Blachford Lake Lodge & Wilderness Resort

Eco-award winning, all-season, fly-in (from Yellowknife) wilderness resort and lodge. Open summer and winter for aurora viewing, fishing, and wilderness holidays out of Yellowknife.

Contact Name: 
Katherine Johnson
Primary Phone Number:
(867) 873-3303
Fax Number:
(867) 920-4013
Box 1568
Yellowknife, NT
All-Inclusive Fishing Lodge

For more than 25 years, Blachford has been a haven of superb catch and release fishing. Fish under the Midnight Sun in June/July, or combine fishing with Aurora viewing in August. Winter fishing experience available in winter months. The clean waters of 17 km-long Blachford Lake offer an abundance of:

  • Lake Trout
  • Northern Pike
  • Whitefish
  • Pickerel (Walleye) can be fished on two adjoining lakes

Rates include air charter, meals, lodge room or cabin, and unlimited use of seasonal equipment like motorboats and canoes.

Custom programming and group reservations available. Please contact us for further information.

Aurora Lodge
Summer, Winter

Blachford Lake Lodge is a remote fly-in only wilderness lodge, that offers ideal Aurora viewing conditions. With the absence of artificial light, a perfect location at 62 degrees north, and a facility built specially for Aurora viewing; you've picked the perfect holiday location for enjoying the Northern Lights. Enjoy an exclusive, front row seat for nature's own light show outside your window. Choose one of our viewing decks, the hot tub with the million dollar view, or the Aurora sized windows in the main lodge. All inclusive Aurora packages from Yellowknife including return air charter, all meals and accommodations, use of recreational gear, and our signature Aurora Watch service, Aurora presentation, photography tips, and Tire sur la neige feast (winter only). 

Summer Aurora viewing: from mid-August through mid-October
Winter Aurora viewing: from mid-December through mid-April

Custom programming and group reservations available. Please contact us for further information.

Meetings & Conferences
Summer, Winter

Blachford Lake Lodge and Conference Resort is a favorite with conference and meeting organizers in the North and across Canada. Blachford offers a unique location, a comfortable northern wilderness setting, seclusion, security and unobtrusive service. Blachford has the edge on cost effective small conferences, workshops and team building for elite groups. At Blachford Lake Lodge we can host up to 35 guests in shared accommodations with daily housekeeping, towels, and duvets provided. Our main lodge facilities include a dining room, conference room, Aurora lounge, bar, full kitchen, showers and full bathrooms, fireplaces, hot tub and open decks for viewing the northern sky.

Blachford is the perfect location to provide you with a productive and professional work environment in a fantastic setting. Groups can easily focus on the work at hand without the distractions of your cell phone. Our meeting room is equipped with high speed wireless internet, proxima, screen and flipcharts, all available free of charge. Your team will enjoy all that nature has to offer in pristine surroundings with the comforts of hearty gourmet food and modern conveniences.

Once the work is done, you can reward yourself by enjoying a variety of outdoor activities or by relaxing in our famous outdoor hot-tub - the perfect place to sit back after a long day of meetings!

Wilderness Lodge
Summer, Winter

Blachford Lake Lodge is only accessible by bush plane on floats or skis. Once there, we have it all in one location: Aurora viewing, outdoor activities, and true Canadian wilderness adventures just a few steps away from your room or cabin and all our amenities. Due to our remote location there is no light pollution from nearby towns, cities, cabins, or road traffic. We are true wilderness - you won’t see anyone other than fellow lodge guests and staff while you are a guest with us. Spend your day relaxing or enjoy some of the available outdoor activities, then view the northern lights as long as you wish!

Summer adventure activities include:

  • Canoeing 
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Birding
  • Fishing 
  • Handicrafts
  • Overnight camping in a traditional tent frame
  • Stand up paddle boarding 
  • Mountain biking
  • Yoga practice (please enquire) 
  • Hot tuba 
  • Sauna
  • Aurora viewing
  • Flightseeing from a Twin Otter or similar (Yellowknife - Blachford - Yellowknife)

Winter adventure activities include:

  • Aurora viewing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice Skating/Hockey
  • Ice Fishing 
  • Quinzhee building
  • Igloo construction demonstration 
  • Fat tire biking
  • Kid sledding
  • Photography tips
  • Wildlife tracks
  • Birding
  • Snowmobile Tours (additional cost)
  • Overnight winter camping in a traditional tent frame
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Bonfire
  • Flightseeing from a Twin Otter or similar (Yellowknife - Blachford - Yellowknife)

Custom programming and group reservations available. Please contact us for further information.

Winter Lodges

At Blachford Lake Lodge you can view the northern lights all night long - from the comfort of your own room, from the dining room and lounge areas, from two aurora viewing decks, the hot tub or sauna deck, from the tipi, or anywhere outside close to your lodge room or cabin, or walk onto the lake for a 360° view of the sky! 

In addition to Aurora viewing, enjoy relaxing and using the winter gear and participating in the activities available to you. Afterwards, continue to explore nature trails then relax in our cosy lounges, hot tub, or sauna. Let our staff pamper you with terrific meals and the level of activity that suits you. Winter clothing rentals available (sizes XS - XXXL).

Custom programming and group reservations available. Please contact us for further information.