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Polar Bear Express

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A 186-mile train ride from Cochrane to Moosonee. Flag stops include Island Falls, Fraserdale, Otter Rapids, Onakawana, Moose River.
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200 Railway Street, Cochrane, Ontario P0L 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We had no window initially when we boarded but the conductor arranged with another passenger to have seats with good window view of the outside. Uneventful trip. Everyone should experience it once to see the only saltwater access in Ontario.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

After a few days of driving around Northern Ontario, we had the opportunity to take the train to Moosonee. We only had one day, so it was a there and back trip, but it was really nice just to sit back, relax, and watch the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ytranger
Reviewed 26 September 2018

A fantastic train ride through stunning scenes of rivers, lakes and streams and yes trees ….mostly black spruce and bush . The seats are so comfortable , washrooms big and the food in the dining room was delicious and reasonably priced.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It was indeed an adventure.. my dad and I and our dog. The Huskies seemed fascinated with our Belgium shephard.. We slept in sleds and the water in the sink was brown. But I'm glad that I went.. One of those many adventures with my...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Five hour train ride from Cochrane to Moosenee.If you have never rode a train, the ride might be interesting. However , you basically see five hours of tree after tree after tree. We walked around Moosenee and then took a boat to Moose Factory. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Carol N
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The train ride was interesting but long - take something to entertain yourself. We sat in the four front seats 1ABCD facing each other both ways. I would suggest switching to the opposite side of the train for the return as it just reverses direction......More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 June 2018

the people were amazing and the ride so relaxing. I thought the crew were awesome. Great views for sure.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Dale R
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Usually lots of space. Animals cost half of the human rate, but travel in the baggage car, in a crate. It's five hours each way, so that can be tough on them. Not much to see in Moosenee. The trip up doesn't stop for more...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Derek v
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Moosonee has a very special place in my heart. You see, I started Kindergarten there in 1967. My family lived there for three years. My father worked for the Department of National Defense as a civilian Electrician. We were the first civilians to live on...More

Date of experience: June 2017
16  Thank Line V
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Caught the 9am train from Cochrane to Moosonee. The first wagon is the best, no one will be in it but you. They have a wagon were they sell drinks n snacks. It’s very relaxing 5hr ride.

Date of experience: December 2017
11  Thank 362normag
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Dennis W
18 September 2018|
Response from Dale R | Reviewed this property |
it is 60 dollars each way
William L
5 September 2018|
Response from Carol N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry do not know.
William L
5 September 2018|
Response from Dale R | Reviewed this property |
Polar Express Ontario train 5 hr run.