Blachford Lake Lodge had the honour of hosting, with Dechinta Bush University, the Royal visit of William and Kate, who were accompanied by Canada’s Health Minister Leona Aglukkak and Defence Minister Peter Mackay, in July 2011. Our wilderness location, security and seclusion are second to none.
We welcome groups of six to 36. Blachford’s unique location, comfortable northern wilderness setting, security and unobtrusive service are valued for cost effective small conferences, workshops and team building for elite groups.
The only lodge on a 17 mile long lake southeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and accessible only by air charter from the NWT capital, Blachford offers all the comforts of a resort in a magical wilderness setting.
Team building and face to face communications take on new meaning when participants are immersed in the natural beauty, privacy and distraction-free environment of Blachford Lake Lodge and Conference Resort. The contemplative atmosphere promotes camaraderie and a renewed sense of purpose.
After a day of meetings, relax with your colleagues by the fire. Lose yourself in our unique collection of books, maps and historical photos. Hike, jog or cross-country ski our groomed trails. Fish for lake trout or northern pike in summer, fish through the ice in winter. Capture the evening light paddling the lake at midnight, or let Nature’s own light show, the Aurora Borealis, enthrall your group in autumn and winter. Our outdoor hot tub with a million dollar view is always a hit with Conference guests.
More reasons to choose Blachford for your group meetings:
Less than half a day travel from Edmonton or Calgary
Exclusive 20-minute air charters from Yellowknife
Delicious meals and bar service
Unique and comfortable accommodations
Combine work and play
Set your own schedule
Professional staff assistance
Locally owned and operated since 1981
We have enjoyed hosting many groups from all levels of government and private industry over many years. Our clients have included the Dene Nation, Deton Cho Corp., DuPont Canada, BHP Billiton Diamonds, Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., DeBeers, the NWT Legislative Assembly Executive, NWT Power Corporation, Northwestel, national Clerks of the Councils conference, Western Ministers conference, Dechinta Bush University (meetings and student semesters), Fisheries and Oceans national and regional meetings, Aboriginal Affairs, Transwest Mining, Newmont Mining, NWT Parks and Recreation, Union of Northern Workers and Bayer Pharmaeutical.
We offer exclusive use of Blachford Lake Lodge and Conference Resort, summer or winter. Security and privacy are a major concern for corporations and government boards and committees. An exclusive booking at Blachford Lake Lodge ensures you have control over who is at the lodge while your group is meeting. Cell phones, assistants and prying eyes are kept away and your business can be conducted in a secluded and private environment, ensuring the security of your important information.
High speed satellite internet connections
VoiP telephone inbound and outbound
Wireless internet in the Lodge
There is no cellular telephone service at Blachford Lake Lodge
Our package price normally includes a group traveling to and from the lodge together (one or more aircraft). Group prices are available, and groups can book exclusive use of the lodge – call us for rates. If you have delegates traveling to/from the lodge other than with the “group” charter, we can make the arrangements for them and invoice at cost.
Our Yellowknife office will work with your group organizer to ensure a smooth, “no surprises” meeting. At the lodge, our friendly lodge manager will be your contact. We prefer to meet with your group organizer to answer questions and discuss logistics on a one-on-one basis. We have hosted many groups and we have some hints to help make your meeting not only productive, but a truly memorable and unique Northern Experience. If you are not located in Yellowknife, we encourage frequent contact with our staff by email, fax or phone.
Guaranteed Lodge Time
Book a block of guest nights at Blachford Lake Lodge and choose how to use them. It could be a reward for your employees, or your clients. Companies can book multiple nights in our summer and winter seasons for conferences, employee recognition, staff and client appreciation. Staff training, team development, and vacation bonus are just a few of the options for using guaranteed lodge time. Please reserve ahead as our schedule fills up quickly in peak seasons.
Looking to host a special event or group? We are happy to discuss options and possibilities with you. From yoga retreats, to spa weekends, bachelorette parties form Yellowknife and more – we are happy to come up with the perfect package for your group!