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We’ve designed our Thaidene Nëné Experiences to provide you with a deeper connection to not only these magical waters and rugged northern landscapes, but also the culture and traditions of the local Dënesųłıné people. Thaidene Nëné, the Land of the Ancestors. Here, dramatic cliffs tower over crystal clear waters and wildlife roams free. Learn about Dënesųłıné culture and experience how Dene have thrived in this land for thousands of years.

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For more than 60 years, anglers the world over have come to Frontier Lodge to experience truly world class fishing. One of the largest and deepest lakes in the world, Great Slave teems with trophy Lake Trout and iridescent Arctic Grayling, as well as Northern Pike. Don’t worry, our expert guides know exactly where to find them.

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When you’re hundreds of kilometres from the big city lights, it’s just you and the Aurora. Frontier Lodge is perfectly placed under the Auroral oval, where the lights come out to play most often, so that means after an exhilarating day in the great outdoors, our planet’s greatest light show will dazzle you. This package is offered from mid-August through September, when night returns to the North after 24-hour summer days.

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Caribou People Creations is a service started in 2019 provided by Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation to assist local arts and crafts persons market their products.  We have two large glass display cases filled with local crafts at the Band Office in Lutsel K'e where visitors can purchase items.  We also have an on-line store on our website with high quality photos of our products.

Thaidene Nëné is Canada's newest national park reserve - a land where trees meet tundra on Great Slave Lake's East Arm. It is home to dramatic cliffs, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Discover these wonders with River's East Arm Tours, operated by James Marlowe, a Dene hunter and natural storyteller. He offers a variety of tours for his guests. For example, he brings guests by snow machine to his exclusive fish camp. 

When you arrive on Friday in Lutsel K'e, you will be transferred by boat to a traditional camp to spend the weekend in complete serenity. A fresh fish dinner will be prepared, followed by an evening of sightseeing on the lake under the midnight sun. 

On Saturday, after a delicious breakfast, guests can chose their preferred activities for the day. 

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Perfect for the traveler who would like to experience more of the East Arm, part of the Thaidene Nene National Park with an Indigenous operator from the area. Your stay will be at our cultural camp where you can enjoy an evening of traditional lifestyle of the Denesoline peoples, excursion on the water to go fishing, sight-seeing and wildlife viewing. 

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East Arm Pop Up Camp is a traditional camp that is located in Lutsel K'e, on the shores of the East Arm, Great Slave Lake.  Ron Desjarlais, the owner, offers various tours and packages that include fishing day trips, overnight fishing trips, cultural experiences, wildlife viewing and much more. 

Whether for business or pleasure any visit to Lutsel K'e should include an experience with Ron Desjarlais, the owner of East Arm Pop-Up Camp!

If you would like to book a tour, please contact Ron for more information.

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