied government'Stocking operations.
Of birds, Nova Scotia is particularly notable for
its ruffed grouse, much more commonly known as
the partridge. But good bags of woodcock, snipe,
wild geese, black duck and many other varieties
of water'fowl are the rule. The myriad coastal
bays provide particularly good feeding grounds for
duck. Brant, while on the increase, are still
Big game trophies include black bear, deer and
moose — the monarch of them all. The lordly
moose, however, may be 'shot'' only with a camera
[4 Reached    by    Canadian    Pacific
The wrec\er of the grub pac\
at present. So far'famed was Nova Scotian moose
hunting that, though not in danger of extinction,
they were depleted to a point where a wise admin'
istration found it expedient to declare a closed
season for the time being. They are still numerous
enough, however, for the camera fan to secure
excellent takes. Deer are found everywhere in the
Province, but range more freely in the southern
areas. They are so plentiful that the season has
been lengthened and the bag limits increased.
Black bear are numerous but caribou are protected
and confined almost entirely to Cape Breton.
Wildcats, hares, foxes, and raccoons are among the
many species of small game to be found in goodly
numbers in the majority of places.
The salmon is king of Nova Scotia's streams,
which are free to all the world, for the province
makes no leases whatsoever, the only prerequisite
to the use of the streams being a fishing license.
The angler of moderate means may roam at will
throughout the length and breadth of this beautiful
region and enjoy this sport of kings. The fish run
up to 40 pounds, the average being 15 to 20 pounds.
These numerous coastal rivers, pouring into the
Atlantic and the Bay of Fundy, admit a large run
of salmon each year, and the angler who is properly
directed can look forward to thrilling experiences.
The rivers are not long and for the most part are
narrow; and with such inexhaustible reservoirs to
replenish from as the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic,
no dearth of salmon or sea trout need be feared.
The following list includes the most favoured
salmon regions:—
Middleton.—On the Dominion Atlantic Rail'
way.   Rivers—Annapolis and Nictaux.
Albany Cross.—Via Dominion Atlantic Rail'
way to Middleton, thence by motor 15 miles.
Rivers—Nictaux and Medway.
Lawrencetown.—Six miles west of Middleton.
Annapolis River.
Parrsboro.—Dominion Atlantic Railway to
Wolfville or Kingsport. Thence by motorboat
across the Basin of Minas. Situated amongst
several of the best salmon streams.
New Grafton.—Thirty'four miles by motor
from Annapolis Royal.   Several rivers hereabouts.
Salmon River.—Eight miles by motor from
Hectanooga Station.
Aylesford.—On Dominion Atlantic Railway.
Annapolis River.
Musquodoboit Harbour.—Good salmon fishing
in Musquodoboit River.
Head Chezzetcook.—Good salmon fishing right
at the village.
Sheet Harbour.—East and West Rivers.
West Quoddy.—Quoddy River, Mosher River,
Sherbrooke.—St. Mary's River.
Goldboro.—Isaacs Harbour River, Seal Harbour,
Coddles Harbour River, New Harbour River.
Smithfield.—Several good salmon waters.
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Specked beauties from Hew Brunswick Waters
CAPE BRETON.—Contains some of the best
rivers known, among which are the famous Margaree
waters, where the largest salmon ever taken in
Nova Scotia was caught in 1927 by Percy McKenzie
of Saint John, N.B.  It weighed 523^ lbs.
Landloc\ed salmon, striped bass, specked trout, sea
trout, gray trout, rainbow trout.
In Grand Lake, Halifax County, that prince of
warriors, the landlocked salmon is to be found
along with speckled trout and striped bass — all
Annapolis Royal, at the mouth of the Annapolis
River, has recently come to the fore as a fine centre
for striped bass fishing. These waters abound with
this doughty member of the finny tribe.
Sunken Lake, one of the best habitats of the
glorious rainbow trout, is conveniently adjacent to
either Kentville or Wolfville. Well'filled creels were
the rule last year and even better results are
anticipated owing to intensive restocking operations.
Gray trout are numerous in Sherbrooke Lake
which is reached from Middleton or Kentville.
Few areas of the North Atlantic provide better
salt'Water angling than Nova Scotia, which, a
peninsula in physical conformation, has a vast
stretch of coast line, indented with innumerable
bays and coves, fed by countless spring'fed streams.
Here are found all of the conditions favorable to
fish propagation and growth, as is evidenced by the
fact that the lobster is more numerous here than
in any other part of the world.
While many untold varieties are to be found in
these waters the chief game fish offered are pollock,
striped bass, broadbill swordfish, white shark and
tuna. But, then, Nova Scotia tuna deserves a
chapter all its own.
Nova Scotia challenges the entire world for
superior tuna fishing. More and more anglers each
succeeding year are discovering these fabulous tuna
waters, returning to city club to amaze the less
adventurous members, not with mere kfish stories',
mark you, but with astounding proof of savage
battles which lasted hours with these silver giants
of the deep.
Have you ever experienced the thrill of a fifteen
minute tussle with a muskie on a casting rod?
Multiply it a hundredfold and you haven't approxi'
mated the terrific struggle that one of these mam'
moth blue fins will give you.
The first tuna caught by angling in Nova Scotia
water was landed at St. Ann Bay, Cape Breton,
in 1909, by Commander J. K. L. Ross, well known
Montreal sportsman, who in the previous year had
hooked 19 of these monsters without being able
to bring one to gaff, a condition attributable to
inefficient tackle.
At first it was believed that the tuna frequented
only Cape Breton waters, but in 1924 Zane Grey, Reached    by    Canadian    Pacific
author and world'renowned angler for big game'
fish, landed a 758 pound fish off Liverpool, on the
Atlantic Coast west of Halifax, which exceeded
the weight of Commander Ross' largest fish by
nearly 50 pounds. Mr. Howell's 956'pound tro'
phy, was also caught off Liverpool. It towed his
boat for many hours.
Since those days the range of the fish has gradually
extended till tO'day it is sought all up and down the
Nova Scotian Atlantic coast, with special preference
given to southwestern waters ranging as far round
as Briar Island near Digby where catches of exceed'
ingly large specimens were recorded last year.
Lobster Bay, in this vicinity, is properly known
as the Tiot spot' for the blue fin. About 15 miles
from Yarmouth, it yielded, in 1938, the incredible
total of 220 (two hundred and twenty) fish averaging
about 440 pounds each. Among them were the
following individual weights: — one of 805 pounds
by Mr. John H. Manning of Hollywood, Cal., one
of 751 pounds by Miss Georgia McCoy of
Los Angeles, Cal. and one of 610 pounds by Mrs.
G. Donovan Raymond of Yarmouth, N.S. Old
English, in atmosphere, the Lakeside Inn, at
Yarmouth, N.S., is a modern resort, of Canadian
Pacific excellence, and a convenient base from
which to fish this remarkable tuna range. A special
bulletin, No. 83, has been prepared for your
detailed information. It covers this region thoroughly
as well as giving special emphasis to the intricacies
of tuna tackle. Write the General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific, Montreal.
Another valuable source of information is Israel
Pothier, manager, Wedgeport Tuna Guides Assn.,
Wedgeport, N.S. He will cheerfully furnish
dependable and up'tO'date data to those interested.
Owl's Head Tuna Camps, Chester, N.S., is head'
quarters for some of the best blue fin angling to be
found in Nova Scotia. Mr. Phil H. Moore, who
operates this excellent resort, is himself an enthu'
siast and an authority on the sport and a mine of
valuable information. He has boats, guides and
tackle readily available to the fisherman; and, most
important, keeps constantly in touch with the more
favoured coastal points whence he receives constant,
accurate reports on the whereabouts of the tuna;
thus saving the sportsman invaluable time. (Inci'
dentally, should you desire a respite from tuna, there
is some easily accessible country nearby, offering
good inland fishing — trout and salmon — and
hunting of the wide choice afforded in the Province.
Mr. Moore is well equipped to cater to parties
desiring such diversion.)
White Point Beach Lodge is another comfortable
resort located about five miles west of Liverpool
and close to good tuna fishing. Mr. H. B. Elliot,
the manager, will gladly furnish detailed information
upon request.
The Pines Hotel at Digby presents a smart
up'tO'date headquarters for the fisherman who
prefers to take his holiday amid comfortable  sur'
roundings, with a good golf course thrown in.
Sea'fishing is excellent and porpoise hunting might
be mentioned as a unique and exciting sport at
times. Trolling and fly fishing for pollock is always
dependable, and for trout fishing, a short drive
inland to readily accessible waters brings handsome
rewards to the angler. Boats are available at reason'
able rates.
There are no finer covers for woodcock in the
Province. Duck'shooting is excellent anywhere
around Digby.
A half'hour's run by motor car from Annapolis,
South Milford is the centre of one of the most
extensive chains of rivers and lakes in Nova Scotia
— the Liverpool system. Milford House, the local
headquarters for sportsmen desiring to range the
many fine waterways that radiate from this point,
is operated by Mr. A. D. Thomas.   If notified in
Zane Grey and his 758 lb. J\[ova Scotian tuna
[7] Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
Still  too frisky for  the  net
advance, he will arrange transportation from
Annapolis to this very desirable sporting country.
So many fine and varied fishing and hunting
excursions may be taken from South Milford that
it is impossible in this limited space to enumerate
them all. It might be better, therefore, to write
Mr. Thomas direct, describing the sort of sport
and conditions you desire. Guides, canoes, camp
equipment and provisions are available, at short
In the midst of the best big game and trout'
fishing districts of Nova Scotia, Lake Kedgemakooge
is one of the most accessible of the real wilderness
havens of game life. Its fifty-four square miles of
lake reaches are dotted with three hundred islands
about whose shores, as well as in the lake's many
tributary streams, brook trout up to four pounds
are by no means uncommon. One of the principal
reasons for the abundance of game and fish in this
region lies in the fact that it adjoins the Provincial
Reserve set apart by the Government of Nova Scotia
for the protection of wild life. In the vast forests
of birch, spruce and pine bordering this lake district,
moose and deer abound, and convenient water
routes penetrate the more remote game haunts in
every direction. Some of the finest heads are taken
out of Kedgemakooge every year and no better
guides are available anywhere else in Canada than
Lou Harlow—hiicmac Indian Guide
and a fine trophy Reached    by    Canadian    Pacific
at the Kedgemakooge Rod and Gun Club. These
fine companions of the trail know every inch of this
area thoroughly; thus the sportsman is assured of
his fill of whatever diversion he seeks.
The Kedgemakooge Rod and Gun Club under
the direction of Mr. C. W. Mills offers comfortable
accommodation for visitors to this region. The
property consists of cottages and log cabins sur'
rounding a central clubhouse, set in over 1,500
acres of attractive vacationland with no less than
seven miles of waterfront. The clubhouse is open
from May ist till November ist and offers every
convenience for the comfort of guests. The Club
caters to sportsmen who seek the more remote
haunts of fish and game and affords a pleasant
home for their families as well as an excellent
sporting base for themselves. Apply C. W. Mills,
Manager, Kedgemakooge Lodge, Annapolis Co., or
Annapolis Royal, N.S., Nov. ist to April 30th.
This, then, is Nova Scotia, among the more
desirable of fishing and hunting grounds. Don't,
however, let that observation deceive you. For,
if you are a tyro, you are in for the shock of your
life when, for the first time, you encounter that
wild sea bronco, the tuna. Be convinced that here
is no "knock 'em down and drag 'em out" pastime.
And that invincible fellow, the landlocked salmon
— pound for pound he is every bit as savage as the
tuna.' Several variety of trout are to be found in
its streams and lakes. The run of Atlantic salmon
up its rivers is heavy. Its forests harbour a gratifying
quantity of big and small game and provide splendid
covers for grouse and woodcock, while the scores
of bays and inlets which serrate its ocean'girt
coastline present a plenteous assortment of water'
fowl to the twelve'guage.
In addition to the sources of information men'
tioned in the foregoing pages, Mr. A. T. Smith,
General Freight and Passenger Agent, The Dominion
Atlantic Railway, Halifax, N.S. cordially welcomes
enquiries from anyone desiring further information
regarding sport in Nova Scotia.
Remember, also, that the General Tourist
Department, Canadian Pacific, Montreal, is ever
at your service in recommending the fishing waters
and game haunts best suited to your requirements.
J^early 10,000,000 (Ten Million/) acres of virgin
forest and stream. What a haven for the propagation
of fish and game. And how well New Brunswick's
far'flung reaches of timber and water make good
such an unparalleled opportunity is well revealed
by the fact that so many enthusiastic outdoorsmen
return year after year to enjoy their full quota of
soul satisfying sport.
Of course, in such seemingly unlimited stands of
untouched timber, it is only natural that New
Brunswick's game resources are bountiful indeed.
There is a plenitude of deer, bear, grouse and
woodcock,  with unsurpassed waterfowl shooting
on^the marshes as well as in the many bays and
inlets along its rugged sea coasts. (Note - Moose
hunting is closed but let it be clearly understood
that many of these forest giants freely roam
New Brunswick woods, and this temporary
precaution is merely to insure their natural increase.)
There is an extraordinary scenic appeal to this
largest of Canada's maritime provinces, affording
as it does a panorama of forest, hill, valley, lake,
stream and cataract, and while it is not directly
on the ocean it has a seacoast of 600 miles along the
shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of
Fundy, at whose junction with the Atlantic is
situated the renowned watering place, St. Andrew's,
one of the many beaches of glistening white sand
for which this province is noted.
Inland, in the silence of the forests, are to be
found the headwaters of the maze of ocean'drained
rivers that web New Brunswick; and here, in
peaceful solitude, breed spleckled trout in surprising
numbers. Here, also, in some of the western lakes,
the much'sought'after ouananiche (landlocked
salmon) is to be found. Moreover, these rivers reach
into the splendid hunting areas to the north which
are protected from the west by the Maine woods.
The whole of this region is so sparsely settled that
many deer find their way down from Quebec to
the excellent feeding grounds herein. An occasional
trapper or fire ranger is the only human to be
encountered in many of these great reaches of
unbroken forest where brule, swamps, lakes and
streams provide ideal conditions — where game
continues prolific.
It seems almost incredible that such splendid
game areas exist in close proximity to large centres.
The Canadian Pacific crosses many of the more
desirable streams at or near their headwaters and
a number of attractive canoe trips can be taken by
paddling down these waterways—camping, hunting,
fishing and using camera along the way. This is
a healthy and ideal form of holiday which is rapidly
growing in  popularity.
In addition to speckled trout and ouananiche,
notable fishing for sea trout, bass and pickerel is to
be had along these choice water highways. And
We say 'And salmon!' because this double A
sport is at its very best in the Province of New
Brunswick. Examine a map. 600 miles of its coast'
line are washed by the Atlantic tides of the Bay of
Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Look again
at the number of 'feelers' thrusting back into the
hinterland. They are, of course, the famous salmon
rivers; and from such an inexhaustible ocean reser'
voir they witness a mighty annual migration of
salmon, driven relentlessly by a primitive urge
stronger than themselves up turbulent waters to
the spawning grounds.
The longest of New Brunswick's salmon waters
is the St. John River with the famous Reversing
Falls at its mouth.  Owing to an unusually shallow
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A big bull moose departs hurriedly
spot that reaches from bank to bank here, and an
abnormal tide, the Falls presents the unusual
phenomena of dropping upstream at high tide and
downstream at low. At the headwaters of the
St. John is a cataract 74 feet high — Grand Falls.
This grand old river, 450 miles long, rises in Maine.
It is among the better salmon streams.
Other famous salmon streams in New Brunswick
include the Restigouche, (rendezvous for fishermen
from all over the world for over half a century) the
Upsalquitch, the Nepisiguit, the Nashwaak, the
Miramichi and its tributaries — the Little South'
west Miramichi, the Sevogle, Renous, Dungarvon
and Cains. The upper stretch of the Nepisiguit,
noted for its trout, is reached via the Tobique River
from Plaster Rock on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Although quite a few of the salmon pools in the
Province are under lease to clubs and private
individuals, much good water is available to the
public in Government reserves or those controlled
by camps where the salmon enthusiast may obtain
good fishing as a paying guest. Of the latter variety
there are over fifty pools on the Saint John River,
among the most renowned being Hartt's Island
Pool, a few miles west of Fredericton. Even twenty
minutes ride away from this pleasant city, in the
Nashwaak River the sport is good. Other fine
pools are to be found at Woodstock, Hartland,
Bristol, Bath, and the mouth of the Tobique, all
conveniently reached by the Canadian Pacific.
