Located on the shores of the Hudson Bay, Seal River Heritage Lodge gets you up close and personal with local wildlife – like, really close.
See that up there? That’s what a regular sunrise looks like from the window of this ecolodge. No joke, there are polar bears roaming around and everyone’s just like – not freaking out about that, I guess.
Only accessible by air, Seal River Lodge is probably one of the most ‘Canadian’ things to ever happen. Think friendly staff, cosy warm digs and access to native Canadian wildlife in one spot.
Sitting right in the middle of two huge wildlife migrations, guests at the Seal River Lodge are able to witness both the mass exodus of caribou before summer, and the migration of the friendly beluga whales under the sea.
The lodge offers three adventure packages that draw on the best of the seasons – from hikes out to Hudson Bay in the warmer months to photo safari trips toward polar bear country – you’ll get the best of both worlds up in rural Canada.
Ever heard of the aurora borealis? It’s more commonly known as the Northern Lights, and if you’re lucky (and pick the right time of year) you might just be able to witness this magical light show while at the lodge. If you venture outside towards the many nature trails that circle the place, you might even get an expansive clifftop view all to yourself. It’s just magical.
And you’ll be able to do it all from the comfort of a home-away-from-home lodging. Seal River features cosy wilderness-style accommodation with huge windows that bring the best bits of the wild right into your room. There’s also a viewing tower attached to the lodge, perfect for the inevitable selfie amid the wondrous scenery.
Something for the bucket list, for sure.
(Photos: Churchill Wild Ecolodge Polar Bear Tours)