We stayed on the lodge for the last tour of the season and were treated to a once in a lifetime experience. We were a bit apprehensive about the bunkhouses but wanted to stay where the bears are. Lucky for us, they had just installed brand new bunkhouses. They were warm and comfortable. Now there are 2 showers and 3 flush toilets per bunkhouse.
Bree, Julie and Tibor run the lodge with great care. The food was amazing, even the picnic lunches they sent us off with each day. We had warm soups each day and even had hamburgers heated on the propane buggy heater one day!
Jim our buggy driver and Richard our tour leader were first class. They took great care of us and shared their knowledge with us. It was obvious they were having as much fun as we were.
Staying at the lodge allows you more time with the bears. Going at the end of the season is great because the bears are more active in colder weather. An added bonus is the people on the buggy who are working with Polar Bears International. They were great to talk to and learn from. We were treated to a few evening presentations by these experts.
Finally, the Polar Bears. They were everywhere and almost always close to the lodge. We were lucky enough to spend many hours watching these beautiful creatures.
This trip is quite expensive but worth every penny. If you have the time and the money, do it. You will not be disappointed. It exceeded all of my expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tundra Buggy(R) Lodge, situated in the heart of polar bear country, offers an unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside the window. The lodge consists of two brand new (2012) accommodation units, a lounge and cafe, and staff quarters. Viewing platforms connect each unit and allow for outdoor photography. Situated far from the lights of town, the Tundra Buggy(R) Lodge is the perfect place to view bears all day long and have optimal northern lights viewing at night (weather permitting). The lodge is also equipped with exterior field lights that enable us to continue to watch the bears even after the sun goes down! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tundra Buggy Hotel Churchill
- Frontiers North Adventures' Tundra Buggy Lodge Churchill, Canada - Manitoba