Midnight Sun & Autumn Aurora at Blachford Lake

Enjoy the comforts of home at a remote backcountry lodge amongst Northern Canada's pristine wilderness
Take in the fresh air of the remote boreal forest and refreshing waters of Blachford Lake on this 4-day getaway to the Northwest Territories. The summer and fall seasons are an amazing time to experience this magical eco-lodge set in the wilds of the Canadian Shield. Come in the summer to fish in the 17-km lake under a sun that shines for nearly 24 hours or visit in the early fall for a chance to see the Aurora Borealis while still enjoying balmy days of outdoor fun
4 Days from $1145/person CAD

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Primary Location

North West Territories

Departures

June 11 - October 12, 2023

Included:

  • Flightseeing charter Yellowknife – Blachford – Yellowknife
  • Accommodation (lodge or cabin) with daily housekeeping
  • Three delicious meals per day, prepared by our in-house chef
  • Snacks, juice and coffee available throughout the day
  • Introduction and hints about Aurora photography (mid August to mid October)
  • Aurora Watch service nightly (mid August to mid October)
  • Use of Lodge Facilities: dining room, Aurora viewing lounge, fireplaces, northern library, bathrooms with showers, basins and toilets, open decks
  • Two hour interpretative experience each day
  • Guides for equipment as requested
  • Use of hot tub and sauna
  • Handicraft workshop in the lodge
  • Yoga equipment available for personal use
  • Use of seasonal equipment (canoes, SUP, fat tire bike, kayaks, hiking trails, fishing excursion, motorized boat)
  • Basic wifi package (250 MB/day, additional internet packages available for purchase)

Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages

Pricing Details

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  • Due to near 24 hour daylight and lack of darkness, the Aurora Borealis generally can not be seen during summer season. Aurora is most visible between mid August and mid October.
  • Scheduled departure days from Yellowknife to the lodge are Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. During our fall and winter aurora seasons
  • most of our flights depart Yellowknife at 10 am and return to Yellowknife by 12 pm. A taxi from the main airport to the float base takes about 20 minutes, but due to unpredictable weather conditions we highly recommend that guests overnight in Yellowknife on one or both ends of your trip. We do not arrange transportation between the airport and the float base. Any taxi in town will be able to provide you with this transfer service.
  • While it is not mandatory, we 100% recommend all guests ensure they have emergency medical coverage prior to visiting the lodge.
  • Please ensure that you arrive into Yellowknife prior to 9:00 am on your day of departure to the lodge. Flights from the lodge to Yellowknife will have you back in the city around 12pm.
  • Regular Season Flight Schedule:
  • Flights depart Yellowknife (YK) for BLL Sunday, Wednesday, Friday YK-BLL 10:00 10:25 BLL-YK 11:15 11:45 *Flight schedule is subject to change based on pax numbers, however whenever possible we attempt to stick to this flight schedule.

Optional Extras:

  • Pre / post accommodation in Yellowknife
  • Flights to / from Yellowknife
  • Full or half day guided fishing tours
  • Aurora hunting tours in Yellowknife (mid August to mid October)
  • Yellowknife City Tour
  • Great Slave Lake boat tour (Yellowknife)
  • Buffalo Viewing tour (Yellowknife)
  • Indigenous Story Telling Tour (Yellowknife)

Itinerary

Your summer or fall adventure in the Northwest Territories starts in Yellowknife where you will board a bush plane for a scenic 25-minute flight to Blachford Lake. Accessible by bush plane only, Blachford Lake is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.

Once you arrive at the eco-lodge, you will have time to settle in and explore the beauty of this serene area. Your lodge is the only one located on this huge lake in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories so you will enjoy peace and quiet like few places on earth can offer while also having access to delicious chef-prepared cuisine and comfortable accommodations.

In the summer, the lake warms up quickly and the constant daylight offers plenty of time to take in fishing, canoeing, kayaking or boating on the lake. Some of the shallower parts of the lake can get warm enough for swimming. Summer is an excellent time for hiking as you’ll discover an abundance of northern wildflowers and berries, eagles, loons and beaver dams. Spend your evenings lounging in the hot tub or detoxing in the lakefront sauna. Being present in the north during the brief period of nearly 24 hours of daylight is an unforgettable experience.

Late summer/autumn (mid-August to October) allows much of the same warm-weather activities but brings back some darkness at night and is therefore a great time to listen to the loons on the lake while watching the Aurora Borealis reflect in the water. The Northwest Territories has been credited the “Aurora Capital of the World” as there is a 98% chance of seeing the Aurora during a three night visit. As this lodge is only accessible by bush plane, there are no roads and no light pollution from nearby towns, cities, cabins, or road traffic to distract from your Northern Lights viewing experience.

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