MacKay Lake Lodge

 Mackay Lake Lodge, near the Arctic Circle, in the barrenlands, is just an hours flight from the Yellowknife airport.

About the Lodge

Mackay Lake Lodge combines the comforts of home with a rustic character that lends itself to this magic land. Our facilities include private cabin accommodation, indoor plumbing, guest lounge and a restaurant style kitchen. Modern boats and motors, freezers, laundry service and a private airstrip all combine to make MacKay Lake Lodge the premier wilderness lodge in the Northwest Territories.


Looking back at the lodge from Mackay Lake


In addition to the main lodge, we have several outpost tent camps that can be used for overnight camping. The 100 mile-long lake is fed by a number of pristine rivers, making it the ideal habitat for giant Lake Trout, Northern Pike and Arctic Grayling.





Fishing Schedule

The sport fishing season typically begins on July 1st as the ice goes off the lake and the midnight sun lights the skies. The season winds down by the end of September.

There is an abundance of wildlife that is unique to the Canadian Arctic. The migration of the Bathurst Caribou herd is a true spectacle of nature. It can be witnessed annually at MacKay Lake Lodge. Wildlife in the area also includes muskox, Arctic wolves, bears and a large number of migratory birds.


Aurora Schedule

The Aurora viewing schedule begins mid-August, as the summer sun fades into darkness. The vibrant fall colours provide the perfect backdrop for wildlife photography, berry picking or a scenic boat ride along the shores of MacKay Lake.


Meeting and Conference Centre

Mackay Lake Lodge also offers meeting and conference facilities. Please visit for more information.