Winter outdoor activities include cross-country skiing on 20 kilometres of groomed trails, snowshoeing, sliding, ice skating, ice fishing, 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. Spend your evenings relaxing relax in our cozy lounge areas, relax in the sauna, or kick back in our hot tub while watching the Aurora dance overhead.
Our winter/spring season provides great outdoor opportunities and excellent aurora viewing at the lodge.
Our lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort 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 and is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Scheduled departure days from Yellowknife to the lodge are Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday. During our winter season most of our flights depart Yellowknife at 12 pm and return to Yellowknife by 2 pm.
Accommodations at Blachford Lake Lodge include five guest bedrooms in the main lodge and five cozy log cabins – all include daily housekeeping, towels, and down duvets. All five of the hand-built log cabins are fully equipped with a wood or pellet stove and electricity, and are within a few minute walk from the main lodge. Two of our cabins have pellet stoves which give the same cozy heat as the traditional wood fired variety, but without the hassle of loading logs the wood stove. Our main lodge facilities include a dining room, conference room, Aurora-viewing lounge, bar, full kitchen, showers and full bathrooms, fireplaces, sauna, hot tub, and open decks for Aurora viewing – all the amenities of a “world-class” lodge. Our hot tub is the perfect place to sit back in the evening and watch the Aurora dance overhead!
The bathrooms in the lodge are shared, with hot showers and high-tech composting toilets. Being so far from town, we have to create/supply all our own electricity, water, heating and waste/garbage disposal. We are committed to doing this in the most eco-friendly manner, hence our composting toilets. The individual guest rooms in our lodge do not have their own washroom facilities but we do have showers, basins and toilets on each of the lodge’s two floors.