Dining and kitchen

Peterson's Point Lake Lodge

Spectacular, Renowned, Legendary

Your Gateway to Canada’s Barrens

Welcome to Peterson’s Point lake Lodge. We’ve been offering Trophy Lake Trout Fishing, Photography Workshops 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 means that everyone knows your name and our small groups provide us the ability to offer personalized service. The 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.

Roughin’ It Never Felt So Good!

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.

Our Cabins – Accommodation Details

After a day out on the water fishing, photo-shooting or hiking to one of the many breath-taking vantage points retreat to your guest cabin or private suite.

Stay in one of our four comfortable guest cabins, two of which, accommodate up to four guests with single beds. The remaining two cabins have individual suites with a queen and/or single beds. Each cabin has an enclosed porch with spectacular views of Point Lake. All cabins and suites are furnished with a bathroom vanity, table, chairs, dressers, linens and towels. Privies are separate although, a private toilet option is available.

  • The Bear Den: 4 Single Beds
  • The Wolf’s Den: 4 Single Beds
  • The Honeymoon Suite: 1 Queen Bed
  • The Sunrise Suite: 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed
  • The Ptarmigan Suite: 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed

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 clothes 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