The Government, in order that the general public
shall not be excluded from salmon fishing, has
reserved a select stretch four and a half miles long
on the Restigouche River. Fish up to thirty pounds
are taken from these waters each year. The limit
is six rods per day with first class camp accommo'
dation for that number. The Northwest Upsalquitch, a tributary of the Restigouche, is another
available salmon water of excellent possibilities.
Both these open stretches are accessible by way of
St. Leonard on the Canadian Pacific. Application
for licenses to fish the Restigouche and the
Upsalquitch should be made early to Mr. G. H.
Prince, Deputy Minister of Lands and Mines,
Fredericton, N.B. The fee for the former water
is $20 per day May 24th till July 14th and $10
per day for the remainder of the season (July 15th'
August 15th) — for the latter water $10 per day.
In addition to its salmon rivers, New Brunswick
has many beautiful streams in which speckled trout,
landlocked salmon, and bass are prolific, and take
fly and lure with avidity, notable among them being
the St. Croix and Magaguadavic, the former
renowned for its trout fishing, the latter for the size
and voracity of its bass. Both of these streams are
reached from McAdam, where the Canadian Pacific
Railway maintains a small but well appointed
Equally beautiful are the lakes of New Brunswick,
infinite in number and character, and ranging in
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dimensions from Grand Lake, 29 miles in length,
to humble pond. Some of the best known are:
Big and Little Magaguadavic, McDougall, Spednic,
Chamcook, Becaguimec, Big Kedron, Quimic and
Washademoak. Grand and Washademoak Lakes, in
particular, afford good bags of duck, while deer
are plentiful in the surrounding districts.
For the more fastidious man who prefers his
sport amid the charming surroundings of a world'
famous summer resort, there is always St. Andrews'
by'the-Sea where the Algonquin Hotel extends a
hearty welcome to the trout fisherman who has
made a day's sortie to the lakes in the forest beyond.
Or he may have gone down to the sea to take the
pollock with artificial lures, or for haddock; or back
to Wheaton Lake, nine miles away for a joust with
that redoutable black knight, the bass. To come
back after a day in the open to the quiet luxury
of the Algonquin is the acme of comfort for the
sportsman. For he still has time to shoot nine
holes before dinner with the choice of two magni'
ficent golf courses to his taste. Or, after a change
from breeks to flannels, to wander contentedly
through the serene and quaint streets of old
St. Andrews.
Heretofore, St. Andrews has not been notable
for its convenience to salmon fishing. Recently,
however, some good 'kills' have been reported in
Pine Tree Pool, a mere fourteen miles away. Within
twenty miles of the hotel a wide variety of inland
fishing opportunities are offered and the properly
directed enthusiast can find lakes or streams where
his favorite sport is obtainable.
Speckled Trout — Gibson Lake, Limeburner
Lake, Welch Lake, Stein Lake, Kerr Lake,
St. Patrick's Lake, Crecy Lake and Bonaparte Lake.
Bass — Wheaton Lake.
Ouananiche (landlocked salmon) — Gibson
Lake, Chamcook Lake.
It is seldom indeed that comparable sport is to
be had so close to such excellent accommodation.
Therein lies the universal appeal of New Brunswick:
that it offers everything, from roughing it in a
primitive backwoods camp, to fishing with the
exclusive Algonquin Hotel at your elbow.
Off the coast of New Brunswick, about thirty
miles down the Bay of Fundy from St. Andrews'
By'The'Sea lies Grand Manan Island, a virtually
unspoiled haven for the sportsman who desires,
above all things, a tranquil holiday in the leisurely
atmosphere of bygone days. A complete escape
from the modern tempo is the boon to be found in
the example of this hospitable easygoing community.
And yet, excitement enough is near at hand in the
depths of the great Atlantic, should you so desire.
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Some sixteen miles long by six wide, the Island
is protected by a fringe of smaller ones, of singular
beauty, from the mighty ocean rollers; and here
may the eager venture out to sea and fish for pollock,
hake, halibut, cod, haddock, skate, dogfish or silver
hake, running according to species from 3 pounds
to 200 pounds. In the company one of the salt'
bitten, jovial natives, who may be a sprightly
raconteur, such an outing may be further enlivened
by the not so remote possibility of a blue shark or
a tuna taking hold.
Inland, some deer hunting and trout fishing is to
be found; but these pursuits are not to be too highly
recommended. Outside of sea angling, its serenity
and scenic beauty are its chief appeal. Its towering
rocky shores (400 feet high in places) are fretted
with the most fantastic caves and grottoes.
Write the Eastern Canada Coastal Steamship
Lines, Saint John, N.B., for further information.
Another entrancing island in this vicinity is
Campobello, about eleven miles from St. Andrews
in the Passamaquoddy Bay. While its characteristics
are similar to Grand Manan, it is not nearly as
rugged. Some trout fishing is to be encountered
here, but its chief claim to fame is that President
Roosevelt chose it for an imposing summer mansion
which he maintains near the village of Welchpool.
One other recommendation, and that very important
to the sportsman, it is immune from mosquitoes,
black flies and hayfever.
(The moose season is closed)
It is perhaps in the calibre of its guides that New
Brunswick excels. A governing body, known as
the New Brunswick Guides Association, working
closely with the Government and organized to look
after the interests of visiting sportsmen and guides
alike, has done much to firmly establish the reputa'
tion of these men in the public mind.
New Brunswick guides are not only capable and
experienced to a degree, but thoroughly enjoy their
work and take a lively interest in pleasing hunters
and anglers. They are excellent companions in the
Many have comfortable log cabins located at
favorable points throughout the territory in which
they operate, and can supply complete camping
While there are many first class guides and out'
fitters in different parts of the Province who are
equally worthy of mention, space will only permit
of the tabulation of a few of the better known ones.
Kindly remember that excellent bear and deer
hunting may confidently be anticipated in season
by sportsmen who place themselves in the hands
of any of the undermentioned. The following will
serve as a general guide.    The names of other
reliable men and the opportunities they have to
offer may be obtained by writing General Tourist
Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.
Allen and Wade (Penniac, N.B.), welbknown
guides operating in very fine territory. Have six
camps scattered over good game and fishing country.
Have lease of Cains River which yields fine salmon
fishing in season. Cains River affords a most
fascinating canoe trip. Have handled many motion
picture parties making studies of wild life.
Wm. T. Griffin and Son (Boiestown, N.B.) has
fishing and hunting camps on the Southwest Mira'
michi River — leased waters that provide some of
the best salmon and trout fishing — great country
for bear and deer. Considerable experience and
conspicuous success handling parties interested in
wild life photography.
Sandy Macdonald (108 St. James St., Saint John,
N.B.) operates Windsor Lodge, a comfortable hotel,
and cabins in the heart of good sporting country.
Bear, deer, partridge, woodcock and duck for your
guns and trout and black bass for your rods guaran'
teed. This inviting section is rapidly establishing
an enviable reputation built upon the favorable
comments of many satisfied sportsmen.
Walter K. Allen (Stone Ridge, York County,
N.B.) is well equipped to give every satisfaction to
trout fishing parties. The upper Keswick is unusu*
ally well suited to stream fishing. Has four camps
conveniently situated to serve an area of eighty
thousand acres. Some good big game heads have
been taken out of Mr. Allen's territory.
Harold Chadwick (Fairville, Saint John, N.B.)
owns Otter Lake and surrounding country in
Charlotte Co. operating an excellent camp from
whence good trout fishing, bird and big game
hunting is attainable. Bird dogs, fishing tackle,
shot guns and rifles available.
Maurice Phillips (Tracy, N.B.), hunts a particu'
larly good big game section close to the borders of
a game preserve and sportsmen hunting under his
auspices have had good success. Excellent.speckled
trout fishing and bear hunting in early spring.
Has a string of comfortable log cabin camps at
convenient points. Mr. Phillips enjoys an enviable
reputation and is a good companion in the bush.
F. H. Reed (St. Almo, N.B.), has a series of camps
located at the headwaters of the Serpentine River,
which is a tributary of the Tobique, situated in
the heart of an uncommonly fine big game country.
His home camp is on Serpentine Lake and conven'
iently serves a fine range of excellent fishing waters.
He has a good outfit and can take care of visitors
in a first'class manner.
Jac\ Russell, lessee of several good pools on the
Main Southwest Miramichi River, caters to the
more particular sportsman and gives assurance of
excellent salmon fishing. Deer and bear hunting
are characterized by prize trophies each seasons
There are plenty of good speckled trout stream,
in the vicinity and in the summer the Main River
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offers opportunities for taking sea trout.   Address
Mr. Russell at Ludlow, New Brunswick.
F. Cedric Cooper (Fredericton, N.B.) operates
Wulastock Lodge, attractively situated overlooking
Long Creek Salmon Pool on the Saint John River,
eighteen miles above Fredericton. Limited accom'
modation of excellent character with Atlantic silver
salmon, landlocked salmon, black bass, trout, bear,
deer, woodcock, grouse and duck all plentiful in
J. W. Sipprell (Florenceville, Carleton Co., N.B.)
has a welbequipped camp in the Teague Brook
section offering some of the best deer, bear and
partridge shooting. He also organizes angling parties
for some select salmon waters in the Miramichi and
Saint John Rivers.
Gordon C. Tweedie (In summer - Juniper Station,
in winter - Bath, Carleton Co., N.B.). One set of
camps for hunting only, in the Tobique region —
deer, bear, wildcats and partridge in goodly measure.
Another set of camps on the North branch of the
S. W. Miramichi River, adjacent to some real good
salmon fishing.
Ogilvy Brothers (Plaster Rock, N.B.). In addition
to an unusually fine camp on the Tobique River,
close to some good salmon pools, which they own
privately, Ogilvy Bros, have a number of other
comfortable camps in the large, remote and beautiful
country at  the headwaters  of the Tobique and
Miramichi Rivers. First class deer and bear hunting,
partridge and woodcock shooting prevail as well as
exceptional trout fishing. Board and lodging, guides
and canoes furnished at reasonable rates.
B. S. Moore (Andover, N.B.), superintendent of
the Tobique Salmon Club and Manager of the
Nictau Fish and Game Club, can arrange fishing
and hunting in privately conserved territory
exclusively controlled by the Club, in which a
restricted number of memberships is available to
acceptable people. A trial, at nominal cost, is
recommended. Salmon, trout, deer, bear and
partridge in season. Attractive membership proposition, liberal guest privileges. Suitable accom'
modation for women and children. Trips include
a ioo-mile canoe cruise on the Tobique and
Nepisiguit Rivers and Lakes. Write the above for
Archie Brawn (Wirral Station, Queens Co., N.B.)
has a string of fourteen comfortable log cabins in
an unusually good hunting and fishing district. Base
camp is on Pearly Brook and Mr. Brawn hunts the
region in the vicinity of Oromocto Lake. Has an
enviable reputation for giving satisfaction to
sportsmen and has produced some fine heads.
Arthur Pringle (Stanley, N.B.). His parties have
been singularly successful in the upper reaches of
the Northwest Miramichi River where some of
the best salmon fishing in New Brunswick is to be
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found. He has built new camps on the Nashwaak
River that are easy of access from Fredericton for
deer and where the hunter rarely fails to bag his
Raymond Currie, (175 Westmorland St.,
Fredericton, N.B.,) makes a specialty of catering
to salmon fishing parties. His associated guides are
experienced and he carries a full line of fine modern
tackle. (Incidentally, he can also show you some
excellent grouse and woodcock covers as well as
deer and bear hunting nearby.) Donald Ferguson
and Roland Wheeler of Fredericton, and G. Frank
Seely of Hartland, N.B. are also competent organizers
of salmon fishing expeditions.
Mr. E. F. Fox, Paradise Fish and Game Club,
(Riley Brook, N.B.) has good moose and deer
hunting, both early and late. Has trout fishing in
Sisson Lake, which has produced fish over six pounds
on the fly. Owns a very good salmon pool in front
of his home on the Tobique River. Has a large
outfit on Sisson branch of Tobique above the
Forks. A particular feature of interest in this man's
district is a salt lick to which game comes from a
considerable distance and affords an excellent
opportunity for camera enthusiasts to make some
unique photographic studies.
Charles Raynes (Prince of Wales, N.B.) hunts in
a choice location which is a favored feeding ground
for moose, deer and bear. His territory was burnt
over in places some ten years ago and has developed
a fine growth of young birch, poplar and  swale,
which is the principal food for moose and deer
It is also a region of lakes, streams and deadwaters,
many containing lily roots, a titbit for moose. Deer
are particularly numerous, and Mr. Raynes can
offer the very best of hunting and fishing, with an
excellent opportunity for live game photography
especially for moose, which although closed to the
hunter, are legitimite 'bags' for the camera. He
has a most comfortable set of peeled log camps,
and has given great satisfaction to visitors in the
Bob Crombie (Canterbury, N.B.) operates a
delightful camp at Skiff Lake for the connoisseur
who demands the thrill of battling with that rare
prize, the ouananiche (landlocked salmon) where
they run from two to six pounds and better. Trout
also abound in its waters. In two smaller lakes,
virgin waters, a short distance away, square'tail
trout up to three pounds are frequently taken and
occasionally even larger. On one of these lakes
is an outlying camp, comfortable and just the thing
for a party desiring a restful holiday in the forest
with good sport available.
E. R. Irvine (Plaster Rock, N.B.) has a two mile
lease on the Tobique River, affording good salmon
fishing. His parties have always been most enthusiastic about the manner in which he has attended
to their comfort and are completely satisfied with
the sport obtained in his pools. Three miles from
the station, Mr. Irvine has a couple of cottages
available to parties interested in a prolonged holiday
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during the salmon and hunting seasons. Here, also,
deer and partridge offer the hunter plenty of
Charles Wright (Arthurette, Victoria Co., N.B.)
has five good camps on the North branch of the
Miramichi where lakes and deadwater make ideal
feeding grounds for bear and deer. His long
experience and fine record is a guarantee that
everything possible will be done to satisfy any
sportsman who hunts under his auspices. He does
not cater to fishing parties in this district preferring
to let the game roam undisturbed during closed
season. But he operates a cabin camp on the Tobique
with splendid salmon pools adjacent and better than
usual trout yields available.
'A la claire fontaine*
'A la claire fontaine' - lAt the clear fountain!'
The title of this French song, so old that its origin
is buried in the mists of antiquity, best expresses,
perhaps the quality of Quebec's crystal lakes and
streams. Fed, to a large extent, by mountain springs,
they are the preferred habitat for that most coveted
finny warrior, the speckled trout, and for which
Quebec is renowned the world over.
And if the name Quebec conjures up in your
mind four and one half centuries of some of the
most richly colourful history in the world, if it
reminds you more forcibly of daring explorers, les
grands seigneurs, chateaux, or Indian wars than of
hunting or fishing, give hearty thanks as a sportsman.
For Quebec's allure for the tourist has been
publicized in a way that has tended to ignore its
unlimited attraction for hunter and fisherman alike.
Much of it, therefore, lies untouched by civilization
and offers inviting opportunities to the outdoorsman.
Moreover, with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
closed to moose'hunting, Quebec extends a hearty
welcome to those who seek this monarch of the
forest. A glance at the map will explain why
these magnificent animals are so plentiful in this
Province. Almost limitless stretches of unbroken
timberlands ranging clear up to the Arctic barrens
provide ideal breeding grounds that produce bulls
with spreads that are eyeopeners even to old'timers.
Consider, that of this vast area, (which is larger
than California, Minnesota, Florida, and all New
England combined) only 5% is actually populated,
and less than half its 600,000 square miles" under
cultivation. Figures such as these give some
indication of the utter freedom of fish and game to
breed unhampered by man and machine.
If you have ever sailed the mighty St. Lawrence
River you may have been astonished at the hundreds
of tiny hamlets that dot its shores. The French
nobles of Vancien regime chose the sites of their
seigneuries on the banks of the rivers, and the present
population still hugs these waterways.    Another
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A black bear on the prowl
reason why the hinterland is unspoiled. Of course
it must be obvious that the really choice regions
are never found on main highways. Accordingly,
Canadian Pacific presents the solution by thrusting
branch lines deep into the most desirable fish and
game haunts.
