Named after the beautiful lake it sits beside, Blachford Lake Lodge is one of the Northwest Territories’ finest sites to view the natural winter phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis. Lying below the Aurora oval, miles from roads or human settlements, this isolated retreat boasts perfectly dark night skies – the ideal backdrop for Northern Lights viewing.
Accommodation is offered in 5 large guestrooms, fitted with enormous windows and furnished with warm, down duvets. Spread across the second floor of the lodge, all have access to shared bathroom facilities. Unusual for such a remote site, showers have plenty of hot water, whilst toilets are hotel-style, so you’d never know they were the composting kind!
There are also 5 generous private cabins that are perfect for families and large groups. These log cabins have three feature windows designed for in-room Aurora viewing, and have access either to an ensuite toilet and wash basin or access to the newly built Aurora Comfort Station, a heated bathroom facility with a skylight so you never miss a moment of nature’s most amazing light show.
During the day, activities on offer include cross country skiing, snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, igloo-building, ice fishing, hiking and fat tyre biking. After dark, head outside to take in Aurora Borealis from a tipi, an igloo or tent at one of the lodge’s prime viewing sites. Alternatively, relax in the warmth of your room and witness the display through your cabin’s windows. The lodge also has an open-air hot tub, from where you can enjoy the Northern Lights.