Remote Winter Getaway in Canada’s Aurora Capital

Far from roads or city lights, this comfortable backcountry lodge is the perfect setting to enjoy pristine wilderness and watch the Aurora Borealis
If you’ve never experienced winter in Canada’s great north, you’re in for a treat with this getaway to remote Blachford Lake. Spend your days exploring the 20 km of groomed trails by ski or snowshoe, head out on the lake to try ice fishing or opt for a winter hike to spot northern wildlife. At night, watch the Aurora Borealis dance overhead as you soak in the hot tub or relax on one of the on-site Aurora viewing decks or indoor viewing lounge
4 Days from $2275/person CAD
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Your winter 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.

A winter wonderland awaits you when you arrive at this fly-in wilderness resort: wide vistas over the 17-km frozen lake, snow-covered boreal forest, cozy indoor spaces and fresh northern air. 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.

Winter outdoor activities include cross-country skiing on 20 kilometres of groomed trails, snowshoeing, sliding, ice skating, fat-biking, kick-sledding and snowmobile tours (at an additional charge). Strap on your snowshoes, or stick to your winter boots and try to spot some northern wildlife on a walk. Ice fishing is also available, but please note that fishing licences must be purchased prior to arrival.

Spend your evenings relaxing in the cozy lounge areas or in the sauna, or kick back in the hot tub while watching the Aurora dance overhead. 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.



  • Return air charter (bush ski-plane) Yellowknife to Blachford Lake Lodge
  • 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
  • Igloo/Quinzhee building (condition dependant)
  • Aurora Watch service nightly
  • Use of Lodge Facilities: dining room, Aurora viewing lounge, fireplaces, northern library, bathrooms with showers, basins and toilets, open decks
  • Use of seasonal equipment (cross country skis, snowshoes, groomed 2-6k trails, fat tire bikes, firepits, skates, ice fishing gear)
  • 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
  • Basic wifi package (250 MB/day, additional internet packages available for purchase)

Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Snowmobile tours (available as option)
  • Winter Clothing Rental (available as option)
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Northwest Territories


December 21, 2022 - April 13, 2023

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  • 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.
  • A deposit equivalent to 1/3 of the package price is required at the time of booking. This deposit is fully refundable up to 45 days prior to arrival less a 10% administration fee.
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Optional Extras

  • Pre / post accommodation in Yellowknife
  • Flights to / from Yellowknife
  • Winter clothing Rental
  • Snowmobiling Tours (Blachford Lake)
  • Aurora hunting tours (Yellowknife)
  • Yellowknife City Tour
  • Indigenous Story Telling Tour (Yellowknife)
  • 3 or 6 Night Accommodation Package available during Holiday Season (December 21, 2022-January 2, 2023) please inquire for pricing.
  • Holiday Departures:
  • December 21-24, 2021 (3 nights) December 24-27, 2021 (3 nights) December 27-30, 2021 (3 nights) December 30, 2021-January 2, 2022 (3 nights)

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