• Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Churchill Wild, Canada

about Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge 

100 miles from the nearest lodges, with the only tourists around being you and the other 15 guests, if the lodge is full, Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge provides that serene tranquillity we expect from the Arctic. Accessible only by air, the scenic flight over the northern Taiga Forest is your introduction as you can begin your search for the native wildlife…

Up to 400 polar bears are known to pass the lodge in season, lots with cuddly looking fluffy cubs prancing at their mother’s feet. With little human interaction before, temperaments of the bears are usually calm, as they socialise with each other. 

Close encounters are possible with intrigued polar bears due to the perimeter fencing, which they often approach and stick their noses through, and opportunities to get out on the tundra to share their land.

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge details


Intimate cabins for up to 16 guests at a time, seamlessly blending with the natural wilderness surroundings of polar bear country.


About 250km from Churchill on the southern shores of Hudson Bay, northern Manitoba, 100 miles from the nearest lodge.

Accommodation & Facilities 

There are just 8 rooms, each heated sleeping 2 guests with full bathroom facilities. The main lodge has a cosy fireplace and nice dining area with huge picture windows, you can expect meal times to be interrupted by wildlife visits. For a different view, you can climb the viewing tower, or just go outside and take a peek through the perimeter fencing, the only barrier between you and the bears.

The lodge is watched 24 hours a day by a patrol, not just for your safety, but to keep a close eye out for viewing and photo opportunities which you would miss otherwise. 

The lodge has an ATV for excursions and there is a satellite phone for contact with the ‘outside world’.


Cuisine is delicious and surprisingly varied considering they only use food produced or sourced within a hundred miles, ensuring that it is fresh and minimising environmental impact. Meals are taken from their very own book ‘Blueberries & Polar Bears’.


Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge offers the best chances of seeing the polar bears in this untouched wilderness. Photograph them at eye level as they approach the lodge, head out in the deluxe ATV onto the tundra or watch them from the tower for an aerial view. On clear nights you are likely to see the outstanding Northern Lights (aurora borealis) and you can even walk on Hudson Bay, just as the bears do – an exhilarating experience.

Child Policy 

Children welcome.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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