Blachford Lake Lodge

One of finest sites to view
the Aurora Borealis

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.


How to get to Blachford Lake Lodge

Blachford Lake Lodge is a scenic 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories.

Activities at Blachford Lake Lodge

  • Aurora viewing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobile tours
  • Igloo building

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Blachford Lake Lodge Highlights

  • A remarkable lodge set deep in wilderness, ideal for Aurora Borealis viewing
  • Offering a range of accommodation options from guestrooms to private cabins
  • Providing modern comforts including hot water showers
  • With a wide range of winter activities from igloo building to snowshoeing
  • Easily accessible by bush plane from Yellowknife

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Below are some of our other recommended Canadian Aurora Borealis accommodation options, carefully selected for their superior location, incredible wilderness experiences, service and level of comfort.

Blachford Lake Lodge

This isolated lodge is perfect for Aurora Borealis viewing, being far from city lights. It also offers a wide range of winter activities and comforts such as hot water showers - unusual for such

Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake offers inspired gourmet cuisine, a wide range of winter activities and the rare opportunity to view Aurora Borealis right from the comfort of your room.

Northern Lights Resort & SPA

One of the best places in Yukon to view Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights Resort & SPA offers a wide range of winter activities and an excellent range of wellness facilities.

Southern Lakes Resort

This charming lakefront lodge offers cosy guest cabins with water views by day and Aurora after dark. During your stay, enjoy opportunities to snowshoe, dogsled or snowmobile through

Canada Overview

Why visit Canada? Spanning the top of north America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, this huge country offers majestic scenery, unspoiled wilderness and incredible wildlife and adventure opportunities. At the same time Canada is a modern country with sophisticated cities, world class accommodation and excellent rail, road and air network.

When is the best time to visit Canada? From May to September is the best time for cruising and touring in Canada when the weather is at its finest. Temperatures and daylight hours vary depending on latitude, and the coast is more moderate than inland regions which have long hot summers and very cold winters.

Grizzly bear viewing is generally good from June until October and Polar Bear viewing around Churchill is possible from July to November. November to April is the time for winter wonderland experiences, skiing, dog sledding and the Northern Lights.

What can I combine Canada with? Alaskan holidays like Inside Passage cruising and wildlife viewing. Canada can also be combined with Arctic cruising and ice based adventures.

How do you get to Canada? Fly to Vancouver in British Columbia for west coast touring and cruising, or to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City for eastern Canada.

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