The Chalet Lodge is a resort situated in North Western Ontario in the vicinity of Lake Nipigon, Lake Helen and the Nipigon River. The Lodge is located approximately ¼ kilometer from the junction of the Trans-Canada Highways 11 and 17, down Highway 11. It is approximately 100 kilometers east of the city of Thunder Bay and 2 kilometers east of the Town of Nipigon. It is in the center of what is considered some of North America’s finest freshwater sport fishing territory. The Chalet Lodge, constructed in 1921 by the Canadian Pacific Railway is rich with history. The property enjoyed many famous visitors over the years. European Royalty was common to the site. Don Gapen, in 1935 bought the Lodge and began creating a resort for fisherman looking to catch the world record Brook Trout which the area is famous for. The Red Rock Indian Band, now owners of the Chalet Lodge, will be developing products over the next few years to showcase and share our Anishnaabe culture and heritage.
The Chalet Lodge has undertaken refurbishments which will be ongoing and includes an approximate 80-person seating capacity with an exclusive balcony area that has exceptional views of Lake Helen. The Lodge is seasonal for now, and open from May to October annually. It also provides three (3) rustic cabins on the property, with 3 more to come this season and the lodge is utilized as a conference/meeting space and has potential to offer cultural experience products in the future.