We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
East Arm- Great Slave Lake Located at the Mouth of the Stark River, Lutselk'e, Northwest Territories T6K 4C2 Canada
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Room features
Refrigerator

Location

Full view
Contact
East Arm- Great Slave Lake Located at the Mouth of the Stark River, Lutselk'e, Northwest Territories T6K 4C2 Canada
Getting there
Lutselke Airport1 kmSee all flights
Yellowknife Airport192 kmSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
19Reviews0Q+A3Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 18
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Alan S wrote a review Aug. 2019
Vaughan, Canada374 contributions130 helpful votes
My two sons had been listening to my Yellowknife stories for years - I had worked there for a couple of years in the 70’s. So for my 70th birthday they were not only took me to Yellowknife but also to this renowned Eastern Arm of Great Slave Lake fishing Lodge. It was the experience of a lifetime! First of all I’ve always loved fishing, but had never really had a huge amount of luck (except when I had originally lived in the NWT and travelled throughout the North). The fishing was incredible. The Lake Trout are plentiful and huge. On the first day I caught a 21 pound, 38 inch monster. One son caught one almost as large. Another day we went for Pike and both sons caught fish more than 40 inches long. We also caught Arctic Grayling at the nearby river. Our guide was skilled and really cared about us and the fish we were catching and then releasing. He added to each of our days. The food was good and plentiful - any special requests were provided for with pleasure. The staff were super friendly and pleasant. The Accommodations were in log cabins - each of us had our own room. There was even a wood stove fired sauna. What a wonderful place - we are planning on going back.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Scott S wrote a review Jul. 2019
1 contribution
Probably all that needs to be said is that our group of four planned to go here as a "once in a lifetime" trip to celebrate my dad's retirement and by the third day we were discussing when we would be coming back. The service from start to finish was world class. We were very well taken care of all week. One thing we hadn't counted on, but really enjoyed, was going out in the boats at night in the boats to fish after dinner. Another thing that seems undersold in the reviews was the food. The food was amazing all week. When we were picked up in the boats on Saturday morning we were greeted, then taken up to get our fishing licenses sorted out and were served fresh cinnamon buns that were out of this world. And it just didn't stop. All week. Fresh muffins for the boat every morning. It was awesome. The accommodations were great - rustic as you'll see in photos, but very comfortable. The guides worked very hard to ensure we were on fish all week long, regardless of weather conditions. The shore lunches were legendary. Caught so many fish. Bring heavy tackle. And make sure you spend some time fishing grayling in the river. It's a blast. One thing that cannot be overstated is dressing appropriately. We were there in early July (just got back) and on Canada Day it was 4C, felt like -1. Now this was colder than normal, but I consistently wore more clothing than I did skiing at Whistler this winter. Could not recommend a place more highly. Can't wait to go back.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Vincent G wrote a review Jul. 2019
Scarsdale, New York1 contribution
Allow me to preface my review by saying that I have been to several fishing lodges over the years and at this point I have very little patience for mediocrity. So when I was asked by my fishing buddy to fly from NYC to Yellowknife through Toronto, through Edmonton, into Yellowknife get a room for the night and wake up the next day to get on a fourth plane to the Frontier Lodge I was hesitant; but you know what they say about work vs fishing! My experience there was magnificent. The entire staff including Jasmine, Kayla & Paula were genuinely concerned for our every need. The warm Canadian hospitality, spacious cabins and phenomenal food were only matched by the most consistently great fishing I have ever experienced. The guides are hard working enthusiastic, knowledgeable, brilliant teachers for the novice fishermen among us and will do whatever it takes to put you on fish. I would be remiss if I did not mention my guide, Logan whose laid back fishing style, phenomenal shore lunches and witty repartee made 9 hours on the lake feel 9 minutes. We casted for pike and trolled for lake trout with great success landing more than 100 in 3.5 days. Another highlight was wading into the river with light tackle to catch artic grayling. Wayne and Debbie's Frontier Lodge is a diamond in the rough and a lodge that I will return to whenever I can.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2019
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Get as close to the TV room as possible.
