The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat (CPBH) is the only captive bear facility in the world dedicated solely to polar bears. Through exceptional animal care standards, educational programs and research partnerships, the CPBH is an internationally respected centre for polar bears. Situated on 75 acres of northern Ontario terrain, visitors have the opportunity to take in northern landscapes while walking along our four large outdoor bear enclosures, including the world’s largest polar bear enclosure.
We pride ourselves in being a “bear-centered” facility. Our bears have access to several of four enclosures throughout the day, equipped with a water source to cool off, trees, rock and natural vegetation. Visitors have the opportunity to speak one on one with animal care staff. Learn how our facility keeps one of the most challenging species in captivity content, what difficulties polar bears are facing due to climate change and how these changes are affecting their well-being.
Adjacent to the CPBH is the Heritage Village. Comprising of a Train Station with artifacts dating back to Cochrane’s beginning, the railway was the jump start to the town’s economy. The Antique Snowmobile Museum is another popular feature; as well as the homestead, blacksmith shop and trapper’s cabin.