About Us

Come and visit us at TOTEM POINT LODGE on the picturesque FRENCH RIVER. The Lodge is under new ownership as of Nov. 2018.  It has always been a family run business and the Chartrand family are excited to continue this tradition with their family.  Totem Point is a beautiful drive in lodge, offering a rustic feel in either Housekeeping or full American Plan packages.

All cottages are fully equipped, have indoor facilities with hot and cold water and a 3 or 4 piece bath, all bed linen is supplied. Towels are supplied to guests on the American Plan, Housekeepers bring their own towels. All cottages have kitchens with a standard stove, fridge, dishes, cooking and eating utensils, pots, pans, toaster, microwave and drip coffee maker.  We do have ice available to purchase from our ice making machine.

We have been visited by several fishing celebrities, many of who claim the next world record Musky could come from the French River.  Muskies Canada opens their season with a large group who stay at Totem Point Lodge.  We have been visited by  “The Dime Store Fisherman”, “Ron James and Leo Stakos” from Fish TV. We have also been visited by outdoor writers from “Ontario Out of Doors” and the “Cleveland Plain Dealer.”

We are making every effort to create an environment that caters to fishermen/women and their families.  Aside from fishing, many enjoy swimming at the end of the dock where there is a ladder.  For those more adventurous, you can go in off a rocky ledge near our dining room.  We have a large deck by the boat house where some read, relax, socialize or sit and listen to the soothing sounds of our waterfall.  There is hiking through the Crown land that is behind us or venture out to an island to explore nature and have a shoreline lunch.  There is a Games Room in a separate building from the cottages, open 24/7.  One can find a pool table, dart board (darts in the office) and a TV connected to a satellite.  We do have kayaks and canoes for those wanting to explore the shores.  For the many that love to fish – the French River is a world class fishery!  We boast several different species of fish: Perch, Walleye, Musky, Pike, Bass, Sturgeon and Crappie.  The French River is a fisherman’s dream and the scenery makes it a photographer’s paradise.

Live bait is available at the boat house.  There is a fish cleaning station with running water and a freezer where fish can be stored.
Guide service is available at prevailing rates.

There are 14’ and 16’ aluminum, Starcraft boats powered by 15 hp Yamaha engines supplied daily with a tank of gas and equipped with Gov’t safety equipment. Our dock hand oversees the dock area ensuring that your needs are looked after. He is very helpful in pointing out areas for fishing, areas of sandy beaches and places where one can jump off cliffs into the fast moving water at rapids or other areas where the water is calm.

We are proud to have generations of families returning to Totem Point.  It has become tradition in many families.  We invite you to perhaps start a new tradition or carry on an existing one.  Time spent with family and or friends, at Totem Point Lodge, is time well spent!

We hope to see you at Totem Point Lodge!

Richard and Lily
~ Owners ~ Totem Point Lodge