See more room tips
Helpful
Share
Brett T wrote a review Dec. 2018
Henderson, Nevada14 contributions5 helpful votes
Frontier Fishing Lodge Last Fall I decided I wanted to do something Epic. I was turning 50 this year and due to all of the normal life stresses I had limited most of my past trips (30+ in total) to NW Ontario. I had just returned from a really great trip to Northern Manitoba that showed me how awesome the furthest reaches of Canada could be and I figured the next obvious choice was Northwest Territories. The issues that would separate the lodges were 24×7 power, Wi-Fi, quality of water, species of fish available, and guided / unguided. In a perfect world I would have full time power, Wi-Fi, fantastic water, unguided, and fantastic pike fishing. I reviewed my options, which included (Plummer’s, Taltson Big Pike Lodge, Trout Rock Lodge, and Frontier FishingLodge). My decision came down to Trout Rock and Frontierso I contacted both places and learned Trout Rock was totally booked for 2018 so it would have to wait, or so I thought. Because my primary target was pike I booked Frontierfor opening week so I paid my deposit in October and the wait began. Fast forward to June 14 for my trip starting June 16 or so I thought. In late March Trout Rock contacted me to say I could have a 3 trip in June if I wanted it. I quickly said no it would have to wait, but just for grins what were the dates. It turned out the dates lined up perfectly with the Frontiertrip. Dang! If I could come up with the money I could fish both and I needed a buddy to fish with me. Well you only live once. Now fast forward to June 14. ☺ Due to the fact it was opening week I would get 7 full days of fishing at Frontier but I had to fly in on Friday night vs. the normal Saturday am. To get to Yellowknife then required me to fly in the day before June 14 Thursday. I spent Friday in YK resting up for all the epic fishingI expected over the next 10 days. The Black Knight pub helped kill a few hours with good food / drinks / chats with the fellow pub patrons. The bays on Great Slave and Stark Lake were cold and holding many big pike. One in particular turned out 4 41+ pike in 2.5 hours. That was definitely the high point of the week but in general I caught a lot of very nice pike 6 over 41 with the largest being 44. The hottest lure was an Orange and Copper Doctor spoon, but Williams Wobblers worked as did regular 6 ½ inch Big Hammer swim baits and #5 Blue Fox spinners. One of the Trophy Pike The Lake Trout were just waking up due to the sheet of ice covering most of the big lake. In the end I had several 30+ trout sessions (4 hours am or pm) with the fish averaging over 15 lbs. The best lures for trolling were Husky Junior spoons in Chart / Pink / Pearl / Yellow / Half Waves in (Gold / Red) and (Silver / Red). When I was jigging I used Water Wolf tubes in 5 / 7 / 9 inch. The larger ones on harness the smaller ones on large 2oz jig heads. Not bad! 23lbs of fun The biggest and best surprise of the trip was the Graylings. I had never caught one coming into the week. The more I asked about them the more the guides kind of’ shrugged and said bring some small Mepps and tiny spoons. I figured ok I sure hope I can catch one. Well….WOW….They are super beautiful, super fun fighters, and best of all for someone who knows nothing about them, SUPER easy! All you need to do is watch for the telltale fish feeding on the surface and cast to the spot. The Stark River is world class Grayling fishingwith numerous rapids, pools, eddies. I REALLY REALLY loved fishingin the super clear fast moving water for the Grayling. I’d see them feeding and cast my size 0 Mepps spinner that had a bug dressing on the tiny treble and hook up. Then it was game on. Jumping / spinning / running into the rapids those grayling are AWESOME! Another cool thing was they could be could on the big lakes while having shore lunch. The fish in the lakes are a bit larger and having them available really was a ton of fun. If I go back to FrontierI will definitely spend a bit more time fishingthe “sailfish of the North”. Absolutely Gorgeous Grayling Overall the experience at Frontier was excellent – Excellent guides / professional shore staff / good food / good communication with the owners. The price tag for a week at Frontier is not cheap but the overall experience is worth the price. If you are looking for big pike, abundant big trout with a chance at a monster, and fun frisky grayling look up Frontier FishingLodge.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2018
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Aaron F wrote a review Dec. 2018
2 contributions
After many years of saving and impatiently waiting I finally took the plunge and booked a trip out to the lodge with a friend of mine. Our guide, Corey, was awesome. I fish a lot and all over North America - this was the BEST trip I've ever been on in my life without a doubt. The fishing was amazing, the food and hospitality was so far beyond my expectations. I can't recommend this trip enough to anyone who's on the fence about going..you won't regret it!
Read more
Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
LOCATION
CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesLutselk'e
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier Fishing Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Frontier Fishing Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Frontier Fishing Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Does Frontier Fishing Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.