The best little lodge north of 60!

The Lodge is situated on the traditional lands of Yellowknives Dene First Nation Akaitcho and the Tlicho (Tłı̨chǫ), also known as Dogrib First Nation. 

Hence the name: Yellow Dog Lodge.

Yellowknives Dene or T’atsaot’ine are a band of the Athapaskan-speaking Dene associated with the region encompassed by the Coppermine and Yellowknife rivers, the northeast shore of Great Slave Lake, and northeast into the Barren Grounds. Yellowknives are one of the five main groups of the Akaitcho Dene First Nation of the Northwest Territories.

Tlicho (Tłı̨chǫ), also known as Dogrib, are an Indigenous people in Canada. They fall within the broader designation of Dene, who are Indigenous peoples of the widespread Athapaskan (or Athabascan) language family. Their name for themselves is Doné, meaning “the People.” To distinguish themselves from their Dene neighbours, including the Denesuline, Slavey, Sahtu Got’ine and K’asho Got’ine, they have come to identify themselves as Tłı̨chǫ, a Cree word meaning “dog’s rib,” referring to a creation story.

Our lodge is located between beautiful Duncan and Graham Lakes, only a 20 minute floatplane flight north east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Opened in 1970 as a sport fishing lodge, it is now a multi activity fly in wilderness lodge specializing in spring and fall aurora viewing, summer sport fishing, canoeing, glamping and outdoor adventure. Gordon and Kathy Gin have owned this little jewel of the North since 2006 and have made tremendous improvements. Our staff are recognized as delivering best in class service and we are recognized as one of Canada’s iconic signature destinations.