Northern Lights Fly-In Lodge
Experience the northern lights from the comfort of our rustic Northern Lights Fly-in Lodge in the stunning and pristine Canadian wilderness. Located about 20-30 minutes by air from Yellowknife, NWT, the lodge rests in the rugged country, north of Great Slave Lake’s East Arm. This charming lodge lies below the Auroral Oval, the enormous band of energy that circles the north magnetic pole. This gets you as close to the northern lights as any earthbound spectator ever gets. The lodge is the only facility on a 17 mile long lake, far from the pollution of artificial light or noise. This quiet and secluded location makes it an ideal spot for taking in the natural surroundings and magnificence of the Canadian north as well as viewing the impressive aurora borealis. Visitors arriving in the summer and autumn, can land on the lake in a float equipped aircraft, or on skis in winter.
The main lodge is a custom designed modern log structure found perched on a rock knoll that overlooks a tranquil lake. The lodge has taken great care to preserve the area’s land, water and natural resources since the resort opened in 1981. Together with five smaller log cabins, the lodge can accommodate up to 35 guests in a natural wooded environment. Guest facilities include free wireless internet, hot tub, sauna, and an Aurora-Watch Wake-Up Service.
Architects minimized the number of trees to be cut when designing the main lodge and built the lodge from locally harvested spruce. The lodge building is oriented due south so the roof overhang and half the windows face south. This provides shade in the summer and heat through the windows in the winter.
The lodge's charm and location is so impressive, that Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, chose to be hosted there for the day as part of their Royal Tour of Canada.
Enjoy your stay in the main lodge or choose one of the rustic and cozy guest cabins.
The main lodge offers five large guestrooms on the second floor, with access to shared his and hers showers and washrooms with composting toilets. Lodge rooms offer huge windows with expansive views, along with comfortable beds with down duvets for your comfort. There are also two viewing decks upstairs to take in the impressive panoramic views. The main floor serves as the lounge, with bar, dining room, library, kitchen, and small office.
The 5 log cabins set off the the main lodge offer additional privacy and provide a special blend of comfort and adventure, taking you back to the days of the fur-trappers, European pioneers, and indigenous peoples who helped make northern Canada the vibrant, yet still timeless place that it is today. Each cabin has its own stunning lake view with an outside fire pit and an outdoor toilet nearby. The cabins are heated by wood stove and feature electric lighting and power. Each log cabin holds a minimum of four beds with down duvets with access to shared showers and bathrooms just a short 2-3 minute walk away in the main lodge.