East Arm of Great Slave Lake | Guided Kayak Trip

Trip Overview

This trip on the East Arm of Great Slave Lake features deep, clear water with abundant islands, narrow channels with tall red cliffs, and world-class fishing. With craggy cliffs and rocky islands, the islands of the East Arm support bald eagles, terns and gulls. Breathtaking cliffs are built from rock as old as 2.7-billion years, making for some of the most epic campsites you’ll ever experience.

If fishing is your thing, you’ll definitely want to bring a fishing rod to enjoy the seemingly bottomless depths surrounding these islands. They are swarming with trophy-sized lake trout. And because the lake is clean and cold, fish keep near the surface in summer, making for plenty fishing opportunities from a kayak and from camp.

To add an element of magic to these expeditions, we’ve picked dates to take advantage of autumn Aurora season.

If the North has been on your bucket list for ages, the majestic East Arm offers a place like no others: unspoiled, remote, and iconic.

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Safety Notes

The East Arm is a remote location, so previous paddling experience in a kayak is an asset. Participants are not required to be proficient or highly-skilled paddlers, but should be familiar with the basics of kayaking. Previous experience camping in the back-country is required. We can be exposed to wind and waves on this trip, so kayaking experience is an asset.

“Our guide was always thinking, keeping the abilities of his clients in the forefront” – Kim M, USA

Gear Notes

– Boat shuttle from Yellowknife to the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, return

– Shuttles from the airport when in Yellowknife

– Certified guides with a maximum ratio of 5:1

– Seaward expedition kayaks

– Werner paddles & PFDs

– Group gear for each expedition (tarp, kitchen equipment, utensils, water filtration, etc)

– Expedition first aid kit and canoe repair kit

– Emergency satellite phone, two-way radios for guide staff

– Expedition tents

– Hearty and nutritious meals including snacks while on trip

– Group will be limited to 8 participants + 2 guides


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Trip Details

  • Departure Months: July, August, September
  • Trip Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Kayak Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, Open Water/Ocean
  • Services Available: Guided, Meals
  • Group Rates: Upon Request

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