Big Narrows Resort

Big Narrows Resort

Western Peninsula Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7 Canada
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Welcome to Big Narrows Resort! Located in the heart of the Canadian wilderness, Big Narrows is surrounded by the majesty of Lake of the Woods. The splendor and excitement of unspoiled nature is at its finestBig Narrows cabins at Lake of the Woods at The Narrows and the fishing is some of the best Canada has to offer. The camp is approximately 20 miles from Kenora and is accessible only by float plane or boat. You will enjoy the natural surroundings of this secluded wilderness setting, but you won't have to rough it. The accomodations, service and amenities are world-class. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. A trip to Big Narrows Resort is an experience you won't soon forget.
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Western Peninsula Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7 Canada
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Obed Patty wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jordon, Christina, and the staff were amazing! I cannot say enough about how great the staff is at BNR. They did everything in their power to make our vacation the best it could be. With water levels at extremely high levels, they made sure the docks and walkways were accessible. The food was outstanding, and the views from our cabins were second to none. The fishing was awesome and we never had to go far to reach good spots. We only wanted to do three things- Fish, relax, and eat. The team at Big Narrows made sure everything was taken care of so we could do just that!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Jordon Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Well, we cannot say how much we appreciate the kind words and the amazing review! It was a pleasure to host you guys and we hope the same crew can all make it again in 2023! Thanks again! Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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fwilary wrote a review Apr 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have made two visits to Big Narrows Resort and we cannot speak highly enough about the fantastic job Jordon and Cristina do in taking care of guests. Once again they have significantly exceeded our expectations. Our group enjoys conversing with both of them on a wide variety of topics.

If you are passionate about fishing and taking in amazing views of nature then I highly recommend Big Narrows Resort and the American Plan they offer.

We look forward to our group's next visit there.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from MADEINCANADAEH83, Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded May 6, 2020
First, just want to say thank you for spelling our names right! It doesn't happen very often.... Secondly, thank you very much for the great review, it was a nice spring surprise to see a one from last season. We really hope to see you guys up in the "Great White North" this year. Hopefully everything get back to normal sooner rather than later eh! Take care! The BNR crew
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Frank W wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from our 4th visit to Big Narrows Resort. The reasons my son and I keep returning to BNR are fantastic fishing, beautiful scenery and phenomenal levels of service provided by Jordon, Cristina, Cheryl, Sham and the rest. We highly recommend the American plan for fine dining in the great Canadian wilderness to make the trip more enjoyable. The attentive service of the BNR crew is greatly appreciated and we are sure to be back again next year for visit number 5!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Jordon Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Thanks again for the continued support! We appreciate it so very much, then on top of that we leave us wonderful reviews, on top of that you bring Daniela amazing presents! Which she loves so much and is using here while we are in Ecuador. Looking forward to seeing you guys next year, I hear maybe you'll be adding to the group so that's super exciting. Have a safe winter! Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Carson W wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another year and another amazing stay at Big Narrows Resort. Located near the best fishing on LOTW, you won’t have to venture far from camp to catch fish. Muskie and walleye fishing were the best we’ve experienced. Jordon and Cristina are amazing managers and do everything they can to make sure your stay is incredible. They know how to run the resort, and continue to excel at it. Master chef Cheryl cooks delicious food for breakfast and dinner. You will never be hungry, everything she cooks is fabulous! We’ve stayed here 3 times now, and I can say there’s never been a meal I didn’t love. We recommend the American plan for that reason. A bonus is that you overlook the most beautiful part of the lake as you eat. Make sure to catch walleye for a delicious shore lunch put on by the crew, and for Cristina’s homemade ceviche. You won’t be disappointed in either! BNR is constantly being upgraded, from replacing boards, to renovating the cabins and main lodge. It’s clear that the staff cares about this place, and wants to continue to make the resort an amazing place to visit. Also wanted to shout-out Adam, Sham and Pavel for helping renovate the resort and also for catching the walleye for shore lunch. Couldn’t have been happier with our stay, and can’t wait to be back again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mr Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Wow Carson! What a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it up, we do really appreciate it eh! We are looking forward to seeing you guys next year. Have a great winter! Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Stlscuba wrote a review Jul 2022
St. Louis64 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group (husbands & wives) was looking for a Canadian fishing experience where our diverse fishing group (experienced to novice) could find an enjoyable vacation and…. BNR was a Bullseye! First, I want to say thanks to Jordon, Cristina, Bill, Sham, Clara, Katarina, and Jordan’s Mom (Sorry, I didn’t catch your name but will be coming back for more brownies!). This staff works hard to make sure your stay is a good one but also has fun…. Even during a flood!
To simplify the review… I’m booked again for next summer! As long as Jordon and staff are there I know our week will be enjoyable.
The fishing… my wife didn’t care to fish sun-up to sun-down but hauled in her share of smallies, walleye, and a few pike. I was fortunate enough to catch my first Muskie and had a follow by one even bigger.
The food… Hats off to those in the kitchen for making all those great meals. It was nice to sit around the table with our group and chat about the day. My wife happened to have a bday while at BNR and the staff was so nice to help celebrate. I will just say the staff went above and beyond for the bday dinner and especially the brownies! Thanks again for making it very memorable.
To summarize, if you are looking for a large and glitzy fishing camp with a sterile corporate feel and no character, don’t look at BNR. If you want a genuine experience, great food, wonderful scenery and timeless memories.... BNR is the ticket. My wife and I really enjoyed our week and are already thinking about our trip next summer. The week we are there in ‘23 will not fall on my wife’s bday but I’m still hoping for those brownies!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Jordon Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Hola, buenos dias! Thank you for choosing Big Narrows this year for your fishing vacation, we are so glad you came this year, you guys are super great people. We are definitely looking forward to seeing you all next year. We really appreciate the time you took to write this amazing review. Hope you have a great winter eh! See you next year! P.S. Mom a.k.a.Cheryl a.k.a. Masterchef, said she would have some brownies ready upon arrival for you next year! haha Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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JLS wrote a review Jul 2021
Toronto, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The family and I drove from Toronto and it was it ever worth it! Amazing scenery all along Northern Superior and then icing on the cake getting to Big Narrows Resort for a week of fantastic fishing and top notch family fun. Couldn't ask for better hosts than Jordon, Christina and their staff - accommodating beyond words.

