Location
Yukon, 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),
Unguided
Up to 24 hours/day
Fly fishing
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Overview

Kluane Wilderness Lodge, the only commercial operation on Wellesley Lake lies in the land of the Midnight Sun, Canada’s Yukon. This quality managed fishery makes it one of the world’s premier Lake Trout destinations.

Lakers over 50 pounds will make your dreams come true. Take 24 hours of sun and fishing time during June and July plus the Aurora Borealis most commonly known as the Northern Lights in August and September create a true angling paradise.

Kluane Wilderness Lodge is truly in the last frontier with the nearest neighbor or road 80 miles away, it’s the way that the wilderness is suppose to be. You can even be here for a whole week and not even see a plane fly over and if one does, you have to wonder if they are lost.

Located 200 air miles northwest of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory, Wellesley Lake is without a doubt the world’s finest Lake Trout lake and has a prolific Pike population up to 50 inches. Wellesley is classed as the number one trophy Lake Trout lake in Canada by Field and Stream Magazine. Operated on a catch and release, single barbless hook policy for more than 23 years, this fertile lake keeps producing record catches like no other body of water on the continent. You can jig for them…cast for them…toss flies for them or …troll artificials for them. Except for a small section of reef near the lodge there are no hazards to hit unlike other lakes in the north. It is nearly impossible to get lost on the lake and you come and go as you like.

Average Lake Trout at Kluane weigh in at better than 15 pounds, 40 pounders seldom raise an eyebrow and there’s more than enough 50 pound plus fish to wear you out. From the pros to the novice, anyone can catch fish and all do. Along with the added advantage of not having to have a guide with you, you can fish around the clock if you so desire.

What makes us unique:

  1. Wellesley is classed as the number one trophy Lake Trout lake in Canada by Field and Stream Magazine.

What We Catch

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Species Availability Calendar
  • Northern Pike
  • Trout - Lake
  • Whitefish
  • Burbot
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Northern Pike
Trout - Lake
Whitefish

Our season runs from June 6 to Sept 7.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$605.89
CA$799.17
£467.95
€514.84

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishing
US$2,729.33
CA$3,600.00
£2,107.97
€2,319.19
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $144.00 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishing
US$3,028.80
CA$3,995.00
£2,339.27
€2,573.66
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $159.80 per person
6 nights / 5 days fishing
US$3,316.89
CA$4,375.00
£2,561.77
€2,818.46
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $175.00 per person
7 nights / 6 days fishing
US$3,635.32
CA$4,795.00
£2,807.70
€3,089.04
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $191.80 per person

NOTES

Baggage is limited to 50 pounds per person; there is a charge of $3.00 per pound for overweight baggage.

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

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, 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?

Up to 24 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:

Other:

Boats, motors and gas are included (2 guests per boat).

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: Upon arrival at the lodge.



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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 185 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-16
-24
3.4
Feb
-10
-19
2.4
Mar
-3
-15
2
Apr
6
-5
1.1
May
13
2
5.1
Jun
19
8
18.5
Jul
21
9
29.8
Aug
19
7
26.2
Sep
12
2
19.2
Oct
2
-4
8.1
Nov
-10
-17
6
Dec
-14
-21
3.5

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 185 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
3
-11
0.13
Feb
14
-3
0.1
Mar
27
5
0.08
Apr
44
23
0.04
May
56
36
0.2
Jun
67
46
0.73
Jul
70
49
1.17
Aug
65
45
1.03
Sep
53
35
0.76
Oct
36
24
0.32
Nov
14
2
0.24
Dec
7
-7
0.14

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

The main lodge is in a pristine setting along the lake shore amongst the trees. We offer duplex style cabins with 2 guests per room and are fully equipped with twin beds, private washrooms with hot showers and its own glass front wood stove. Every cabin is on the water front with easy access to the lodge along the gravel walk ways.

Kluane Wilderness Lodge offers duplex style cabins with 2 guests per room.

All cabins are equipped with two twin beds that are very comfortable with plenty of warm down comforters and glass door wood burning stoves for a chilly night or nice ambiance.

All cabins have private washrooms with hot showers, a waterfront view and easy access to the lodge along the gravel walk ways.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

Amenities

The lodge is a comfortable place to sit, relax and swap fish stories with other guests. It features a large dining area for the breakfast and dinner meals.

It offers a fully licensed bar and pool table, as well as, a well stocked tackle shop and wireless internet to e-mail loved ones or keep up with your business…if you must.

For added pleasure, we have one of the most remote hot tubs in Canada with an unobstructed view of the lake and surroundings.

Meals

We eat all family style with breakfast being served when you get up in the morning and fresh coffee waiting at your door step.

During your stay there will be at least one or more of our famous shore lunches of fresh fish that you will provide at picnic point half way down the lake shore.Lunch you can either take it out with you in the morning or come back to the lodge.

Dinners are served at 6:00pm with most coming in a little early to enjoy a cool one or a glass of wine before dinner. With the last dinner of your stay being our famous barbequed steak dinner over an open fire.

Other Activities

Wildlife viewing both around the lodge and lake shore. Moose, bears, wolves, common loons, arctic loons, trumpeter swans, ducks and geese can all be seen. An evening of cruising around the lake can be a great time for the camera enthusiast or if you just want to take a brake from the days fishing.

Hiking around the lodge to the old homestead or old trappers cabin is just a short walk and a great way to get some exercise after setting in the boat all day. For the more adventurous, a hike up the mountain will give you a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding area. Almost always moose can be spotted in one of the many meadows behind the lake.

A relaxing evening in the hot tub with a glass of wine and an incredible view of the lake, St. Ellis Range and sunset maybe what you need.

For you golfers try out your skills at our very unique driving range.

The camp fire is always going in the evenings were many stories and jokes are told. You may even want to bring back the memories of being a kid again and toast a marshmallow or roast a hot dog over the open fire.

BOATS

Description

All our boats are 14 ft. commercial Lunds. Each boat is equipped with 15 horse Mercury 4 stroke electric start outboards, fish finders, VHF radios, life jackets, padded swivel seats, paddles, cradles for landing the fish,  and rod holders.

Your boat is always full of fuel in the morning and then topped off at dinner time. You don’t need to worry about bringing your gear up in the evening after fishing as you will have the same boat for the duration of your stay.

Details

Bathroom:

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Heated cabins:

n/a

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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.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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Most international flights will stop in Vancouver and then make the flight to Whitehorse in the Yukon. The flight from Vancouver to Whitehorse is simply spectacular.

Upon the start of your trip you will be required to purchase a fishing license and to sign a release form, which is a standard practice for the Lodge. After that, your pursuit of a trophy catch awaits.

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