Seal River Heritage Lodge

Manitoba, Canada

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  • Remote fly-in lodge in the heart of polar bear territory

  • View the Northern Lights; best chances are September - November when nights are longer

  • Venture out on a polar bear walking safari

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Manitoba has a typically subarctic climate with very distinct seasons that have sharp temperature changes. During the winter months, temperatures can be as low as -36 degrees celsius, and in the summer months, temperatures of 36 degrees celsius are not uncommon. The snow is deeper than 1cm for over 130 days of the year, so the region is known for its long winter and snowy conditions. Despite the coldness, skies are often completely clear and due to very low levels of pollution, stargazing and northern lights viewing are excellent night-time activities.

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Sitting in the heart of polar bear territory, Seal River Lodge is immersed in Canada's Arctic wilderness and overlooks the Hudson Bay, offering visitors the chance to encounter some of the world's most fascinating mammals including bears and belugas.

The Hudson Bay is known to be one of North America's most wildlife rich coastlines, home to friendly Beluga whales, seals and of course, the largest concentration of polar bears in the world - so it only fits that one of National Geographics Unique Lodges of the World is located here.

Offering guests unique opportunities to spot polar bears in their natural habitat and go whale watching in the search of Beluga whales in the summer months, Seal River Heritage Lodge is one of those places where incredible memories are made that simply cannot be replicated.

Although remote, the lodge is extremely cosy and warm with plenty of common areas complete with a crackling fireplace. There are also spectacular coastal views of the bay which can be admired whilst dining on gourmet food especially prepared by kitchen staff or simply relaxing in the lounge with a hot beverage. For the occasions where bears come up close to the lodge, there is a viewing tower from which you can enjoy the expansive tundra landscape and its residents.

After the days adventures, whether you've been out on a hiking trip or boat safari, you can retreat to the lodge and interact with other guests to share stories of your day. After dinner, head to your guestroom for a restful nights sleep, ready for the next day of new and exciting experiences.

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Seal River Heritage Lodge has a number of queen, twin and family rooms each with their own en-suite bathrooms. There is electricity 24 hours a day as well as natural gas and wood heat supplied in the rooms.


At the lodge, there are spectacular coastal views of Hudson Bay that can be admired from the viewing tower that overlooks the wild tundra landscape. There is a cosy common area complete with a fireplace as well as a fully stocked library and gift shop.


Walk in open air on the Arctic tundra to view polar bears, arctic foxes and caribou duriung your time at Seal River. You can also enjoy whale watching and exploring the landscape on a multi-passenger ATV.

Holiday Ideas

  • Birds, Bears and Belugas


    from £13100 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights

    • July and August are the best time to visit, when the Beluga whales are migrating into the Hudson Bay  
    • Enjoy switching off at the remote wilderness lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country  
    • Marvel at the Northern Lights, the Earth’s greatest light show 

Location & directions

Manitoba, Canada

Seal River Lodge is located in Manitoba Province on the edge of the Hudson Bay and Seal River Estuary.

How to get there

From Churchill, you will take a 30 minute flight on board a small passenger plane.It’s quite likely that, depending on the season, you’ll spot your first polar bear, beluga pod, caribou or wolf on your flight.

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