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),
Unguided
No fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
/5

Overview

Sandy Point Wilderness Lodge provides guests with exceptional comfort, excellent food, excellent food and great service in a remote location where guests can escape, time slows down and nature presents the best it has to offer. It’s located 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 makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Northern Pike
  • Trout - Lake
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Northern Pike
Trout - Lake

Our season runs from 1st week of June to End of September.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$110.59
CA$150.00
£88.70
€98.42

PER PERSON

3 nights / 4 days fishingMidnight Sun Fishing (June 15th - July 15th)

All meals included. Friday to Monday trip.

US$2,090.10
CA$2,835.00
£1,676.46
€1,860.15
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4 nights / 5 days fishingMidnight Sun Fishing (June 15th - July 15th)

All meals included. Monday to Friday trip.

US$2,211.75
CA$3,000.00
£1,774.04
€1,968.42
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6 nights / 7 days fishingSummer Fun with Friends and Family (July 15th – August 15th)

Adult price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.

US$1,548.22
CA$2,100.00
£1,241.83
€1,377.89
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6 nights / 7 days fishingSummer Fun with Friends and Family (July 15th – August 15th)

Teen price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.

US$1,290.18
CA$1,750.00
£1,034.85
€1,148.24
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6 nights / 7 days fishingSummer Fun with Friends and Family (July 15th – August 15th)

Child (3-12) price. Only breakfast included. Minimum group size of 2 and families up to 6 per cabin.

US$774.11
CA$1,050.00
£620.91
€688.95
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NOTES

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)

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?

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:

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

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.


Payment Methods Accepted
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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 97 kilometres 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 97 kilometres 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

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.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Discount quote available for groups of eight or more.

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:

10 – 15 mins.

Amenities

Linens, towels and housekeeping.

Meals

Other Activities

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.

BOATS

Description

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.

Details

Bathroom:

n/a

Heated cabins:

n/a

Ratings and Reviews

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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.
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