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Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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If you can Bear it head NORTH!

Our family of 4, plus one labrador dog (who does not know she's a dog), just spent two weeks deep... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Cambridge, Canada
Very good visit

This was a fun afternoon visit. Went as a family with an infant, as well as another family with a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
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The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is a results and action driven research and education centre that unites and inspires people to learn more about polar bears, their care and conservation. The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is both the largest, and the...more
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1 Drury Park Road | Highway 11 North, Cochrane, Ontario P0L 1C0, Canada
+1 705-272-2327
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I completely thought this would be similar to Santa's village or something similar. A tired looking place without any need to return to - instead I was very happily surprised. They have three areas for the 3 polar bears to go (one of which includes...More

Thank DMcDonell
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived at the Habitat around 11:00 AM with 2 small children ages 3 and 4. We checked out the polar bears which was super cool! Then my grandson spotted the train!! He loves trains!! We purchased tickets and rode the train!! We were told...More

Thank MamaCull
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Best stop on our holiday...you can go to the gift shop in advance to get the schedule for the talk with the keeper. I would go when they open as the bears are most active in the morning...very interesting to learn about the Polar Bears!...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to Cochrane Ont many times but I did not know that they have a spectacular polar bear exhibit. When we first got there the Bears were not visable. We then visited the snowmobile display on the same site. They have hundreds of...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Our family of 4, plus one labrador dog (who does not know she's a dog), just spent two weeks deep in Northern Ontario's bush camping. This venue was a highlight for everyone. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating for us while we...More

Thank MaplepupUp1
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This was a fun afternoon visit. Went as a family with an infant, as well as another family with a toddler. There are activities for young children besides spotting the bears! There is a train ride ($4/adult) and a swimming area for kids (bring bathing...More

1  Thank mrmeowthestudent
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went with grandkids hoping that they could see the bears swimming. We only saw one bear and it did not approach where the kids could have seen them swimming. The kids were very disappointed

Thank ldemme26
Reviewed 25 May 2018

On the one hand, it's beautiful. 14 acres of land, including an eight acre lake. On the other hand, it has three bears. That's it. And don't seem to want more. It's definitely not a polar bear refuge. More like a really expensive zoo, with...More

1  Thank Derek v
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I am a bear fanatic and what a thrill to be able to be so close to these beautiful beings. This place is well set up as a research and preservation facility with the added bonus of people like us being able to visit. The...More

1  Thank suemargeson
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful facility. World class in my opinion. Plus the snowmobile museum is awesome and a nice bonus.

1  Thank bougie g
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Claudia S
26 October 2017|
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Response from stephanie b | Reviewed this property |
In Cochrane I’d stay at the best western.
16 February 2015|
Response from Lynn L |
how much per adult
16 February 2015|
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Response from Larry L | Reviewed this property |
Typo in above answer. It should read no schedules exist.
17 January 2015|
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Response from Faisy099 | Reviewed this property |
The Polar Bear Habitat still has their two resident polar bears. Ganuk and Inukshook :). And they will still be there this summer. The previous answer was very accurate . Do call ahead and find out the daily feeding... More