September 2020 – It has been a different year without guests. We missed our daily fishing excursions, exploring the barrens on the lookout for wildlife and aurora viewing. That being said, we had a small team at the lodge working on a number of projects this year that kept us busy and the time went by much too quickly. Good times were had and we wish you were here… Read more about our lodge enhancements, reservation updates and see photos from our summer in our newsletter here. We’re taking reservations for 2021 and invite you to book now to take advantage of our rates which will remain unchanged until the end of the month. Our 2022 dates will be out shorty, in the interim we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
May 2020 – Conditions persist that limit our ability to operate and, unfortunately, we will not be open this summer/autumn. As disappointing as this is, we are very much looking forward to having you as our guest. Know that we’ll be here when the Northwest Territories border is once again open. We’re looking toward the future and we have a great fishing, photography and aurora schedule for 2021. Please see package details and dates on the individual package pages.
We’re working on plans for lodge enhancements to serve you better and, we happy to speak with you about our extraordinary packages. Please be sure to check back for more updates and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Until then we’re wishing you a terrific summer exploring your backyard.
COVID19 – Northwest Territories
There are currently no active COVID19 cases in Northwest Territories. The five cases that were reported have now fully recovered. That being said, the Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer extended the State of Emergency, and on April 27 introduced new amendments to the Public Health Order. In addition to social distancing, a ban on indoor gatherings, no visitors from outside your household and 14-day self-isolation for those who return to the Northwest Territories there are now stricter measures for workers coming into the Northwest Territories, residents and non-residents. These measures will last until May 12 as was reported by Cabin Radio regarding their interview with the Chief Public Heath Officer about these new restrictions and what’s next.
For the most current information, the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services website on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) can be found here.
On April 20, the United States and Canada extended their travel restrictions for another 30 days. Please refer to the travel heath notices from the Government of Canada website here. Please also refer to the US Embassy and Consulates in Canada Travel Restrictions website here.
What does this mean for our lodge 2020 season?
First and foremost, we want to make sure that all guests and staff are safe when we open the lodge. It is also equally important that everyone is safe as they travel to Yellowknife and the lodge. If we open up this year will depend on the Chief Public Health Officer’s recommendations, and if your home country has opened travel and it is safe for people to fly. Considering this we are going to wait until the week of May 17 to reevaluate the 2020 lodge season. We really hope that things improve for the year, that being said, we welcome people to book now for 2021. We’ll keep you updated as new information comes available, please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. Wishing you and your families our very best, Margaret, Chad, Amanda & PPLL Team