Dining and kitchen

Peterson's Point Lake Lodge

Spectacular, Renowned, Legendary

65°20’52” N 114°1’55” W

Welcome to Peterson’s Point lake Lodge. We’ve been offering our packages and hosting guests from around the world for over 35 years. Our humble and simple beginnings of a tent camp eventually made way for the main lodge and guests cabins that we have today. Our ‘family’ oriented style of our main lodge with kitchen, dining area, common lounge and northern library provides the opportunity for people who have traveled together, or on their own to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Bonds form quickly here and people often return home with lifelong friendships. Satisfying home cooked meals are complimented with northern cuisine, locally smoked trout, wild blueberries and cranberries are regularly incorporated into daily offerings.

Our season is short, and it goes all too quickly, we’re open from July through September.

Lodge located on the shores of Point Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories, barrens, boats lined up on sand beach
Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge

Our lodge and guest cabins provide a special blend of comfort and adventure, and sets the scene for a fantastic experience, as does your scenic 75 minute bush-plane flight from Yellowknife to Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge. Unplugging from your smart device is optional as Wifi access and satellite telephone are available. We welcome you to be our guest and share in the camaraderie that keeps people returning.

Accommodation Details

There are three suites with a queen and/or single sized beds, each cabin has enclosed porches with spectacular views of Point Lake. Sink, table chairs, dressers, linens and towels are provided in each suite and a private toilet is located on the porch ~ a perfect retreat after a day of fishing, photo-shooting or hiking to one of the many breath-taking vantage points.

  • The Honeymoon Suite: 1 Queen Bed
  • The Sunrise Suite: 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed
  • The Ptarmigan Suite: 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed

Two of our guest cabins accommodate four guests in each cabin with single sized beds.

  • The Bear Den: 4 Single Beds
  • The Wolf’s Den: 4 Single Beds

Amenities: The wood-fired sauna and shower are in standalone buildings as are the outhouses facilities.

Sustainable practices – OFF grid. ON solar & wind

PPLL operates on solar and wind power, with the exception of times when the conditions require the use of a generator to run specialized equipment or charge the batteries, you can enjoy the beauty of this pristine environment without noise and light pollution. That being said, we do things a bit different to manage the consumption of fuel, minimize extraordinary expenses and do our part for the environment.  We ask the guest keep this in mind with routines that might be part of everyday practice in the city.  What does this mean?  Guest cabins are clean and simple.  Solar light and electrical plug-in.

Other practices include:

  • Linens and towels are supplied to guest for their entire stay
  • Laundry – use of close lines whenever possible
  • The use of raised garden beds to grow fresh herbs, green and onions for meals
  • Recycle – we fly in items to Yellowknife for recycling where possible
  • Composting – all food scraps

Rates – Lodge Suite/Cabin

All rates are per person and based on shared occupancy. If you are not travelling with someone, you will be signed up to share a room with another person of the same gender at the regular rate. If a single guest prefers to have a private room option we have a single private room rate. Rooms will be assigned based on registration.

“The Peterson Lodge is such a unique experience it is hard to describe to people who have never been to the big north much less the tundra. It is truly a trip we will remember forever.  As I said to Amanda when we arrived back in Yellowknife, we went up as customers,  we returned as family sharing hugs with everyone. So special!!”

Joe Horler

Sunrise in autumn guest cabins