It was the high ratings that led me to choose the Lazy Bear Lodge for my trip to Churchill and they are well deserved. The lodge itself has been built in phases, from logs and planks. The rooms are comfortable as are the beds; I had no trouble sleeping. The restaurant is excellent. It has a screened porch (some of the insects up here are ferocious) for dining outside when the weather is nice. Breakfast is an extensive hot and cold buffet: ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, omelettes, oatmeal, french toast, pancakes, four kinds of cereal, fruit, yogourt, pastries, bagels, breads, a coffee bar...are you getting the picture? If a good day starts with a good breakfast, then a lot of good days start here. Lunch and dinner were also very good.
I took two of the tours offered by the lodge: whale watching and the cultural tour. The whale watching includes a visit to the Prince of Wales Fort and time on the water admiring the whales. Our guides were excellent and I thoroughly recommend this tour. The cultural tour wasn't quite up to expectations; I was hoping to get a sense of what it is like to live up here, instead this was more of a local landmarks tour. Enjoyable, but not what I was wanting.
The staff at the Lazy Bear were a mixture of students and young adults from across Canada and further afar, which always makes for some interesting conversations.
If you are thinking of visiting Churchill, I certainly recommend it and I definitely recommend you stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is no regular log cabin. The timber was reclaimed from a fire in the boreal forest. Using hand tools, the logs fit together so well as to appear as if they were melted into each other. The windows were recycled from an 1800's Hudson Bay Trading Post, and if you look closely, you'll see the characteristic wave of the old glass. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lazy Bear Lodge Hotel Churchill
- Lazy Bear Hotel