Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
The Tundra Lodge, located on the subarctic plain outside the small town of Churchill, Manitoba on Canada's northern frontier, is a one-of-a-kind custom-built hotel stationed in an area of high polar bear density at the beginning of each season, which runs from October through November. Each of the lodge's 32 rooms is a single compartment similar to sleeping quarters on a train, with either an upper or lower berth. With six shared toilets and four showers, as well as a lounge area for viewing bears and a dining car with sliding windows for easy photography access, the Tundra Lodge offers an immersive and personalized Arctic wilderness experience without sacrificing comfort. While safety concerns prohibit guests from walking around the grounds outside the lodge, outdoor viewing platforms facilitate close-up polar bear observation and photography opportunities, as well as aurora watching when the northern lights are visible. There's no opportunity anywhere else on the planet that affords the chance to be in prime polar bear habitat around the clock!