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Close your eyes. Take a slow and relaxing breath. Then envision a place so special that you're not sure what it looks like. Majestic tundra and shimmering water as far as the eye can see. A complete lack of man-made noise. A muskox lumbering by or a gray wolf, standing nose to the wind. And...oh yeah...FISH! Now open your eyes and you'll know you're in your "happy place"...
Get up and personal with this virgin fishery, set in the barren lands of the Arctic. A remote gem with some of the most incredible fishing you'll ever experience. No roads, no communities and no distractions. Just everything you need to land your own unbelievable moment.
Here at Aylmer Lake Lodge, we've set our sights on being the most incredible adventure you've ever experienced. From the moment your float plane arrives at the dock to the second we wave goodbye, we want you to be amazed.
Everyone has a big fish tale to tell you, but we'll bet few can rival what you'll find at Aylmer Lake Lodge. Slamming big trout every cast in seemingly endless supply...or your dry fly rushing down a set of rapids to a huge, waiting arctic grayling. If you're ready to fish with the big ones, you MUST experience Aylmer Lake!
You are now officially above treeline in the NWT—entering a land that is covered only with small berry producing shrubs, grasses, moss, and lichen. Grey stones seem to cover the landscape with a Jurassic-feel. But then your eyes focus again and you see the many colors of the tundra.
While the tundra is also known as "barren land", it's teeming with activity. Lumbering grizzlies and stately caribou share the land with lemmings, voles and squirrels to name a few. Peregrine falcons are the "air-traffic controllers" of the skies, signalling the presence of eagles above and ptarmigans below.
Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.
Per person guest rates are based on two guests per guide.
A US$300 per-day surcharge will apply for one-on-one guided trip.
"This is a great surprise" is the expression most often heard when guests enter the main lodge. Soaring beams, warm wood and spectacular scenic views are here to enjoy during your stay. With over 3000 square feet of space, it invites you to spend a little time relaxing with friends. You can count on being comfortable and welcome.
The guest cabins are set up to accommodate four guests, and each offers comfortable beds, thermostatically controlled heat and a sitting area. Because Aylmer Lake Lodge is truly dedicated to the satisfaction of each guest, we have structured occupancy of just 20 guests per week. Every detail is attended to by our staff to make your trip a memorable one.
Every day of your stay will be a treat for your taste buds. Breakfast and Dinner at the lodge, with on-shore or on-boat lunch. Hearty home-cooked breakfasts and dinners await you at the Lodge every day of your stay. Breakfast is at 7:00 am and supper is at 6:30 pm in the Tundra Room. Your mid-day meal is a shore lunch packed for your enjoyment.
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Go back in time and follow the historic trail of Ernest Thompson Seton. It's an amazing journey you'll remember forever. Ernest Thompson Seton and Edward Preble made a canoe trip from Athabasca Landing to Aylmer Lake in 1907, and Seton published a popular account of the trip, The Arctic Prairies, in 1911. Our tour visits the document areas that they visited, including photographing wildlife, wildflowers, and natural land features from the expedition.
$6,500.00 USD plus 5% tax per person. Based from out of Yellowknife, NWT float plane base. Minimum 4 people.
Come join award-winning Canadian creative landscape and wildlife photographer, artist, and educator, Dave Brosha for an action-packed five-day workshop in Canada's beautiful north. Sharpen your skills with a man whose photos are described as "Critically acclaimed...spectacular" by The Globe and Mail. Dave's personal affiliations and representations include the First Light, Getty Images, National Geographic (stock), and the Canadian Press, for which Dave is a freelance photographer. He has been published in numerous media outlets around the globe including CNN, Reader's Digest, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Sky At Night (BBC).
$7,000.00 USD plus 5% tax per person. Based from out of Yellowknife, NWT float plane base.
"The first thing that will strike you about Aylmer Lake Lodge is the stark, and vast beauty of the tundra. As a photographer I loved the landscape, and the light. Being above the treeline keeps the water temps low and the fish up in shallow water which as a fly fisherman is ideal. Dry fly action was insane! I could have fished dry the entire time and easily had success. Very aggressive grayling and lake trout would rocket to the surface. We also cast out to finning fish in mirror still water under pink sunsets. I was surprised by the quality of the dry fly fishing in a place I wouldn't have expected it. Streamer fishing really delivered the big fish for me. Kevin and his guide Ben got me into the right water to land the largest fish I have caught to date, four fold. I don't think we caught any fish under 20 inches. All the staff took care of us, fed us well, and entertained us. Very down to earth people in a very rugged land, untouched by almost anyone before. As a fly angler, there is so much untouched potential out at Aylmer Lake, and unique fishing that very few people will get to experience. I highly recommend it!"
"I just returned from a great trip. Lots of lake trout and grayling all on the cast fly. Vast areas of great fly water to explore. The cool water temperatures keep the lakers in fly range throughout the season. An incredible remote experience. Kevin and Patti are wonderful hosts. I am looking forward to getting back up there soon."
Prices shown have been converted to US$ based on today's exchange rate. This lodge charges in US$, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here.
Deposit required: 50%
Balance due: March 1
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE but may be transferred to someone else for a trip the same year.
Substitute anglers are allowed for the year booked.
Rates are subject to change if there is a significant rise in fuel prices. Any trips booked with deposits will be honored at the price quoted at booking.
Wire transfer/bank draft:
Other: 3% surcharge added for payments via credit card.