Sandy Point Wilderness Lodge



    Yellowknife, NWT, Canada






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    Sandy Point Lodge is on Gordon Lake, which is situated northeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on the rocky and rugged Canadian Shield. Gordon Lake is one of the lakes on the winter ice road to the diamond mines. We are only accessible by float plane in the summer.

    Our packages include picking you up at the Yellowknife airport and transporting you to the float plane docks of Great Slave Lake; from there we take off in a Cessna Caravan or Twin Otter, depending on the size of your group.

    We land on Gordon Lake after a scenic half hour flight. With the long sunny days of summer you can get settled in your cabin, then head out on the 50 km long lake right away. When you return we will feed you a delicious meal and you can really begin to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

    For the duration of your stay, it will be just the lodge guests on the entire lake to explore, fish, eat and relax. You will truly enjoy our little corner in the boreal wilderness.

    Gordon Lake has a very healthy fishery; the lake is 50km long (30 miles) and has over 800 islands, so there is lots of productive fish habitat. Sandy Point Lodge is the only lodge on the lake so our guests have the entire lake to explore and find their favourite fishing holes.

    The Lake's record for Lake Trout is a 56.5 lb whopper caught in June 2008 by Peter Cleveland of Ottawa.

    The Lake trout (salvelinus namaycush) is the main fish in Gordon Lake, and since the water stays cool, the fish stay shallow for the entire month of June and first two weeks of July. We are often sold out for the month of June well in advance.

    As the water temperature warms up and the trout settle into the deeper holes, our experienced guides will show you where to go. Experience and patience pay off when fishing in deeper water where the big fish gather in late July and August.

    The lake's record pike is 30 lbs. Northern pike (Esox lucius) can be found in the shallow bays, or along the shore hiding in the weeds. Many of our guests enjoy a break from the hunt for Lake Trout to cast a lure for Pike. The cold water early in the season keeps the Pike on the move. Once the waters are warm on the surface in mid and late summer, the Pike settle in the bays.

    What Do We Fish For?

    1st week of June to End of Sept.
    • Northern Pike
    • Lake Trout


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    3 nights / 4 days fishing | June to July 15
    All meals included. Friday to Monday trip.
    4 nights / 5 days fishing | June to July 15
    All meals included. Monday to Friday trip.
    6 nights / 7 days fishing | After July 15
    Teen price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.
    6 nights / 7 days fishing | After July 15
    Child (3-12) price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.
    6 nights / 7 days fishing | After July 15
    Adult price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

    This lodge charges in CA$.    

    All accommodation is based on double room occupancy with 4 persons per cabin.

    Fishing guides (please request in advance): CA$300/day (2 people)

    Children's Discount: 30% (Ages 12 years and under)

    View this lodge's terms and conditions.

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    What's included?

    How many hours of guided fishing?

    1/2 day of guiding included for familiarization with the lake, the equipment and the fishing, otherwise unguided.

    Return transportation to/from Yellowknife      

    Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

    Fish processing:     

    All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:




    Use of boats, motors and gasoline. We don't provide full-time guides as part of our package, but we will provide one if you pre-arrange it with us. Guests operate their own boats and are given a map of the lake with reefs and good fishing areas marked. Our staff will provide updates and directions to help you find good fishing.

    Help with travel planning is included.

    We will fillet, vacuum package, smoke or freeze your limit to take home.


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    We have three guest cabins at Sandy Point Lodge, each consisting of a main room, two bedrooms, a full bathroom with shower, fireplace, kitchenette, fridge and a large screened in veranda. Each cabin can sleep four to six people and has a bathroom with shower and hot water. Each cabin also has electric heat and an airtight wood stove for heat.

    Home style meals are served in our large dining room which is located in our main building. Shore lunches are served on a beautiful beach completely set up with a fire pit and tables for your comfort.

    Corporate buyout:     

    Discount quote available for groups of eight or more.

      WiFi available:

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    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    10-15 minutes

    Other Activities Available

    Hiking, sightseeing, golfing on our 6 hole boreal "golf course", viewing historical mining artifacts, picking berries, relaxing, socializing, viewing wildlife, playing horseshoes, swimming (not recommended in June) sitting around a fire or enjoying the hot tub.

    If you want to do something other than catch a lot of fish, you can spend time hiking and exploring one of the abandoned gold mine sites in the area dating from the 1930's and 40's.

    If you have binoculars and a camera you may spot local wildlife. Guests have viewed wolves, moose, black bear, grizzly, bald eagles, golden eagles, otters, and lots of ducks and loons.

    Sandy Point Lodge is a great place for the whole family, young and old. Whatever you choose to do during your stay you will be impressed by the peace and quiet of the genuine northern wilderness that is Gordon Lake.


