The East Arm of Great Slave Lake is a largely undiscovered vast and magnificent wilderness. There are plans for a new Canadian National Park at the far reaches of the East Arm, but there are many other places to explore in the area. We've travelled there with two other couples for the past three years. If you like a place where electronics don't work (no smart phone, no am or fm radio, and VHF contact only with other boaters in the area) except for a necessary satellite phone in order to help out with emergencies, then this is the place for you. Lake Trout in abundance so you won't starve and beautiful Canadian Shield vistas in every direction. You'll need a boat or friends with a boat and you'll need to make arrangements to cache some fuel somewhere in the area, but if you want a camping, fishing and outdoor idyll, then you can't go wrong.
This year the visit was complicated somewhat by the large number of forest fires that are burning in the Northwest Territories, but in the end, our concerns about this were relatively unnecessary. The smoke was bad on one day, forcing us to abandon an exploration trip because we couldn't see our way on the water, but otherwise, despite smoke in the camping area to a greater and lesser degree (depending on the wind direction and velocity) we had a great and safe week long visit,
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.