Tucked away on the southern shores of the Great Slave Lake, close to the community of Hay River, Castaways Cottages is the perfect spot for a weekend break or week-long getaway in the Northwest Territories.
We offer cosy cottages and comfy rooms, each cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, bath and TV. Our property has 15 beautiful acres of private beachfront so you can relax and enjoy the 24-hour sun in the summertime or the endless shimmering aurora borealis during the winter months. Isolated enough to allow our guests to relax in pristine nature, Castaway Cottages is also 10 minutes from the friendly town of Hay River offering easy access to modern comforts.
If you want a one-of-a-kind experience watching the amazing aurora borealis from a cosy cabin or you’re looking for world class fishing on Great Slave Lake for lake trout, arctic grayling, whitefish and northern pike, you’ll have an unforgettable experience with us at Castaways Cottages. We are a 100% locally owned Indigenous business, with a strong emphasis on showcasing and supporting our Traditional Culture and local Cultural events. Whether this is your first experience north of the 60th parallel, or you’re a local northerner wanting to get away for a quiet weekend, call us and let’s start planning your trip.
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Castaways Cottages & Campground28067B Mackenzie Hwy
Hay River, Northwest Territories, X0E 0R4
Traditional Indigenous Dwellings
Traditional Indigenous accommodations were a sophisticated response to each community’s unique natural environment and lifestyle. Although contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada live in modern housing, our traditional dwellings can provide important insight into how we used to live.Learn More
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.