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Blachford Lake Lodge

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Country
Canada
Travel Departs
Yellowknife
Travel Ends
Yellowknife
Travel Periods
14 Aug 2022 - 09 Apr 2023
Experience
Wildlife
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Far away from the light pollution of cities, the dark skies above Blachford Lake Lodge become the healing canvas for nature’s greatest lightshow – the Aurora Borealis.

The most spectacular phenomenon on earth, the aurora borealis, will embrace you in all its majesty during this aurora borealis package on Blachford Lake. With included flights from Yellowknife, all meals provided and robust facilities from hot tubs to large viewing decks, every need is catered to. Daily activities, winter sports in season and unique interpretive crafts and experiences are a perfect match with nightly Aurora viewing.

Accommodations include five lodge guest rooms, each with views of Blachford Lake. The lodge offers shared bathroom and showers. During your stay you will enjoy three full meals per day, introduction and tips about aurora photography, use of lodge facilities: dining room, Aurora lounge, fireplaces, library, bathrooms with showers, hot tub, sauna, open decks, licensed bar and Tipi snacks.

There are plenty of activities available at the lodge. You have the opportunity to use the seasonal equipment such as snowshoes, cross-country skis, skates or ice-fishing equipment.One Interpretive experience per day is also included, whether it be handicraft making or igloo building workshops.

Each night after dinner find your spot for aurora viewing. The choice is yours, view from the special decks around the lodge; the frozen lake for a spectacular 360 degree panorama, from a traditional tipi, gather around a camp fire, even from your bed or the outdoor hot tub.

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Included

3 nights at Blachford Lake Lodge in a Lodge room
Return scenic flights between Yellowknife and Blachford Lodge
Three full meals per day and snacks throughout the day
Interpretive experiences: one option per day (depending on weather conditions)
Aurora Watch wake up service
Use of Lodge Facilities
Use of seasonal equipment
Day 1
Yellowknife → Blachford Lake

This morning, you depart on an unforgettable scenic journey northward to the lodge over the Canadian taiga shield. Hundreds of lakes dot the landscape, all slowly draining to the adjacent Great Slave Lake. Arriving at the lodge, check in and get settled before lunch. Afterwards, take some time to talk to your hosts to discuss what activities you will be doing and the facilities of the lodge available to guests. After dinner, relax until your hosts collect you for your first incredible night of Aurora viewing. Reds, blues, greens and violet streaks dance across the sky in a kaleidoscope of colour and motion. 

Overnight stay at Blachford Lake Lodge in a Lodge room.

* When booking your flights in/out of Yellowknife please ensure that you arrive into Yellowknife prior to 09:00am on your day of departure to the lodge. Flights from Yellowknife to the lodge depart at 10:45am.

Lunch, Dinner
Yellowknife → Blachford Lake
Blachford Lake Lodge | Credit: Martina Gebarovska
Day 2-3
Blachford Lake

Every day of your stay, the wonders of northern Canada are yours to discover. With landscapes and an ecology unlike any other, the forests and lakes surrounding the lodge offer ample opportunities for exploration and adventure. In the late fall, hiking the local area is both invigorating and educational. Local artisans conduct handicraft seminars, while the history of the land and its settlements are revealed. After the lakes freeze and the snow arrives, the lodge becomes a hub of winter sports. Iceskating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, fat tire biking and kicksleds are all available for guests to use, as well as tasting newly distilled maple sugar frozen on the snow (early spring only). And of course, nights of both seasons showcase the fantastic displays of light of the Aurora Borealis. 

Overnight stay at Blachford Lake Lodge in a Lodge Room.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Blachford Lake
Blachford Lake Lodge | Credit: Tessa Macintosh
Day 4
Blachford Lake → Yellowknife

After breakfast, check out of the lodge and proceed to the dock for your flight departing at approximately 11:50 and arriving in Yellowknife at 12:30.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French & English
Local currency
Canadian Dollars

Hotel options

Blachford Lake Lodge
Blachford Lake Lodge

Yellowknife
Blachford Lake Lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort situated on Blachford Lake, which is a remote 17 kilometre (12 mile) lake.  The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. The guest facilities include free wireless internet, hot tub, sauna, and Aurora-watch wake-up service. Accommodations include five lodge guest rooms, each with views of Blachford Lake. The lodge offers shared bathroom and showers. All lodge rooms feature pillow top mattresses & down duvets, large windows for aurora viewing, electrical outlets, in room thermostat and Wifi access.

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4 days
from AUD3,057
per person, twin share
Canada
Yellowknife
Yellowknife
Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
14 Aug 2022 - 09 Apr 2023

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.
  • Operating season is between August 14 - October 9, 2022 (Fall Season) & January 8, 2023 - April 9, 2023 (Winter Season). Departing Sundays only.
  • Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change based on weather or other circumstances beyond the supplier’s control.
  • Luggage allowance is one large bag per person (50lbs) plus a small carry-on. Excess luggage can be stored at the Blachford Lake Lodge office, free of charge.

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