It all started in 1979 when the Peterson’s moved to Yellowknife and the dream of building, owning and operating a lodge became a reality for Jim and Margaret Peterson. Read more about how they came for two years and stayed a lifetime here.
Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge is situated on top of a mile-long sand esker. From this vantage point you get a incredible view, while marveling in the vastness of the landscape and of Point Lake itself – one of the largest lakes on the Coppermine River system. This system winds its way over 525 miles (845 kms) to the Arctic Ocean. The size of the lake is impressing, spanning approximately 71 miles long and averages 2 miles wide with the exception of Pointless Island, a major landmass that is approximately 9 miles long x 8 miles wide.
Point Lake has deep drop-offs, up to 33 feet and shallow rocky shorelines, offering the ideal habitat for lake trout. Two prominent rivers flow into Point Lake, The Itchen and Sagvak Rivers.