Blachford Lake Lodge
Blachford Lake Lodge is a remote wilderness lodge located 100 km southeast of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories. Since the lodge is only accessible by bush plane, it offers our guests a rare escape. Have you ever stopped to listen to silence? Or, taken in the sheer beauty of open spaces? Have you ever experienced the unexplainable - the unexplainably surreal? Look up. See the sky unveil the multitude of its brilliance. The Aurora Borealis, away from the lights of the city is something no one should miss. Join us for one of our Ultimate Aurora seasons and truly get away.
Day 1: Yellowknife > Blachford Lake Lodge Your aurora adventure begins in Yellowknife where you meet at the ski plane base for a briefing before you embark on your thrilling 30 minute flight to the lodge. Please note: Your meeting time is 11:00 am for a 12:00 pm departure (In March and April the meeting time is 4:00 pm for a 5:00 pm departure)
Day 2-3: Blachford Lake Lodge Choose from a range of activities available at the lodge. You have the opportunity to use the seasonal equipment such as snowshoes, cross-country skis, skates, ice-fishing equipment and you can participate in a two hour guided interpretive experience per day. These guided experiences include sustainable initiatives at Blachford Lake Lodge, aurora photography tips, ice-fishing, snow sculpting, quinzee/igloo building, Tire sur la neige and an introduction to cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Each night after dinner find your spot for spectacular aurora viewing. The choice is yours, view from the the special decks around the lodge, the frozen lake for a spectacular 360 degrees panorama, from a traditional tipi, gather around a camp fire, even from your bed or the outdoor hot tub. The most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, will embrace you in all its majesty on Blachford Lake. Nothing can rival the experience of watching the aurora borealis. Awash in vibrant colors, these northern lights dance across the sky to speak to the moon in mystical voices.
Blachford Lake Lodge has just five guest rooms with shared bathroom and showers, each with views of Blachford Lake. During your stay you will enjoy lovely home cooked meals and snacks and an introduction and hints on aurora photography.
Day 4:Blachford Lake Lodge>Yellowknife Return to Yellowknife at 1:30 pm (In March and April you will return to Yellowknife at 7:00 pm)
Winter and Fall Packages Include: • Return charter flight from Yellowknife. (Winter Months Ski Plane; Summer Months - Float Plane) • 3 nights accommodation at Blachford Lake Lodge • All meals and snacks • Use of seasonal equipment: nature trails, canoes, kayaks, motor-boats, snowshoes, Cross-Country skis, skates, ice-fishing equipment • Tire sur la neige - maple sugar on snow - Winter only • Two Hour guided interpretive experience per day • Gratuity • Use of dining room, aurora lounge, fireplaces, northern library, hot tub, sauna, aurora viewing decks and highspeed wireless internet.
Optional Winter Clothing Package Includes • Down parka • Insulated snow pants • Felt duffle - lined boots • Lined mitts • Hotel delivery - pick up
Pricing (per person) $AUD
1 Jan - 2 Apr
20 Aug - 1 Oct
1 Jan - 2 Apr
Booking conditions • 30% deposit required at time of booking
• Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.
• 30% deposit required at time of booking • Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for Triple and Child rates.
Not included • Winter clothing rental
• Optional seasonal activities (Dog mushing, Guided snowmobile, Traditional aboriginal net fishing, Guided summer fishing)
• Fishing License (Note: Licensed must be purchased in Yellowknife, prior to departure to the lodge - Aug - Oct)
• Fishing gear rental (Aug-Oct)
• Winter clothing rental • Optional seasonal activities (Dog mushing, Guided snowmobile, Traditional aboriginal net fishing, Guided summer fishing) • Fishing License (Note: Licensed must be purchased in Yellowknife, prior to departure to the lodge - Aug - Oct) • Fishing gear rental (Aug-Oct)