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POLAR BEAR HABITAT


A must visit in Cochrane! The Polar Bear Habitat is dedicated to, and setting the highest standards for the conservation, care and well being of polar bears. Currently the home of Ganuk and Henry, the Polar Bear Habitat is world renowned for it’s ability to lengthen the lives of polar bears in captivity, while providing them environments as close as possible to their natural habitat.

Having recently built an enclosure around a natural lake and forest, the Polar Bear Habitat is now the largest one of its kind in the world, and can now reach new heights in research and behavioural understanding for polar bears.

Come and see Ganuk and Henry in their natural habitat. If you are lucky you may even be able to get up close and personal with them. A unique wading pool is attached to the polar bear pool to allow both children and adults to ‘swim with the bear!’.

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POLAR BEAR EXPRESS


The Polar Bear Express train, which runs from Cochrane to Moosonee, is one of the few great rail excursions left in the world. The train runs during the summer months along the Arctic Watershed, crossing historic highways of the once busy fur trade. You will see the many sights along the rail, such as hydroelectric dams, isolated homes and perhaps even some wildlife.

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TIM HORTON EVENTS CENTRE


Cochrane’s unique recreational complex offers a state of the art olympic size pool, complete with a whirlpool, lazy river, and 21 foot waterslide, in a simulated tropical beach setting. During the winter months, catch a Crunch game. Cochrane’s own Junior ‘A’ hockey team. Sit in the Bear’s Den and get the full VIP game experience, including cold drinks and fresh food.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS


Cochrane loves to celebrate its northern culture. Events like the Torch Light Parade, Summerfest, the annual Fall Fair, and Heritage Days all embody the close-knit, family fun philosophy of the town.

The annual Torch Light Parade sees the town’s Christmas trees lit over two stories high. Summerfest has all the fixings of summertime fun. The annual Fall Fair is full of creativity, with painting, quilting, photography competitions. And Heritage Days brings out antique cars and tractors for all to reminisce on days past. Plan your attendance to one of our annual festivals and events today!

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DECEMBER, 2017

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1916 Fire Memorial Recreation & Tourism

Genier Road | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

This recently erected memorial park serves to remember all those who perished during the 1916 Fire. Cochrane lost a total of twelve people, most succumbing to smoke and unable to get to a fresh water lake for cover. Have a picnic on our grounds and browse all the stories that some people lived to tell about the fire and rebuilding our community in the late 1910s.

Butch's Bowling Recreation & Tourism

161 6th Ave. | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Butch's Bowling is a 5-pin bowling alley with amenities such as a snack bar, glow in the dark bowling & different bowling leagues for all ages. Perfect for birthday's and staff parties, Butch's Bowling won't disapoint.

Cochrane Air Services Recreation & Tourism

Con 6 Lot 23 Glackmeyer Twp. BOX 1893. | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Cochrane Air Services has been providing remote fishing and hunting vacations for over 40 years, if you are looking for a fly-in fishing trip with excellent pike, walleye and brook trout fishing then you need to look no further. Cabins are well supplied and maintained.

Cochrane Cross Country Ski Club Recreation & Tourism

Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

The Cross Country Ski Club is located just outside of Town, with beautiful trails for both snowshoeing and skiing. They host events such as Night Skis and a chili suppers inside of their log cabin. They welcome you to come for the day, or to join as a member.

Cochrane Crunch Jr 'A' Hockey Recreation & Tourism

7 Tim Horton Drive. | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

The Cochrane Crunch are a part of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, and have made Cochrane their home since the 2014/2015 season. In their first year here, they captured the Eastern Division Championship. While at a game, enjoy the canteen, beer garden and check out the all you can eat Bear's Den.

Cochrane Curling Club Recreation & Tourism

405 1st avenue | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

The Cochrane Curling Club has grown to be the home of one of Cochrane's most loved activities! Wether you are 9 or 109, the Curling Club has a league perfect for you. Equiped with a fully functioning kitchen, dining hall area, basement and 4 sheets of ice, The Curling Club can also be booked for your next event.

Cochrane Fall Fair Recreation & Tourism

Corner of 7th Street & 1st Avenue. | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Organized by the Cochrane Agricultural Society, the Fall Fair is the place to be during the late summer months. Come out and enjoy the live animals, entertainment and activities!

Cochrane Figure Skating Club Recreation & Tourism

7 Tim Horton Drive | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

From September to March, The Cochrane Figure Skating Club is happy to call the Tim Hortons Event Centre their home. The Club is equipped with qualified CanSkate and StarSkate instructors, and their year-end recital is always a fan favourite!