No province in the east offers a better variety of
fish and game. Take, for example, that rare prize,
the caribou. Owing to wise protective laws,
these stately nomads of the north are penetrating
southwards again. They are, however, protected
at present except in Gaspe peninsula.
And one does not have to go far afield to kill his
deer. Perhaps to avoid their most vicious enemy,
the wolf, they generally skirt the less remote
haunts of man—one reason why they are better
known and more frequently seen than any other
species of wild life. Along the fringe of civiliza'
tion in Quebec they are plentiful.
One other species of big game in which Quebec
particularly excels is black bear. After hibernating
all winter, he hunts far and wide for a time, owing
to a natural scarcity of food and long fasting. At
this time of the year, the fur is exceptionally fine.
In the great stretches of marshlands along the
St. Lawrence water systems no duck'shooter need
leave with an empty bag. And farther north, the
partridge, increasing in many districts, provide
many a brace for the 20'gauge.
While enthusiasm for hunting in Quebec runs
high, it does not by any means reflect on the
undeniably good fishing. Its opportunities for
taking salmon, ouananiche (landlocked salmon),
speckled brook trout, black bass, maskinonge, wall'
eyes, and pike are excellent.
Although many of them are under lease, the
streams entering the north shore of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence present superb salmon fishing possi'
bihties. The fish are very plentiful and some run
to an incredible size, many in excess of 45 and 50
pounds having been taken. These wild waters
find their source in the impenetrable wilderness
and in their cold depths the fish are vigorous and
gamy, putting up a spirited fight often lasting an
hour or more.
Ouananiche (landlocked salmon) are well dis'
tributed throughout the waters surrounding Lake
St. John; and the leaping, indomitable, nerve-
testing battle put up by these sporty fish provide
the angler with a succession of never'tO'be'forgotten
thrills. Ouananiche have been known to jump
six and seven feet into the air and to break water
in a shower of spray as many as twenty times
before complete exhaustion subdues them.
Speckled brook trout are found almost every'
where in the Province and occupy the attention of
a host of anglers each season.   If you want stream
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fishing or lake fishing, Quebec can provide the best
of sport under conditions you most enjoy.
Or, you may take that good old stand'by, the
gallant fighting black bass. Vicious maskinonge,
voracious pike and walbeyes also can all be depended
on to provide good sport in the localities that
harbour them.
Few sporting areas in North America offer the
long open season that Quebec does. And this fact
is becoming increasingly appreciated by devotees
of rod and gun the continent over. Add to this
its infinite variety of good fishing and hunting, and
it is no wonder that year after year satisfied sports'
men return to their firesides to sing its praises to
eager'eyed cronies who promptly decide to accom'
pany them next season.
This early opening has many advantages, for
who can resist the compelling glory of that tri'
umphant recessional of the forests in September
with their flaming banners of scarlet and gold ?
A few weeks later, and their grey nakedness is a
little pitiful, with the banners faded and sodden at
their feet. Moreover, these early dates permit of
penetrating to remote and isolated regions by
canoe, without the danger of being "frozen in." And
finally, since calling for moose usually begins the
last week in September, Quebec gives the hunter a
week's advantage over other provinces in this
Ouananiche — La\e St. John District
Fishing the evening rise
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Would you be proud?
Of course, hunting can be carried on after the
ice has taken on lake and stream. In fact, many
sportsmen prefer to track their quarry in the snow.
Quebec affords any amount of opportunity for this
In the interests of game conservation, Quebec
has adopted a policy of leasing territories to clubs
and individuals, with exclusive rights to the
hunting and fishing in such areas. Lessees are
required to employ guardians who must patrol the
preserve and see that game laws are respected.
In summer these guardians act as fire rangers.
There is, of course, only a comparatively limited
section under lease and Quebec's vast extent of
game country is virtually wide'open to the public.
In fact, the Provincial Government, with an eye to
the future, has set aside a great tract of forest land
for your delectation. It is called the Laurentides
National Park. Situated within the rough triangle
formed by the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers,
and a line drawn from Lake St. John to Quebec
City, it is readily accessible by Canadian Pacific
to Quebec and thence by the Park Highway—a few
swift miles by car through quaint old French'
Canadian villages—and you are in the heart of this
famous region—4,000 square miles of the choicest
fish and  game territory in  the Province.    The
irresistible charm of the Laurentian Mountains,
with thousands of lakes and streams couched in
their spruce and balsam'dad ravines make of the
Park a most inviting game sanctuary. The Govern'
ment prohibits the carrying of firearms in its confines
under heavy penalty. Moose, caribou, deer and
black bear have increased rapidly under this wise
Fishing, however, is very much open, the species
being confined to that gentleman of the Laurentian
Lakes — the speckled brook trout of Quebec.
Eight'pounders have been taken, and in exceptional
cases these gamy fellows have scaled eleven pounds.
These gallant warriors may be taken only with
the fly.
Some excellent camps are maintained by the
Government, conveniences in most being all that
could be desired, even to open fireplaces and running
water. Most of the camps are attended by a resident
guardian and a staff of reliable guides, the others
by resident guardians who will act in the capacity
of guides if desired.
A special permit is necessary to enter the Park.
It may be obtained by application to the Minister
of Mines and Fisheries, Quebec, Que. His department has issued a most interesting and compre'
hensive booklet covering all aspects of the Park as
an attraction to sportsmen. It will be supplied on
Twenty'seven miles northeast of Quebec City
lies the gateway to a most interesting fishing
territory known as the Holt Renfrew Preserve.
Embracing attractive closed lakes laced together
by riotous streams, this section offers convenient
trout waters which are hard to beat. It will be
difficult to find more interesting fly fishing in the
territory northeast of Quebec than in this preserve.
Judicious stocking in addition to natural environ'
ment has made these lakes highly alluring to the
angler. If further information is desired, it is
suggested you write to Holt Renfrew 6? Company,
Ltd., Quebec, P.Q.
At the headwaters of the famous Saguenay River
lies a region, webbed by a system of waterways,
that has become a veritable Mecca for the hunter
and fisherman who is truly discriminating in his
choice of sporting territory. Lake St. John, the
centre, throws out many water highways into a
country that shelters many moose and black bear.
Deer, too, have increased remarkably. Long recog'
nized as the original habitat for ouananiche (land'
locked salmon) these waters harbour plenty of
trout as well, some running up to six pounds with
the average about three.
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Before the Government ban on caribou in the
district between Lake St. John and Lake Mistassini
some particularly fine specimens of that rare prize
were taken here. Even now they occasionally
provide striking shots for the wild life photographer.
Indeed, this wise restriction has made it quite
likely that hunting the stately caribou with a 303
will come into its own again within the near future.
Mr. J. Leonce Hamel, Roberval, Que., who
operates Club Panache, has a number of cabins
strategically placed in this country where moose,
deer and bear are plentiful; and his organized
fly'fishing expeditions north of Lake St. John are
notable for their catches of ouananiche and trout.
Mr. Hamel's solicitude for his guests has established
for him an enviable reputation.
Robertson and Son, Pointe Bleue, Que. hunts
another excellent area north of Lake St. John and
can completely outfit hunters and anglers. Ouana'
niche, pike and 'walleyes' offer some worthwhile
fishing opportunities. The cabins are roomy and
very comfortable.
To the south of the St. Lawrence River, the
Megantic district has a distinct and worthy claim
to the attention of the 'outdoorsman'. While much
of this country has succumbed to axe and plow,
its bustling farming communities have by no
means wiped out its sporting attractions. The
name Megantic is an old Abenaki Indian word
meaning 'the abode of fishes'. And many of these
waters justify in a large measure this singularly
appropriate description. Moreover, large tracts of
excellent game country still remain unscathed —
tracts where plenty of deer and bear are the reward
of a clean 'bead' on a sporting rifle.
Lake Megantic itself is a clear, deep lake of
impressive beauty, some twelve miles in length and
at places four miles in width. It is connected with
a string of lakes and streams which thread erratically
through a wide expanse of surrounding country.
The waters for the most part contain a generous
allotment of brook trout which run to a large size
and are exceedingly gamy. Fly fishing offers unsur'
passed sport in season.
A few clubs, attracted by the striking oppor'
tunities of the territory have leased small areas,
but much inviting country is still open. Bass, lake
trout and other varieties of game fish are found in
certain waters.
It is a particularly fine point from which to carry
out a deer hunt, as the country is heavily timbered
in many places and literally overrun with deer.
Black bear are very often brought in from outlying
The Megantic district holds much in store for
those who will investigate its hunting and fishing
opportunities. Mr. L. L. Mercure, whose address
is in care of C.P.R., Megantic, Que., can be
depended upon to direct intending visitors to their
Already well known, the Laurentian Mountain
district, particularly that area reached by the
Canadian Pacific Railway northwest of Montreal,
is recognized as a summer playground for a large
number of out 'of 'door enthusiasts who have been
impressed with its great natural beauty and recrea'
tional advantages. At many points close to the
railway, resorts are operated which cater to their
comfort, but there is undeniably good sport
awaiting those who are ready to push a little farther
afield and forego a few of the luxuries of civilization.
Generally speaking, waters within the immediate
vicinity of the railway have been over'fished, but
re'Stocking operations and other methods of con'
servation have maintained reasonable sport. At
some places resorts have under lease certain lakes
and carefully control the fishing in them by limiting
the catch, or requiring the angler to return all
uninjured fish to the water. In other cases, fish and
game clubs protect their waters, and those who are
able to arrange visitors' privileges will be delighted
with the fishing opened to them.
Of late years lumbering operations and pioneer
settlement have pushed rough roads along valleys
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A ten'pound Great Northern Pike
between frowning mountains, making it possible
to reach outlying fishing spots which compare
favourably with the best in the Province. At such
points there is decidedly good deer hunting, with
an occasional moose ranging through the section.
Lac Saguay is a good entry point to the Brule
region; although, in order to reach Grand Kiamika
Lake, four portages are necessary. The trip is
quite interesting, however, and by writing Mr. Geo.
Painchaud, the postmaster at Lac Saguay, his long
experience will be available to you.
For the sportsman who demands luxury surround'
ings as his base of operations, this unique Laurentian
resort will fulfill his every desire. Reached through
Ste. Marguerite du Lac Masson, Que. Esterel
maintains an air base from which some exceptionally
fine sporting territory may be reached and where
camps are operated during the fishing and hunting
seasons. In such country, accessible only by plane,
moose, deer and bear are reasonably certain while
red and grey trout, pike and 'walbeyes', are very
plentiful. It is a most inviting area. And in nearby
Lac Masson and La Riviere du Nord trout fishing
is afforded those who do not care to push into the
hinterland. Phone Ste. Marguerite, Que-33 for
additional   information,   equipment   and   guiding
This remarkable fish and game sanctuary, reached
most conveniently through St. Jovite on the
Canadian Pacific, is a rugged and beautiful section
of the Laurentians. Cradled between the Rouge
and Devil's Rivers and dominated by towering
Mont Tremblant, loftiest of Laurentian peaks, it
extends in almost unbroken sweep to the far North,
its silent forests, its turbulent streams and countless
lakes offering unlimited opportunities to the
sportsman except in the restricted area constituting
Mont Tremblant Park, which, although open to the
angler, is a game refuge.
Only the fringe of this vast country has been
tapped; and beyond that fringe lies a wilderness
that embraces a wealth of fish and game. Of course,
the penetration of such primitive territory requires
courage, patience and infinite preparation; but the
amazingly rich rewards awaiting the hard'bitten
sportsman who surges with the healthy thrill of
paddle and portage and whose endurance will carry
him through are well worth all the effort entailed.
For those who wish to take their sport in easier
doses, the airplane is available — write F. H.
Wheeler, St. Jovite Station, Que. for further
The Mont Tremblant Region is essentially a
habitat of the trout, but in the larger lakes of the
great plateau which lies north of the Tremblant
Range and in the lower portions of its main water'
ways great northern pike and dore are also plentiful.
In a few of its lakes and in parts of the Devil's
and Rouge rivers, bass are found, an especially
good place for this doughty fighter being the falls
of the Rouge, at Breboeuf, six miles southwest of
St. Jovite.
One of the best fishing districts of the Laurentians
is the Mont Laurier region, for the most part
virgin forest.
An especially good section for the angler in the
Mont Laurier region is the Flood Creek area, in
the township of Rivard, County of Labelle, privately
controlled in part but accessible to sportsmen
through permission. It is situated 20 miles south of
Mont Laurier, but can be reached also from Val
Barrette, which is four miles nearer. Flood Creek
rises near the height of land in Lac Travers, and
empties into Lac du Cerf, notable for its lake trout,
which, in turn, flows into the Lievre River. The
Creek is 12 miles in length, and runs in a generally
southwesterly direction. This is essentially a
speckled trout locality, and in its forty odd lakes,
including Half Moon, Triplet, and Travers, the
fighting fontinalis offers mighty fine sport.
Rising in approximately the same general locality
is another very good area, Murphy Creek. This
creek, which has a length of about 14 miles, rises
in Big and Little Murphy lakes and flows through
lakes Corbeau, Serpent, Eagle into the Lievre. The
three lakes mentioned are noted for their gray
trout and Great Northern pike.   All of Murphy
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Creek and its 15 lakes, including the important
Lac des Isles, is splendid speckled trout territory,
the fish here running to 7 pounds, with \Yl pounds
a fair average. In the lower Murphy section
comfortable log cabins are available. Write Rosario
Wester at Kiamika, Quebec, for further details.
Further sources of information, guides and out'
fitters are as follows:—
J. B. Scott, Mont Laurier, Que. has had conspi'
cuous success guiding moose hunting and fishing
parties. He can show you some of the best bass
waters in the north where you are certain to fill
your creel.
Charlie's Hunting and Fishing Club, Inc., Lac
des Isles, Mont Laurier, Que. offers a retreat in
the way of modern clubhouse and cabins accessible
to more than 100 lakes and numerous streams in
which trout abound. Moose, deer and black bear
are plentiful hereabouts.
Santa Maria Club, Inc. (S. Pellerin, Mont
Laurier, Que., Secretary) is in the centre of one of
the best brook trout spots in this district. It is
anticipated that, shortly, the Quebec Government
will set aside part of this section for a Provincial
Park, so it may safely be assumed that here is
sporting country indeed. Big game hunting parties
a specialty.
Edmond Sabourin, Chateau Laurier, at Mont
Laurier, is experienced in the organization of
fishing and hunting parties in this area. Is a first
class outfitter and can supply canoes.
Forty miles north of Mont Laurier lies the justly
famed Iroquois Creek section in which there are
more than 100 lakes among them Baker and Dowd
Lakes and Iroquois Lake from which the Iroquois
Creek flows ten miles to Lievre River. These waters,
lying as they do in a virtually untouched region,
are alive with brook trout.
Another important fish and game range in this
district, for your consideration, is that of Kiamika,
penetrated by the Kiamika River, famed for its
'walbeyes', and which flows through a picturesque
country to Lac des Ecorces (Bark Lake) from Lake
Kiamika, thirty miles to the northeast. It is one of
the better canoe trips in the Laurentians, its nine
portages being quite short. Big Lake Kiamika is
well stocked with 'walbeyes' and Great Northern
pike. Or, from the southeast section of Big Kiamika,
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A likely spot for speckled beauties
take the Sweet Potato Lake trail Y mile to Kilby
Lake (plenty of pike here) and % mile of steep trail
from the southeast end of Kilby to other lakes
where some of the best trout fishing in Canada is
to be found. The average is three pounds with
one being recently taken scaling over ^Yl pounds.
Rosario Wester, operating Green Valley Lodge at
Kiamika, Que., is the authority on these exceptional
waters. Good deer, bear and moose hunting is to
be had here also.
