“…watch the incredible Aurora dancing right over your head with no city light pollution…”
A guest filmed this beautiful aurora timelapse on his GoPro. This natural phenomenon happens regularly in Yellowknife, and you will have a front-row seat to the spectacle! Our wrap around deck allows you to take amazing photos from any direction or get out onto the ice to add to your photographic adventure!
Credit: 360 footprints
…the original “YK Bay Floating B&B” houseboat is now under new ownership and name with many improvements!
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 and leave a much smaller footprint on the planet through many aspects of our conscientious lifestyle.
During the winter season, take a break from checking out the Northern Lights and book local tours for snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing, and backyard walking/snowshoeing tours to check out the history of the area. Have a ride in a Bombardier; a rear tracked snow coach that will take you onto the ice for landscape viewing and fishing tours. Since Mo’s Houseboat B&B is already on the ice, many tour operators will come and pick you up at our door. Rent skis or snowshoes and step right outside to start your adventure! Enjoy all the activity on the 5 – 7 feet thick ice: Kite-skiers, private dog sledders, skiers, dog-walkers, snowmobilers and people simply walking around enjoying the fresh winter air. Stay warm during the colder months and contact winter clothing rental outlets to reserve your parka.
Note: Do not hesitate about coming in April to see the Aurora! It is an amazing time to be here: The days are longer with more sunshine. It is much warmer and you can still drive on the ice to get to the houseboat!
Our open water existence in summer requires a canoe that we provide you with to get back and forth to land after your initial powerboat pick up from the Government Dock. Canoe around and check out the other 40 houseboats in Houseboat 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 and 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 you continue your paddle. 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!