Trout Rock Lodge Retreat

Looking for a peaceful, exclusive getaway that includes unlimited northern lights’ viewings just steps from the comfort of your warm, cozy cabin?

Rock Island, located on the pristine north arm of Great Slave lake, provides the perfect backdrop for northern lights revellers of all ages. There’s nothing more quintessentially Canadian than staying at a remote cabin on the shoreline of the country’s second biggest lake to marvel at the world’s most illuminating visual spectacle.

The remoteness of the area makes Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll stay for either two or three glorious nights, the idyllic setting for aurora borealis sightings. Take a few steps from your cozy cabin in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, look up and, if the conditions are right, enjoy unlimited northern lights’ viewings. You’ll develop a new appreciation for nature’s exquisite beauty, so much so you won’t want to leave.

The Rock Island Retreat is available in the autumn (Aug. 15 – Oct. 15) and winter (Nov. 30 – April 15). Located 45 kilometres from Yellowknife, you’ll be transported to Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge by floatplane in the autumn and via Swedish military tank across Great Slave Lake’s frozen surface in the winter.

More about Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge

Trout Rock Lodge offers comfortable and homely accommodation – which includes hearty and home-cooked meals – in both the main lodge and surrounding cabins. The main lodge features a fully licensed lounge and fireplace, satellite telephones and wireless internet service, so you can post all your attention-grabbing Instagram photos from the comfort of your room.

Included in winter and autumn packages

  • Shuttle service to and from airport
  • 5 days, 4 nights (2 nights at Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife, 2 nights at Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge)
  • Yellowknife City and Northern Sky Films 360° Dome Theatre tours provides an opportunity to learn about northern culture
  • You’re whisked away to the Aurora Borealis Viewing Station for an unmatched northern lights experience
  • Delicious daily breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Exclusive to winter package

  • Before you depart for Trout Rock Lodge, enjoy an exhilarating dog sledding tour through the Boreal Forest
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hop aboard a Swedish military tank, which transports you across Great Slave Lake’s frozen surface on route to Trout Rock Lodge
  • Package costs $2,439 CDN per person
  • Price based on double occupancy

Trout Rock Lodge – Premier Pike Fishing Destination

Once rated the top pike fishing destination in the world, Enodah Wilderness Travel’s Trout Rock Lodge has happily catered to anglers from across the globe for more than 20 years. Unerringly and consistently achieving their goal of being the world’s premier northern pike fishing spot, anglers flock to Great Slave Lake with sky-high expectations. And they don’t leave disappointed. Seeing 60 caught per day in June is commonplace, almost guaranteed.

Trout Rock Lodges provides an unparalleled pike fishing experience. Its location, amidst an archipelago formed by thousands of islands, protects one of the largest and most abundant northern pike habitats. There is a plethora of baitfish, a sound, eco-friendly catch and release policy, established by host Henry Waszczuk on his first visit over 20 years ago, and a refreshing absence of fishing pressure.

You can fish to your heart’s content, and you don’t have to be worried about external pressure from other fishers. This area is all about its guests connecting intrinsically with nature. To accomplish that, it’s crucial fishers can pursue their favourite leisure pastime completely devoid of stress. Relax, enjoy and you shall reap the rewards. With pike hotspots in close proximity to the lodge, you get to maximize your time on the open water. Don’t be surprised when you hook a northern pike in the mid-30” range while snagging another on the way back to the boat. The northern pike in the area are aggressive, even feverish, so whether you cast a top water fly or streamer, you’ll leave with a compelling, engaging story to tell.

Exclusive to autumn package

  • Available from Aug. 15 – Oct. 15
  • Enjoy spectacular panoramic bird’s eye views of Great Slave Lake as you’re transported from Yellowknife to Trout Rock Wilderness Lodge by floatplane

Pricing & Accommodation

  • Autumn package costs $3,075 CDN per person
  • Winter package costs $2,439 CDN per person
  • Price based on double occupancy
  • Prices exclude 5% GST, driver and tour guide gratuities
  • Trout Rock Lodge cabins have a capacity of four people which includes four beds
  • $75 CDN per person, per-night surcharge for third and fourth guests