Mont Laurier, the railhead of this line, is an
important outfitting centre for the splendid sporting
country beyond. Here, again, many of the old
tote'roads and trails of bygone lumbering days still
exist, beckoning on into the 'blue'. In this vast
territory of superb hunting and fishing, many
attractive canoe trips are at hand; and, properly
directed, you are assured of a most enjoyable
White Deer Lodge derives its name from a
phenomenon — a snow white (albino) buck shot
in this obscure valley in the foothills of the
Laurentians in 1921. Fourteen years later another
albino, a doe this time, was shot within a mile of
where the first was taken. Both were shot by the
proprietor of the Lodge and the mounted heads now
adorn the walls of the living room of this com'
fortable sportsman's headquarters.    For him who
demands a good table in a club'like atmosphere
within easy reach of his favourite sporting activity,
this is the ticket. Well off the beaten track, this
valley is able to preserve its enviable reputation
for fine fishing and hunting intact. Less than five
miles from the Lodge are 35 lakes offering speckled
and lake trout, 'walbeyes', small mouth black bass
and Great Northern pike of large size and satis'
factory numbers. Leased grounds of seven and a
half square miles assure guests of good trout fishing
in specially stocked private lakes.
Twenty square miles of hunting territory furnish
good bags of deer, bear and moose with no dearth
of small game — principally partridge and rabbits.
Here three large log cabins are used for hunting
parties, the guests meeting no one but Lodge
Yet, despite the fact that this delightful little
valley provides such outstanding sport, it is only
100 miles west of Montreal on the North Shore
Ottawa line of the Canadian Pacific. Buckingham
Jet. is the detraining point, whence the Lodge may
be reached in an hour and a quarter by taxi.
Write the General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, or Mr. J. A. Larivee,
owner of White Deer Lodge, White Deer, Que.
the McGregor lake district
If the testimony of such famous sportsmen as
Irvin   S. Cobb, 'Bob' Davis, and   Ozark   Ripley
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means anything to you, you will not hesitate to
write the General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway at Montreal. The thirty'odd lakes situated
in the McGregor Lake district are well supplied
with that 'Fightin' fool — the small mouth black
bass. Some years ago these lakes were stocked with
young bass, which apparently found ideal conditions
therein, if the rate at which they have multiplied
is any indication. Yet, curiously enough, these
lakes are very easily reached by twenty'four miles
of fair motor road from Ottawa, or direct through
East Templeton on the Canadian Pacific.
Write Messers Richard Taylor and Albert
Boisvenu c/o Grand Lake Camps, via Perkins Mills,
Que. These comfortable cabins on the shores of
Grand Lake offer limited accommodation to fisher'
men. Mr. Taylor is a skilful organiser of fishing
and hunting trips while Mr. Boisvenu is an experi'
enced hotel man — an ideal combination for a
project of this sort.
Some of the best of fishing and hunting in all
Quebec is to be found to the northwest, in the
region above Ottawa. The grand old Gatineau
River has been famous in shanty songs for many a
year, its turbulent waters and evergreen banks
haying echoed and re'echoed many a rollicking
chorus from the lips of gay, carefree French'Cana'
dian lumberjacks as they deftly ran the rapids in
their clumsy bateaux. Nowadays, lumbering has
moved on, leaving the Gatineau to primeval silence,
and fish and game to their original inheritance. But
the old tote'roads remain, providing well'beaten trails
into a wilderness for the sportsman.
About sixty miles north of Ottawa, on the Cana'
dian Pacific, Gracefield is the hub of all routes leading
into a remarkable fish and game sector that is
webbed with many waterways, affording good
trout and bass fishing. It is also a favourite pilgrimage
for deer hunters in the autumn. The final test of
this, as of any other sporting country, is that
old'timers come back again and again to Gracefield.
Write local C.P.R. Agent.
Hidden away in the Laurentians lies Sleepy
Hollow Lodge, controlling 700 wooded acres in
the very heart of the Gatineau Valley. This is a
quiet, secluded spot offering some excellent fishing
for small mouth black bass. The leisurely fisherman
will enjoy excellent sport in comfortable, restful
surroundings here. Mr. Fred A. Hale, the owner,
will gladly furnish detailed information upon
request.   His address is: Blue Sea P.O., Que.
Away to the north, about the Gatineau's head'
waters, lie endless stretches of forest and stream
seldom visited by man. The Canadian Pacific
railhead at Maniwaki brings you fairly close to this
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Great Northern Pike fight savagely in cold northern waters
unspoiled region. It is possible, by travelling north
from Lake Baskatong with canoe and outboard
motor, to reach a section where guides can safely
guarantee a fair shot at a moose or deer in a short
hunt; but difficulty in bringing out the meat deters
many from attempting the trip. In fact, care will
have to be taken in planning any trip which is
undertaken without the services of a guide. How'
ever, the rewards of this more or less hazardous
country fully justify the efforts of the more audacious
and experienced sportsman in his quest for prize
Within easier reach are a number of preserves
under lease to clubs. But the almost boundless
territory beyond gives access to any amount of
splendid hunting and fishing that is wide'Open to
the individual. In certain waters, bass'fishing is
particularly good, whereas deer, moose and bear
are to be found in numbers such as need disappoint
no man.
Messrs. Foster, Bennett 6s? Co., River Desert
(Maniwaki, Que.), or Donovan Bros., Maniwaki,
Que., will welcome all inquiries and are prepared
to give full details regarding the possibilities of this
fascinating country.
The Gatineau Rod and Gun Club is located on
the Gatineau River just above Lake Baskatong and
affords an excellent base from which to fish or
hunt the surrounding territory. Speckled brook
trout, lake trout, 'walbeyes', bass and Great
Northern pike are all plentiful. Moose, deer and
bear range freely through the region and fine trophies
are taken out each season. Going in point is
Maniwaki, Que. Mr. John J. Kilcoyne (post office
address Maniwaki, Que.) will gladly give any
particulars desired.
In that fascinating stretch of country extending
northwards from the Ottawa River above Ottawa,
known as the Pontiac District, there is much of
interest to those who delight in the lure of the
out'of-doors. While the Ottawa itself is well
stocked with bass, 'walbeyes' and pike, it is the
'back country' which offers the best sport. This
territory was lumbered over a number of years ago
and many of the old tote roads are still kept open.
These lead in many cases northwards through
retreats where deer are plentiful and easily
approached.   Many of the roads skirt the shores
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of nameless little lakes full of speckled trout, while
an occasional moose ranges through the forest.
Following these same old lumber roads good
partridge shooting may be had. Some of the terri'
tory is taken up by private clubs, but there are still
large areas of inviting country which furnish the
very best of sport to both hunter and fisherman.
The most convenient gateways to this section are
Fort Coulonge, Campbell's Bay and Waltham.
Sources of information listed below will gladly
assist you in planning a trip, or furnish you with
any information desired.
Fort Coulonge, Que. — Coulonge Hardware Co.
and John Marion, game warden from whom fishing
and hunting licenses are procurable.
Campbell's Bay, Que. — Messers Lawn Bros.,
and Mr. Alex P. Proudfoot, Moyie Hotel.
Waltham, Que.—Reuben Robinson or Mr. Sam
Dennault, Jr., who runs a camp in the heart of
good fish and game country reached by motor
twenty miles from Fort Coulonge.
Although pre'eminently a moose country the
Kipawa lake system offers that combination of
opportunities which are most satisfactory to the
majority of big game hunters.
Hunter's Point is the last outpost of this frontier
and is a convenient base from which to penetrate
the back country where fish and game are exceed'
ingly plentiful. Mr. Garfield Jones, Trading Post,
Hunters  Point,  Kipawa,   Que.  is  a  responsible
outfitter who has in his employ an excellent corps
of guides and will gladly arrange all features
surrounding a hunting, fishing or camping trip in
this decidedly interesting terrotory. Comfortable
accommodation is offered at modest rates.
When it is considered that one may paddle across
lake after lake connected by short creeks or portages
and not see the slightest evidence of civilization, it
is not surprising that enthusiastic sportsmen return
year after year to their favoured hunting grounds.
Deer, particularly in the area surrounding Bois Franc
Lake, are numerous. It can be truly said that there
is no best place in the Kipawa district, and the
choice of a hunting ground is largely left to the
decision of the guide employed. The fishing
consists of wall-eyes', lake trout and Great Northern
pike. Some of the waters are overrun with bass.
One may wander by canoe through the lakes and
streams which cut their way through thousands of
square miles of bush, enjoying new experiences every
day. Running rapids, photographing wild life,
surprising a feeding moose, the catching of game
fish which run to incredible size in these waters,
or the making of neat little camps on pine'Covered
points—these all help to make the days much too
short and stir the pulse with never'tO'be'forgotten
memories for years to come. Hunting and fishing
camps are extremely limited throughout this
primitive region. A number of sportsmen decide
to take their camping outfit with them, but those
who desire the conveniences of established accom'
Jsfarth of Lake Superior
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A glimpse of Crooked Lake—Gatineau District
modation are advised to communicate with the
Kipawa Supply Co., at Kipawa, Que. This
organization will gladly advise anyone who desires
to see for himself the hidden delights of this forest
empire of big game and sporting fish.
Who dare say, then that old Quebec is a niggard
in the matter of rollicking sport in forest and stream.
With such golden opportunities for hunting and
fishing its welcome is a most hearty one. You will
relish the gay companionship of its cheerful guides;
and feel a slight tug at your heart strings when you
wave farewell to them as they swing away down
some glistening tree-hung waterway into the
evening sun.
Perhaps no province in Canada is more favourably
known to angler and hunter than Ontario. It has
been synonymous with all that is desirable in the
realm of sport for so many decades that to paint a
picture of its immense fish and game resources
seems like gilding the lily. Here, in very truth, is
the real home of that incorrigible scrapper, the small
mouth black bass. And the muskie; what terrific
battles the mere mention of his name conjures up.
But it is all so familiar to the initiated that we
present its salient features herein for that minority,
if such there be, which has not yet been thoroughly
apprised of its fame.
Remember? ... 'In the atmospheric pastels of a
June dawn a white mist weaves about your knees
and hovers over the lake like swansdown as your
guide steadies the canoe while you settle yourself
comfortably in the bow. The gunwales and thwarts
glisten with dewdrops, holding, for a moment, the
fire of rubies borrowed from the eastern sun which
has set the nodding pine plumes ablaze.    Little
ripples prattle merrily under the prow.  You inhale
lustily, drinking down great draughts of such air
as you were almost ready to deny remained to man
after the grime and stench of cities.   Your Huron
servant, taciturn, though amiable enough, grunts a
monosyllable  that  sounds  like   "fish"  and  nods
towards a weed bed.  You slip on your favourite
plug... You whip your rod... Zing! Splash! No, the
big green chap was not underneath that lily pad.
But, as you reel in, you sense excitedly, that there
is 'trouble' lurking in the shadow of that dead,
water-logged tree.  Got to make a pretty nifty cast
though, else you'll wrap thirty feet of expensive
silk line around those branches.    Zing!    Splash!
Wow!    A black, arching back cuts the water a
foot away from the teasing lure, the water swirls,
breaks, and the plug disappears into the jaws of a
hard-striking muskie.   Your Indian, for once breaks
a  tradition  of silence and  whoops  eerily  as he
paddles astern into deeper water.    What a fight!
Your muskie leaps clear, and, in a threshing cascade
of shimmering jewels, shakes the lure as a terrier
would a rat.   What a mad fury of surging rushes!
A sweet agony that lasts for twenty minutes—till
I°ur lUide deftly slips a gaff int0 a seventeen pound
fish that leaves you trembling from the savage
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The close of an eventful day's fishing
struggle he gave you. Plucky fellow. Still fighting
while he's being unhooked. Memories of last year's
muskie come flooding back—the queer musk odour,
the devastating beauty of the mackerel markings,
translucent as green pearl. Your fingers flutter as
you fill your pipe and speculate on the farther
reaches of the weed bed.'
Comprehend, if you can, an expanse of country
spread over 407,000 square miles, more than half
of which is heavily wooded and contains more than
42,000 square miles of fresh water. Appraise, if
possible, what inexhaustible big game resources
are sheltered by its forested areas, when at accessible
points moose, red deer, and black bear are very
Dwell for an instant on the myriad lakes and
streams which flow at random throughout its entire
length and width, eventually falling into the main
tributaries of Hudson's Bay, or rushing down from
the Height of Land to that 2,500 mile shore line
which fringes four of the five Great Lakes. Even
numerous and energetic surveying parties, working
for years, have failed to do more than map a comparatively small portion of this domain of wild life.
Aerial surveyors tell us of far'flung regions of great
natural beauty, containing thousands of lakes over
which a rod has never been waved. It is reasonable
to say that fifty percent of the Province of Ontario
constitutes   a  natural   fish   and   game  sanctuary,
where wild life multiplies undisturbed, and so
replenishes districts which might otherwise have
been seriously affected by the inroads of hunters.
This has been amply borne out even at points
where hundreds of trophies are taken out year
after year. Speckled brook trout in countless lakes
spawn undisturbed each season — thus restocking
tributary waters.
Georgian Bay, the natural home of the black
bass, furnishes a large quota of fish to connecting
streams. Sturdy muskies breed in many weed'
infested and unvisited lakes, while lake trout
attain astounding proportions in some of the larger
waters. The list could be extended—but to what
purpose? The fish and game resources of Ontario
are conceded to be exceptionally good. (If caribou
seem to be somewhat overlooked in these pages,
it is only because the Ontario Government has
prohibited hunting them for the time being. A wise
edict, certain to be appreciated by sportsmen).
Ninety'Seven miles west of Ottawa, on the
transcontinental line of the Canadian Pacific, lies
the town of Pembroke, the centre of some decidedly
interesting sporting country, the rugged beauty of
which is incomparable. Here is maintained a Crown
Game Preserve, where you will be interested in
the millions of fry being propagated for restocking,
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A trophy instead of an alibi
with systematic continuity, the surrounding waters.
Let the camera enthusiast take along his best
equipment, for the Preserve boasts a.fine herd of
elk — a rarity indeed.
The Petawawa River, nearby, which flows into
the Ottawa, yields good catches of practically all
the game fish indigenous to Ontario. Not far away
is the famed Algonquin Park covering 2,271 square
miles and containing 1,200 lakes in which speckled
and grey trout pike, pickerel and black bass abound.
Write the Junior Board of Trade, Pembroke, Ont.
for further information.
Old Ontario, embracing all that area lying south
of an imaginary line drawn from the lower end of
the Georgian Bay to Ottawa, is perhaps better
known to summer visitors than those wilder
regions  to  the north.    The Rideau  Lakes,  for
instance, extending from
Kingston to Smith's Falls,
are the objective of many
lovers of the out'of'doors
each season. Although
much fished, there are
hundreds of landlocked
and connected lakes where
anglers have no difficulty
in taking their limits each
Game fish in these
waters are large and small
mouth bass, a local vari'
ety known as 'green' bass,
and salmon trout. Other
species include pike and
'walleyes' (pickerel). The
installation of locks for
the passage of motor
boats has created drowned
lands of considerable ex'
tent and there are many
miles of shore line consisting of stumps and
fallen trees with a fringe
of splatter docks and other
weeds, making ideal cast'
ing grounds.
And, of course, in such
a variety of waters, the
rice beds provide ex'
cellent food and cover
for ducks in the fall.
Although deer are hunted
in this section, it cannot
be truthfully called an
important hunting area
for big game.
These waters are best
reached     by    Canadian
Pacific  to Smith's   Falls,
an   important   divisional
point.    The Secretary of the Board of Trade, if
communicated with, will be glad to direct those
planning a trip.
Of the better fishing waters hereabouts, Christie
Lake is decidedly one to be reckoned with. It is
constantly restocked with pickerel and bass, and
the rapids of the River Tay running into it provide
excellent spawning grounds. The lake is dotted
with islands. Write Mr. Joe Marks, Portage Point,
Christie Lake, Perth, Ont., R.R. No. 4.
Another undeniably beautiful expanse of water
is Sharbot Lake which contains nearly one hundred
islands. Large and small mouth black bass are
plentiful, while salmon trout of generous size are
freely taken in its cool depths. Some deer hunting
is to be had in the 'back country' beyond the lake.
Mr. H. J. Thompson, Sharbot Lake, Ont., will
readily supply complete details to those interested.
A little farther west of Sharbot Lake on the
Canadian Pacific lies Tichborne which is a good
base from which to fish the surrounding country.
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This cub is not camera shy
It is located in the heart of a considerable network
of lakes, each possessing a distinct charm of its own.
