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Ski Plane, Bush Plane

Getting to Blachford is part of the experience! We love the scenic bush plane flight to our wilderness lodge, but first you have to get to Yellowknife.

Getting to Yellowknife

Our lodge is the only fly-in wilderness resort situated on Blachford Lake, which is a remote 17 kilometre (12 mile) lake.  The lodge is a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories and is located north of the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.  Yellowknife is easily accessible with daily jet service from most major U.S. and Canadian cities, and same-day connections through Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.  Currently, the airlines flying into Yellowknife from major southern centres are: Canadian North, Air Canada, West Jet 

Connecting to Blachford/Lodge Flights

When booking your flights in/out of Yellowknife please ensure that you arrive into Yellowknife prior to 09:00am on your day of departure to the lodge. Flights from Yellowknife to the lodge depart at 10:00am. Flights from the lodge to Yellowknife will have you back in the city around 11:30am. Flight times are not set In stone and may change. Please check with us prior to booking your departing flight from Yellowknife (we do not recommend anything earlier than 13:45pm departing Yellowknife). 

Our flight schedule is as follows:
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays               Yellowknife/Blachford          10:00     10:30
Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays               Blachford/Yellowknife          11:00     11:30

History of Bush Flights

Boarding a float plane for a flight to Blachford is like taking a step back into history. Bush planes and bush pilots have been flying in this area for over 80 years. There are no roads to Blachford. Flying is still the fastest and most scenic way to get around in this part of the country. You board a Twin Otter or Caravan aircraft at the historic Old Town docks in Yellowknife. You take off on Yellowknife Bay, and head cross-country to Blachford Lake, located near the East Arm of Great Slave Lake.

Your flight will take approximately 30 minutes from the time you take off in Yellowknife, to landing on Blachford Lake. Along the way you can see the vast shore of Yellowknife Bay on your right and a series of fingerlike lakes on the left – Jennejohn, Harding, Hearne, Watta and finally Blachford. See how the glaciers carved the landscape. Here and there, you can spot a small camp, a river, rapids, or a waterfall. As you travel, at about 5000 feet, you get a birds eye view of the land. Watch for moose, and bear.

The Dene, the Aboriginal people of this area, lived and hunted here for millennia. Imagine the effort it took to explore on foot in summer. In winter the frozen lakes and rivers made travel by snowmobilling possible. In the 1930s and 1940s, prospectors combed this area looking for gold. Instead they found magical wilderness, and wonderful fishing lakes with protected bays, just like your destination, Blachford Lake. You land on Blachford Lake, summer and winter, just below the main lodge.

Waiver

To complete your booking, all guests travelling must complete a liability waiver. We require this waiver to be signed and completed upon booking.

Welcome to BLL - The Journey - Jessy Penelon

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