Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge

All-Inclusive Getaway to a Yukon Treasure

All-inclusive fly & drive from CALAGRY, EDMOMTON, VANCOUVER and from OTTAWA

Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge is situated in the southeast corner of the Yukon Territory, on the peaceful shores of Frances Lake, amidst a breathtaking wilderness in the northern foothills of the Canadian Rockies. With great northern hospitality, the lodge offers a true respite from traffic, computers, headlines and other stresses of modern-day life. The lodge is accessible by boat or float plane only. Take a break and stay a few days to discover the unexpected. The wide variety of day adventures available includes paddling, boating, fishing, interpretive nature walks and historic explorations. In fall, you may even catch the first northern lights of the season.

8-day fly & drive itinerary:

Day 1: From Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, or new also from Ottawa, you'll take Air North, Yukon's Airline, to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, you will pick up your rental car and spend the remainder of the day at your own leisure. We will have you booked in a nice hotel in the city.

Day 2: In your rental vehicle, you will leave Whitehorse and drive east along the legendary Alaska Highway to Watson Lake (450 km). Here, you may visit the famous Sign Post Forest before you continue your journey north along the Campbell Highway. It's a well maintained gravel road that brings you to Frances Lake (170 km). Park your car at the boat ramp, where we will pick you up by boat and bring you to our wilderness lodge 20 km down the lake. Make yourself comfortable in your private, cozy lakeshore 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.

Days 3 – 6: Your days at Frances Lake will offer you a wide variety of adventures, which are all included in your package price. You may enjoy them at your own leisure or join in on some of our guided activities:

  • Guided excursions by boat to the abandoned trading post of the famous Hudson's Bay Company, old trapper cabins, and scenic bays, ponds and rivers.
  • Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and wildlife watching.
  • Interpretive nature walks.
  • Short hiking trails, which have been established near the lodge for your convenience.
  • An open-air rest area with a fire pit, where you can take in the magnificent view while you relax, chat, read or write.
  • A hot shower and wood-heated sauna are available anytime (with cool-off in the lake ...).

Let yourself be spoiled by our kitchen's delicious creations, with plenty of fresh produce, locally grown lettuce and fresh baked goods. And remember: our unique wilderness lodge caters to only a few guests at a time, offering an experience you will never forget!

Day 7: It's time to leave this wonderful place. By boat we will bring you back to your car and you'll return to Whitehorse. You can either choose the route you already know or continue along the Campbell Highway westbound via Faro to Carmacks and then back to Whitehorse. Once in Whitehorse, you'll have a comfortable hotel room awaiting you.

Day 8: Once again, you'll enjoy the friendly service on Air North, Yukon's Airline, for your flight home.

Booking information for summer 2020:
  • Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and carry a valid driver's licence.
  • This package is offered from mid-June to mid-September.
  • Flights are available daily from Vancouver, daily except Tuesdays from Calgary and Edmonton, and three times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) from Ottawa via Yellowknife.
  • It is possible to delay your return flight and continue discovering the Yukon by yourself.
  • All bookings must be done no later than 2 weeks in advance by email to

Rates:  $2890 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver)
  $3390 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy from Ottawa)

Terms of Participation

Rate includes:

  • Return flights with Air North from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver or Ottawa to Whitehorse
  • Full-size rental car from Whitehorse, including 250 km per day driving allowance
  • Two nights at a 3-star hotel in Whitehorse
  • Boat transfer from Frances Lake boat ramp to the lodge and back
  • Five nights at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge with accommodation in a private, cozy lakeshore log cabin
  • All meals during your stay at the lodge
  • Comfortable living room with library
  • Use of all lodge amenities including sauna, canoes, kayaks and angling gear
  • Daily guided excursions with licensed wilderness guide: boating, hiking, fishing, photography, sightseeing, canoeing and kayaking.

Not included:

  • Meals in Whitehorse and en route
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (the lodge is licensed and has a selection in stock)
  • Angling licence (can be purchased at the lodge)
  • Optional collision, windshield and tire coverage for your rental car
  • Fee for additional driver (if applicable)
  • Personal insurance (trip cancellation, medical insurance). We strongly recommend our guests arrange for sufficient insurance coverage before the beginning of their trip.

5-day fly-in option:

For travelers with limited time, there is also a 5-day fly-in option available (3 nights at the lodge). Instead of driving your rental car, transportation between Whitehorse and Frances Lake will be by floatplane (1.45 hour scenic flight). This gives you the most possible time at our lodge.

Rates:  $3450 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy from Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver)
  $3850 CAD + GST per person (double occupancy from Ottawa)