Great Bear Lake Library

Published in Stories and Articles

Perhaps because it is so isolated, and off of the main transportation and trade routes, not a great deal has been written about Great Bear Lake over the years.

Notations in the journals of various explorers and adventures constitute the bulk of the written record, but for the most part, these individuals were just passing through on their way to somewhere else. They rarely commented in much detail on the people who lived on and around the lake, or transcribed their feelings and thoughts about what impression that the big lake may have made upon them.

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Great Bear Journal - 2009

Published in Trip Journals

Great Bear Lodge - July 11 - 18, 2009

And So it Begins....

To be precise, the adventure began on July 10 when six of us gathered in Edmonton in preparation for heading off to Yellowknife and then to the main lodge on Great Bear.

Together with yours truly our group consisted of Art Ross, Ken Gold, Derek Ballantyne, Rodney Harback and his nephew Kevin. That gave us a cumulative total of well over 100 years of fishing on Great Bear - so there could be no excuses in the event we did not catch a truckload of big fish.

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