The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat


The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is the largest sanctuary for polar bears in the world. Situated on 24 acres of pristine, sub-arctic environment, the bears in our care are free to live their lives as they choose.

Mission: to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of polar bears, using exceptional care standards, engagement through education and targeted conservation efforts.

The bears in our care have come to us as they lack the ability to survive on their own in the wild. Guests are welcomed year-round to visit the sanctuary, to learn about the bears and to make a meaningful connection. Join our animal care team for a daily educational session, stroll around our expansive facility, and experience the bears as they go about their daily lives.

During your visit, make sure to check out the adjacently located Cochrane Heritage Village. This immersive exhibit takes you back to what it would have been like to live in Cochrane in the early 1900's. Also on site, is the Cochrane Classic Vintage Riders Museum, which holds one of Canada's largest collections of antique snowmobiles!

Daily and annual admission is available, which gives full day access to everything the Polar Bear Habitat has to offer.

If you are looking for more to do in and around Cochrane, check out the Cochrane Tourism Association website for more information on where to stay, eat and play!

  • Hours of Operation : Open 7 days a week from 10am - 4pm. (Closed on Christmas Day and New Years' Day)
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  • Wheelchair Accessible : Yes

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