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Mo's Houseboat B&B: SunRise Suite

Mo’s Houseboat B&B in winter or summer! Iced in or open water; a fantastic experience!

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Houseboat highlights

  1. We are anchored out on the lake; not to a dock.
  2. Completely off-grid and eco-conscious.
  3. You are provided with a canoe to get to and from land.
  1. HOT sunny LONG summer days on your private deck.
  2. INCREDIBLE views of the aurora during August - April.

Houseboat summary

AMAZING AURORA VIEWING right from your deck from August to late April!
NO city light pollution. NO need to book aurora tours!
Exceptional OFF-GRID living in your own space!
Breakfast ingredients included!

WINTER: Drive right up on the ice to Mo’s Houseboat B&B!

SUMMER FUN: Canoe provided, BBQ and swimming ladder on your private deck! Paddle Houseboat Bay!

Full occupancy at Mo's: 8 guests

Houseboat description

The main houseboat at Mo's is the site of the first houseboat B&B in Yellowknife, the renowned "Yellowknife Bay Floating B&B", started in 2012. It hosted "the Amazing Race Canada" as one of its' clue stops, was touted in Maclean's Magazine as a 'must see', and was featured in "Extreme Houseboats" through the Travel Channel.

European TV personality Alex Armstrong visited and filmed at this site as part of his ITV series called "Land of the Midnight Sun". The many exciting features of living on the water on a houseboat clearly makes Mo's Houseboat B&B a very unique and interesting way to spend your time in Yellowknife!

The new additional houseboat built in 2016, floats 30 yards from the main houseboat where the owner lives, so you will have help whenever you need it!

Each of the two completely soundproofed, open concept rooms have airy vaulted ceilings and its own kitchen, complete with a large stovetop and a fridge. The beds have extra-warm down duvets to keep you toasty all night! The bathroom is equipped with a large shower, personal sink and easy-to-use, off-grid toilet.

These spaces are very roomy for 2 people and have a super comfortable fold down couch for a 3rd/4th person. First class artwork from Yellowknife don the walls of this charming and newly built artsy, colorful living space. Get out on your private wrap around deck at your convenience and enjoy the northern lights show with your tripod and camera. You are provided with fresh and abundant ingredients for however many people, to make breakfast at your leisure.

Access To And From Your Watery/Icy World:

During the summer season after your initial pick up with Mo's power boat from land to the B&B, you will be provided with a canoe for your own transportation to and from your room to land. It's about 300 yards to the canoe rest area in Old Town. Mo will ferry you over with the power boat if the weather's bad. Once at the Government Dock/Warf, you can get back to your car in moments or into your awaiting taxi. In winter, simply drive right onto the ice and park beside your room. Pick up a free parking pass from the Visitor's Centre located in City Hall. Taxis will come to Mo's for pick up/drop off.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 1


Your open large concept room houses the queen bed and fold down couch. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city
Lake / riverside


Not suitable for children during open water season as there are no railings around the deck. The age limit is 13 in the summer. During the winter, the age limit is 5 years old.


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

No appliances that provide instant heat are allowed on the houseboat as they will destroy my battery banks; ie, no hair dryer, straightening or flattening irons, no electric blankets etc.


WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony

The lake is your swimming pool ;)


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

You are 200 meters from shore and a 10 minute walk to uptown which is visible from the houseboat.

General information

Free parking

Absolutely no smoking is permitted anywhere in or around the houseboat, even outside on the deck as they are wooden.

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking
Skiing / snowboarding

There is a small climbing gym.




6 km


0.1 km

Golf course

6.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

How to get there

Call from the airport to let me know you have arrived.

In Summer: Go to the government warf in old town and I will come and pick you up at the dock with the power boat. 

In Winter: Go to the boat launch at a store in old town called "Just Furs" and turn onto the ice road. Follow the orange traffic cones to my houseboat - a 20 second drive. 

About the area

Forty anchored houseboats strewn respectful distances from each other - so as not to cross anchor lines - make houseboat bay one of the most unique communities in the world to paddle around in. Yellowknife is also one of the most remote cities you will find; wilderness surrounds the area in every direction. The city will not do without its restaurants/pubs/art! Our neighbourhood bar is the NWT Brewing company Woodyard pub, which is steps away in the winter and a very short paddle in the summer. There are many places to eat and visit in Yellowknife at any time of year. Go dogsledding and ice fishing in the winter through locals.

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Houseboat owner


I am an outgoing, adventurous artist and builder who loves to kayak, hike, just be outside, and to sit on my deck when the sun is shining, surrounded by shimmering water! I love travelling, meeting new people, and welcome those who are interested in living a truly unique lifestyle on my houseboats even for just a few days. Through my travels, I have welcomed many to my B&B and hope that you will be one of them!

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, French

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