Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

East Arm Adventure






Have you ever dreamed of being part of the pristine Canadian wilderness? Enjoy the perfect combination of a comfortable lodge stay and adventurous campfire romance!

After two nights at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge we will take our motorboat to the scenic East Arm of Frances Lake, where we'll put up our tents in a remote sandy bay for the next few days. We will learn about the outdoors, discover new plants, observe moose, beavers, eagles and otters. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and relaxing will all be part of an experience that will touch your soul! The last night of your trip will be spent back at the lodge in your cozy log cabin. Enjoy the comfort of a rustic life-style and let us spoil you once more with our personal service, sauna and great food.

Requirements for the 4-day camping trip:
  • No prior paddling and wilderness experience necessary, as an introduction to various skills will be part of the tour.
  • Well suited for families with kids.


ITINERARY

Day 1: Make your own journey to Frances Lake. Our meeting point is at the boat ramp, where we will pick you up by motorboat. From there, it's a leisurely 30-minute ride to our wilderness lodge, where you'll be shown to your private, cozy log cabin. After a hearty dinner in the main lodge, you can relax in our comfortable living room or enjoy the lovely view from your cabin's front porch, looking out across the lake and into the Logan Mountains.

Day 2: Relax at the lodge or participate in guided excursions, go fishing, paddle around the sheltered bay or stroll along the lake's beach. A visit to the abandoned Hudson's Bay Company trading post will carry you away into past times. Take your time to fully enjoy your waterfront log cabin and let yourself be spoiled by our kitchen's delicious creations.

Day 3: After breakfast we will leave the lodge and take a pleasant boat ride up the East Arm of Frances Lake. In a remote sandy bay, we will put up our wilderness camp for the next few days. We'll take some time to explore our new home, and if we're lucky, by the first night we'll have already caught a fish for dinner at the campfire.

Days 4 – 5: On day trips — by canoe and on foot — we'll discover charming beaches, bays and nearby ponds. With a little luck we can observe moose, beavers, eagles and otters. We will learn about the outdoors and discover new plants. There will be plenty of time for relaxing, photography and angling — or you can go for a refreshing dip in the lake! Our daily routine will be determined by the weather and the preferences of the group. Our goal is to live with the rhythm of nature.

Day 6: After enjoying our final day camping, we'll take down our tents and say good-bye to the strikingly beautiful scenery. By boat, we'll cruise back to the lodge, where a hearty meal and all the comforts of your cozy little cabin will be waiting for you.

Day 7: After breakfast we will bring you back to the boat ramp and to your vehicle.


THINGS TO KNOW

  • All tours are personally guided by lodge owners Andrea & Martin Laternser.
  • We are experienced, licensed wilderness guides and First Aid-certified.
  • We only take small groups with a maximum of 7 participants.
  • Check out Equipment List Lodge and Equipment List Tours for all you'll need to bring.
  • Upon request and for a surcharge we'll come to pick you up in Whitehorse or Watson Lake or you can fly in by floatplane. We will gladly help you organise your travels. Ask us for more information about rates.
  • Canadian legislation requires you to sign a release of liability and waiver of claims form prior to the beginning of your visit.
  • Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge & Tours is a licensed business under the Yukon Wilderness Tourism Licensing Act and member of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA) and the Yukon Wilderness Tourism Association (WTAY).

DATES AND RATES

Duration: 7 days from/to Frances Lake
Dates: July – August 2014 (by reservation)
Rates: for 3 – 7 guests $1530 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy)
  for 2 guests $1790 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy)
  Single occupancy surcharge $150 CAD + GST
  Pick-up or fly-in from Whitehorse or Watson Lake Rates available on request
  Extra lodge day(s) Rates available on request

 

Terms of Participation

RATES INCLUDE

  • All accommodation (3 nights at lodge, 3 nights camping)
  • All meals
  • Boat transfer from Frances Lake boat ramp to the lodge and back
  • Equipment: canoe, paddles, life vests, waterproof bags/containers, camping gear (except sleeping bags and pads)
  • Guided day trips at the lodge
  • Use of lodge amenities including sauna, library, canoes, kayaks and angling equipment
  • Professional guide service by licensed wilderness guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to Frances Lake
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (the lodge is licensed and has a selection in stock)
  • Angling licence (can be purchased at lodge)
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
  • Personal insurance (trip cancellation, medical insurance). We strongly recommend our guests arrange for sufficient insurance coverage before the beginning of their trip.

OPTIONAL

If you like to experience the magnificent Yukon wilderness alone, or just within the privacy of your group, you may experience the camping portion of the trip in the East Arm self-guided. We will bring you there, help establish the camp and then leave you on your own for 3 days. On the last day, we will come and pick you up again and bring you back to the lodge.

Rates: for 3 – 7 guests $1230 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy)
  for 2 guests $1390 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy)