Welcome to Cochrane!

Wonderfully Unexpected

Cochrane describes itself as a town with the amenities of 21st century life and the wide-open possibilities of the unexplored frontier. There are hundreds of kilometres of snowmobile trails, countless lakes, and rugged wilderness just waiting for you. The people of Cochrane think that you’ll find their town “wonderfully unexpected.”

GO – Did you know that Tim Horton was born in Cochrane and that he was one of hockey’s all-time greats before he opened his coffee franchise in 1964? Check out Cochrane’s Tim Horton Museum with over 800 artifacts from his many hockey accomplishments.

DO – The Cochrane Winter Carnival is Ontario’s oldest and Northern Ontario’s biggest winter carnival, complete with its annual Torch Light Parade.

SEE – The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is the largest and the only human-care facility in the world dedicated solely to polar bears. Henry, Ganuk, and Inukshuk thrive on seven hectares of pristine, natural environment that features the world’s largest enclosed lake.

SNAP THIS – Take a photo from aboard the Polar Bear Express, which runs from Cochrane to Moosonee across historic lands of the once busy fur trade.