Award Winning

Catering to aurora adventurers as well as serious anglers transformed Yellow Dog Lodge into something more than the traditional fishing camp. And it’s this forward-thinking approach that helped our lodge earn high praise and recognition.

We received the prestigious 2017 Operator of the Year Award from “Spectacular Northwest Territories,” the NWT’s tourism agency.  In 2011, Destination Canada recognised Yellow Dog Lodge as one of Canada’s Signature experiences and to this day our lodge remains as part of this prestigious Collection.

Awesome Aurora Viewing

From Aug 15 to Sept 30 and from March 1 to April 15 we offer a different vantage point to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis.

These folks come for the spectacular beauty and mystical displays of the Aurora Borealis but also want to kayak or canoe along a pristine river, fish our magnificent lakes, hike through wilderness terrain, or just bask in the remote wilderness setting with family and friends.

Fabulous Fishing

Canada’s beautiful Northwest Territories continues to serve up the world’s finest sport fishing. As a result, the North been a bucket list destination for a number of generations of anglers.

We welcome guests who have wide ranging interests, the fishing is simply outstanding. We also offer optional fly-out daytrips to a handful of other lakes for those who want to catch walleyes, as well as trout and grayling — or just get a change of scenery.

The Lodge

Located near the channel between Duncan and Graham lakes, about 35 air miles north east of Yellowknife, our Lodge can accommodate up to 32 guests at a time — 12 guests in the four-bedroom main lodge, up to 4 people in each of the two private cabins, and up to 6 guests in the Executive Cabin, plus 6 more in our floating tent camps.

Yellow Dog Lodge: Where Stories are Made

Gord and Kathy Gin are the owners/operators of Yellow Dog Lodge.  We purchased the lodge in 2006 and over the past decade have made vast improvements and expanded the original operations.

We named Yellow Dog Lodge in honor of the Dogrib Band of the Yellowknives Dene Indigenous Peoples, but our first guests logically assumed it came from the original camp pup, our friendly yellow Labrador retriever named Casey whose favorite job was to greet arriving guests.