“…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
A guest filmed this beautiful aurora time lapse video from the B&B deck in September.
Living on an off-grid, anchored floating home – not moored to a dock – is one of the most unique living arrangements in the world, summer or winter. We provide electricity through solar power in the spring/summer/fall and a generator during darker months to charge our batteries, leaving a smaller footprint on the planet.
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 Wharf with your luggage.
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 catching 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 out. The city of Yellowknife itself – only 200 yards from our deck – is a vibrant community that will not do without its arts and music. 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 snow machine 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 watching all the activity on the 1 – 2 meter thick ice: Kite-skiers, 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. 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 castle.
“…It’s all around you when you stay at Mo’s Houseboat B&B!”