Visit Trout Rock Lodge
Trout Rock Lodge is located on an island far away from city lights, traffic noise and is only accessible by Aurora Express, snowmobile, ski-plane or floatplane in summer. The design and location of the lodge have proven to be a successful combination for the ultimate in Aurora photography and viewing.
The lodge is located directly under the Auroral Oval, and there’s a 98 percent chance you will see the Aurora if you stay three nights.
Late Summer/Early Fall Aurora Package
Our late summer and fall tours (mid-August to early October) include a short trip by floatplane to the lodge. Enjoy boating, berry picking, fishing and hiking, and some of the best aurora viewing in the northern hemisphere.
In the daytime, look for wildlife – the North Arm of Great Slave Lake is a traditional fall staging area for thousands of waterfowl from all four continental flyways. Many species of ducks, geese and swans gather here in giant flocks before their long trip south. Grouse are common on our wooded islands, and moose, otter and black bears can often be seen fattening up for winter.
In the evening, when the sky is clear, the stars and the Aurora appear. Stay three nights and you are almost guaranteed a glimpse of the Northern Lights, nature’s greatest light show.
- Yellowknife transfer to and from the Lodge by floatplane (12-minute scenic flight)
- Accommodation and 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 3 breakfasts
- Guided boating, hiking, berry picking, Northern shore lunch and visit to a natural Amethyst site.
- Woodstove operated hot tub
- Shore fishing (fishing license $31.50 is required)
- Unlimited Aurora viewing
3-Night Package Price
Regular Price: $2,195.00 + GST per person (minimum 2 people)
*Prices effective as of 2021.
What to bring
- Warm clothing including hat & gloves
- Rain gear
- Warm waterproof hiking boots
- If you are planning to take pictures of the Aurora you need a tripod
- Bathing suit for hot tub (optional)
Winter Aurora Package
From early December to mid-April, Trout Rock Lodge is a warm, inviting home away from home in a vast expanse of snow and frozen water.
You travel to the Lodge by van and Hagglunds (an enclosed tracked vehicle ideal for the snowy North) or by snowmobiles. During the day, drive your own snowmobile on the frozen lake, ice fish for fierce Northern Pike or Lingcod. Try snowshoeing along the windswept shoreline, or go for a tour in the Hagglunds.
At night enjoy the Aurora, right from the Lodge deck, or venture out on the lake to take in a 360-degree view overhead.
Winter Package Details
Our winter packages commence in Yellowknife at 17:00 every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. You return to Yellowknife before lunch on the last day of your trip.
2-night VIP package includes:
- Transfer to and from the lodge with Hagglund or Snowmobile
- Accommodations at the lodge
- 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts
- Ice fishing
- Northern lunch in a heated prospector tent
- Unlimited Aurora viewing
2-night VIP Package Price: $1,320.00 + GST per person (minimum 2 people)
Day Trip From Yellowknife
We leave Yellowknife at 09:30, travel by van and snowmobile to Trout Rock Lodge.
After warming up with a cup of hot tea or coffee, we take our snowmobiles out on the lake to try our luck ice fishing. We use power augers to drill holes in the ice, which is sometimes 5′-6′ feet (150 centimetres) thick. You can lure a hard-fighting Northern Pike or the strange-looking Lingcod to take your bait. Then we serve you a hot home-cooked meal in a heated trapper’s tent.
After fishing, we travel back to the lodge and have another cup of tea before heading back to Yellowknife around 17:00.
- Pick up and drop off in Yellowknife
- Ice fishing gear
- Hot lunch
Day Trip Price
Regular Price: $425.00 + GST per person (minimum 2 people)
What to bring
- Warm/winter clothing including hat & gloves
- Warm boots
Winter Transportation – Hagglunds BV-206
“the most versatile vehicle on the planet,”Ragnar Westrom
Drive to Trout Rock Lodge in style in a Hagglund BV-206. The Swedish tracked, all-terrain vehicles are completely amphibious, hold up to 16 passengers, plus a driver, and operate all year-round.
Driven by a powerful Mercedes engine, the Hagglunds can handle any obstacle.
Concerned about bad weather? It doesn’t matter. The Hagglunds can handle any conditions, so no matter the weather, we go.