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“best place for aurora viewing”
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Trout Rock Lodge
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the best place for aurora viewing because viewing is available all night and is just outside of the window in your room. Very clean and facility was excellent considering the temperature and amenities available. Don't expect any luxury. Toilet and shower cannot be used and the only way to take a shower is to get back to Yellowknife. Ice fishing and skidoo driving is also exceptionally well organised.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Tcicccec
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights, same as previous reviewer's comment, can't ask for luxury but clean and comfortable to enjoy the wilderness area. We love that we just step out from our cabin to see the Northern light. We are lucky that we have a very good Chef during our stay, Mia the Japanese girl whose a holiday work visa Chef, she made us Japanese French fusion very delicious, we are appreciate that she made a excellent dinner with limited ingredients. Also the day time activity, Norm and Mike take us for boat ride to one of the place on the island, we went to hiking and guys went to fishing, we pick the wild berry to made jelly and tea leaves during hiking, guys got 5 big pike, they made a very great shore lunch for us. The whole trip are unforgettable for us. Highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

A couple of friends and I headed out to Trout Rock Lodge for a weekend in January. We were picked up by a bus from our hotel and drove to the meeting point and rode the rest of the trip in a Hagglaund vehicle… which can travel anywhere. It was a great experience! Ragner, the lodge owner hosted an amazing weekend! The food at the lodge is great, the staff and guides are friendly and knowledgeable. We went on snowmobile ride out the ice fishing spot. One of my friends caught a large pike, which was prepared for us for lunch in the nearby camp. This was an amazing adventure, I can’t wait to go back in the summer for the fishing trip!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

My Fishing Partner and I took this trip in June of 2012, on his first cast of the day he caught a fish, then another on the second cast, and so on for 5 days - The first fish were bigger than most fish we pull out of northern Ontario. We caught only 28 fish over 40 inches, but the fishing, room, meals were great, I would go back in a second. We took Ragners boat from Yellowknife (that was also quite a ride), and the Modified Beaver back. The shore lunches were also great, this is a trip I will always remember.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Hvalters
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed there for 4 nights for aurora viewing. You can't ask for luxury in a lodge, but the room and ensuite are clean and decent. Ragner, the owner runs a tight ship which ensures our safety and pleasant stay. Ron the Mr. Fix-it, from hardware to tricky situation, from photography advice to entertaining guests, he does all well!

For city dwellers like us, the stay was a wonderful wilderness experience. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to view aurora in an exclusive location and relax in a beautiful natural environment with expert guide.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank carly_wong
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have missed out on adding photos when submitting my review, finally get to it and uploaded a few. Would appreciate if the editor could tag these photos together with my submitted review.

I went there in late fall with excellent weather on the first 2 nights but rain and cloudy on the last 2.. Try to go earlier of in winter where you have more chance og getting a bright blue sky

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Homantin
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This lodge is acclaimed for fishing trips but is equally excellent fir watching the Northern lights. You can get good viewing and photos just by stepping out of the room with plenty preparation time. You would not expect 5 stars service in the wilderness but its close with daily activities included. The package price is very reasonable and I heard that it would cost more if you want a room to your own which is to be expected.
Beware, its not easy to book as the number of beds are limited ,secure early if you want a taste of true wilderness and a fantastic lights show

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank Homantin
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Additional Information about Trout Rock Lodge

Address: Box 2382, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P8, Canada
Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Yellowknife
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
American plan Fully guided Fly-in Wilderness Lodge on Great Slave Lake.- Best Trophy Pike fishing in North America (June-July)- Best Aurora Viewing in the world (Mid August - October 1 and December 1 - April 15)- Float plane transfers in Summer- Hagglund Snowcat transfers in winter- Snowmobiling ice-fishing and snow shoeing- Licensed Lounge- WIFI- English, Swedish, Japanese and Chinese speaking staff ... more   less 

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