Watchee Lodge

Watchee Lodge, which in Cree language means “hill covered with trees in the middle of the tundra”, is a unique place just on the edge of Wapusk National Park where it is possible to stay at the end of the winter to observe polar bears and cubs.

This former communication base of the Canadian Army has been transformed into a rustic yet comfortable lodge that is only open for a few weeks each year to a very limited number of visitors. It provides warmth, shelter and hearty meals for bear and nature enthusiasts. Accommodation is in rooms of 2 to 4 people. The main concession to modern comfort is linked to the isolation of this lodge, which no road services. Instead of shower rooms with running water, there are two warm grooming rooms and one sauna. It is, therefore, recommended to bring and use toilet wipes for personal hygiene.

The lodge’s location, atop a panoramic hill, also affords privileged aurora viewing.


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