“…anytime from September to mid-April, have a front row seat to the incredible Aurora dancing right over your head with no city light pollution…!”
Credit: 360 footprints
In September, a guest filmed this beautiful aurora time lapse video with his Go-Pro from his B&B suite deck overlooking the B&B owner-occupied houseboat.
LIVING ON AN ANCHORED HOUSEBOAT – not moored to a dock – is one of the most unique living arrangements in the world, summer or winter. We are off-grid, providing energy mostly through solar power (a generator is used in darker months), leaving a much smaller footprint on the planet through many aspects of our eco-conscious lifestyle.
Getting to and from the floating home…
We provide you with a canoe/paddle/life jackets to get back and forth to land after your initial powerboat pick up from the Government Dock with your luggage.
NOTE: During OPEN-WATER season, it is critical that you are an experienced canoeist to stay at Mo’s. This description does not include a few canoe lessons in a pool as the Great Slave lake is not the place to “practice” or “try”. This cold, large arctic lake gets windy especially in September and October, therefore you must be able to control your canoe with complete confidence and know-how. There are no water taxis in Yellowknife bay.
Canoe around and check out the other 40 houseboats in the bay, have a picnic on an island and experience the midnight sun during our long – and often hot – summer days. Sit on the deck outside relaxing with a drink in hand, or go on a fishing tour (Yellowknife Outdoor Adventure, Great Slave Lake tours, and Bluefish Services) easily catch some of the biggest fish you will ever see! Park your canoe and hike along one of the many trails, photograph wildlife, or pull up to the dock at a bayside restaurant before continuing your paddle. Take an historical walking tour in town or in the bush. The city of Yellowknife itself – only 300 yards from our deck – is a vibrant community that will not do without its arts and music, and you’ll have plenty of diverse restaurants to choose from!
Drive directly onto the ice and park next to your room, or call a taxi to your door!
Take a break from checking out the northern lights and book local tours for snowmobiling, dog kicksledding and dog sledding. Take a ride in an original bombardier to go ice fishing. Book a walking or snowshoeing tour to learn the history of the area. As Mo’s Houseboat B&B is already on the ice, some ice fishing tour operators will come and pick you up at your door! if you want to go solo, rent skis or snowshoes and simply step outside to start your adventure! Enjoy all the activity on the 1 – 2 meter thick ice: Kite-skiers, private dog sledders, X-country skiers, dog-walkers, snowmobilers and people walking everywhere to enjoy the fresh winter air.
Every March, the Snowking’s Winter Festival hosts all kinds of activities and musical groups throughout the month in their fabulous snow castle, which is a different design every year – and your suite at Mo’s Houseboat B&B is only 200 meters away! Also, book early for the end of March to attend the super-fun Long John Jamboree festival weekend, happening right next to the Snow King’s snow castle!
“…It’s all around you when you stay at Mo’s Houseboat B&B!”