Mackay Lake Lodge

Travel to the barrenlands, the Land of the Midnight Sun, home of the Aurora Borealis -- unchanged wilderness since the beginning of time. Mackay Lake Lodge is situated on a gravel esker mid-way along 160 km Mackay Lake. In the heart of the Barrenlands, there is some of the best fishing in the world under the midnight sun from the end of June until September. 

Contact Name: 
Gary Jaeb
Primary Phone Number:
(867) 873-8533
P.O Box 26
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N1
Wilderness Lodge Aurora Lodge

Mackay Lake Lodge is the perfect place to see the Aurora - away from city lights and in the vast wilderness of the Northwest Territories.

Charter flights go from Yellowknife to the lodge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Overnight Monday and Tuesday and fly back to Yellowknife Wednesday or overnight Wednesday and Thursday fly back to Yellowknife Friday. 2 nights, 3 days: $1950 plus GST 

Weekend stay: overnight at the lodge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and fly back to Yellowknife Monday. 3 nights 4 days $2250 plus GST


Prices include;

  • Charter flights from Yellowknife return,
  • Semi private cabin accommodations for couples or shared up to 4 persons,
  • Meals including northern cuisine buffet, group pot variety, and shore lunches cooked on open fires.

Activities include:

  • Night time aurora viewing from the lodge
  • Day time boating, fishing and wildlife viewing
  • Day time hiking, wildlife viewing and berry picking
  • Daytime shore lunch with boat trip or cook out at camp TeePee
Housekeeping Fishing Lodge

Mackay Lake Lodge combines all the comforts of home with a rustic character that lends itself to this magic land. Mackay Lake Lodge offers real comfort in this remote wilderness setting with private cabin accommodation, electricity and indoor plumbing, a licensed lounge, and a restaurant style kitchen. Freezers, laundry service, modern boats & motors, and an airstrip all combine to make MacKay Lake Lodge the premier hunting and fishing location in the Northwest Territories. 

The lodge is 150 air miles north of Yellowknife, a 50 minute flight, or a 7 hour drive on the ice road in the winter. The lodge is made up of about 20 buildings, located on a gravel esker on the south shore on Mackay Lake. It has its own 3500 ft aircraft runway, 6 guest cabins, a main dining room and a conference and recreation lounge with internet and WiFi services. 

Meetings & Conferences

Our conference facilities can accommodate up to 24 people. 1,066 metre gravel runway.