The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is the world’s only wildlife centre dedicated solely to polar bears. Our mission is to provide exceptional animal care, engage through education, and support polar bear conservation.
With over 24 acres of sub-arctic terrain, a natural lake and boreal forest, the polar bears have ample space to roam, interact with each other, and freely explore their surroundings however and whenever they choose.
Since 2004, the non-profit Habitat has cared for nine polar bears and is currently home to Inukshuk, Ganuk and Henry. The individual needs of each bear are respected and provided for in this unique environment, which prioritizes animal welfare above all else.
The Habitat team welcomes visitors from around the world to experience and learn about polar bears with the goal of nurturing a greater understanding and appreciation for this iconic species.
Located adjacent to the Polar Bear Habitat is the Cochrane Heritage Village, which features replica buildings and authentic items and antiques that represent life in Cochrane in the early 1900’s. In addition, you can also visit the Vintage Snowmobile Museum which showcases the history of snowmobiling in Cochrane, including the largest public collection of snowmobiles in Canada.
Summer (Victoria Day to Thanksgiving) – 9am – 5pm
Winter (Thanksgiving to Victoria Day) – 10am – 4pm