Tundra Lodge: Sleep amongst Polar Bears

The Best Way to Spot Polar Bears in the Wild

The Tundra Lodge is a unique rolling hotel. Every autumn this hotel is driven onto the tundra in Canada to go polar bear spotting. These creatures wander past and curiously come to take a closer look. Very close, actually. And yep, it’s as cool as it sounds.

Many Polar Bears Together

The town of Churchill in Canada calls itself the polar bear capital of the world. In October and November, the whole village comes alive as hundreds of polar bears migrate to Hudson Bay, sometimes passing through the village. The animals wait until it starts to freeze so they can hunt seals that crawl out of the holes in the ice again.

Most polar bears have not eaten for months and live on their fat. Scientists have been keeping an eye on the animal for years. Today, tourists are on their side.

The Ultimate Polar Bear Safari

Staying in this rolling hotel is known to be the ultimate polar-bear tour. You leave the hotel each day for excursions with a biologist. 

And you won’t just get to see the animals, you’ll get to understand them: their behaviour as well as the problems they face with climate change. 

Those who want a unique experience should spend the night in the Tundra Lodge. It's one of the best ways to see polar bears in the wild.

A tourist and a polar bear at the Tundra Lodge. ©Corno van den Berg

What is Your Stay at the Tundra Lodge Like?

You’ll stay at a moving hotel, the Tundra Lodge, so you can spend every minute possible with the polar bears. There are biologists at the lodge, as well as photographers so you can learn all about photography as well as the bears.

Excursions during the Day

Every day, you’ll head out in Polar Rovers, special vehicles built to cross the tundra, which sit high on their wheels. This is because sometimes the polar bears like to lean against the rovers, and they’re bigger than you might think.

It’s not a cheap adventure, but it sure is special. Make sure you book well in advance, because this rolling hotel is very popular.

A buggy surrounded by three polar bears. ©Corno van den Berg

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