Combining topnotch amenities with total seclusion is an attractive prospect for many pilots looking to get away, and North Haven Resort on Utik Lake, Manitoba, Canada, has achieved the ultimate in luxury resorts in the remote Canadian wilderness.
North Haven Resort, opened in 2008, sits on a roughly 20-acre private island on 36-mile long Utik Lake in northern Manitoba and is located 370 nautical miles northeast of Winnipeg. Due to the exclusivity of the resort’s lease on the lake, North Haven is only accessible by air, providing privileged guests with uninhibited access to world-class freshwater fishing.
The centerpiece of the resort is the 13,000 square foot main lodge, which boasts a fully stocked premium bar, game room, lounge with satellite television, wi-fi, fitness center, lakefront deck with Jacuzzi, available massages, sauna, tackle shop, and a fully wired conference room.
To ease the appetite of weary travelers, North Haven features a gourmet kitchen with an executive chef, providing world-class dining in the heart of the Manitoba wilderness. The chef provides made-to-order breakfasts from scratch, and indulgent four-course dinners with a full wine list.
Guests stay in eight individual cabins on the island, furnished with XM satellite radio, in cabin wi-fi, full bath, wood burning fireplace and lakefront deck. You’ll have a difficult time finding a better night’s sleep than at North Haven, with down comforters, queen-size pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, and the cool breeze of the northwoods wafting through the window.
Those coming to Utik Lake for the fishing will not be disappointed. This pristine stretch of water offers Northern Pike that rival those caught anywhere in North America, with sizes approaching and exceeding 50 inches in length.
North Haven’s professional guides take anglers to secluded fishing areas in 18-foot Lund Pro Guide boats. They provide all lures, rods, reels and tackle, with guests having the option to fish for Northern Pike and Walleye with either traditional gear or fly fishing methods.
No fishing trip to Canada would be complete without a shore lunch, and the handpicked guides at North Haven provide one of the freshest, tastiest shore lunches to be found at any resort. You have the fun of catching the walleye, then relax as the guides prepare a gourmet meal in the glory of nature, all on one of Utik Lake’s numerous islands.
Adventurous flyers can rest assured that North Haven caters to all types of aircraft, with many amenities available. The resort offers an oasis for float planes in the middle of the wild, with secluded docks and all types of fuel, including jet A and avgas. Those with fixed gear land aircraft have the option of landing at nearby Thompson, Manitoba, with transportation offered by floatplane to the resort.
North Haven is currently constructing a 5,000 foot private landing strip on an adjacent island to the resort, scheduled to open summer 2014, which will make the resort more accessible by fixed gear aircraft. But why wait, when floatplane service from nearby Thompson, Manitoba is available now!
For further information on North Haven Resort, visit www.northhavenresort.ca.