A true Canadian wilderness lodge in a region said to offer the best Aurora Borealis viewing the country
Activity adventure | Fishing | Natural world | Northern Lights
A stay at this fly-in-lodge enables you to immerse yourself in the wild and relatively untouched landscapes of the Northwest Territories, renowned for having some of the darkest night skies in the country and therefore offers spectacular Northern Lights viewing. Blachford Lake Lodge, miles from any roads, stands in a pristine, wilderness location unsullied by light or noise pollution.
Blachford Lake Lodge is reached by a 30-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, which is located right underneath the aurora oval – the best place to be when it comes to watching the Northern Lights. Here you can view the aurora from the comfort of your own room, hot tub or sauna and then fall in to bed. This is true wilderness and the only other people you will encounter are your lodge hosts and fellow guests.
There are five rooms in the main lodge that share shower and washrooms. These rooms have cosy quilts, comfy beds and beautiful views. The lodge is also home to two viewing decks, a lounge & bar, dining room and library. In addition there are five log cabins; each with a lake view and fire. Both the lodge and cabins have Wi-Fi.
All meals are included and taken in the main dining room. Menus are devised with a focus on Northern favourites, created from fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of fresh fish, beef, lamb and chicken. All dishes are created on site, by a head chef who creates a unique spin on traditional French flavours.
During late August and October and from December to April the focus at the lodge is on viewing the Northern Lights and the lodge even offers a middle-of-the-night wake up service to catch the Lights at their best. If you are staying during the summer months, take to the waters of the lake in a kayak or canoe, try your hand at fishing or follow one of the many hiking trails on foot or on two wheels. There is a reference library and an outdoor hot tub which is open year round too.
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