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Summer Fishing Adventure

Two people in a boat holding up a huge fish at Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake offers trophy sized Lake Trout and Northern Pike! In recent years the winning entries in our Trophy Release Contest were a 48 lb. Lake Trout, and a 32 lb. Northern Pike. Whitefish can be caught in Blachford Lake, and Walleye (around 4 or 5 lb.) can be caught on two of the adjoining lakes that are just a short walk from Blachford Lake. The ice melts on the lake in early June making it an excellent time for fishing. Throughout June thru to early July, fish are generally caught close to the surface. In late August thru to September Northern Pike bite a lot in shallow water. In early September Trout swim in deeper water and by late September they rise to shallow water to spawn.

At Blachford Lake Lodge we actively promote a “Catch & Release” Fish Management Program that includes the use of barbless hooks and fish gloves to ensure the careful and healthy release of all large fish. However we encourage our guests to enjoy tasty smaller fish for shore lunches or dinners!

We supply boats, motors and gas. Our lead guide will give you a full orientation of the lake and an overview of how to operate the boat and motor. We have 16 foot high transom aluminum boats with 15 HP 4 stroke motors – ideal for trolling.

Our summer season is a great time for fishing of course, but we offer much more such as canoeing, kayaking, boating and hiking. We also offer traditional Dene handicrafts led by our Indigenous elders. While hiking around the lodge grounds, you will also discover an abundance of northern wildflowers and berries, eagles, loons and beaver dams. Spend your evenings lounging in our hot tub, or detoxing in our lakefront sauna. Late summer (August) is a great time to listen to the loons while watching the Aurora reflect in the water.

Accommodations at Blachford Lake Lodge include five guest bedrooms in the main lodge and five cozy hand-built log cabins. All five of the log cabins are fully equipped with a wood or pellet stove, en-suite toilets and wash basins, and electricity. Our main lodge facilities include a dining room, conference room, an Aurora-viewing lounge, a bar, full kitchen, hot showers, high-tech composting toilets, fireplaces, sauna, hot tub, and open decks for all the amenities of a “world-class” lodge.


  • Flightseeing charter Yellowknife – Blachford – Yellowknife
  • Lodge or cabin accommodation
  • Housekeeping
  • Welcome orientation
  • All meals
  • All snacks
  • Shore lunch excursion
  • Coffee, tea, juice
  • 1x 2 hour guided fishing excursion
  • Access to boat for your own fishing excursions
  • Gear rental (but please do bring your own, if you prefer!)
  • Use of Lodge Facilities: Dining room, lounge, fireplaces, northern library, bathrooms with showers, basins and toilets, hot tub, sauna, open decks
  • Use of seasonal equipment (canoes, kayaks, hiking trails, motorized boat)
  • Basic wifi package (250MB/day – additional internet is extra)
  • Two hour interpretative experience each day
  • Use of yoga equipment
  • Use of hot tub, sauna, tipi
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information


  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • SUP boarding
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Hand salve making
  • Dream catcher making
  • Photography tips
  • Hot tub/sauna use
  • Camping experiences
  • Bonfire building
  • Viewpoints for visual artists


Accommodation: Lodge

All rates below are adult rates.

  • 3 Nights – $2,580, Gratuities (10%) $258
  • 4 Nights – $3,440, Gratuities (10%) $344
  • 7 Nights – $6,020, Gratuities (10%) $602


  • There is a mandatory $440 (plus tax) air charter cost per person in addition to the package rates. There is no charter fee for 7-night packages.
  • Rates are all per person, in Canadian Dollars, and do not include applicable gratuities and GST.
  • Kids 3-10 are 50% off the regular accommodation/package rate.
  • Kids 2 and under are free of charge.

For more information, give us a call or visit our website.



City Tour

Bucket List Tours bus - Yellowknife

Tours are approximately 4 hours longs and operated by locals for a truly authentic experience. Tours are offered by English speaking guides. (Translators are available, upon request for an additional fee).  Shopping visits are limited to Northern establishments offering Northern products. Our tour is focused on learning as much as possible about Yellowknife history and meeting locals when we can. Transportation is provided in a 16-passenger luxury coach, with a washroom on board (minimum of eight guests required).

For smaller or individual bookings, alternative vehicles are used. We do not have a minimum number of guests required to offer the tour. We can customize any tour, if you have particular interests, and or want change the duration of the tour, we can accommodate.  We know the locals and they know us so we are willing to organize tours that are geared to the reason you have decided to visit Yellowknife.

Check our our website to learn more about the itinerary!

Aurora Tours

Bucket List Tours - Aurora Experience

We are local with plenty of Northern stories to share. Our tours are small and the cabin is warm and cozy.

We offer a great light midnight lunch that includes hot bannock and fish chowder. Coffee and several varieties of teas including northern teas is included, you are invited to bring a beverage of your choice to celebrate under the aurora. We have fun Northern clothing to dress up for photo ops. Small groups can book entire cabin.

Cabin can be booked for private groups and functions. To include chowder and services.

Cost total $1550.00. We can cater up to 16 guests or if you would like to rent the cabin with no services provided at $500.00

Cost – $125.00 per person plus GST. children 12 and under $89.00 plus GST.

Winter Dates: December 1st to April 30th

Fall Dates: August 15th – October 15th