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Branch's Seine River Lodge

Lodge or Resort
Beautiful island beach in Quetico Park

Modern drive in fishing lodge and canoe trip outfitter only 70 miles east of the International Falls MN / Fort Frances On border. Ideally located in the centre of the Seine River Chain of Lakes on Banning Lake and in a perfect location for remote canoe trips into Quetico Provincial Park & the White Otter Wilderness / Turtle River Waterway Park.

Our cabins are all new and fully modern with a beautiful view of Banning Lake. Housekeeping packages and American Plan packages include boats, motors, fuel, bait, ice and a guided Seine Chain orientation tour. 5 lakes / 30 miles of water from our docks feature beautiful wilderness scenery and excellent fishing for walleye, pike, crappie, perch and world class smallmouth bass.

Dozens of nearby remote lakes feature all of the species on the Seine plus some fantastic lake trout fishing.

For the more adventurous, we also offer complete and partial canoe trip outfitting for Quetico and the White Otter.

Whether a cozy cabin based trip or a tent based remote canoe trip, we can supply whatever you need for your Heart of the Continent adventure!

To see footage of TV host Al Lindner's visit and learn more of your hosts at Seine River Lodge - Lori and Quentin Branch

Recreational Opportunities

World class fishing on our Seine Chain & throughout the Atikokan area.

Wilderness canoe trips.

Hiking and mountain biking (mainly on old logging roads).

Bird watching

Rock hounding

Winter - snowmobiling on our world class trails.

Amazing cross country skiing.

Ice fishing

Driving Directions

From the west - follow Highway 11 70 miles east of Fort Frances ON to Banning Lake Road. Turn left (north) onto Banning Lake Road and follow 1 mile to the camp.

From the east, follow Highway 11 approximately 150 miles east of Thunder Bay (past the turn off to Atikokan) to Banning Lake Road. Turn right (north) onto Banning Lake Road and follow 1 mile to the camp.

Highway signage in both directions on Highway 11.

Pet Friendly Notes

Contact us re pets. General we can't accept pets due to allergies of many of our regular customers.


Seasons Open

May - November all cabins and lodge open. Limited cabins open in the winter.


please contact as trips and packages vary


Locally or Family-Owned Business


We may have been here for over 50 years, but you'd never know it from our facilities!

Modern housekeeping cabins - new or newly renovated - offer all the amenities of home including satellite TV, wifi, air conditioning, comfortable beds and furniture with linens and a full kitchen and propane BBQ. All overlook beautiful Banning Lake.

Guests not wishing to do their own cooking can enjoy our American Plan packages with delicious homemade food in our new lodge overlooking the lake.

A short order menu will also be offered during the 2018 season.

We have limited RV and tent camping facilities as well.

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