$1,399 to feel like a “Royal” in NWT
A 20-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, this resort sits at the west end of remote Blachford Lake, a 17-kilometre-long waterway just north of the east arm of Great Slave Lake. Accommodations for 35 include five rustic but comfortable log cabins and a main lodge with full bathroom facilities.
Blachford Lake Lodge is a licensed facility, with a fully stocked bar and wine list. According to the site,”Menus feature a tasty blend of Northern gourmet favourites.“
Besides the fun activities and the property’s commitment to protecting the environment, Blachford Lake Lodge’s biggest claim to fame is that it hosted Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as part of the newlywed couple’s Royal Tour of Canada in 2011.
- Three days / Two nights – $1,399 per person
- Six days / Five nights – $2,675 per person
- Eight days / Seven nights – $3,350 per person
- Return air charter Yellowknife to Blachford, and back
- Gourmet meals and snacks
- Use of seasonal equipment: Canoes, kayaks, motor boats
- Two interpretive tours of 2 hours duration per guest
Vacay.ca Recommends the Territories for Old Town Magic
When you’re finished getting the royal treatment at Blachford Lake Lodge, be sure to spend some time in Yellowknife. Along the main draft of Yellowknife, the downtown core’s tidy rectangular blocks give way to the winding streets of Old Town. Vacay.ca contributing writer Hélèna Katz had a chance to visit this remarkable city and wrote about her experiences.
Katz: “Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, sits on the edge of Great Slave Lake and is home to approximately 16,000 people. It’s named for the copper-coloured knives the area’s Dene people used when explorers first arrived. Old Town is built on a rocky peninsula that juts out into Yellowknife Bay. The town has been trying to live up to its Dogrib name, Somba K’e (the money place), since prospector Johnny Baker found gold on the shores of Yellowknife Bay in 1934.”
To book with Blachford Lake Lodge: Call 1-867-873-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.