Location
Northwest Territories, Canada
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes),
Guided
9 hours/day
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
5/5
3 reviews

Overview

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.

What makes us unique:

  1. 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.
  2. The water is so clear you can see the fish coming for your lure….
  3. Located on the barren lands of the NWT ours are the ONLY fishing boats on 1,700 Sq km of water...we lease it all.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Trout - Lake
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arctic Grayling
Trout - Lake

Our season runs from July 1 to Sept 12.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$800.00
CA$1,055.20
£617.87
€679.78

PER PERSON

6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$4,500.00
CA$5,935.52
£3,475.53
€3,823.79
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $180.00 per person
11 nights / 10 days fishing
US$8,000.00
CA$10,552.04
£6,178.73
€6,797.84
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $320.00 per person

NOTES

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.

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

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

9 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

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.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:
3% surcharge added for payments via credit card.
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 369 kilometers from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-21
-30
10.1
Feb
-18
-27
6.9
Mar
-11
-23
7.4
Apr
1
-11
3
May
10
0
5.7
Jun
19
9
11.2
Jul
22
13
15.3
Aug
18
11
22.1
Sep
11
4
21.2
Oct
2
-3
17.8
Nov
-9
-17
16.5
Dec
-18
-26
11

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 369 kilometers from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-7
-21
0.4
Feb
0
-17
0.27
Mar
12
-9
0.29
Apr
33
12
0.12
May
50
32
0.22
Jun
66
48
0.44
Jul
71
55
0.6
Aug
65
51
0.87
Sep
52
40
0.83
Oct
35
26
0.7
Nov
15
1
0.65
Dec
0
-14
0.43

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

“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.

  • TELEPHONE AND A SATELLITE PHONE IN LODGE
  • HOT SHOWERS
  • THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED HEATING
  • BOARD GAMES, CARDS AND BOOKS

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.

  • EACH CABIN SLEEPS 4 GUESTS
  • FURNISHED CABINS
  • THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED HEATING

Details

Corporate buyout:

If you are bringing staff or your sales team, we can customize your experience to include team-building exercises, sales tips and others. Aylmer Lake Lodge can also work with you to organize a derby or tournament with prizes. Just give us a call and we'll go to work for you to make this the best investment you've ever made.

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

20

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

20-30 mins

Amenities

Washer/dryer

Meals

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.

Other Activities

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.

BOATS

Description

  • 16′ Lund or Crestliner boats powered by a 30HP Evinrude ETec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots., equipped with swivel seats, motors & fuel.
  • Lifejackets
  • On-board fish-finders

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

n/a

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Travel destination:

The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
Yellowknife
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  • routes
  • airfare
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Details

Normal flight time to Aylmer Lake Lodge is 1 3/4 hrs. The charter lands on Rocknest Bay and you taxi to our dock right below the lodge.

Getting to the far North has never been easier. Airline flights are scheduled daily from the many airlines flying from the south to Yellowknife such as Air Canada-Jazz, First Air, West Jet and Canadian North. These Yellowknife flights connect to all major Canadian and many U.S. cities. You SHOULD arrive a day prior in Yellowknife to your fly out date in order to ensure your connections to Aylmer Lake Lodge.

You’ll depart your hotel in Yellowknife for Float Plane base, leaving Yellowknife between 2:00 and 3:00 and arriving at Aylmer Lake Lodge between 4:00-5:00 pm. Normal flight time to Aylmer Lake Lodge is 1 3/4 hrs. The plane lands on Rocknest Bay and you taxi to our dock right below the lodge.

After you’ve arrived and gotten settled into your cabins, you’ll come to the Lodge to meet your guides.

When departing from Aylmer Lake Lodge, plan to stay the night in Yellowknife – the float plane does not depart from Aylmer Lake Lodge until later in the afternoon so you’ll need to fly home the following day.

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