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World class lake fishing at a wilderness lodge in northern Canada


Anglers will experience unforgettable lake fishing north of 60 in the pure, clean waters of Blachford Lake in the Northwest Territories. Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye and Whitefish are all in abundance and some of them so big you won't believe your eyes.  

This lodge is the only settlement on 17 mile long Blachford Lake. The lake boasts some big fish - 38 lb lake trout and 28 lb northern pike. They have been practicing catch and release fishing for more than 25 years, and the big ones are returned to the lake to grow some more. Anglers can try for pickerel in Magrum or Grace Lake, a short walk away. Although we encourage catch and release, each boatload of anglers can keep two or three small fish for a traditional shore lunch, or they can bring them back to the lodge to be served at dinner.

Located 60 air miles southeast of Yellowknife, the lodge can only be reached by charter float aircraft and is the only lodge on the lake. This seclusion ensures the environmental integrity of the lake and ample stocks of fish for the future. This also provides the ideal setting for a relaxed northern experience you won't soon forget. For the non-angler there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy including canoeing, hiking and kayaking.

Thought remote, the lodge offers amenities such as gourmet meals, indoor washrooms and shower facilities, electricity, private lodge rooms or cabins, outdoor hot tub and sauna.

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Fishing Lodges & Camps - Lakes
SEASON

June to September

DIFFICULTY
Easy
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
35
GUIDE INFORMATION

Two interpretive tours of two hours are included in the price.

Fishing guides are available on all packages for an additional cost.  For non fishers, Dene guides will be happy to share their history and knowledge of the area on various guided tours for an additional cost.

RESTRICTIONS

Luggage restriction of 40 lbs per person.

This lodge practices catch and release.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Fishing license. A 10% gratuity is applied to all packages.

Comments: Kids under the age of 14 receive a 50% discount off the regular package price if sharing a room with an adult.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  Package includes floatplane transfers to and from Yellowknife.

WEATHER

Summer temperatures average between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius.  

REGION
Northwest Territories
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Use of canoes, boats, motor, fuel, safety equipment.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Warm jacket, hat, hiking boots, sneakers, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, t-shirt shorts, rain gear, bathing suit. 

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are five large guest rooms on the second floor of the main lodge, with access to shared shower and washrooms (no private washrooms in the rooms). Lodge rooms are dressed with down duvets, and feature huge windows with expansive views. There are two viewing decks upstairs and an outdoor hot tub. The main floor serves as the lounge, with bar, dining room and library. The main floor also houses the kitchen and a small office, and his and hers showers and washrooms, shared with cabin guests. Unusally for such a remote facility, our washrooms not only have hot running water, but also hotel-style toilets; you would hardly know they are the eco-friendly composting kind!

There are five log guest cabins to choose from - separated for privacy. Each has its own lake view, outside camp fire pit and outdoor toilet close by. They all have electric lighting and power and feature a minimum of four beds with down duvets. Showers and bathrooms are a five minute walk to the lodge.  All cabins are heated by woodstove.  For those who like the easy life, but with the coziness of real fire, two of our cabins now have pellet stoves which make no demands on fire-lighting skills!

Some cabins have a private ensuite toilet facility and other cabins have access to the shared Aurora Comfort Station which is a heated toilet facility and wash basin with a skylight.

The lodge and all cabins enjoy free wireless internet access.  They are all non-smoking.

The lodge prides itself on its environmentally sensitive footprint. There are solar panels, wireless Internet, two high efficiency wood burning stoves and a remarkable waterless composting toilet system.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

All meals are included and gourmet meals are prepared fresh each day.  Lodge food includes fresh baking, northern treats such as arctic char, caribou, muskox, lake trout, white fish, berry cake and bannock. 

Our menus feature a tasty blend of Northern gourmet favorites. Our talented chef creates superb menus with fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of fresh fish, beef, lamb and chicken to please every appetite. All dishes, from breads to desserts, are made on site. We also grow our own lettuce and other greens. If you have special menu requirements, please let us know in advance.

The lodge is a licensed facility, with a fully stocked bar and wine list. They maintain a selection of wines, beers and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

3 day tour, available June - September
$1950.00 / per person - CAD
Lodge room. 2 nights. Friday to Sunday. Based on double occupancy.

$1300.00 / per person - CAD
Cabin. 2 nights. Friday to Sunday. Based on double occupancy.
6 day tour, available June - September
$3975.00 / per person - CAD
Lodge room. 5 nights. Sunday to Friday. Based on double occupancy.

$2450.00 / per person - CAD
Cabin. 5 nights. Sunday to Friday. Based on double occupancy.
8 day tour, available June - September
$4725.00 / per person - CAD
Lodge room. 7 nights. Friday to Friday or Sunday to Sunday. Based on double occupancy.

$3150.00 / per person - CAD
Cabin. 7 nights. Friday to Friday or Sunday to Sunday. Based on double occupancy.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 33% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 45 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel with 15-44 days notice, 50% of the cost of the trip is non-refundable. With less than 15 days notice of cancellation, the full cost is non-refundable.
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