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Duncan And Graham Lakes, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6 Canada
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#3 of 26 Specialty lodging in Yellowknife
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Yellow Dog Lodge is located between beautiful Duncan and Graham Lakes, only a 15 minute float plane ride north east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The lodge features great sport fishing, brilliant northern lights, opportunities for paddling and outdoor adventure and knowledgeable friendly staff. We have 7 lakes and 2 streams that offer the finest lake trout, northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling in the region. The natural beauty of the Northern Canadian Wilderness is pristine and we are committed to providing you with the best of nature and ensuring the same for those who follow. Endorsed by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Signature Experience Collection of Canada.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Fishing
Karaoke
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Duncan And Graham Lakes, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6 Canada
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Andy Wong wrote a review Mar. 2021
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia5 contributions
Spent 2 nights at this hidden gem on a ski-in and ski-out trip from Feb 27-March 1. Owner Gordon Gin could not have been a better host. Joe, his lovely 3-legged dog rounded out the welcoming party. The facilities are first class. We now have an annual event penciled into our agenda!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Esther & Hans wrote a review Oct. 2019
Kanada und Schweiz2 contributions
We spent two days at the Yellow Dog Lodge, and it was an absolutely fantastic time. We were warmly welcomed, and Gord, Alicia and Aaron looked after us as if we were family! The food was excellent, and fishing a spectacular experience, even if it was cold. Yellow Dog Lodge is an great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature. Thank you again for making this days so amazing!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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lkm842 wrote a review Oct. 2018
Prince Albert, Canada1 contribution
WOW, can’t say enough about this beautiful lodge and the wonderful owner Gord and his terrific staff. Aaron, Alicia, Paddy, Kirstin. We were welcomed in and treated as if we were family! There were 15 of us all together, many who have never experienced a northern vacation let alone a float plane ride, which was awesome all on its own. We paddled around the lake in paddle boats, went hiking, fishing, sat by the fire, soaked in the hot tub while looking up at the northern lights! We slept so well at night in their big comfy beds with plenty of warm quilts and wood stoves to keep us warm! And to make the trip even more special for my mother n law, Gord took her and my father n law on a grand tour of the lake by boat! The smiles on their faces when they got back, said it all! The meals were terrific. The treats were delicious! They cooked us an early Thanksgiving dinner to die for, with ham, turkey and all the trimmings. Alicia even made us a wonderful cranberry sauce out of the fresh cranberries we picked that morning. Thank you Paddy, Alicia and Kirstin. You will not go hungry here! If your looking for a great experience, I highly recommend a stay at the Yellow Dog lodge, you will not be disappointed! Thank you all for making more great memories for us to share! The Mattice family!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Angela L wrote a review Aug. 2018
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Third time visitor...first time reviewer (sorry Gord). First time I stayed in the lodge, the next two times I was in a cabin. The beds are extremely comfortable with a nice heavy duvet to keep you warm (the cabin also has a fireplace should you go at a chilly time of year...which I didn't). The lodge is between Duncan Lake and Graham Lake which makes for breathtaking views...expecially the sunsets! Gord, Aaron, Alicia, and Pat are knowledgeable (the fishing is great and the food is delicious) and are very thoughtful. Thanks for an unforgettable time! Hope to see you next year!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gillian L wrote a review Jul. 2018
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Our 2 families (4 adults and 2 young boys) travelled to Yellow Dog Lodge to celebrate a birthday - we had an absolutely incredible time. Gord, Aaron, Alicia and Paddy made sure our trip was an unforgettable one! They were all very thoughtful and made sure we enjoyed our couple of days away from it all. The location is breathtaking, a wonderful lodge on Braden Davis Channel, between Duncan and Graham Lakes. We had the opportunity to fish for lake trout and northern pike on both, and our guide helped us find a big one! We also got to enjoy the outdoor hot tub and an evening around the fire. The food was excellent, and the staff even prepared a birthday surprise for us, complete with birthday hats and homemade cupcakes! Definitely above and beyond our expectations. We stayed in the main lodge, the rooms were comfortable, with the added bonus of having a half bath in each room - a nice addition in a fishing lodge in Northern Canada! I would certainly recommend Yellow Dog Lodge to other travelers!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Brendan K wrote a review Jan. 2018
Perth, Australia16 contributions2 helpful votes
