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History

The Winnipeg River was used as a primary water route for early explorers.

Coins dating back to the 1800's, imported vine for rope and flint rock have been found on the property. It would be safe to say that Eagle Nest has shared its natural beauty with occupants for the past 5000 years or more. Arrowheads and pottery have been found in the surrounding area dating as far back as 3000 BC.

In 1950, local residents (Homer Wilcott and Ray Wilson) built parts of the primitive main lodge you see today. Its location is inside the foundation of a much larger building, that was used during the North West Trading post 200 to 300 years ago. A team of horses were brought in over ice to assist in moving logs and gravel used for construction. The site was chosen for its ideal panoramic location and history of past inhabitants.

Metro Pedruchny maintained a trapline on the Winnipeg River since the early 1930's and had an interest in becoming a permanent resident of the Pointe du Bois area. Application was put in to the Province to build a resort where Eagle Nest Landing (our drive to resort) is now. The proposal was rejected and as an alternative, in 1965, Metro and Ruth Pedruchny were able to purchase Eagle Nest Lodge. Accommodations and facilities were minimal, with a maximum capacity of 8. Operating as a family business, along with upgrading and making small improvements annually, proved to be a successful formula for the health and longevity of Eagle Nest today.

Fred & Jo-Anne Pedruchny bought Eagle Nest Lodge in 1975 and continued to make affordable changes. Application was again put in for the property Pedruchny seniors had applied for in 1965 to build our boat-in base, "Eagle Nest Landing". After 2 years of negotiations, a lease was granted in 1978 and construction began immediately.

Eagle Nest Landing is presently a do it yourself, drive to location with 3 cabins and 12 seasonal sites. Boat rentals are available and its location provides an excellent shore base to Eagle Nest Lodge.

Turning back in time

Eagle Nest Lodge - Fishing Resort - Manitoba, Canada

I would like to send quick note out to our guests and staff of 2020. As we all know, COVID -19 has affected our day to day lives. Better times are ahead for us all. While the world remains uncertain, it our intention to open Eagle Nest Lodge as scheduled, and be ready to welcome another fishing season.

Since November, I have been working diligently to prepare for the 2020 season. New boats and supplies have been ordered, jobs are prioritized, employees are in place and I have reached out to past, current and potential guests regarding a fishing trip.

In 2020, along with the scheduled camp upgrades, Eagle Nest will be reviewing its' health and safety protocols to ensure we are current and doing the upmost for guest and employee wellbeing. It is a priority that our guests remain happy and comfortable while enjoying "time away" in an untouched, peaceful, safe, remote environment.

As of today, the CAN/US border is closed but we are optimistic about its' reopening. We want guests to know that their trip will not be lost if travel restrictions remain in place. Should timelines be a concern, scheduling dates later in the season is a welcomed option. Full deposits will be carried forward to use on 2021 trip if traveling to Canada is not possible. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your trip.

Our world is changing everyday. One thing that remains the same is the unrivaled experience we offer at Eagle Nest. More then ever, I look forward to the upcoming season to reconnect in place we go to forget about the "real world" so that we can relax, fish and unwind. There is no better destination that gets you "off the grid".

Thank you for your continued support throughout the years. I will continue to monitor current travel suggestions and be in touch as timelines near. We are all in this together.

Keep safe, healthy and stay positive!
Jessica