Location and summer access
Dalayee Lake lies “as the crow flies” 85 km / 55 miles southeast of Whitehorse. Flying in by float plane gives you a great birds-eye view of the region and is a choice you will not regret. On the road it is 110 km / 70 miles to the trailhead near Squanga Lake. From there you can hike the 9 km / 5.5 miles to the cabins. The rough and in some places swampy trail follows a gentle slope through boreal forest. Elevation gain is approximately 200 meters / 650 feet.
What awaits you at the cabin
Cabin rental includes use of sauna, firewood and propane, kitchenette with utensils and dishes (bring your own food). You will also like the outdoor fireplace and the propane BBQ. Two canoes with life vests and paddles are included with the rental. Water is hauled from the pristine lake which is part of the simple lifestyle this place has to offer. A clean outhouse is just a few steps away. The beds have comfortable mattresses; however we recommend you bring a light sleeping bag with you. Although there is room for up to 8 guests in our two cabins, we will rent to only one party at a time. This ensures that guests get the unspoiled wilderness experience they are looking for.
Explore the area by foot or canoe
Dalayee Lake lies in the boreal forest. Stroll through typical white spruce, pine and alpine fir forest, or climb onto the surrounding plateaus. Look for signs of passing moose, lynx and snowshoe hare. Enjoy the sight of the plentiful waterfowl and listen to the whiskey-jacks and chickadees. Paddle out on the turquoise water of the lake and, in fall, marvel at the changing colours of the birches, aspen and willows. Gaze at the stars and, with a bit of luck, you may see the amazing northern lights dance across the sky.
Interested in experiencing a true winter wonderland? You will have to restock the wood stove yourself but it will make the place wonderfully cozy! Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ice fishing are your daily activities! Access is supported by snow machine or fly-in with a ski plane.
Does this sound like fun but you are new to surviving in a true wilderness setting? We offer a guide as an option, to make sure everything works out!