Anglers have been so impressed with the beauty
and fishing possibilities of these waters that they
return year after year, quite unable to shake off
their fascination. Of the more important waters,
Eagle, Green Bay, Bobs and Crow Lakes provide a
variety of fishing. Mr. Garnett S. Shillington,
Godfrey, Ont., will gladly give you the advantage
of his long experience in this country.
The Indian, in his terse, cry tic prose, packs a
world of meaning into his word 'Kawartha' in
naming this far-flung system of lakes and rivers —
'Bright Waters and Happy Lands.' And he is no
less than accurate in his description.
It is possible to traverse, by canoe, the whole
of Southern Ontario from Lake Ontario, at Trenton,
to Georgian Bay — 250 miles of one of Canada's
most desirable playgrounds. In such a vast expanse
of water, it is not to wondered at that an extensive
variety of fish and game is proffered. Black bass,
muskies, trout and 'walleyes' (pickerel), partridge,
duck and deer, although, southern Ontario being
so thickly settled, the latter are largely confined to
the northern sections of this territory.
In such an accessible district it might well be
concluded that these waterways are fished out.
Extensive  and   intelligent   restocking   operations
render exhaustion practically impossible. The
Government hatchery maintains a high standard of
sport for bass and muskie fishing. In fact, some of
the specimens taken out in recent years have been
of such prize proportions as to win highly compe'
titive angling tournaments. Much drowned land
and widespread weed beds exist in these lakes and
rivers, which, to the expert, mean ideal conditions
for casting. In addition, profuse rice beds provide
excellent feeding grounds for duck.
Peterborough, the eastern gateway to this justly
celebrated region, lies 90 miles east of Toronto on
the line of the Canadian Pacific between Toronto
and Montreal. It is the headquarters for outfitters
as well as the Trent Waterway Development
Association and the Haliburton Tourist Association
whose secretaries cordially invite enquiries.
Twenty miles north of Peterborough, served by
local bus, operated in conjunction with the Canadian
Pacific, is situated Forest Hill Lodge (formerly the
Burleigh Falls Fishing Club). It is of the bungalow-
central'dining'room plan, affording good family
accommodation. Muskie and bass fishing are excep'
tional. Write for information to Forest Hill Lodge,
16615 Rosemount Road, Detroit, Michigan. Summer as well as winter address.
Bobcaygeon, the western entry to Kawartha, is
reached direct from Toronto by Canadian Pacific.
In fact, it is from these waters that the muskie
spawn   is   taken   for  the  Government  hatchery.
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French River ChaletSungalow Camp
There is also fair deer hunting in the surrounding
region. And in Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes nearby
there is some choice bass fishing. Write Viola S.
Beck, Stonyhurst Inn, or W. T. Edgar, Locust Inn,
Bobcaygeon, Ont. for further information. Riding
and golf are among the many local diversions.
That wild sweep of ruggedly beautiful country
spreading from the east and north shores of
Georgian Bay and Lake Huron invites special
consideration of its unique sporting possibilities.
It is one of the most popular fishing territories in
Ontario. The Muskoka Lakes, reached through
their western gateway at Bala, have fascinated
thousands of visitors with their scenic loveliness.
These waters still yield fair catches to the more
persistent angler, but Muskoka is better known as
a district in which vacationists may spend a most
enjoyable summer holiday at one of its many
up'tO'the-minute resorts. It must not be assumed,
however, that good fishing is out of reach here.
Several interesting canoe cruises are available to
outlying points where bass and muskies are to be
obtained in fair numbers. W. F. Cunningham, who
lives the year round at Bala, will gladly supply
further information on request.
Sweeping further northward along the arc,
Parry Sound, Shawanaga and Pointe au Baril are
encountered. The 'Sound' opens out into Georgian
Bay and is a most convenient base from which to
cruise through the myriad islands which cluster
along its shores. Within easy reach of Parry Sound
are some splendid inland waters affording fine
fishing—Crane Lake with its 55 miles of intriguing
bays harbouring monster muskies; Otter Lake with
its abundance of bass and pickerel; and Mill Lake
where bass, pickerel and an occasional muskie are
to be found. Mr. A. J. Gentles of Parry Sound,
Ont., who has had much experience in this region,
will cheerfully be of service to those who desire
further details.
Shawanaga, a short distance to the north, is the
going-in point for an interesting canoe trip up the
Shawanaga River, crossing a chain of lakes and
terminating the journey at Byng Inlet on the
Magnetawan River. There is good fishing for
large and small mouth bass, muskies and Great
Northern pike in lakes along the route. E. O.
Findlay, at Pointe au Baril, Ont., will gladly undertake arrangements of a local nature if desired.
Pointe au Baril. Thirty Thousand Islands! Thirty
thousand channels, countless thousands of enchanting bays and rocky inlets in which lurk that
indomitable warrior, the black bass. There could
be no more natural home for him than this strik-
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Pine Rapids Camp, French River
ingly beautiful archipelago off Pointe au Baril in
Georgian Bay. Granite shoal and ledges and clear
cool water suit him down to the ground; and he
persists in surprising numbers in this increasingly
popular resort district only by reason of these
ideal conditions. It remains to the angler who
fishes and roams at will through these glistening
pine-hung water avenues to know the true delight
of this wonderland. For here is a vast expanse of
inland sea literally peppered with islands of every
conceivable size and shape; and the pioneer who is
willing to forego the comforts of resort life, push
off into their maze, and sleep under the stars, will
be well rewarded. The flush of a camp fire at
evening on a tent, the smell of wood smoke, the
lure of lonely little islands whose granite shoals
shelter bass and maskinonge are to such true
sportsmen contentment incomparable. In the fall
a few miles inland will offer you some good deer
hunting territory. An enquiry addressed to E. O.
Findlay at Pointe au Baril, Ont. will bring further
That intricate maze of waters, known as the
French River system, has an evergreen reputation
among sportsmen. Draining Lake Nipissing to the
east, it flows westerly into Georgian Bay through a
district long renowned for its fish and game. Outlying
lakes and streams offer good bass and muskie fishing;
and very few hunters fail to get their deer. Recently,
eight bear were taken off one island alone. Partridge,
also, are to be found in satisfactory numbers.
Many interesting canoe cruises may be taken
through these waterways. The several channels
of the French River, spattered with islands, intrigue
the curious and adventurous, particularly in that
section near to Lake Nipissing. The Pickerel River,
with its many ramifications, and stretching, as it
does from Kawigamog Lake to the Magnetawan
and Shawanaga Rivers, offers a delightful alternative.
Either route opens fresh vistas to the explorer-
minded, and the sporting possibilities are surprisingly
There is no better base than French Rivet
station from which to enter this infinite wide'
flung water system. And within 200 yards of the
station lies the famous French River'Chalet Bun'
galow Camp, where in the heart of such fine fishing
country all your needs are catered to, even to a
sporty 9'hole golf course. Comfortable little cabins
with every modern convenience and a central
clubhouse for dining and recreational purposes are
the arrangement; and, especially for the family man,
this camp makes an ideal headquarters for his
fishing excursions, a camp where his wife and
kiddies will enjoy every minute of their holiday.
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Wild life is plentiful in Ontario
About 20 miles up river lies the Pine Rapids
Camp operated in conjunction with the French
River Camp for the use of sportsmen who prefer
to range farther afield for their fishing. The cruise
to Pine Rapids Camp is made via motor boat which
tows your canoes as far as Five Mile Rapids whence
they are used for the ascent to the Camp. The six
easy portages to be negotiated are well worth the
effort, as the vast web of streams radiating from
Pine Rapids Camp afford some excellent bass and
muskie fishing.
A special folder—French River ChaletSungalow
Camp—has been prepared and will be forwarded
on request to the nearest agent of the Canadian
Pacific Railway (see list at back of booklet).
An excellent corps of guides (both white and
Indian), a fleet of canoes, motorboats and camping
equipment are available. Further local information
may be obtained from the Manager, French River
Chalet'Bungalow Camp, French River, Ont., in
summer; or in care of General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que., during
the rest of the year.
"Lift the Latch" is the name given to a charmingly
located resort perched high on a point of land where
the French River emerges from Dry Pine Bay. The
cabins are exceptionally comfortable and a sporty
9'hole golf course is located a few hundred yards
along the shore. It is an excellent jumping'off place
to fish the waters of the French River district and
sportsmen who use it as a base of operations can be
assured of a comfortable and pleasant holiday.
Information as to rates and other detailed particulars
are available upon request to the manager, address
French River, Ont.
Pine Cove Cabin Community is another comfort'
able headquarters for the fisherman or hunter who
accepts the challenge of this sporty region. Mr.
E. F. Rioux, the owner, Noelville, Ont., meets his
guests at Rutter on the Canadian Pacific.
In the foregoing, reference was made to some
choice lakes to the north of French River. Among
these, Trout Lake and its companion waters provide
a wide variety of fishing for the man who enjoys a
little punishment with his recreation.
A canoe cruise of the rarer sort may be made
through this wilderness by journeying up from
Trout Lake through the Barlow Lakes to Aginiwassi
Lake and return. Large and small mouth bass, lake
trout, 'walbeyes', Great Northern pike, and muskies
await the man fortunate enough to dare this trip.
And in the surrounding forest red deer are plentiful
to an extent that will please the most exacting.
Even an occasional moose is to be encountered,
having roamed down from more remote regions.
Accommodation, canoes, guides, outfits and
further information are procurable from O. Seguin,
Noelville, Ont. Or write Edna Mayer, same address.
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A good wild life photo is a worth while prize
Northern Ontario is an extremely wild and
rugged sweep of country, embracing thousands
upon thousands of square miles north and west of
the French River system. Here moose, deer,
black bear and other wild life remain virtually
undisturbed by man.
Many of its lakes and streams are practically
inaccessible as yet. Nature by presenting difficulties and hardships in the way of travel is still
jealously guarding its big game, and in the remote
solitudes of its forests the sheltered waters produce
a tremendous supply of game fish each year.
Obstacles, however, do not seem to deter the ardent
Already he has effected many a breach, opening
up sports grounds incomparable, till the very
mention of Northern Ontario lights a gleam in the
"sourdough" sportsman's eyes. Countless streams
flowing down from the Height of Land across the
Canadian Pacific lines give access to this wonderland. And a number of strategically located camps
provide excellent bases for some of the finest fishing
and hunting to be had anywhere.
Camp Champlain is one of the most comfortable
camps on the headwaters of the Mattawa River
and gives convenient access to some 25 lakes which
offer a variety of good fishing.   Mr. Len Hughes,
the proprietor, has had a long experience in catering
to the requirements of visiting sportsmen and
enjoys an excellent reputation for giving satisfaction.
He has recently opened up a new territory which
provides good speckled trout fishing, although it is
somewhat off the beaten track and involves a
little effort in reaching it. Mr. Hughes will gladly
furnish full information upon request. His address
is Trout Mills, Ont.
Lake Nipissing, on the fringe of this remarkable
fish and game range, is a very popular centre.
Sturgeon Falls and Rutter (both on the Canadian
Pacific) are the entry points to this great lake where
bass and muskies abound in the channels among its
many islands. And in the better locations, some
well-directed camps are at your disposal. Among
these, in the western arm of the lake, is Memquisit
Lodge. These comfortable log cabins are set amidst
delightful surroundings. Prior to May ist application for local details should be made to Messrs.
Trivett & Pettman, 1970 East 84th St., Cleveland,
Ohio, who will gladly correspond with those
interested. After that date address them at
Monetville, Ont.
A novel experience is available by reason of the
enterprise of Kervin Bros., Sturgeon Falls. Well-
equipped house-boats for large or small parties may
be chartered and will be towed to the better
fishing grounds on the lake.   They also operate a
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It took 45 minutes to land this muscalunge
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A corner of Devil's Gap Lodge — Lake of the Woods
comfortable camp for those who prefer that sort
of accommodation.
The vast number of sheltered bays in Lake
Nipissing provide excellent feeding grounds for
large flights of ducks in the fall. And the surrounding forests produce some of the best deer hunting
in Canada.
This, the largest fresh water island in the world,
lies near the north shore of Lake Huron, protecting
the North Channel from the inland sea and giving
refuge to bass, pickerel and pike and occasional
muskies of abnormal size. About 250 miles long
and 100 miles wide at one point, the island is
fretted with bays and inlets; while inland, its lakes
and streams provide good speckled trout as well
as some bass and muskie fishing.
Little Current, The Canadian Pacific detraining
point, is a famous rendezvous for yachtsmen the
world over. From 2o-footers to $3,000,000 ocean'
going cruisers, the magnetism of Manitoulin seems
to draw them all.
Sources of information, in more detail, are:—
The Board of Trade, Little Current or Gore Bay,
Ont. or Capt. Robt. Commins, whose Manitow'
aning Lodge is a pleasant bungalow resort (address,
Manitowaning, Ont.) or H. C. Hawkins, operating
La Cloche View Bungalow Camp on Cloche Island
near Little Current. (Address — Blind River until
May ist, and Little Current, Ont. thereafter.)
This unalloyed joy of the out'ofidoor enthusiast
covers 3,750,000 acres of forest lakeland that is
primitive enough to satisfy even the proverbial
'caveman.' Lake Temagami itself covers more than
100 square miles and contains over 1,600 beautiful
islands; and with its nine vast arms, spanning the
Reserve, access to the most desirable areas is made
reasonably easy. Small wonder then that you can
reach waters, after a paddle of ten miles or so, that
are stocked with incredible numbers of gamy fish,
too remote from the haunts of man to become bait'
shy. By thus venturing a little farther afield, some
of the best fishing, and hunting for moose and deer,
is the reward of Temagami—unspoiled, unen-
croached upon by civilization and as wild and
ruggedly beautiful as when first created.
Temagami Station on the Temiskaming and
Northern Ontario Railway is the going'in point
just a few hours run from North Bay.
A few miles northeast lies Lake Temiskaming,
with its rock'rimmed and forest'dad shores 164
miles in extent. It is an impressive sheet of water,
defining the eastern boundary of Ontario. Its chief
interest to the angler lies in its ready access to the
western shores of seldom visited bass waters along
the border of the Temagami Forest Reserve.
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A sportsman, who has visited all the best spots,
recently remarked, There is no best place in the
Lake Penage district—it's all good!' No perjury
there, by any means. It is reasonably well-known,
and you can prove its superb fishing possibilities by
consulting any of your cronies who has experienced
its delights, and he will tell you that it is one of
the best bass waters on the continent—sound
Lake Penage presents a combination of fishing
attractions that cannot fail to please the most
exacting angler as long as he is content with resorts
of a modest though comfortable character. To convey
a faint idea of the extent of its possibilities, it is
worth noting that the lake is 26 miles in length,
with an extremely irregular and indented shoreline,
and contains over 500 islands. No less important are
the hundreds of lakes that are scattered throughout
the forest surrounding its shores and extending
clear through to Georgian Bay. Many of these
lakes are regularly visited, some occasionally; but
it is safe to say that as many more have not been
visited, as the sport in the aforementioned waters
has been so good as to make it entirely unnecessary
to search out new fishing grounds. Recently, new
trails have been cut into several lakes that were
heretofore inaccessible offering extraordinary possi'
bilities to the more adventurous type of sportsman,
who is ready to exchange a little hard work for the
thrill of being the first to cast over strange lakes and
streams. Bass, lake trout, Great Northern pike and
'wall-eyes' predominate.
The silent northwoods hereabouts harbour an
abundance of wild life, deer in particular. The
latter thrive in numbers to satisfy the most critical
hunter, largely because they are so little hunted.
The few taken out each year do not begin to keep
pace with the natural increase.
Comfortable camp accommodation is offered at
Lake Penage by Sheehan's Camp—Mr. Geo. E.
Brown, Manager, and Bonniview Camp, Mr. H.
G. Hutchinson, Manager. An enquiry to either
at Lake Penage via White Fish, Ont., will bring
valuable information concerning Lake Penage and
outlying waters. Guides, outfits and canoes are
procurable from both.
Working west from Sudbury we get into less
visited fishing and hunting territories. So numerous
are they in fact, in this great expanse of wilderness,
that it is possible to mention only a few, and those
briefly, in these limited pages.
