The Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat is the largest, and only, facility in the world dedicated purely to the care of polar bears.
Located just 250 kilometres south of the most southern point of the polar bears natural range, we offer a home for polar bears that is as close to the wild as the human care setting will allow. They have the freedom to explore over 24 acres of enclosures that feature subarctic, boreal forest, a spring fed lake and large array of man-made enrichment activities. Our bears determine when and where they explore, swim, play, eat, and sleep.
In addition to educating the public, The Habitat regularly hosts conservation organizations and researchers who are looking to learn more about polar bears.
Are you looking for a unique perspective during your next visit to The Habitat? Check out the website to see all experiences offered. As always, we cannot guarantee the behaviour of the bears during these sessions, but can guarantee you a safe, immersive and once in a lifetime experience.
- Photography Tour
- Bear Holding Tour
- Animal Care Experience
- Crate Training
Camping at the Habitat
The Polar Bear Habitat offers on-site camping. Just steps from the welcome centre front doors, we offer a number of sites suitable for tents, campers and RV’s. All sites are unpowered but dumping facilities and potable water are available.