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Great trip

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

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Dale R
Timmins, Canada
It's a bucket list thing.

Usually lots of space. Animals cost half of the human rate, but travel in the baggage car, in a... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Derek v
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A 186-mile train ride from Cochrane to Moosonee. Flag stops include Island Falls, Fraserdale, Otter Rapids, Onakawana, Moose River.
200 Railway Street, Cochrane, Ontario P0L 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

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

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

6  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.

9  Thank Norma G
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A trip to Moosonee was on our bucket list. And, well ... it's done. I won't say it was a bad experience. But I think many tourists might be disappointed. My wife had never been to Moosonee. My only trip to Moosonee before had been...More

31  Thank kproulx
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went on the train from Cochrane to Moosonee and back. I thought it would be a touristy thing. Well from the train all you see is trees closeup. When you get to Moosonee there is a 3 hr+ wait for the return train. There...More

5  Thank TorontoTimTim
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visiting Northern Ontario by train. is something we decided we wanted to do. We booked the trip to Moosenee on the Polar Bear Express. What a great way to see northern scenery. The train was very comfortable, lots of leg room and comfortable seats. The...More

2  Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Ok... you've just discovered the Polar Bear Express and you're sitting in Cochrane or some other far off place thinking..."should i do it?" Ask yourself " do i want to see Moosonee?" Because the two are connected. Moosonee is not a tourist town. Do not...More

28  Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

its a once in a lifetime event espcially in the winter when u see polar bears in Moosenne the friendly Staff Aboard the Train where Very Wonderful

7  Thank ccarlson953
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A trip on the Polar Bear Express is a must for Canadians interested in the cultural and geographic history of our nation. Riding the train with tourists and families excited to return home to their communities within the lower James Bay region was a privilege....More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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