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Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village

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1 Drury Park Road | Highway 11 North, Cochrane, Ontario P0L 1C0, Canada
+1 705-272-2327
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WOW...an amazing place doing amazing and wonderful things!

I am a bear fanatic and what a thrill to be able to be so close to these beautiful beings. This... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
suemargeson
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Rosseau, Canada
Snowmobileclub

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

Reviewed March 7, 2018
bougie g
,
Cochrane, Canada
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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 only human care facility in the world dedicated solely to polar bears. With 7 hectares of pristine, natural environment categorized as sub-arctic, the habitat also features the world’s largest enclosed lake that provides an ice platform for up to 7 months of the year. We are here for the bears. We know the best place for polar bears is their natural environment in the wild, but we are committed to raising the standard of care for the bears that could not survive there. If polar bears have to be in human care, our staff and supporters deserve to be justified in the reasons for doing so. Knowing we are learning as much as we can, while actively improving their lives, compels our passionate mission.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“toronto zoo” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Drury Park Road | Highway 11 North, Cochrane, Ontario P0L 1C0, Canada
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+1 705-272-2327
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"watermelon"
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"northern ontario"
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"nice bonus"
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"great place to visit"
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"answer questions"
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"swimming pool"
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"bear habitat"
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"lots of fun"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed March 12, 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
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Reviewed March 7, 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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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We came with 13 children ages 7-8 this past weekend. The kids loved it!!! The lady that chatted with our team was helpful and kept the info very age appropriate.

1  Thank Michelle411
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Went snowmobiling in Cochrane in 2017 and my engine blew up 20km’s in. While waiting for the repair outcome, we hung out at the Polar Bear habitat for the afternoon. It was an amazing site and very informative. I’d like to take my family back...More

1  Thank DrewNation
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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Seeing the polar bears during the winter was amazing! The friendly staff went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful visit. Watching the bears playing in the snow was truly an experience to remember. This was definitely one of the highlights...More

1  Thank JiggsyJiggs
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Park is well kept. We arrived at 10am, feeding time, bears were waking up. They have a snowmobile museum that is a must see. Great experience!

Thank Norma G
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

If you have never seen polar bears , you are dying to see one then this place for you . If not the money you pay is not worth at all . This place is not a tourist destination, though the name says Pilar bear...More

2  Thank WineDineRoadies
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

I brought two of my dear friends from the South to see the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village. We saw two of the three bears and "Henry" gave us quite a show with his "seal fat bucket". The Heritage Village reminded us of...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Cochrane to see this exhibit and we're delighted to see two of their three bears. Their heritage village was interesting and my husband really enjoyed the antique snowmobile museum that is attached to the bear habitat. Our only complaint is that the...More

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We go here very often perfect little gem in my town staff are amazing and the Bears oh my gosh so smart just wish I could cuddle up with them lol

1  Thank stephanie b
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In Cochrane I’d stay at the best western.
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