Armit Lake is 2631 hectares with a maximum depth of 17.1 meters. Armit has multiple access points on both Manitoba and Saskatchewan sides of the lake. Targetable fish species present are walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, burbot, lake whitefish and tullibee.
Armit is notorious for being difficult to get to, but once you access this tremendous lake you will understand that it was well worth the challenge. Armit Lake experiences very little pressure and therefore provides exceptional fishing quality. Try and camp a few nights to sufficiently explore the lake, but make sure you’re prepared for the abundance of mosquitoes and bulldogs especially during the twilight hours mid summer. If venturing out on the lake with a small watercraft make sure you’re well prepared because the weather can turn in a hurry on Armit Lake.
**Due to the nature of difficulty regarding access on backcountry lakes, launch access areas are restricted to small watercraft only.
Located 50.8 km from Swan River, MB off of PR #365 in the Porcupine Mountain Provincial Forest. The distance from the trailhead to the lake is 32.5 km. The lake is located along an old haul road and is most commonly accessed by snowmobile in the winter months. It is not recommended to hike this trail in the summer because of distance, and damage created by ATVs, however, is still possible. Because of possible logging operations, be sure to contact the nearest government office for updated information before using this road. This trail is not maintained, and therefore fallen trees may complicate passage. The lake is known for becoming extremely rough from high winds so be sure to check the forecast before going on your trip.