Muskoxen are generally found in the inland plains or river valleys of the Arctic, where shrubs are most abundant. This is rich forage for muskoxen, caribou, and lemmings.
Arctic Ground Squirrels
Barren-Ground Grizzly Bear
The Weather & Climate
Welcome to the land of the midnight sun.
The true beauty of Mother Nature is on display at Aylmer Lake. Being so far north, you need to be prepared to handle the weather that comes our way.
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While the climate appears quite temperate, sudden winds can bring temperatures down and there’s no predicting how much rain, if any, will happen while you’re here.
For current weather information for Aylmer Lake Visit Meteroblue
“This is a great surprise” is the expression most often heard when guests enter the main lodge. Soaring beams, warm wood and spectacular scenic views are here to enjoy during your stay. With over 3000 square feet of space, it invites you to spend a little time relaxing with friends. You can count on being comfortable and welcome.
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Here's what is waiting for you:
Wi-Fi is available in cabins and in the Lodge
Telephone and a satellite phone in Lodge
Thermostatically Controlled Heating
Board Games, cards and books
Items for purchase at the lodge
- Fishing Licenses
- Tackle / Equipment
- Small Toiletry/Personal Items
Each Cabin Sleeps 4 Guests
Thermostatically Controlled Heating
Guest Capacity Per Week
The guest cabins are set up to accommodate four guests, and each offers comfortable beds, thermostatically controlled heat and a sitting area.
Because Aylmer Lake Lodge is truly dedicated to the satisfaction of each guest, we have structured occupancy of just 20 guests per week. Every detail is attended to by our staff to make your trip a memorable one.
Your Next Cabin Adventure is Waiting...
Hearty home-cooked breakfasts and dinners await you at the Lodge every day of your stay. Breakfast is at 7:00 am and supper is at 6:30 pm in the Tundra Room. Your mid-day meal is a shore lunch packed for your enjoyment.
Have a special request? Food Allergies? We will do our very best to accommodate you.
Ingredients Sea Salt Grape seed or Avocado oil 1/2 lemon per person Heat grill or cast iron fry pan to medium-high heat (you should be able to hold your hand about an inch over the cooking grate for 3 to 4 seconds). Scrub lemons with soap, then rinse and pat dry. To...
Adjust for the number of pieces you are cooking. This is a pre-mix called Rocky Madsen’s Fish Crisp seasoned coating. Ingredients 6-8 ounce fillets of trout Juice of 2-4 fresh lemons Salt and pepper 2-3 cups flour to coat fish 4-6 eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise Rocky Madsen’s...
Adjust for the number of fillets you are cooking Ingredients 6-8 ounce fillets of trout Juice of 2-4 fresh lemons Salt and pepper Then dip into 2-3 cups flour to coat fish 4-6 eggs 2 tbsp mayonnaise 4 cups Panko Coating 2 tbsp dry dill weed 2 tbsp dry thyme ...
Getting to Us
Getting to the far North has never been easier. Airline flights are scheduled daily from the many airlines flying from the south to Yellowknife such as Air Canada-Jazz, First Air, West Jet and Canadian North. These Yellowknife flights connect to all major Canadian and many U.S. cities. You SHOULD arrive a day prior in Yellowknife to your fly out date in order to ensure your connections to Aylmer Lake Lodge.
You’ll depart your hotel in Yellowknife for Float Plane base, leaving Yellowknife between 2:00 and 3:00 and arriving at Aylmer Lake Lodge between 4:00-5:00 pm. Normal flight time to Aylmer Lake Lodge is 1 3/4 hrs. The plane lands on Rocknest Bay and you taxi to our dock right below the lodge.
After you’ve arrived and get settled into your cabins, you’ll come to the Lodge to meet your guides.
When departing from Aylmer Lake Lodge, plan to stay the night in Yellowknife – the float plane does not depart from Aylmer Lake Lodge until later in the afternoon so you’ll need to fly home the following day.
The following accommodations are available in Yellowknife, NWT.
- Explorer Hotel
- Chateau Nova
- Stanton Hotel
- Northern Lights Hotel
- Super 8
- Days Inn and Suites
- Quality Inn and Suites
- Discovery Inn
- Bayside Bed and Breakfast
- Coast Fraser Tower
- Capital Suites
- Mabuhay Lakeside Manor
- Buffalo Nights B&B
- Narwal B&B
Some hotels offer shuttle to and from the airport and the float plane base. As we are a remote fly-in Lodge, we recommend purchasing Global Rescue Travel Insurance for your trip in the event you would need to leave Aylmer Lake ahead of your scheduled departure.