Antarctica & Arctic
Summer is a magical time at Blachford Lake, explore the lake by boat or hike the endless trails.
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Six nights accommodation, return charter flight from Yellowknife, some meals and snacks, use of seasonal equipment: nature trails, canoes, kayaks, motor-boats, snowshoes, cross-country skis, skates, ice-fishing equipment and two Hour guided interpretive experience per day.
Selected dates, 11 Jun - 01 Oct '17
Culture & Heritage
Blachford Lake Lodge is located in the rugged wilderness of Northern Canada. Perched on a rock knoll overlooking Blachford Lake, it is a half-hour bush-plane from the city of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Many miles from roads, or national suppliers of electricity and water, the eco-lodge nonetheless provides many of the benefits of a luxury hotel in the wilderness.
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Guest can participate in traditional Dene Indian cultural activities (native history, crafts and traditions).
Blachford has a reputation for fine cuisine – local delicacies include: musk ox, caribou, Arctic char and white fish.
The experience starts with getting there! The flight to Blachford is a thrilling sightseeing excursion in itself!
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Meet at float plane base at 4.00pm for flight briefing and thrilling 30 min bush plane wilderness flight to lodge. Arrival at Blachford is followed by welcome orientation, site tour and introduction to activities.
Afternoon to relax or enjoy one of the many activities offered at Blachford. From mid-August the aurora borealis may appear at any time after dark and can be viewed and photographed from a variety of venues including: special decks around the lodge, the frozen lake for a spectacular 360° panorama, around a camp fire outside, from a traditional tipi, even from your bed or the outdoor hot tub! (D)
One, two-hour guided interpretative tour is included each day. These include:
See Day 2 for all listed activities available. (B)(L)(D)
Photograph the arrival of the bush plane before boarding around 5.45pm for the half-hour flight back to Yellowknife, arrival approx. 7.00pm. (B)(L)
Check out of your hotel and transfer (not included) to the airport. Or, elect to add additional nights and spend more time exploring this northern city.
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6 Days / 5 Nights
Blachford lake sparkles like diamonds in winter and its the perfect spot for aurora-watching.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Sparkle is a tame description of the sky full of shimmering, fiery northern lights most clear winter nights over Yellowknife.
10 Days / 9 Nights
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