At Metagama, for instance, one can outfit for
any one of a dozen hunting or fishing trips through
that tangle of waterways threading wild picturesque
trails through wonderful sporting territory. Most
of these streams find their way into the tributaries
of the Spanish River at its headwaters. Moose
range freely in these northwoods and the yield
of Great Northern pike in the lakes and rivers is
astounding, some being caught in excess of twenty
The Spanish River is one of the old water highways of the Hudson's Bay Co. But today it is
little travelled, an occasional trapper being the only
human encountered in a canoe trip. There are,
however, a string of log cabin camps here* maintained by Mr. M. U. Bates of Metagama, Ont.,
strategically situated so as to drop the sportsman
into the very heart of the best of hunting and fishing.
Five moose have been seen from a cabin door in
one day, one big bull venturing to within ten feet
of the building. As to fishing, the pike in these
streams and salmon trout in the lakes are extremely
numerous. The cabins accommodating from one to
eight persons, are clean and modestly comfortable.
All a guest need bring with him is fishing or hunting
outfit and personal effects; and although blankets
are available, it is suggested that you bring your
own. A novel feature about these cabins is that
they are remote from one another. No suggestion
of the jazzy summer resort here, nothing but the
peace and quietness of the primeval forest. Canoes
and guides are procurable through Mr. Bates, with
whom, it is suggested, you should communicate
for fuller details.
The widely known glories of this 'cruise of
cruises' are vividly described in the section
pertaining to canoe trips (page 44). It is reached
through Biscotasing on the Canadian Pacific a few
miles west of Metagama, and presents to the
outdoor enthusiast 275 miles of ever-changing
primitive beauty. Not the least of its attractions
is the splendid fishing afforded in its various waters
— trout, muskies, bass and pike. Pratt 6? Shanacy,
Biscotasing, Ont., are a valuable source of information.
This striking cruise is also dealt with more fully
in the section concerned with canoe trips (page
46). It offers similar scenic grandeur to that of
the Mississauga River with the added advantage
of optional routes. Great Northern pike predominate, but side trips will lead the more adventurous
into some remarkable speckled trout waters. The
going-in point is Chapleau on the Canadian Pacific
main line. Another exciting canoe cruise, the
Emerald Circle, flanks the Chapleau Game Preserve,
drawing inexhaustible supplies of fish and game
therefrom — see page 45.
The Chapleau Game Preserve embracing five
thousand square miles of wild and rugged lake and
river country is the largest, and by some considered
to be the most beautiful in Ontario.
The fishing is unusually good. Speckled brook
trout, lake trout, Great Northern pike and 'walleyes', are all plentiful. Under strict protection game
has multiplied in the Chapleau Preserve and the
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Virgin Falls—T^ipigon River
natural increase has overflowed the boundaries
and offers exceptional hunting in surrounding territory.   Many fine trophies are taken out each year.
Forest rimmed lakes threaded together by streams
offer many fascinating canoe cruises through
country well stocked with moose, deer, bear and
other wild life.
Smith 6? Chappie Ltd., Chapleau, Ont. specialize
in the outfitting of sportsmen and can look after
all their requirements. They employ only well
qualified guides of long experience who know the
Chapleau region intimately. They are always
glad to supply full information on request.
D. M. Stuart, outfitter at Missinabie, Ont. is
a reliable source of information.
Deserving of special mention is the attractive
fish and game area reached through Nicholson on
the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a
short distance west of Chapleau. Mr. H. L. Goodwin
operates a string of comfortable log cabin camps
strategically located on lakes throughout this
interesting section. 'Wall-eyes', Great Northern
pike and lake trout are freely taken from most of the
waters in this district while certain lakes offer
speckled trout of large size. A letter to Mr. Goodwin
at Nicholson will bring interesting information.
Here, indeed, is a good place for the man who
will be satisfied with nothing less than exceptional
sport! Mr. C. D. Newcombe, Chapleau, Ont.,
operates several log cabin camps on a string of
beautiful lakes just east of Amyot, Ont., on the
Canadian Pacific. Last summer a reconnoitering
sportsman saw five moose in one day besides abundant evidence of caribou. Bear were so numerous
that a resident guardian of one of the camps had
shot seven in the spring. Nipigon trout running
from 33^ to 6 lbs. are taken during May, June, July
and early September. Small mouth bass, pike and
pickerel are frequently taken in the lakes.
The camps provide all the simple comforts necessary to pleasant hunting and fishing trips. It is
suggested that you communicate with Mr. Newcombe for complete information.
From the Height of Land, where pine forests
shelter thousands of unknown lakes, there flow
countless streams, mere threads of water in some
cases till, gathering volume from the endless web
of waterways spanning this far-flung empire of fish
and game, they thresh their tempestuous way down
pine-girt granite gorges into the clear cold waters
of that inland sea—Lake Superior.
Sparsely settled, this region offers sport supreme
to the man who is willing to forego the comforts
of civilization, tote his pack into the unknown, and
sleep on a couch of balsam. Such a man will come
back with an invaluable treasure in his heart. For
the fish and game north of Lake Superior have
scarcely been touched as yet. Moreover, the
Ontario Government has set aside the Superior
Game Preserve, which insures fine sport for all
time. Nowhere can better brook trout fishing be
had. The moose and deer that roam this territory
will provide prized trophies for years to come.
One factor which has contributed mightily to
the preservation of fish and game in this portion of
northern Ontario is that comparatively few of its
rivers are navigable. The Canadian Pacific, however, presents several entry-points which enable
the sportsman to penetrate to good fishing and
hunting areas with comparative ease.
White River, for instance, is a good base from
which to reach the Kwinkwaga Lake or Pokei Lake
districts, in all of which moose and deer are more
than plentiful. Mr. D. V. Rumsey of White River
and Heron Bay, Ont. will gladly help to plan a
hunting, fishing, or canoe trip when called upon
to do so. He has a nice camp north of White River.
It is pointed out, however, that flies are unusually
bad here until late in July.
Jackfish serves a region which is already known
to many outdoorsmen. It is the starting point for
the Steel River canoe cruise (see page 46) which
threads its way in a northerly circle through a
chain of lakes and streams for about 175 miles,
falling   into   Lake   Superior   five   miles   east  of
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Jackfish. This cruise passes through particularly
fine game country and one can usually depend on
seeing moose, deer and black bear during the
month of August. Speckled and rainbow trout are
plentiful in the wild waters of the lower Steel.
Mr. P. A. Nicol, Jackfish, Ont., is thoroughly
familiar with this section and will gladly advise
intending visitors. Mr. Nichol can arrange for
guides, canoes and outfit. Complete information
has been set forth in a bulletin prepared by the
General Tourist Department, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, Que. A copy will be mailed
on request.
So little has this remarkable country been hunted
and fished that it is sure to provide sport incomparable to the more audacious of the fraternity of
forest and stream. Until recently, few sportsmen
were known to have visited the Bear Lake district
above Schreiber, other than Canadian Pacific scouts
who all returned highly elated with their experience
and are confirmed enthusiasts today. Since then
it has been visited a little more frequently. But
the plenitude of fish and game is such that its
possibilities will not soon be exhausted. From
Schreiber, motor is available over a rough but
passable road to within a hundred yards of a dam
at Cook Lake. Thence by a perfect maze of waterways a canoe trip may be made through a country
that assures many a sight of moose, deer and black
bear. Pike up to 20 lbs. are by no means uncommon
and bass frequently scaling 5 lbs. are extremely
plentiful in Little Cook Lake and other waters.
Speckled trout abound in many of the streams and
lakes. In fact it is one of the better districts for
'square tails'. There are several portages, some
fairly stiff, but the man who is guaranteed such
excellent sport yields counts them as fair price.
Singleton Bros. (Schreiber, Ont.) have camps on
several lakes and can outfit parties to their entire
satisfaction. They will gladly supply further
particulars to anyone interested in this region.
Owing to lumbering activities in this vicinity,
fishing for the famous Nipigon trout has been
affected. 'Coasters', the speckled trout which
remain in the cold waters of Lake Superior at the
mouth of the river offer some rare sport. They run
to exceptional size and are usually to be found
around the islands that are scattered through
the bay.
Despite the decline of trout fishing in the river,
however, there is some unusually good hunting to
be had near at hand — at the headwaters of Jackfish
and Black Sturgeon Rivers in particular. The
Hudson's Bay Company at Nipigon, Ont. is headquarters for tourist supplies and invites enquiries,
while Mr. F. Sanderson is also a competent authority
on the possibilities of this region.
In particular, however, we recommend you to
Mr. D. M. Gapen, manager of Chalet'Bungalow
Lodge, a former Canadian Pacific resort, where
you are convenient to some good fishing and hunting
Up'tO'date information based on a recent investi'
gation will be gladly furnished on application to
the General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, Que.
Canada's "Twin Cities", Port Arthur and Fort
William, are situated on the very edge of a vast
range of heavily wooded country extending north
and westward, where moose, deer and bear range
practically unhindered. It is safe to say that this
region will shortly become one of America's most
popular sports grounds.
Its innumerable waters are liberally stocked with
Great Northern pike, 'walleyes', and lake trout.
Bass are also to be found in some places.
From Savanne, Wabigoon and Dinorwic, sportsmen have ventured into this wilderness, meeting
with unqualified success.
Mr. Frank Edwards, Savanne, Ont., Messrs.
Merril, Rhind & Walmsley, Wabigoon, Ont., and
Mr. F. Hazelwood, J. S. Ridgway and J. Ovenstone,
Jr., Dinorwic, Ont., are the local sources of information.
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In a territory so rarely visited by sportsmen as
that surrounding Ignace, it is only natural that
moose, deer, and black bear should continue to
thrive prolifically. Moose and caribou however
are protected in this area. A Canadian Pacific scout,
reconnoitering the district for information for
sportsmen, found indications of a profusion of big
game—deer, moose and bear predominating. The
spoor of these animals was in evidence everywhere.
For the canoe trip enthusiast, who welcomes a long,
tough cruise in unspoiled country, no superlatives
can match the beauties of the route from Ignace
to Lake of the Woods. Fishing in such virginal
country may well be imagined.
Mr. A. Berglund of Ignace, Ont. will supply
complete information to those interested.
Eagle River and Eagle Lake, conveniently reached
through Eagle River and Vermilion Bay stations
have recently attracted wide attention through
the excellence of muskie fishing in that area. It is
reliably reported that in 1938 some 228 muskies in
excess of 20 pounds were caught in these waters.
Write local C.P.R. Agents for more details.
Vermilion Bay is also a convenient jumping-off
place for reaching the attractive muskie, Great
Northern Pike and lake trout waters to the north.
In particular one might mention Clay Lake, Cliff
Lake and Cedar Lake but there is a host of others,
some of which have scarcely been fished. Each year
trophy winning muskies are taken out by delighted
anglers. The General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, will furnish further
particulars if desired.
Near the western frontier of Ontario lies the
Lake of the Woods, an extensive body of water of
unusual beauty and charm. Its rugged and indented
shoreline is covered for the most part with pine,
spruce and birch. Over twelve thousand islands
of every conceivable size and shape dot its surface,
and provide a maze of channels in which scrappy
bass and vigorous, tackle-smashing muskies hold
sway. And if the possibilities of the country
surrounding the Lake of the Woods are taken into
account, the sport available here is positively
For some unaccountable reason, most sportsmen
are prone to overlook territory which is easily
reached, and are eager to try more distant fields.
This form of wanderlust finds ample room for relief
in the hundreds of lake systems radiating from the
main body; and in each case the fishing nearly
always justifies the expedition.
As soon as the bounds of limited civilization are
passed, a wide sweep of excellent hunting is open,
where no difficulty is experienced in selecting an
area suited to the sportsman's requirements. Red
deer are exceedingly plentiful; an occasional caribou
is to be seen; but while the season on both caribou
and moose is closed in this section there are any
amount of them 'shot' with a camera each season.
Near Kenora, on the Lake of the Woods, has
been established a delightful resort whence a man
may range these remarkable fishing waters and
return to the solid comfort of a bungalow camp at
evening, and a game of golf if you so desire. Devil's
Gap Lodge was created as much for the sportsman
as for the debutante, because its location puts a man
within a paddle stroke, so to speak, of red-blooded
sport that has no peer anywhere. Its individual
bungalows are pleasantly furnished and the social
life, to the man so-minded, is all that could be
desired. Each morning anglers and guides with their
canoes and outboards assemble at the dock and
board a cruiser launch which carries them quickly
and comfortably to select bass and muskie fishing
waters. Canoes spread out to favored haunts
returning to the cruiser for shore lunch. In the
evening the canoes reassemble for the return to
the Lodge.
A special folder, describing in detail Devil's Gap
Lodge, is available on application to the nearest
agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see list at
back of booklet).
Hook's Lake of the Woods Muskie Camps also
deserve special mention. This island retreat is located
about two hours south of Kenora by launch and is
close to some of the finest muskie fishing in this
highly interesting territory. The Camp comprises
a few individual bungalows picturesquely located
and affords an ideal spot for a thoroughly worthwhile fishing holiday. The sport nearby is exciting
and special attention is paid to guests who desire to
travel a little farther afield and penetrate by canoe
the fascinating maze of waterways that extend in
every direction. Messrs. D. E. and Keith Hook
can be depended upon to give careful attention to
the comfort and requirements of their visitors.
So well pleased have sportsmen been with the
unusually favorable conditions at Lake of the Woods
Muskie Camps that they have returned year after
year bringing their friends with them. A letter to
D. E. Hook, Hook's Lake of the Woods Muskie
Camps, Kenora, Ont., will bring complete information to those interested.
Another delightful resort from which to fish
these famous muskie waters is Cameron Camps.
Furthermore, for those fishermen who demand the
ultra-ultra, the owner, through airplane research,
established Stork Lake Camp, 80 miles to the north,
a most desirable fishing section. Muskies, lake trout,
Great Northern and wall-eyed pike are here in
profusion.  Write Cameron Camps, Kenora, Ont.
The J. W. Stone Boat Mfg. Co., of Kenora, a
furthern reliable source of information, operates a
number of house-boats on the Lake of the Woods.
With such flexible equipment, you are enabled to
reach and fish comfortably those feeding grounds
that the maskinonge are presently frequenting.
In addition, the Kenora Civic Tourist Bureau
cordially invites sportsmen interested in the sur'
rounding country to write for suggestions as to
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This Great ?iorthsrn Pike will break tackle no more
found   valuable:-
outfitters who will make complete arrangements
for a trip, or supply other information.
The attention of big game hunters is particularly
directed to a new organization which has recently
been formed by three of the more prominent
outfitters operating out of Kenora. They have
located some unusually attractive moose haunts.
These preferred sections are reached by canoe
and portage or by 'plane. The former occupies anywhere from one to three days while the latter trip
consumes about one hour. It is suggested that
persons interested communicate direct with
Northland Moose Camps at Kenora, Ont.
brightens their
eyes, and brings a
new hearty note
into their laughter
during that joy
of joys—the comradeship of the
In Nova Scotia,
so much hydro
development has
taken place in re^
cent years, that
some of the cruises
more famous in
bygone days are
not to be recommended for the
present. There
are, however,
many choice
routes still open
to the devotee of
this most exhilia*
rating of sports;
but space does
not permit the
listing of them.
So that if you are
desirous of holi'
daying on the
streams and lakes
of Nova Scotia in a
canoe the follow
ing sources of in'
formation will be
Is it any wonder, then, that Ontario is the mecca
of half the sportsmen in North America—to say
nothing of many from overseas? Small wonder,
indeed; for in its forests and streams it transmits
something to nature's gentlemen which all the world
cannot filch from their souls—the peace sublime
that washes the canker of civilization out of them,
Mr. A. D. Thomas, South Milford, N.S.,
Mr. C. W. Mills, Annapolis, N.S. or write the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific, Montreal.
The most famous canoe cruise in New Brunswick
lies in the northern part of the province in the
shadow of rugged mountainous peaks from 2,000
to 2,700 feet in height. Detraining at Plaster Rock
on the Canadian Pacific, you motor to Miller's at
the forks of the Tobique, and pole the Left or
Little Tobique Fork to Nictau Lake, portage to
Nepisiquit Lake and run the Nepisiquit River to
the Mines; or pole back from Indian Falls and run
the Tobique to the railroad, as it is undesirable to
portage the Grand Falls and continue to Bathurst,
because of 'bad waters.'
