Camp Bonaventure Paspebiac, Quebec
For 15 years, Glen LeGrand ran a guide service on the Bonaventure River, working with clients who stayed in local hotels for the unique opportunity to sight-cast to Atlantic salmon. So it made sense when, in 1995, LeGrand opened a stunning lodge with soaring views on the banks of the Bonaventure, one of the Gasp¿¿ Peninsula's great salmon rivers. Now, after a day of floating or wading in the gin-clear Bonaventure with one of the seven full-time guides (who also take guests to the nearby Grand and Petit Cascap¿¿dia Rivers), LeGrand's clients enjoy lemonade and cold beer in the rod room and rest up in one of the lodge's four luxury bedrooms or the guesthouse. Is there a downside to operating a flyfishing paradise? "I don't get to fish as much," says LeGrand, who starts his day at 5 a.m. and by evening is preparing for his guests' return from the water, when they sit down to a five-course meal, followed by port and cheese served in front of a soaring stone fireplace.