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Into the wilderness - switch sides on the return.

The train ride was interesting but long - take something to entertain yourself. We sat in the four... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather M
via mobile
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
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Timmins, Canada
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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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+1 800-265-2356
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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.

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 22 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 10 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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