The Chalet Lodge

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August 25th, 2020


The Chalet Lodge

Consider a group retreat at the Chalet Lodge. The lodge sits on Lake Helen within the vicinity of Lake Nipigon, Lake Superior, and the Nipigon River. It is approximately ¼ kilometer from the junction of Trans-Canada Highways 11 and 17.

Immersed in the Northern Ontario culture and history, the Chalet is not only a place for accommodations, but it is an entire experience. The Lodge was originally built in 1921 by the Canadian Pacific Railway and was used to host business partners and famous guests. In 1935 the property was purchased from the CPR and has operated as a popular tourist resort since. The area is currently famous today for being home to the World Record Brookie at 14.5 pounds and 31.5 inches long.

From the start the Ojibwe people of the Red Rock Indian Band have been a part of the Chalet Lodge. They assisted in the building of the lodge, providing services such as guiding, cooking, supply delivery, tying flies and helping to build the economy and bring in tourism to the region. Now the Red Rock Indian Band are the owners of the Chalet Lodge with plans for show casing local cuisine, restful retreats and Indigenous- led tourism experiences.

The lodge has a stunning open setup –  the main building includes a foyer, conference room, large industrial kitchen, and more. From the main building, you can access a large balcony with stunning views of where the skyline meets the water. Not only can you look forward to an appealing outdoor atmosphere, but the indoor conference room has hardwood floors, high ceilings, natural light, and a breathtaking stone fireplace. The unique décor displays its connection to the area’s history and traditions while also providing a clean efficient workspace. It is the perfect setting to become inspired and allow your ideas and creativity to shine through professionally.

The Chalet Lodge can accommodate up to 80 individuals and has 6 beautiful and newly refurbished cabins. The cabins offer sleeping areas, bathrooms, and one provides wheelchair access. With views of the water and a cozy rustic decor you will be sure to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and productive. Grow your workplace culture and connect while enjoying breathtaking views and the serenity of Northern Ontario.

They are currently open for bookings seasonally from May to October and are excited to accommodate your business and employees.

If you or your organization is interested in booking a company getaway to the wonderful Chalet Lodge, check out their website at, or contact us at