Wilderness Retreat to the Thaidene Nëné

Experience unforgettable days and nights at Frontier Lodge!

Reconnect with nature on this 5-day retreat to the stunning Northwest Territories. You’ll be whisked away on a scenic flight from Yellowknife into the heart of the rugged northern landscape. Leave behind the ordinary and enter a world where dramatic cliffs tower over crystal clear waters and the wildlife roams free.

Set on the east arm of Great Slave Lake, Frontier Lodge is the only gateway into the Thaidene Nëné — the sacred homeland of the Łutsël K’é Dene. Learn about the culture and traditions of the local Dënesųłıné people and gain a deeper connection to this vast and wild landscape, known as the Land of the Ancestors. Spend the days hiking along the beautiful Stark River, participating in traditional skills workshops or fishing in the clean waters. In the evenings, watch the sunset over the lake before retiring to your comfortable log cabin accommodations.

5 Days from $4749/person CAD
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On the mythical East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Frontier Lodge has provided unrivaled freshwater fishing and wilderness experiences for the last 60 years. Owned by the Łutsëlk’é First Nation at the gateway of Canada’s newest national park, Thaidene Nëné, this comfortable and newly refurbished fly-in lodge welcomes those who dream of basking in the magic glow of the Northern Lights, photographing magnificent muskoxen, fishing to their heart’s content—and reconnecting with the natural wonders of our wild world.

Amenities include

• Newly updated lodge and accommodations
• Small conference centre with 6 attached guestrooms
• 6 additional cabins featuring updated private washrooms
• Finnish Sauna
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Licensed Bar/Lounge
• Onsite chef and baker
• New fire circle at “the Point”
• Daily housekeeping following worker/guest safety COVID-19 protocols
• Single household or closed social bubble/social distancing protocols

Daily Guided Activities

• Northern Lights – No need for a packed bus ride, guests can simply step outside their cabin and look to the skies!
• Sightseeing tours of the East Arm / Thaidene Nëné – including Redcliff island (500-foot cliffs), Christie Bay (deepest point of any lake in North A.), etc
• Real opportunities to view Muskox, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Porcupines, Mink – and possibly other wildlife such as Black Bears, Moose, and Wolves
• Daily lunch on the Land – Frontier Chowder made with freshly caught lake trout is my favourite
• Incredible hiking opportunities along the coast or on one of the many islands of the Great Slave Lake
• On-site berry picking – raspberries, blueberries, saskatoons, ghost berries, and even a few secret wild strawberry patches
• Plus, of course, fishing – if the clients prefer
• Walking Tours of the indigenous community of Lutsel K’e, complete with a history of Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve and a guided hike above the town where guests will enjoy a traditional tea overlooking Great Slave Lake
• Storytelling and traditional skills workshop which can include - jewelry making, hide work, making dry fish / dry meat, etc.
• A community feast with local foods, traditional hand games, and local arts and crafts sale



  • Chartered flights to and from Yellowknife and Frontier
  • Private Accommodations in fully renovated, rustic log cabins – with full washrooms in each
  • On-site Chef and Baker – all meals, fresh bread, and delicious desserts included
  • Fire Circle at “the Point” – the perfect place to watch the sunset over Great Slave Lake, enjoy a bon fire and even take in the Aurora
  • Use of our Finnish Sauna
  • Walking trails up the beautiful Stark River
  • Fully licensed Bar and Lounge
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lounge areas and decks
  • Animals to see around the lodge include – Bald Eagles, Osprey, Kestrels, Ptarmigan, Arctic Hare, Loons (Common and Arctic), Porcupines, Mink, and red squirrels, and the odd black bear
  • Base staff tips/gratuities
  • Wine with Dinner
  • All relevant licenses – ie. fishing in NWT and National Park


  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included
Travel Details

Primary Location

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories


Tuesdays and Saturdays departures from August 10 to September 14th, 2023

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  • The exact program is tailored to the preferences of the participants and seasonality
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  • Frontier Lodge features some, if not the most, affordable fishing and adventure packages of any fly-in lodge in the Northwest Territories

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