Trout fishing from June to September is excellent,
3'pounders being hooked quite frequently in the
pools.   And if the trip is taken in September, good
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bear hunting is to be expected. Three weeks is
the accepted time for this cruise, with a fourth
added if hunting is planned.
The trip down the Cains River is one of the most
accessible and comfortable in New Brunswick, with
no dangerous rapids to be encountered. Going in
from Bantalor, when the water is sufficiently high,
or from Doaktown at 'low' water, you run the
Cains to Blackville on the Main S. W. Miramichi
River, returning thence to Fredericton by train.
The Doaktown run offers about 40 miles of splendid
cruising; while the Bantalor run adds another 25
—fy miles in all.
Allen and Wade, Penniac, N.B., are lessees of the
Cains River, and can provide complete outfits and
guides for the trip which offers some good trout
fishing as well as salmon in season.
If you would do some canoe vagabonding above
that famous old region, where, in your imagination,
you may hear the rousing shanty songs of Johnnie
Couteau and his lumberjacks as they ran the chutes
in their unwieldy bateaux, take the Canadian Pacific
up to Mont Laurier. Thence down the Riviere
Lievre and you are embarked on a most intriguing
cruise to Whitefish Lake where you turn north and
traverse a fascinating lake system emerging onto the
Gatineau River and terminating your journey at
Maniwaki, 82 miles north of Ottawa on the Cana'
dian Pacific. Portages are infrequent, except near
Maniwaki where five are encountered in rapid
succession. But none of these are 'heartbreakers';
and most provide perfect camping sites where, by
glowing embers, under a starry canopy, you may
sleep the sleep of the justly contented to the masculine harmony cf lusty-voiced rapids nearby. Fish
for breakfast ! Trout! And, rounding the first
headland, after the start is made, a deer or moose
may swim across the bow of your canoe.
Or, perhaps, you seek a canoe trip through an
absolutely uninhabited region of 'Ole Kebeck',
where big beaver dams confront your eyes, and
moose and deer, standing knee-deep in the water,
stare petulantly at you with dripping muzzles.
Then the Kiamika trip will more than satisfy your
wanderlust. Up the Kiamika River to Lake Kiamika,
through the Brule water system to the Riviere Lievre
and downstream to Mont Laurier, is a memorable
cruise on which the portages are reasonably easy
except for one of one and one'half miles from Brule
to Baker's Lake. And by detraining at Lac Saguay,
en route from Montreal, and driving 12 miles you
avoid several portages on the lower reaches of the
Kiamika River. Good fishing and fascinating
scenery are yours for every one of the 105 miles of
this water highway.    Guides, outfits and further
A French River "Wall<eye'%
information   are   procurable   through   R.   Wester,
Kiamika, Que.
The General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, Que., will gladly supply a
rough sketch'map of this trip on request.
If you can afford the time, and your appetite for
the water trail is insatiable, there is no more
interesting cruise available than the 350'mile jaunt
from Maniwaki to Angliers—through a country
that has scarcely been touched by sportsmen, a
country that is one mass of lakes and rivers infested
with bass and trout, a country where moose and
deer range freely, untrammelled by the fear of man.
Detraining at the Canadian Pacific terminus,
Maniwaki (where excellent outfitting may be
effected at Donovan Bros.), it is better to drive to
Lepine's Farm on the Gens'de'Terre River than
attempt the ascent of the turbulent Gatineau.
From Lepine's Farm you commence a cruise beset
with miles upon miles of the most gorgeous scenery
imaginable. As Mr. Raoul Cloutier remarks in his
admirable booklet—From Maniwa\i to Angliers—
'is far easier to enjoy than to describe.' Of course
there are portages; but the trip being mostly down'
stream there is much leisurely paddling to compensate for them.
Of such scope is this cruise that no attempt can
be made herein to describe it in detail. You are
cordially invited, however, to write the General
Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que., for more comprehensive information.
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From the junction of the Ottawa and Mattawa
Rivers through the Mattawa, Lake Nipissing and
the French River to Georgian Bay, lies that old
favourite the French River system, known as the
'Champlain Trail' because it was the route taken
by the intrepid French explorer over three centuries
ago. It comprises about 130 miles of beautiful
waterways offering keen sport most of the way.
Owing to Canadian Pacific entry points at French
River, North Bay and Mattawa along the route of
this canoe cruise, it may be broken up into many
shorter trips. A map reference will quickly illustrate their infinite variety. One could easily spend
an entire summer on these far-flung water highways.
Lake trout, scrappy bass, savage muskies, pickerel
and pike are all on the list of game fishes found in
these waters.
The man who relishes a little tough going will
be more than repaid for his cruise up the Murdock
River from French River Station to Trout Lake
and into the cluster of smaller lakes beyond, where
small and large mouth bass are plentiful. The region
is also notable for its excellent deer hunting.
Outfitting can be arranged at any number of
points along the Champlain Trail. And an enquiry
to the General Tourist Department, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que., will produce maps
and comprehensive up-to-date information.
It is not easy to list the innumerable canoe trips
that radiate from Penage. It is much easier to
account for the excellent sporting possibilities
offered. For it is far enough off the beaten track
to make one of its most enthusiastic admirers
remark—'There is no best place in Penage—it's all
good.' And, as though to prove its claim to be
the best bass lake in America, that angler has been
coming back for eighteen consecutive summers.
Feeding the lake are nearly one hundred smaller
lakes, reached by stream and portage, and the fishing
in most is superlatively good for bass, 'wall-eyes'
and Great Northern pike. There is also exceptionally
good deer hunting in this region, and it is a fair
bet for moose and bear.
Perhaps the most picturesque and promising
cruise is to Lake Tyson, peculiarly shaped like a
letter "H", where large and small mouth bass run
to more than average size.
Sheehan's Camp (G. E. Brown) and Bonniview
(H. G. Hutchinson) are simple but good centres for
the canoe-trip enthusiast. Address the last two
at Lake Penage via Whitefish (Soo Line), Ont. And
write to the General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, Que., for Bulletin No. 67 and
fuller information.
Sunset and Moonrise a beaver and her six
little ones emerge from the shadows of a grove of
birch and stir the glistening pool with ripples of
quicksilver as they stem the waters to the far shore,
there to strip some alders a calf moose comes
down to the pool to drink while the cow crashes
about in the underbrush an owl from the top
of a jack pine declaims your presence to his brethren
of the wilds in mournful tones but you are too
utterly content to give heed. As you roll up in
your blankets, glorying in happily-tired muscles,
the night breezes are as unction to the tingle of
the sun that lingers in your bronzed face. Yet,
despite a full heart, there is just a tinge of wistful-
ness in your thoughts—that the most glorious of
all canoe trips—the Mississauga—is nearly over.
Drinking greedily of the incense of pine, as though
desperately trying to retain some of it for sustenance
during another year's incarceration in the prison of
civilization, again you remember in a rush of vivid
impressions: the phantoms that peopled your imagi'
nation as you paddled into sight of the moss'
covered ruins of the old Hudson's Bay Fort—
phantoms of a genial grizzled Scottish factor, the
bizarre garb of Indian trappers loitering about the
palisades, the audacious'eyed courriers de bois; the
speckled trout that ran so large and plentiful that
at length you wet your hands, gently unhooked,
and slipped the dazzling beauties back into the
water; the vicious strike of pike in a lake literally
overrun with the savage brutes; the glossy sheen
of lake trout that scaled as high as eighteen pounds;
the awe'inspiring grandeur of Aubrey Falls, higher
than Niagara, leaping from rocky shelf to rocky
shelf, threshing itself into an eternal white frenzy,
jealously guarded by ancient pines that stand as
serried centurions on the bastions of the great
gorge; the swift, breathtaking glide down Forty'
Mile Rapids where you seldom dip a paddle except
to avoid some particularly turbulent water; the
Mississauga Tunnel where the river careens
boisterously through a deep cleft in the granite, so
narrow in places that the giant trees almost meet
overhead; to say nothing of lake after lake offering
fish in lavish quantities and infinite variety	
And as you knock the dottle out of your 'last' pipe,
you sigh a little regretfully, and murmur a sleepy
promise to the silence of the northwoods,'—coming
back next year.'
Two hundred and seventy'five miles of a canoe
trip so famous that it is a by'word with artists,
sporting writers and sportsmen the continent over.
Go in at Biscotasing 348 miles northwest of
Toronto on the main line of the Canadian Pacific,
where you may provision and outfit completely,
even to guides and canoes, from Pratt and Shanacy.
By steady, comfortable travel, the trip can be
made in two weeks, though six can be profitably
spent exploring the by'Streams and lakes. Shorter
trips are of course, available and are described in
Bulletin No. 105 which contains a good map and
much fuller information about the Mississauga.
Apply to the General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.
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For wild rugged grandeur, no canoe cruise
surpasses the Montreal River. Go in at Chapleau
on the Canadian Pacific, where guides and outfits
are procurable through Smith & Chappie Ltd., who
will gladly furnish complete information to interested sportsmen. By following a chain of lakes to
the Height of Land, one comes to Summit Lake
which is the headwater of the Montreal River by
which the Algoma Central Railway is reached after
a succession of wild rapids. Portages are numerous
but not difficult; and they are more than compen'
sated for by the magnificent scenery, especially the
rockbound gorges on the lower reaches of the river.
A few Indians, who have remained 'native', still
roam this country. They are quite inoffensive,
timid even. A sportsman, recently making this
trip, came across a forked stick planted on a mud
flat. Attached to the stick was a piece of birch
bark inscribed with Indian signs—three suns, three
men in a canoe and a fish, indicating to their companions that three of them had gone a three days'
journey farther inland to fish—perhaps because the
fishing in Montreal waters is mostly confined to
lake trout and pike. However, the hardy sportsman, who doesn't object to work, will be well
rewarded with speckled trout by making the portage
over to the Batchawana River.
Among canoe cruises, lesser known, and for that
reason more highly desirable from a standpoint of
good fishing and hunting, is that known as the
Emerald Circle which takes its name from the
indescribably beautiful waters of Emerald Lake.
There is a decided green tinge to it, although it
seems to change colour with every slight breeze
running the entire range of greens in the spectrum
from delicate Nile to intense Marine hues. Its
shimmering surface in motion is not unlike an
expanse of rippling folds of shot emerald taffeta
and its translucent depths are so clear that its lake
trout can be discerned at a depth of thirty feet.
But it is only one of a multitude of attractions that
distinguish this two weeks jaunt through incomparable sportsland.
Consider, for example, that it flanks the Chapleau
Game Preserve, an immense tract of wild country
set aside that fish and game may propagate unmolested. The overflow into the Emerald Circle region
is prodigious, even that rare prize, the caribou,
being occasionally seen. Deer, bear and moose are
actually commonplace here, the latter having
established, near Island Falls portage, a frequently
used moose wallow, a rarity indeed in these days
of relentless pursuit of these majestic animals.
The beaver finds a haven in some of these streams
which yield pike, grey and speckled trout, and
pickerel in goodly numbers.
Roughly elliptical in shape the Emerald Cruise
follows a series of lakes and rivers approximately
75 miles to Kapuskasing Lake whence the return
is made through a maze of different waters to Loon
Lake. Here, you may return to Chapleau, Ont., the
starting point, by truck, or portage \Y miles to
Mulligan Bay and thence down the Chapleau River
to Chapleau. Portages throughout the trip are
numerous but not arduous and are well defined,
being kept constantly cleared by fire rangers and
In such a country, wild life photography opportunities are at their best. Bulletin No. 95 issued by
the General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific,
Montreal, is a fully informative document about
this cruise, and will be supplied on request. Or
write, Smith & Chappie, Ltd., Chapleau, Ont.,
competent outfitters, whom lifelong association
with this territory has made thoroughly familiar
with it.
A real he'inan's canoe cruise of marvelous possi'
bilities is that via Dog Lake, Missinabie Lake,
Whitefish Lake and Michipicoten River, to Lake
Superior, coming out at the Algoma Central Rail'
way. At Missinabie, on the Canadian Pacific, you
detrain virtually on the shore of Dog Lake. And
the man who demands excitement with his sport is
in for a 58'mile feast of sparkling fishing—both
speckled and lake trout running to generous size
and quantity. There is only one difficult portage—
the rest being comparatively easy. But the guides
available at Missinabie simplify such matters just
as expertly as William Stuart at this point will
settle your outfitting problems.
Three and three'quarter million acres! That is
the extent of the Timagami Forest Reserve which
the Ontario Government has pronounced inviolate
for all time from the encroachment of lumbermen
or settlers. And Lake Timagami, with its vast
cartwheel arms and companion waters reaching far
into this remarkable fish and game preserve, offers
a thousand and one cruises to the canoeist. The
most desirable, however, is the 'loop' route through
Lake Timagami, Lady Evelyn Lake, Mattawakika
River, Montreal River, Animanipissing Lake,
Sandy Inlet and return through Lake Timagami—
about 120 miles in all. Bass, pickerel and trout are
more than plentiful in these waters.
The Timagami Fur Co. at Timagami, Ont. or the
Hudson's Bay Co. on Bear Island in the lake will
outfit you completely.
Unique, in that it passes through a region rarely
visited by white man, the Oba is a delight to the
canoeist seeking the novelty of running a narrow,
shallow stream where the trees almost meet over'
head like a jungle river. It is an easy trip, the
current taking the load off the paddle, and portages
are infrequent.
Occasionally you will come across a canoe
'homing' towards an Indian village such as Oba—
an Ojibway or Cree paddling lazily, with his squaw
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Better give him the right of way
and children sitting stolidly up forward. Or along
the mud flats, you are quite likely to come upon the
trails of moose and deer. The Oba offers good
fishing for wall-eyes and pike; and in some of the
pools, speckled trout are to be found.
Going in at Tatnall on the Algoma Central, the
trip is terminated at Swanson on the Canadian
Pacific. Guides, canoes and outfits are arranged for
through A. J. V. Selkirk, Franz, Ont.
Where the pine'crested crags of grim bloodied
mountains tower awesomely overhead; where the
lordly moose takes one last indignant look at you
before ambling away leisurely into the forest; where
caribou surprise you in a hidden bay, or a bear stares
incredulously at you before lumbering off clumsily
into a favourite berry patch—here in the Steel
River waters may the enthusiast satiate that lust
for pioneering in the primitive wilderness. Here
the two'fisted sportsman will find a challenge worth
his salt. But the harvest of red'blooded sport more
than compensates for the lively innings, which,
though strenuous, is not dangerous, and involves
no risk.
Speckled trout, lake trout and pike offer an
alluring feast of sport for the angler in waters that
have been so sparingly fished that none needs return
with less than a winter's store of honest—yes,
honest!—nerve'tingling fish yarns.
The trip begins at Jackfish on the main line of the
Canadian Pacific and follows a chain of gorgeous
lakes to the head of Steel Lake, whence the return
is made by an entirely different route—down the
Steel River and its companion waters to Lake
Superior where a few welbmerited lazy days in
camp will reward the angler with some excellent
'Coaster' fishing.
175 miles of joyous hardy sport!
Guides, canoes, provisions and complete outfits
are procurable from P. A. Nichol or Ed. Nicol at
Jackfish, Ont., both of whom will gladly furnish
fuller information on request.
Write the General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que., for special bulletin.
Kenora, situated at the head of the Lake of the
Woods, is a famous rallying point for canoe'trip
enthusiasts because of the numerous cruises radiating
therefrom. Practically all the lake's tributaries
offer water routes into a wild, untamed region that
has no peer for fishing and hunting. Although the
Lake of the Woods is an enormous body of water,
fast motorboats will tow your canoe to these distant
rivers where superb fishing exists for the active
angler. Bass, muskies, trout and pickerel are to be
found in the lake and its companion waters in
numbers to satisfy the most avid disciple of Izaak
Walton; and deer and moose abound in the nearby
forests. American sportsmen, residing in Central
United States should travel via Winnipeg from
which point fast Canadian Pacific trains will take
them to Kenora in three hours.
