In the summer, settle in on our sandy beach for fun in the water.  Take a swim or go out in a canoe, kayak or paddle board.  Cast a line off the dock for some of the best fishing in Northern Ontario or bring your boat to launch from our resort.  Cruise the Mattawa River on our pontoon boat or go tubing in the hot sun.  Book yourself a horseback ride, or take an ATV tour across our 147 acres of land.

In the winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are all the rage.  Explore our trails by foot or rent or bring your own snowmobile for a wild and fun adventure.  Take to the river for some ice fishing or skate along the Mattawa River.  End your day with a hot cup of hot chocolate in your cozy cottage and enjoy the winter views.


Mattawa River Resort is a great destination and the perfect spot for families with children of all ages. With a large sandy beach and walk-in access to the water, our beach has something for everyone. From building a sand castle to a game of volleyball – it is all no more than a 5 minute walk from our furthest cabins! Head for the water and enjoy our waterslide, water toys, large lilly pad mat, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and more! 



Accessories & Activities available to our guests

  • Large sandy beach

  • Huge dock

  • Sandy walkout to the water – perfect for children

  • Large volleyball court

  • Boat launch

  • Tons of water toys

  • Canoe

  • Kayak

  • Paddle boards

  • Peddle boats.

  • Slides

  • Lilly pad mat – large

  • Flotation devices

  • Water safety vests

  • Wood burning sauna and Steam room

  • Large fire pit & outdoor BBQ

  • Horseshoes

  • Bocci ball



With 147 acres of land to explore as part of Mattawa River Resort, there is much more to do than just sit at the beach. Whether it is setting out on foot or cross county skiing or taking canoe trips there is lots of land and water to cover. Mattawa River Resort offers you an easy connection to the A1 trail system and hiking trails varying in difficulty level. 




Mattawa has some of the best trail systems available in Ontario! Bring your machine and enjoy your riding excursion right from our resort! Whether taking an ATV or Snowmobile there is lots of land to cover and when you finish, join us for a hot meal at the Cardinal Restaurant! Mattawa River Resort offers you an easy connection to the A1 trail system & guests are invited to bring their own ATV and Snowmobiles when staying on the resort.

If you are interested in a snowmobile event or corporate retreat visit our private events page for more information! We can't wait to see you hit the trails!


Image by Nate Johnston


 Ever since I was little, I wanted a horse and at the time, we had a hobby farm so it didn’t seem so crazy of a request. When my twin sister Adrianna and I were 8 years old, we finally got our dream horses right before our 9th birthday. Ever since, horses have been mine and my sister’s passion. We both volunteered with a horse rescue and saving animals became something we love to do. So most of our animals at the resort have come from past neglect and abuse. By supporting the horses that came from a horrible past, we can give these animals a better future and a forever home at the resort. At the resort, we offer Horse trails ride which includes riding the horses though the trails with a guide for 75$ a person. We can offer groups of three or four during your stay but for any groups larger the resort will need a few weeks advanced notice so we can bring more horse over. We have done groups as large as ten but do prefer doing groups of two or three. We also offer pony rides for our youngest guest at the resort and anyone else too! For the pony rides, we will bring a pony down to the beach area and it 5$ for a couple of minutes on the pony with some photo opportunities. If you would like to book a trail ride or pony rides please contact the resort or come into the office during your stay.


All money you spend on horse and pony rides at our resort goes to the care of our horses. We appreciate your support!

“Saving horses won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that horse” – Unknown Author



  • Guided Trail Tour – $75 per person

  • Pony rides on the beach – $5 per ride


Sitting on the edge of the River, Mattawa River Resort is not short on activities for our guests. Every stay includes access to our canoes, kayaks, peddle boats, and flotation devices. Want something bigger? How about a ride along the Mattawa River in one of our Pontoon boats this summer? Sit back and enjoy the breath taking views as our Captain tours you through the area. If fishing is your thing – we got you covered for that too. Ask us about rental of our fishing boat for up to 6 people or book a fishing charter on our pontoon boat. Mattawa River Resort has a large boat launch for our guests who wish to bring their own boat. Bookings can be made prior to check in or while you are at the cottage. For more information, please call or email and we are always happy to help.

Book your vacation spot suitable for couples and family retreats in Ontario, Canada.



Up to 6-8 guests with option of, swimming, cliff jumping and more. (all activity off the boat is done a guest own risk.)

  • $250 for 2 h

  • 1hr for $175

Customized Pontoon Cruises on the Mattawa River:

Enjoy background or history of the are including the waterfall and beach, cliff jumping, Pocahontas and Lion’s Head, and much more. Starting at $250 for 2 hours.

Non alcoholic refreshments available upon request and can be brought on board by the guest. 

Included with your stay:

  • Canoes

  • Kayaks

  • Water safety vests

  • Boat launch to bring your own boat


Mattawa River Resort has become a “must visit” in Ontario, Canada for those who enjoy fishing .

Located on the Mattawa River, our guest are regularly coming home with Bass, pickerel, pike, muskey, catfish, and more. In the past we have welcomed fishing legend Bob Izumi to film his show at our resort as well as The Canadian Fisherman.

Rent a boat, bring your own boat or just fish off of our dock. Now we want to welcome you! From families, to groups, to a weekend away with friends, your fishing adventure begins at the best getaway lodges of Mattawa River Resort.


Guided Pontoon Boat Fishing Trip:

$300 for 2 hours
$100 for extra hour



6 person fishing boat rental:
$90 for half day
$150 for full day
3 person fishing boat same price as above