Viking Island & Outposts Profile

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Species: Northern Pike, Trout (Lake Trout), Walleye.

Our fishing camp is a small fly-in resort dedicated to fishing. It is located on Douglas Lake and surrounded by a group of accessible lakes which offer a great variety of adventures. The atmosphere here will take you back a few years. A wood cook stove warms the kitchen. Hand hune log cabins built completely on site by us fit into the wilderness nicely. The island has a maximum of 24 guests per week so this is not a big time operation. Our schedule is relaxed and we are always ready to help plan another adventure your style.

Why Choose Viking Outposts?

All cabins are equipped with hot and cold running water in the shower and kitchen.

We, Hugh and Craig, meet you in Red Lake to coordinate your flight and answer any last minute questions.

We visit you at your outpost twice during your stay.

We provide free parking for your car in Red Lake.

Beer ordered in advance will be delivered to your outpost at no extra charge and will not be included in your 150 pound maximum.

If you wish, we will shop for your groceries and have them ready for the flight to your outpost. We charge only the grocer’s bill.

There is unlimited mixed gas for your outboards conveniently stored in a large fuel tank with self serve nozzle. Clean fuel means trouble free motoring.

We have many boats cached on lakes that are adjacent to our outposts. These give access to additional waters to explore, at no extra cost.

Fishing Location: Viking Island is a small lodge dedicated to fishing. It takes a short flight by float plane to reach Douglas Lake from Red Lake. Now you are in Woodland Caribou Wilderness Park. This is beautiful remote country, renowned for walleye, northern and lake trout fishing as well as wildlife viewing. The lakes are deep, but not huge, and closely connected with plenty of bays. The perfect setting for a relaxed fishing trip. The atmosphere on the island comes from another time. We have a maximum of 24 guests in camp per week and many have been visiting us for many years.

Accommodations: Years of experience has shown us that reliable friendly service and good sound maintenance of our cabins attract our guests back year after year.

We understand that comfortable accommodations are very important. Each cabin features large windows and is situated to provide a great view. The kitchen area is separate from the sleeping area and is well equipped for your cooking needs with a large table and plenty of room to socialize and oversee the cook. Each cabin has propane or solar lights, hot and cold running water, refrigerator, freezer, and cook stove with oven. A wood airtight heater keeps your cabin cozy during chilly nights. A Weber charcoal barbecue is provided. A shed is located by the dock for equipment.

Our Lodge

Guests gather in the lodge or out on the large deck to visit. We have high speed internet and phone via satellite. The camp is powered with a combination of propane, solar power and a backup generator. This is carefully planned to provide a pleasant atmosphere with an emphasis on the beauty and sounds of nature. There is no better stress reliever than the cry of a loon as the sun sets or the dance of northern lights during the quiet and darkness of night.

We usually have 3 groups, ranging from 2 to 6 people at one time so this is not a crowded place. Viking Island is well suited for large groups of 12 to 24 people. A group this size can book the whole island and use the main kitchen for meals and get togethers.

Our Cabins

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Each of the 3 main cabins have new kitchens with full propane stoves and frig. Staples like sugar, flour, peanut butter, salt and pepper, paper towel are all provided in the cabin. See the LIST OF STAPLES (yet to be posted)to see what is included. All guests need to bring are the meat, dairy and fresh vegetables. Some guests bring their own from home and others fill in the GROCERY LIST (yet to be posted). These cabins have 3 or 4 bedrooms, a washroom with toilet and shower, a dining table, a sitting area and a large deck. Linen and towels are provided. Three additional cabins are available if your group wishes to spread out. These cabins were carefully built by Arthur Carlson from local trees. He was a master craftsman with a passion for the wilderness. Today each cabin is a clean cozy retreat from the noisy, modern world. Each has a peaceful view, a wood heater and propane lights; the simple luxuries of life. Linen and towels are provided.

Our base is located on the shore of Howey Bay in Red Lake, Ontario. Red Lake has been a floatplane hub since the gold rush began in the 1920’s. It is still the end of the paved road north and the best location to begin a remote fly-in fishing trip. Hugh and Craig have held pilot licences since 1975 and they are proud of their working aircraft.

Tim Kachur and Will Hope are our pilots. We have trained them carefully to fly our two De Haviland Beavers and our Cessna 185. We have Transport Canada approvals to fly canoes up to 22 feet on the Beaver and 18 feet on the Cessna 185.

The aircraft can only take-off with a specified amount of weight which includes the pilot, gas, passengers and gear. We ask you to please stay within your 150 pounds per person weight allowance. You can find more details on how to pack in the rates section.

We fly under visual flight rules which means we must be able to see the ground while in flight. If the weather is “out”, we will wait at the base until it improves. If the pilot encounters poor weather conditions en route he will land on a lake and wait it out.

Required Travel: If Traveling by Private Aircraft to Red Lake

The Red Lake Airport has a 5000 foot paved runway with landing lights. For more information call 1-807-662-2581. Customs services are available upon request — call: 1-888-CANPASS.

Commercial Flights to Red Lake: For the latest schedules and to purchase tickets, call the experts at Red Lake Travel phone:

1-807-727-2742 or 1-800-465-3305

Both Viking Outposts and Viking Island Lodge fly from our floatplane base on Howey Bay in Red Lake. When you enter Red Lake stay on Hwy 105 until you reach the traffic lights. Turn right at the lights on Howey Street and follow this road to “Terminal III” on the right (lake side) of the road. View a map of our location in Red Lake.

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