About Us

About Us


Our Location

Sunset Canoe Outfitting is located at Pakuni Lodge, west of Ear Falls, Ontario. Our location at Pakuni Lodge gives our customers close park entrance with the first port of entry only 33 miles away.
Ear Falls is a small town that started as a fur trading post in 1821. Pakuni Lodge is located along the waterways of the historic Hudson Bay fur trading route.



Meet the Owners

Keith and Debbie Fretz have lived in the Red Lake area for almost 40 years. They moved here from eastern Ontario in 1985 to work with Northern Light Gospel Missions for 3 years. They so enjoyed the local people, it's culture, and the Canadian Wilderness that in 1988 they decided to put down roots and enjoy raising their four kids: Amanda, Joel, Jessica and Melissa. Keith and Debbie have since then retired from teaching careers, became empty nesters, and then purchased Pakuni Lodge in 2014. A year later their oldest daughter, Amanda Joy Powell, and her husband Andy Powell, started Sunset Canoe Outfitting. In 2018, Amanda started a music career as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. Because of that musical success, in 2020, Andy and Amanda sold Sunset Canoe Outfitting to Keith and Debbie. Nowadays, you will find 3 generations of Fretz's, and their guests, enjoying the secluded nature that Pakuni Lodge and Sunset Canoe Outfitting has to offer. Feel free to come join in!


Statement of Faith

Our company is built on our faith in Jesus Christ. We strive for integrity, a commitment to our customers, and a commitment to excellence.



Keith and Debbie Fretz
Thanks for your interest experiencing the Canadian wilderness with Sunset Canoe Outfitting!

Your Hosts Keith & Debbie Fretz
Let Us Tell You About Ourselves

Hi, we are Keith and Debbie Fretz. We have lived in the area for almost 40 years. It is our love for the Canadian Wilderness that made us the owners of both Pakuni Lodge and Sunset Canoe Outfitting. We are both retired teachers who enjoy sharing our amazing access to the beautiful outdoors with our guests. We would love for you to come visit us!
Sunset Canoe Outfitting

Serving the Woodland
Caribou Provincial Park

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Contact Pakuni Lodge if you want to book a stay in one of their cabins.