    Linens, towels and housekeeping.



    16 ft. Crestliner welded aluminum boats with 25 horsepower motors, radios and fish finders. Guests can keep in touch with other boats and with the lodge over the radio system. All of the boats have radios and are well equipped.

    We use Cisco for bait on large herring teasers. The most common fishing rod used is a medium action 6' or 7' rod with 20-30 lb test. Medium to large spoons are popular (Daredevils and Len Thompsons). We provide fishing rods, bait and lures for your use. We also provide life jackets and rain gear for each guest.



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    Ratings and Reviews


    Reviews from Tripadvisor


    First taste of lake fishing and Canadian hospitality. Both Brilliant! Will be back. - Kieth Dunmore, Bermuda, June 27, 2007

    We wanted to send you a short note to acknowledge the tremendous time just past. It was our privilege to spend Labour Day weekend at your wonderful facility on Gordon Lake and it will be for us a treasured memory.

    The spectacular setting, the cosy cabins, fabulous cuisine, friendly staff, accommodating guides (Courtney was a stand out in our books) and ouf course the fish all of which contributed to a delightful time. We especially enjoyed the shore lunches and the cheerful comraderie between guests and help. WE felt more like family than guests and we both wished we could stay a bit longer. Thank you so much for making a wonderful memory for us! - Terry and Rosemary Forsythe, September 2, 2008

    Wonderful! - Peter Cleveland, Ottawa, Ontario, June 27, 2008

    Great Food, Great Fishing, Great People, well organized-Thanks! - David Hoffmann, June 12,08

    100 + fish in two days, wicked fun. Great camp and staff. Thanks. - Vince Halushka, Yellowknife, NT, July 1, 2008

    Had a wonderful, relaxing week-end! Thank You to all the staff!! - Don and Gladys Morin, Yellowknife, NT, June 23, 2008

    Thank you all, Great Time. 33" and a 28" girth! - Trevor Adair, Olds, Alberta, June 21, 2008

    Fabulous experience, coming back-Excellent staff and Food - Trevor Sziva, Calgary, June 16, 2008

    Great food, great service, great fishing, good beer. See you next year. - Rick O'Brien, June 12, 2008

    Great food!! Great service!! Great Experience. Thanks Duncan - Craig Shemely, June 12, 2008

    Great place, great time! Coming back soon if possible! - Kurtis Oldfield, Yellowknife, NT, August 15-17, 2008

    Fantastic hospitality, food and fun. Thanks for another great trip! - Tim Paicu, Bonnyville, Ab., August 31, 2008

    Great time again, thanks so much Duncan and Pam - George Paicu, St.Albert, AB, August 31, 2008

    Awesome trip again-great site, guide and fishing. - Casey Lavigne, Edmonton, AB, August 15-17, 2009

    Had a great time, good fishing, weather, food. Enjoyed totally. - Allen Adair, Olds, Ab. June 223, 20008

    Excellent as always! Bigger and better fish in August!! I thought June was good. - Aaron Doyle, Yellowknife, NT, August 2007

    Thanks for Everything, a good time was had by all. - Cliff Friesen, Rocky Mountain House, AB, July 23, 2007

    Thank you all! For a truly great northern experience. Sandy Point Lodge @ Gordon Lake is a must for all ages or anybody. - Richard Smith, Olds, AB, June 22, 2007

    Second time as great as the first. Thanks Duncan - Brian Jubinville, June 18, 2007

    A great northern experience in a great northern setting. - Ren Henderson, Oakville, Ontario, June 18, 2007

    Third time back, hopefully many more. Next time somebody else rides with my brother! - Sean Sargent, Grande Prairie, AB, June 19, 2006

    41.5 lb. fish! Wow! Fun time. - Joy Stewart, Hay River, N.T. August 6, 2007

    Awesome weekend. Best weekend of my life! Great service and hospitality! 50 fish in one day. Beat that! - Brad Hamilton, Yellowknife, N.T. August 6, 2007

    Glorious 4th,good fish and steak too. Fly + Pike = Joy - Barry Cooper, Calgary, AB, 4 July, 2007

    Great, we will be back. Outstanding. - Peter Lamb, Bermuda, June 27, 2007

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    Deposit required: 30%

    Balance due: May 15

    Non-refundable deposit required at time of booking.

    Major credit cards accepted. Balance paid by credit card shall be subject to a 4% surcharge. Bookings after May 1 require full payment.

    Insurance for prop, boat, engine and fishing equipment damage can be purchased for a cost of CA$20.00 person per night booked with a CA$100.00 deductable per claim.

    No pets please.

    Staff gratuity suggested, $15 to $20 per day per person.

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