I haven’t been as active in sharing my memories as I wanted to when I started the category months ago. So today I want to introduce some of my fondest memories. Memories from a place in the middle of the tundra in the Northwest Territories called Treeline Lodge on Mathews Lake. Matthews Lake is about 150 miles northeast of Yellowknife, towards the Nunavut border.
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A quick history of the area would include the operation of two gold mines, Salmita Mine and Tundra Mine, between the years of 1945 and 1987. After the Tundra Mine was shut down and disassembled and Salmita Mine was shut down, part of the land was sold to an outfitter out of Yellowknife. The same outfitter my father worked for for almost 10 years. The camp that was on the land was used as an exploration camp in the 90’s until being sold. The camp was cleaned up and reno’d into a tourism/exploration lodge.
I spent the summer of 2003,2004,2005 and maybe a week in 2006, I can’t completely remember. I feel disappointed I didn’t take any photos, but digital cameras were quiet expensive back then and not on the top of my list. Luckily while crawling Facebook the other week I came across a old school mate’s photos of the lodge from 2009 after the lodge was shut down and only used as a small exploration camp.
I have 4 or 5 pre-thought of posts on the lodge that I want to share. This place is one of my favourite places in the world.