10 of Canada’s most unique hotels in natural settings

Billed as a “northern wonder,” Lazy Bear Lodge is as impressive as its surroundings. Built entirely from wood reclaimed from a fire in the Boreal Forest with recycled windows from an 1800s Hudson’s Bay Trading Post, the lodge reflects the beauty of its surrounding Arctic Tundra while also boasting unique indigenous cuisine like elk, arctic char and bison. But Lazy Bear’s true draw are its guided expeditions. In the summer months, an arctic tour gives you an upclose look at the 60,000 Beluga whales that fill the Hudson Bay, as well as the polar bears that are leaving the site for the summer. In the fall, a two-day adventure takes you on the tundra, tracking and observing polar bears. Not enough adventure? Tack on snorkeling or kayaking in the summer.

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