Walk With Polar Bears at the Edge of the Arctic

Perched on the rugged coast of Hudson Bay lies Seal River Heritage Lodge, one of the early members in the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection.

This lodge is in a prime location for observing polar bears as they wander the coast during summer and fall waiting for the Bay to freeze. Its location near the Seal River Estuary also makes it ideal for viewing beluga whales in July and August.

Our fenced-in compound, viewing platforms and tower lend themselves to unique photography opportunities for northern lights and the wildlife that approach to check out the sights, sounds and smells of the Lodge.

After a day of trekking the tundra, relax in our cozy lounge, watching for wildlife through expansive picture windows, sharing photos or talking with new friends.

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Location Specifics

59° 09’ 09.87” N / 94° 46’ 54.87 “ W


  • Walking safaris to view polar bears, sik-sik, Arctic hare, Arctic fox, and more
  • Zodiac tours to view beluga whales
  • Northern lights viewing
  • Photography tours (select departures)
  • Informative presentations about our wildlife, wilderness, and history
  • Tundra-inspired meals prepared by on-site chefs
  • Ecolodge accommodations with all the comforts of home – Learn more.


  • Eight guestrooms (queen, king, twin and family rooms), each with their own ensuite washroom
  • Cozy common area with fireplace
  • Fenced compound surrounding the lodge
  • Outdoor viewing tower and decks
  • Library
  • Gift shop
  • Full-service meals
  • 24h electricity via solar power, natural gas, and wood heat
  • Radio/Telephone
  • Satellite wi-fi

Map + Location

Seal River Heritage Lodge is located 60 km and 30 minutes north of Churchill by plane, deep in the heart of polar bear territory.

Ideally situated on the shores of Hudson Bay near the Seal River estuary, where thousands of beluga whales gather every summer, Seal River Heritage Lodge is home to our Birds, Bears and Belugas adventure, a Canadian Signature Experience that takes place in July and August, as well as to our Polar Bear Photo Safari in October and November and our Arctic Safari in September.

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