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If you come from Australia in summer and land at Yellow Dog Lodge in the middle of winter, you are in for one great experience. The Lodge is predominantly a fishing lodge which usually open for the summer months and shoulder season into winter. Gord is the hard working laid back owner who along with his brilliant staff will ensure your stay runs smoothly and all aspects are organised. We arrived in the coldest snap for 50 years where ambient temperature fell to -39 degrees celcius, not counting any wind chill factor. Gord and the staff had landed 2 days prior to stoke the fires, defrost all the lodges and stock up food and drinks. Over the next three days we ate like kings, played puzzles, snowmobiled on the frozen lake, caught a couple of fish from ice holes drilled in the ice just out the front, went for walks, saw an arctic fox, spotted the aurora every night bar one and were treated to a Super New moon, fireworks and a spectacular aurora on New years Eve. The best thing about the Lodge is the people there, sincere down to earth friendly people who love the Wilderness and you get the sense they would do it all for free if they had to. This is not a five star luxury hotel, in the middle of winter the toilets dont flow and you need to get up at night every 3 hours to put a log or two on your fire in your tiny warm lodge. But if you come with the right attitude and a sense of adventure you will be guaranteed the trip of a lifetime. Even getting there is sensational flying in on a single prop tin can Beaver aircraft. So cool!! Just do it.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kyra P wrote a review Aug. 2017
Yellowknife, Canada8 contributions
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This is my 3rd time at this lodge and I'm never disappointed. The staff great and knowledgeable. The fishing is second to none. I stayed in cabin off the main lodge and the bed was really comfy and duvet kept me warm. The cabin also had a wood stove inside in case it got chilly. The food was great and desserts even better. Thanks again to the staff at Yellow Dog Lodge for taking such good care of us and I hope to see you again next year! -Kyra
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Date of stay: August 2017
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iangstock wrote a review Jun. 2017
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7 guys . We've been all over North America and the fishing here is 2nd to none. Huge lakers and no shortage of pike. Gord, Aaron and Alexandre "Ron" looked after us very well. Food great and flannel sheets make sleeping under the midnight sun a treat.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stabe G wrote a review Sep. 2016
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions5 helpful votes
From the friendly, down-to-earth staff to the knowledgable and seasoned fishing guides, Yellow Dog Lodge is a beautifully-maintained slice of heaven where the staff's number one priority is the guest. You will feel welcomed from the moment you land until it's time for you to leave and head back to reality. Professionalism and courtesy is number 1 at Yellow Dog and you will be shocked at how quickly your time will pass here, so make sure you enjoy it. The lodge has a full-time chef who is an amazing cook, especially when it comes to homemade baked goods and soups to warm you up after a cold day out on the water. I promise you will not go hungry! Speaking of the water, the fishing here is beyond exciting - the trout and pike that inhabit the two lakes are the biggest I've ever seen, and in two days, my family and I hooked about 20 fish (we are by no means experienced fishermen), so that should tell you something about how plentiful the fish here are. Gord, who is the owner and one of the fishing guides, and Aaron, the other full-time guide, take it upon themselves to take you to all the areas of the lakes where the fish are typically abundant, and they genuinely care that you catch a fish; it was so nice to see how invested they were in ensuring our experience out on the water was an amazing one. Lastly, on our last night up, we were able to see the Northern Lights which, for my family and me, is an experience we will never forget. Thank you to Gord, Aaron, Frankie, and Alicia for a wonderful weekend. We won't ever forget it! The Garcias
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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katyg60 wrote a review Sep. 2016
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Our family adventure at Yellow Dog was truly an experience of a lifetime! The smiles never left our faces. The owner, Gord, and staff of fishing guides and chef make it a trip you must experience. The lodge is warm and welcoming, with all amenities. The food was top shelf and our 5 person cabin was toasty! The best of all, they honestly want you to experience everything there is to offer and go out of their way to ensure you have it. We went at the beginning of September when the seasons are beginning to change and were taken at night to watch the trout spawning. The wood fired hot tub is a must, as you watch the northern lights. We all enjoyed a sauna after a morning of fishing, before going out again to see if we could catch "the monster" trout. You will leave feeling as if you have met friends for life and start planning when you can get back again. A bucket list must!
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Date of stay: September 2016
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PRICE RANGE
US$291 - US$536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pilote Point Lodge
LOCATION
CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesYellowknife
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yellow Dog Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Yellow Dog Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Yellow Dog Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Yellow Dog Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yellow Dog Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Yellow Dog Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.