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Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Wonderful Place

Our visit to the Polar Bear Habitat was an extra added for us to our organised bus tour. It was one... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Cannot be missed if you visit Cochrane

We had the best time visiting this habitat for the polar bears that cannot be released in the wild... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Stoney Creek, 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...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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All reviews gift shop toronto zoo northern ontario great shots viewing area an amazing experience nice bonus staff was very friendly watermelon bear habitat lots of fun nice walk train ride snowmobile keeper henry beings
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Our visit to the Polar Bear Habitat was an extra added for us to our organised bus tour. It was one of the best things we did on our trip. It is not a zoo but has been set up with everything to benefit the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigAlBlues
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We had the best time visiting this habitat for the polar bears that cannot be released in the wild. The animals do as they please and you may wait for a while to see them. We opted the photographic option to get spectacular pictures. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CyberKat_CB
Reviewed September 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DMcDonell
Reviewed August 31, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MamaCull
Reviewed August 14, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed August 1, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 25, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaplepupUp1
Reviewed July 15, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mrmeowthestudent
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ldemme26
Reviewed May 25, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Claudia S
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Response from stephanieb488 | Reviewed this property |
In Cochrane I’d stay at the best western.
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how much per adult