Can't wait to go back next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Response from Mr Manager, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Aug 25, 2021
It was our pleasure to have you come up to our beautiful part of the country, we are so glad you and the family had an amazing time with us. Thanks for the nice review and hope to see you and the Fam back up here next year, Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Curiosity549143 wrote a review Jun 2022
Chesterfield, Missouri2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly beautiful setting on the western shore of the Lake of the Woods. Jordon, Christina, and the staff were great. The resort had everything we needed for fishing and the fishing was excellent. We caught lots of walleye, some northern and smallies, and even a few muskies. And out on the lake fishing we saw a baby moose, a bear, and lots of deer and bald eagles.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Jordon Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Hi there, glad you guys had another great trip and was awesome to see you all again after two missed years..... Thank you for the super review, we are looking forward to seeing you all next year. Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Craig J wrote a review Sep 2021
Kuwait City, Kuwait2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful fishing- Lots of muskies and pike, and some walleyes for lunch. Great views from the lodge and cabins with outstanding fishing very nearby. Jordon, Cristina, Sham and "Master Chef" Cheryl were outstanding. Fantastic food- never hungry... They all went out of their way to get everything we needed. My third trip, and waiting for 2022. All that you could expect from a wilderness lodge! I highly recommend Big Narrows Resort for your next Canadian Fishing Adventure!
Craig Johnson
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Mr Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Hi Craig, We are very happy you and the guys had a great time, thanks for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you guys next year. Have a great winter. Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Timothy M wrote a review Jul 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five of us spent a week at Big Narrows Resort on Lake of the Woods. We had a fantastic time. Jordan and his staff worked extremely hard to make our trip a huge success. We caught lots of Walleye and enjoyed a shore lunch every day. We saw 8 large Musky and were able to boat two. The boats, bait and fishing locations were superb. We ate breakfast and supper in the lodge and the meals were all 5 star. Our cabins were clean, solid and comfortable with great views. We are planning our next trip already.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Jordon Christie, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2022
Thank you very much for the great review, we truly appreciate the time taken to write it, can't wait to see you all next year! Have a great winter. Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Tyler W wrote a review Aug 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jordon and staff were very accommodating and friendly to deal with. Along with being in the heart of some of the best fishing Lake of the Woods has to offer. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to book a quiet getaway and possibly catch the fish of a lifetime.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Mr Manager, General Manager at Big Narrows Resort
Responded Aug 25, 2021
We are very happy you had a great time at BNR, we are looking forward to seeing you guys again next year. Thank you for the great review, take care and have a good winter. Jordon, Cristina and the BNR Crew.
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Answer from Jordon C
Kenora, Canada77 contributions58 helpful votes
Hi there Connett. We are being extremely understanding/flexible with reservation changes/cancellations. We hope to see you next year! Take care.
dvanamelsvoort asked a question Sep 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
Rooms & rates. Oct 20-21.
Answer from Jordon C
Kenora, Canada77 contributions58 helpful votes
Sorry, the camp closes at the end of September.
Cory N wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lake side views are awesome!"
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Pete S. wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any cabin you get is sure to please, any reasonable request will be met."
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Leroy S wrote a tip Jun 2019
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great views from every cabin.some have more stairs than others."
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tpfaender wrote a tip Jun 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have the great lake view you want."
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hawesr wrote a tip Sep 2016
Libertyville, Illinois1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here"
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