The Tundra Buggy® Lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country, offers a unique, immersive experience where guests can fall asleep and wake up with polar bears right outside their window and, on a clear night, the northern lights dance above, unhindered from the lights of town.
The Lodge consists of two accommodation units, a lounge car, a dining car, and staff quarters. Outdoor viewing platforms connect each unit and allow for outdoor photography. Situated far from the lights of town, the Tundra Buggy® 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 watching the bears even after the sun goes down!
View the inside of the Tundra Buggy Lodge on Google Streetview.
The accommodation units, named Hearne & La Perouse after two important figures in Churchill's history, consist of upper and lower sleeping berths, each with a window, a reading light and four 110-volt electrical outlets. Each berth houses a standard twin-sized coil mattress (74.5" long x 38.5" wide; 201cm x 98cm).
A sound-dampening curtain provides privacy by separating the berths from the aisle. To combat the naturally arid conditions on the tundra, our accommodations are humidity controlled. As well, each berth is equipped with a thermostat controlled heating unit, giving guests the ability to adjust the berth temperature for their comfort.
Bedding and towels are provided for your comfort. In addition, each accommodation unit has three bathrooms, two of which are equipped with showers.
Find out what it's like to sleep among the polar bears.
View the inside of the accommodation units on Google Streetview.
Thanadelthur was introduced into the Tundra Buggy Lodge fleet in 2016 and replaced our lounge car. It is used for relaxation, presentations, wildlife and northern lights viewing and more. Thanadelthur has WiFi accessibility, a multi-touch SmartBoard screen, and a robust audio system. Guests are invited to mingle over wine and appetizers before dinner, socialize, play cards or board games, and read. After dinner, enjoy presentations by the staff and wildlife experts who join us at the Lodge, including leading researchers from Polar Bears International. Thanadelthur is also a great place to swap stories and share images. View the inside of the previous lounge car on Google Streetview.
Thanadelthur includes panoramic views from the wall-to-ceiling windows. It also has a roof-top viewing deck for a 360° view of the tundra and wildlife or an unobstructed view of the northern lights.
Below is a photo captured from the rooftop observation deck.
The Thanadelthur is transformed into the Aurora Lounge during February and March for our Northern Lights adventures. Guests are transported via Tundra Buggy to the Aurora Lounge which is positioned away from the lights of town for northern lights viewing.
Photo © Mike Gere
Our Tundra Buggy Lodge dining car is where you will find chef Toby and sous-chef (and baker extraordinaire) Emma cooking up a storm of regional cuisine and hearty home-cooked favourites. Enjoy a filling breakfast to prepare for your day of wildlife viewing on the tundra, and a delectable dinner with fellow guests to end off a successful day.
Breakfast may consist of hot and cold cereals, muffins, fruit, toast, pancakes or eggs. Lunch will be a picnic-style lunch of soup and sandwiches served on the Tundra Buggy. Dinner can include anything from chicken, to bison lasagna, fish or pasta and regional cuisines such as elk and arctic char. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices are available throughout the day. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated at the lodge with prior notice.
View the inside of the dining car on Google Streetview.
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