About Lazy Bear Lodge
At Lazy Bear Lodge, the thrill of the arctic doesn't end when you return to the Lodge. That's because the Lodge itself is an authentic northern wonder!
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.
Come inside and feel the warmth of the massive stone fireplace, crafted from a 20,000 pound block of stone and mortar. Even the floor came from recycled Douglas Fir from the Canadian National Railway warehouse built in the early 1920's.
The stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge is as unique an adventure as the expeditions you choose.
It all began when...
The design and construction of the Lodge came about in the 1980's. Wally Daudrich, Owner and Founder of Lazy Bear Lodge, was a local Polar Bear tour guide who saw the potential of turning two tragic forest fires into a positive experience for visitors to this Arctic wonderland.
His plan was to create an eco-friendly lodge that would reflect the history and beauty of its surroundings—a warm and cozy haven in the wilderness. Little did he know it would take ten years. With construction beginning in 1995 and completion in 2005, Wally and his family have put their heart and soul into the Lodge, and it shows!
According to Wally, “It took a long time and was a tough go, but it's all worth it when we see our guests' happy faces as they return from a great day of exploring the wonders of the natural Arctic world around us.”