Aurora at Blachford Lake

Aurora at Blachford Lake

from £1,710 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Jan-Apr
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Aurora at Blachford Lake

from £1,710 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Jan-Apr

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Highlights

In pictures
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Look out for the magical northern lights

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Uncover the history of the isolated city of Yellowknife

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Try your hand at winter activities such as snowshoeing & ice fishing

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Enjoy a snowmobile experience, exclusive to Discover the World guests

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Enjoy a scenic ski-plane transfer from Yellowknife to Blachford

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Relax in an outdoor hot tub and watch for the aurora

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Inclusive

Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details

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Off-the-beaten-track

This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

Overview

Explore the frontier city of Yellowknife before flying to remote Blachford Lake Lodge. Accessible only by air, the lodge offers a variety of winter wilderness activities and its location right below the auroral oval, far from artificial light, makes it the perfect place for night-sky gazing.

The little-visited Northwest Territories make for an unforgettable winter holiday destination. With 2 nights in Yellowknife you will have time available to explore this frontier city, gaining a sense of what life is like in such a remote northern environment. Excellent sightings of the northern lights are common, even from Yellowknife, whilst the epic wilderness outside the city provides endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

A 2-night stay at Blachford Lake Lodge allows the chance to immerse yourself in the Northwest Territories wild landscapes. Accessible only by air, the eco-lodge is perched on the shores of Blachford Lake and offers a cosy base from which to explore the surrounding boreal forest. Here you can try ice fishing, tobogganing, skating and snowshoeing, building up a big appetite for a hearty dinner back at the lodge.

As darkness falls all eyes turn to the sky – conditions permitting you may be rewarded with a multi-coloured display of lights dancing overhead. We recommend viewing the aurora from the best seat in the house – the outdoor hot tub!

Exclusive to Discover the World guests

Enjoy a special 1-hour snowmobile instruction, allowing you to learn the basics of snowmobiling and experience the true beauty of the frozen landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1 arrive Yellowknife

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife offers a fascinating insight into life in Canada’s far north.

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Located on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife offers a fascinating insight into life in Canada’s far north.

Days 2-3 Yellowknife - Blachford Lake

Transfer by ski-plane to remote Blachford Lake Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. The 20-minute flight offers a birds-eye view of the Northwest Territories’ spectacular landscapes.

Blachford is a spacious handcrafted log lodge offering a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. Perched on the edge of the lake, facilities include a sauna, outdoor hot tub and cosy Aurora lounge. Your time here is free to try a variety of optional winter experiences – you may wish to explore by ski or snowshoe, or try your hand at ice-fishing. Your experienced guide will be on hand to answer questions about the area’s wildlife, geology and First Nations history. At the end of an exhilarating day on the forest trails, return to the lodge for a hearty meal before turning to the skies in search of the aurora borealis. Blachford is far from the artificial light of the city and if conditions are right you could be in for a treat with dazzling colours dancing across the sky.

Transfer by ski-plane to remote Blachford Lake Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. The 20-minute flight offers a birds-eye view of the Northwest Territories’ spectacular landscapes.

Blachford is a spacious handcrafted log lodge offering a blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. Perched on the edge of the lake, facilities include a sauna, outdoor hot tub and cosy Aurora lounge. Your time here is free to try a variety of optional winter experiences – you may wish to explore by ski or snowshoe, or try your hand at ice-fishing. Your experienced guide will be on hand to answer questions about the area’s wildlife, geology and First Nations history. At the end of an exhilarating day on the forest trails, return to the lodge for a hearty meal before turning to the skies in search of the aurora borealis. Blachford is far from the artificial light of the city and if conditions are right you could be in for a treat with dazzling colours dancing across the sky.

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Day 4 Blachford Lake - Yellowknife

You will fly back to Yellowknife this afternoon, with time to settle into your hotel and perhaps head into downtown Yellowknife for dinner. Later this evening you will be picked up for an evening aurora excursion. Journey across the frozen Great Slave Lake by snowmobile to an isolated cabin (approx. 30 minute transfer), a warm base from which to watch out for the northern lights. Hot beverages and local snacks will be provided as you hunt the aurora. Return to your city hotel late tonight.

You will fly back to Yellowknife this afternoon, with time to settle into your hotel and perhaps head into downtown Yellowknife for dinner. Later this evening you will be picked up for an evening aurora excursion. Journey across the frozen Great Slave Lake by snowmobile to an isolated cabin (approx. 30 minute transfer), a warm base from which to watch out for the northern lights. Hot beverages and local snacks will be provided as you hunt the aurora. Return to your city hotel late tonight.

Day 5 Yellowknife

Your northern adventure ends today.

Your northern adventure ends today.

Accommodation

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Blachford Lake Lodge

Perched on the shores of Blachford Lake, backed by boreal forest, this eco-lodge is in a prime location right beneath the auroral oval and far from artificial light, making it one of Canada’s best spots for northern lights viewing.

The lodge comprises of a main building and five rustic log cabins. There are two aurora viewing decks upstairs and the ground floor serves as the lounge, with bar, dining room and library. The log cabins each have lake views, an outside camp fire pit and a basic outdoor toilet situated close by. Shower facilities are at the main lodge, a 5 minute walk away.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £1,710 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Return scenic ski-plane transfers from Yellowknife to Blachford Lake
  • Return airport-hotel transfers in Yellowknife
  • 1-hour snowmobile instruction
  • 4-hour evening aurora viewing excursion from Yellowknife
  • Use of sauna and hot tub at Blachford Lake Lodge
  • Use of groomed trails, cross-country skis, snow-shoes, ice-skates, ice-fishing
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
03 Jan - 13 Apr 2022 4 nights £1,710

  • Departs every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, January to April.
  • 6-night packages are available over the festive period, from 21 Dec to 03 Jan - prices available on request.
  • Additional snowmobiling excursions can be pre-booked, along with winter clothing rentals - please contact us for full details.

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