It is nothing short of amazing the grip on the
public imagination that the candid camera hobby
has taken in recent years. Perhaps, indeed, it were
sacrilege to call it a hobby any longer. It has become
almost an exact science with a great multitude of
people, and many of the results are nothing short
of artistic genius. The old inexpensive box camera
(still a serviceable article) has come, in many
instances, to be replaced with equipment costing
thousands. But so far, comparatively little effort
has been diverted to that most absorbing of all
subjects — wild life. Puzzling it is, too; for a
sortie into the gorgeous, untamed North combines
a fascinating health'giving holiday with the unsur'
passed thrill of 'shooting' material that will provide
exciting exhibits for your brothers in the craft.
Picture, if you can, a huge bull moose, standing
in the shallows, a succulent root or two in his wet
muzzle, held motionless by stately indignation at the
intrusion.. .a hen partridge mustering her chicks
with nervous concern... the leap of a buck, his
cotton tail flaunted audaciously as his rump flashes
over the underbrush. This is Life! and the utter
naivete of his subjects, the breathless thrill of that
tense moment when a split second spells the
difference between a bit of blank bush and a compO'
sition throbbing with wild life—that thrill surpasses
even the tingling excitement of the hunter or
fisherman at the kill.
And the landscapes ! The tallest skyscraper in
the world, the most magnificent gothic cathedral,
pales  before a  pine'crested headland against an
[46] evening sun, with a crane winging ponderously
towards some lonely marsh.
With such memories preserved everlastingly by
the lens of the dexterous cameraman there is no
need for him ever to become 'staled' by civilization
again   And to be sure there is no dearth of
country wherein a never'ending variety of such
shots are to be had. Consider the possibilities of
the Laurentides National Park in Quebec where no
gun is permitted; or the reserves in Ontario such
as Temagami or the Superior Game Preserve.
Read the description of some of the more notable
canoe cruises, pages 42 to 46. Take the Mississauga
River, the Montreal River, Mont Laurier to Mani'
waki, or the trips in the Maritimes. Any of them
will bring you to within mere feet of the most
precious pictures you could desire.
And for the movie camera addict 'the whole
world's a stage', 'tis true but none of it comparable
with Canada's Fishing Waters and Game Haunts.
Here the stage is eternally set, the props are all
supplied and the scenes infinite in their variety.
We do not presume to instruct you in the intri'
cacies of this extensive science. Most of the big
manufacturers of camera equipment have issued
exhaustive treatises on the matter; and camera
study groups are numerous in every community.
You have doubtless had resort to one or the other
or both. We can, however, perhaps give a suggestion
or two of some value when seeking these invaluable
outdoor shots.
An excellent ruse for 'catching' big game is to
set your camera up at a 'water hole' or salt lick,
connect a long thread to the shutter release, and
conceal yourself some distance away. The advantage
is obvious.
Procure a waterproof case and avoid the bitter
disappointment of drenching your camera and your
most treasured set of exposures. The only hope
of saving a sodden exposed film is to keep it
saturated till it is turned in for development.
The man whose wild life album excited your
intensest admiration kept his camera belted to his
person at all times !
Rods for Bait-casting and Trolling
Since the water resistance of the average (% oz.)
modern 'plug' varies greatly from that of the
bucktail spinner porkrind affair, it would seem
that a dozen variously weighted rods would be
necessary to accommodate all the different baits
accurately. Of course, if you want to split hairs,
this is strictly true. But who wants to 'tote' a
dozen rods around. Apart from the expense, think
of the misery of the man on a portage with twelve
rods to worry about. Experts have reached a
fairly unanimous agreement on the 5Y ft. rod,
although some insist that $Y ft. rod produces the
best results. Stick to the former. And, if you care
to, you can take along a &Y ft. rod for the lighter
lures, although it is not absolutely necessary when
you have mastered the 5Y ft. standard model.
Trolling rods vary according to personal prefer'
ence, from the 4Y ft. variety to the more flexible
8J4 footer. But don't use your casting rod for
trolling, else an unsightly bow will soon appear,
rendering it absolutely unfit for accurate casting.
A 4 or 5 oz. rod from 8Y ft. to 9 or 934 ft. with
'soft' or hard, as is preferred, fly and bass bug
casting action (flexibility) will be found to suit the
average angler perfectly whenever fly-fishing for
bass or trout is contemplated. A 'hard' action rod
of 5H oz. similar measurements will be found very
effective with large Atlantic salmon when a sufficiently large reel is used in order to carry plenty of
supplementary line besides the fly line.
Most of the hard-braided lines on the market
today will be found infinitely superior to the soft-
braided ones. True, they require a little more
breaking in before they make for smooth casting;
but their tough wearing qualities make them the
choice of seasoned anglers in preference to the
soft-braids, which wear rapidly, especially if they
are not dried in the shade soon after use.
Nine to 15 lbs. test is the average weight. You'll
get a great kick out of using a light line, thereby
giving the fish an 'even break.' Infinite care has
brought some monster muskies to gaff on a 9-lb.
line in open water. Of course, in drowned land
and heavy weeds, you are justified in using a line
of from 18 to 20 lbs. test.
Your only hope of getting a fly line to accurately
balance your rod is by experiment. The whole
business of fly casting is so delicate that the finest
variations make all the difference in the world. A
rod of 5$£ oz. weight usually takes a D line. Though
sometimes an E will suit it better. On the other
hand, if its action be hard, a C may even be necessary. In any case, buy the best vacuum dressed
line available. With care, it will last you for years,
and is a money-saver in that it outlasts a gross of
cheap enamelled lines.
The subject of lures is so vastly complex that
whole volumes could be written on it. Most good
manufacturers' catalogues contain reliable tables
specifying carefully the lures best suited under
given conditions for your favourite fish. And you
will be well-advised to follow their lead, as this
information is compiled from the exhaustive
experience of experts over a period of a great
many years.
The Canadian-Pacific fly, recently introduced, has
been heartily endorsed by experienced anglers as
a most effective lure for trout, bass and other game
fish. It has all the merits of a wet and a dry fly.
By a slight manipulation of the fly rod it describes
all the antics of a nymph which imparts its killing
47 Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
qualities.  Samuel G. Camp, noted angling authority,
"Ripley's Canadian-Pacific fly is all to
the good for trout. I had unusually
good success with it especially early
in the season fished wet."
Most fishermen by this time have fished success'
fully with surface lures and semi'sur face lures. But
only your canny expert will 'dig deep" when the
weather turns suddenly chilly or when bass and
big trout are feeding deep for any other reason.
Spoons (single or tandem), feathered minnows,
bucktail with spinners—especially with pork rind
attached, are often successful in taking out a
recalcitrant bass or two. When big trout are
sulking at depth, use a spoon or spinner weighted
with bucktail or rooster hackle trailer, and cast
beyond your objective; allow the lure to sink to
the bottom and retrieve slowly over the lair.
Something exciting is going to happen. This method
is gaining considerable favour all over Canada
because of the splendid fish taken by it. Big
speckled trout, you must remember, are minnow
Not a few bass fishermen are achieving consider'
able success and deriving additional kick from this
princely sport, by fishing this traditional battler
with the fly. Most catalogues tO'day list an
assortment of bass lures of this description. And
here is one you can make yourself with the assurance
that it is a killer. If you've ever seen a bee, overladen
with pollen, fall into bass waters you may have
been startled to see the rapidity with which it
disappeared into the maw of a voracious small'
mouth. This home-made lure, then, is in the likeness
of a bee. Take a cork Y" long and whittle it egg
shape. Split it down the middle, then bind the two
halves together on a bass hook with black silk
thread. Next, tie two tiny canary feathers to the
cork to emulate the bee's wings. This lure is a
floater and the curve and barb of the hook hang
down in the water, so that the feathers should be
tied on that side of the cork opposite from the
curve and barb, i.e. so that the feathers ride above
the surface. The cast is made similar to that with
the fly and is retrieved in short, teasing jerks. In the
writer's experience rarely have fish under three
pounds been taken on this 'bug'.
Bait-casting.—If you stop to consider the enormous amount of labour that one of these simple-
looking mechanisms performs, you will not be
cajoled into buying the low-priced article. For in
a year's time you will have to buy another unless
you have paid at least $5.00 for it. Of course,
they are priced all the way up to $60.00. And
small wonder when you realize the infinite care
that goes into their making.
Unless you have mastered the art of thumbing a
reel, purchase one with wie anti-backlash and level
winding features; ascertain that it is made of
german silver and phosphor bronze gears of extreme
hardness; oil the bearings and vaseline the gears
once a year, and with careful manipulation, you
will get distance and accuracy with the best of
Important.—Insist on a quadruple-multiplying
action. Any other ratio will be found unsatisfactory.
Trolling.—Almost any good multiplying reel
will serve splendidly for trolling. Although the
levebwinding anti-backlash variety will prevent a
good deal of consternation when fighting a mad
musky, he will keep you so profoundly absorbed
that a little artificial help of that nature will be
highly acceptable.
Fly Reels.—Since the fly reel is for the sole
purpose of storing the line, one of single action,
however plainly or cheaply manufactured, will
serve the purpose, provided it has enough room to
store a line larger than E. Gun metal finish is
preferable and a construction with perforated sides
to facilitate rapid drying. Avoid wide spools and
big handles as they are exceedingly cumbersome.
Here, again, the subject is too complex and
technical for comprehensive treatment in these
pages. Some general advice will not come amiss,
however. Pay the price for good guns. The careless rifling and erratic sighting of cheap rifles mean
the difference between hit and miss. Whereas,
with the cheap shot-gun, 'lop-sided patterns' and
stringing shot make for bitter disappointment. A
rifle with a badly fouled bore is worse than no
rifle at all.
Treat your guns kindly. Don't let them stand
for any length of time after a shoot without cleaning. Leave a thin film of oil on all working parts,
as well as in the bore when not in use. Simple
precautions such as these will enable you to turn
over your guns to your son some day in as good
condition as the day you bought them.
A word to the wise—if you want more than a
handful of feathers left after banging away at a
partridge, don't use a 12-gauge. A 20-gauge leaves
the bird intact.
Sportsmen will not take undersize fish — as much
for their own sake as anybody's. In the first place,
fish under the limit in most species are not adequate
pan fish. In the second, there is no honest to goodness sport in it. Thirdly, the fingerling put back
this year may quite conceivably come back to your
tackle weighing several pounds in a season or two.
Remember, also, that unhooking a small fish to
return to the water involves certain necessary
precautions. The mucus which covers the body of
a fish is absolutely vital to its life. It protects him
against parasites, so that any rubbed off in rough
or careless handling may well mean destruction.
Wet the hands thoroughly before removing from
the hook and handle with the utmost gentleness.
One female thus preserved means literally millions
of fry yet to be spawned for your everlasting
enjoyment. And it will be everlasting when all
sportsmen honestly live up to the name.
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Location of Canadian Pacific Hotels
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Copyright 1938, by Poole Bros, Chicago,
Corrected to March, 193$ PRINCIPAL
Atlanta, Ga W. A. Shackelford, General Agent Passenger Dept 950C &S. Nat'I. Bk. Bldg.
Banff, Alta. (Summer).. .E. Officer, Special Passenger Representative Canadian Pacific Station
Boston, Mass L. R. Hart, Genera I Agent Passenger Dept 405 Boylston St.
Buffalo, N.Y W. P. Wass, General Agent Passenger Dept 22 Court St.
Calgary, Alta J. W. Dawson, District Passenger Agent Canadian Pacific Station
Chicago, III T.J. Wall, General Agent Rail Passenger 71 East Jackson Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio A. D. Macdonald, General Agent Passenger Dept 201 Dixie Terminal Bldg.
Cleveland, Ohio G. H. Griffin, General Agent Passenger Dept 1010 Chester Ave.
Dallas, Texas P. G. Jefferson, District Passenger Representative 1212 Kirby Bldg.
Detroit, Mich M. E. Malone, General Agent Passenger Dept 1231 Washington Blvd.
Edmonton, Alta W. L. Mitchell, City Ticket Agent Canadian Pacific Bldg.
Fort William, Ont H. Lyall Martin, City Passenger Agent 108 South May St.
Guelph, Ont W. C. Tully, City Passenger Agent 30 Wyndham St.
Halifax, N.S A. C. MacDonald, City Passenger Agent 413 Barrington St.
Hamilton, Ont A. Craig, City Passenger Agent 4 King Street West
Honolulu, T.H Theo. H. Davies & Co.
Indianapolis, Ind D. W. Allan, Travelling Passenger Agent Merchants Bank Bldg.
Juneau, Alaska V. W. Mulvihill, Agent
Kansas City, Mo R. G. Norris, City Passenger Agent 201-2 Waldheim Bldg.
Ketchikan   Alaska E. Anderson, Agent ,
Kingston, Ont J. H. Welch, City Passenger and Freight Agent 180 Wellington St.
London, Ont H. J. McCallum, City Passenger Agent 417 Richmond St.
Los Angeles, Cal H. A. Lee, General Agent Passenger Dept 621 South Grand Ave.
Milwaukee, Wis Wm. C. Giese, General Agent, Soo Line  .1014 Warner Theatre Bldg.
Minneapolis, Minn H. M. Tait, General Agent Passenger Dept 611 2nd Ave. South
*,.     .^l   (->>... /P. E. Gingras, District Passenger Agent Windsor Station
Montreal, Uue |p c  Lydon/ Gener<3| Agent Rai| pdSSenger 201 St. James St. W.
Moose Jaw, Sask R. G. West, Ticket Agent Canadian Pacific Station
Nelson, B.C N.J. Lowes, City Ticket Agent. Baker and Ward Sts.
New York, N.Y J. E. Roach, General Agent Rail Passenger Madison Ave. at 44th St.
North Bay, Ont R. Y. Daniaud, District Passenger Agent 87 Main Street West
Omaha, Neb H.J. Clark, Travel ling Passenger Agent 803 W.O.W. Bldg.
Ottawa, Ont J. A. McGill, General Agent Passenger Dept 83 Sparks St.
Peterboro, Ont T. G. M. Jamieson, City Passenger Agent 343 George St.
Philadelphia, Pa E. A. Kenney, General Agent Passenger Dept 1500 Walnut St. Bldg.
Pittsburgh, Pa W. N. McKendry, City Passenger Agent Koppers Bldg., 444 Seventh Ave.
Portland, Ore W. H. Deacon, General Agent Passenger Dept 626 S.W. Broadway
Prince Rupert, B.C W. L. Coates, General Agent
Quebec, Que C. A. Langevin, General Agent Passenger Dept Palais Station
Regina, Sask J. C. Pike, District Passenger Agent Canadian Pacific Station
Saint John, N.B C. E. Cameron, District Passenger Agent 40 King St.
St. Louis, Mo G. P. Carbrey, General Agent Passenger Dept 418 Locust St.
St. Paul, Minn W. H. Lennon, General Agent Rail, Soo Line Fourth fk Cedar
San Francisco, Cal S. E. Corbin, General Agent Passenger Dept 152 Geary St.
Saskatoon, Sask W. Fridfinnson, City Ticket Agent 115 Second Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.. .J. O. Johnston, City Passenger Agent 529 Queen St.
. .E. L. Sheehan, General Agent Passenger Dept 1320 Fourth Ave.
.J. A. Metivier, City Passenger Agent 91 Wellington St. North
.L. H. Johnston, Agent
.E. S. McPherson, Spokane International Ry Old Nat. Bank Bldg.
.C. B. Andrews, Assistant General Passenger Agent Canadian Pacific Building
Trois-Rivieres, Que J. A. Tourville, City Passenger Agent 1262 Notre Dame St.
Vancouver, B.C F. H. Daly, General Agent Passenger Dept 434 Hastings Street West
Victoria, B.C J. Macfarlane, General Agent Passenger Dept 1102 Government St.
Washington, D.C CE. Phelps, General Agent Passenger Dept 14th and New York Ave., N.W.
Windsor, Ont W. C Elmer, City Passenger Agent 196 Ouellette Ave.
Winnipeg, Man E. A. McGuinness, General Agent Passenger Dept Main and Portage Sts.
Seattle, Wash..
Sherbrooke, Que.
Skagway, Alaska	
Spokane, Wash	
Toronto, Ont..
The Canadian Pacific Railway provides access to a great many attractive
fishing and hunting districts where fine sport is assured. Sportsmen
desiring information concerning conditions and prospects, outfitters,
guides or any other features surrounding a fishing or hunting trip are
advised to write to
General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway,
286 Windsor Station,
Ship your trophies by Canadian Pacific Express. FISHING WATER?


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