History Comes to Life - 5-Day

1-20 Guests


Go back in time and follow the historic trail of Ernest Thompson Seton. It’s an amazing journey you’ll remember forever. Ernest Thompson Seton and Edward Preble made a canoe trip from Athabasca Landing to Aylmer Lake in 1907, and Seton published a popular account of the trip, The Arctic Prairies, in 1911. Our tour visits the document areas that they visited, including photographing wildlife, wildflowers, and natural land features from the expedition.



Depart Yellowknife by float plane for the Lodge. Boat out to Thanakoie River and hike up to the Seton Cairn. Spend the night at our Lodge.


Move north in the morning, stopping at an active “wolf den” and other marked sites on our Seton map. Your night will be spent at the Sandhill Bay tent camp.


Hike 5 kilometers up the east side of Back River to Glacial Ridge Overlook and back to camp. Second night at Sandhill Bay tent camp.


Hike 5 kilometers up the east side of Back River to Glacial Ridge Overlook and back to camp. Second night at Sandhill Bay tent camp.


Return to the Lodge and spend your remaining time relaxing until your early evening flight to Yellowknife.

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Your Host

undefined's Trip

Kevin M

Hi! We're your hosts, Kevin and Patti! Long before we became owners, we were adventurers just like you. We started our outfitter in 2000 to share our love of outdoors. We began with waterfowl and have grown our trip offerings to include moose, bison, wolf and coyote. After that growth, a tempting opportunity presented itself. That opportunity was purchasing a lake lodge in the beautiful Northwest Territories. This remote fly-in lodge is the newest jewel in our crown – and it has already brought anglers from all over to enjoy the best fishing anywhere.

from $7618/Experience

You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.

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$7617.50 Per Person Per Experience


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Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Lodging & Meals
  • Experienced Hiking Guide
  • Tent Camps



Gear List

  • Personal Items
  • Weather Appropriate Gear
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • Camera

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Rules & Guidelines


Normal flight time to Lodge is 1 3/4 hrs. The charter lands on Rocknest Bay and you taxi to our dock right below the lodge.

Getting to the far North has never been easier. Airline flights are scheduled daily from the many airlines flying from the south to Yellowknife such as Air Canada-Jazz, First Air, West Jet and Canadian North. These Yellowknife flights connect to all major Canadian and many U.S. cities. You SHOULD arrive a day prior in Yellowknife to your fly out date in order to ensure your connections to us!

You’ll depart your hotel in Yellowknife for Float Plane base, leaving Yellowknife between 2:00 and 3:00 and arriving at our Lodge between 4:00-5:00 pm. Normal flight time to our Lodge is 1 3/4 hrs. The plane lands on Rocknest Bay and you taxi to our dock right below the lodge.

After you’ve arrived and get settled into your cabins, you’ll come to the Lodge to meet everyone!


When departing, plan to stay the night in Yellowknife – the float plane does not depart from our Lodge until later in the afternoon so you’ll need to fly home the following day.

The guest cabins are set up to accommodate four guests, and each offers comfortable beds, thermostatically controlled heat and a sitting area.

Because we are truly dedicated to the satisfaction of each guest, we have structured occupancy of just 20 guests per week.

Every detail is attended to by our staff to make your trip a memorable one.

Most of your needs will be looked after while you’re staying with us. We suggest the following personal items be brought with you:

  • Pants, shirts and sweaters suitable for layering
  • Jacket that blocks wind and water
  • Polarized glasses
  • Sun screen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Hat
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Medications
  • Personal care items (razor, shampoo etc.)
  • Your Camera & Lenses

There is a washer and dryer at the lodge so we can help you with laundry if you need it. Because of weight restrictions on the float planes, you are allowed a maximum baggage weight for personal items of 50lbs. For anything over 50lbs. there is a surcharge of $75.00 per 50 lbs.

Please note:

  • There is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking.
  • Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE!
  • Per person guest rates are based on two guests per guide.
  • A $300 USD per-day surcharge will apply for one-on-one guided trip.
  • Rates are subject to change if there is a significant rise in fuel prices. Any trips booked with deposits will be honored at the price quoted at booking.

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