Cochrane Public Library Associations & Community

178 Fourth Avenue | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Home to local history and genealogy, The Cochrane Public Library offers a variety of programs for all ages. The library is a quiet, and friendly place for all your needs, with a wide selection of books and full internet access. Printing, faxing and computer use is also available for a small fee.

Cochrane Winter Carnival Recreation & Tourism

Lake Commando Penninsula | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

For over 50 years, The Cochrane Winter Carnival has played an important role in bringing together the community by celebrating the lifestyle in which we live. From the annual Miss Chimo Pageant to the famous Torch Light Parade, you are sure to have a good time. So, come on out and live like a Northerner!

Empire Movie Theatre Recreation & Tourism

156 Sixth Avenue | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Founded in 1954, The Empire Theatre has been a favourite since the beginning. With movies playing daily, a wide variety of food and drink and over 20 flavours of hard and soft serve ice cream, you won't be disappointed.

Lee Golf Club Recreation & Tourism

450 Second Avenue | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Golfers will surely want to check out the Lee Golf Club, with its licensed and air-conditioned clubhouse and pro shop. Whether you want to lounge on the viewing deck or hit the nine holes yourself, or maybe even test your skills on the course’s signature hole number 6. No matter the day or time of year, you are sure to have a fantastic afternoon at Lee Golf Club.

Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Village Recreation & Tourism

1 Drury Park Road | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

The tourist attraction to visit in Cochrane! The Polar Bear Habitat is dedicated to, and setting the highest standards for the conservation, care and well being of polar bears. Currently the home of Ganuk and Henry, the polar bear habitat is world renowned for it’s ability to lengthen the lives of Polar Bears in captivity, while providing them an environment as close as possible to their natural habitat.

Ravens Adventures Dogsledding Tours Recreation & Tourism

Concession 8 & 9 Glackmeyer Twp | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Welcome to Ravens Adventures! Located in Cochrane, ON.

Your hosts are Brent and Gail, Tanner the horse, a handful of chickens and of course a pack of happy dogs waiting to meet you and take you on a tour. Our kennel consists of a variety of different dogs. We have husky mixes, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Huskies and Border Collies.

Brent has several years of recreational sledding experience and is self employed as a builder of handcrafted log homes, log staircases and log furniture. Gail has also been sledding for several years, recreationally as well as competitively on the Ontario Federation of Sleddog Sports sprint circuit in the 4 and 6 dog sprint classes.

Tim Horton Events Centre Recreation & Tourism

7 Tim Horton Drive | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Cochrane’s unique recreational complex offers a state of the art Olympic sized pool, complete with a whirlpool, lazy river, waterslide and sauna in a simulated tropical beach setting. During the winter months, catch a game of the Cochrane Crunch, Cochrane’s own Junior A team. Sit in the Bears Den’s and get the VIP experience while watching the game.

Tim Horton Museum Recreation & Tourism

7 Horton Drive | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Famous for donuts and playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs by most people, Horton is also a favourite Cochranite. Born in Cochrane, the Tim Horton Museum has more than 800 heirlooms portraying Horton’s hockey accomplishments. The museum features photos, books, jerseys and 568 pucks, representing the number of regular season and playoff points the hockey legend scored in the National Hockey League. Visit today at no cost.

Tourist Information Center Recreation & Tourism

4 Third Ave. | Cochrane, ON, P0L 1C0

Operated by the Board of Trade, the Tourist Information Center allows visitors to get up to date information on things to do in Cochrane. Don't forget to get your picture taken with our new sign and with our mascot, Chimo!

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SNOWMOBILE ADVENTURES


Take advantage of abundant white gold and enjoy the 650 kilometres of well groomed, safe and adventurous snowmobile trails, all within Cochrane’s backyard! Our trail network features directional signs that extend to Greenwater Provincial Park, Smooth Rock Falls, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, and Québec. In addition to the trails network, we also feature an ample amount of local trails.

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) regulates the snowmobile trail system in Ontario and trail permits are recognized throughout the province. Trail permits and maps are available at all snowmobile dealers in Cochrane.

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THE DOG SLED EXPERIENCE


Check of a dog sledding trip from your bucket list by visiting Cochrane to take in beautiful natural sites aboard a dog sled. Ravens Adventures have a variety of trips, whether they be day trips, overnight tours or just for a few hours. The folks at Ravens Adventures are sure to help you pick the perfect tour for your comfort level and sense of adventure, ensuring an unforgettable northern experience.

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TRAIL RIDING ADVENTURES


A large abundance of varied ATV and side by sides trails can be found directly within the Cochrane area. Plan your ATV, side by side, and even motorcycle touring vacation with Aventure Nord. Discover 9 different Northern Ontario loops that will take you through some of the best trail riding experiences.

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