We are very excited to announce the grand opening of our very first Polar Bear Cafe! Located in the Welcome Centre, this small cafe will be serving fresh, locally made food every day of the week.
The opportunity for a cafe arose this year as a result of a staffing shortage. A lack of summer students made it impossible for us to run Nanook's Snack Shack, which is located in the Heritage Village, adjacent to the Polar Bear Habitat. To ensure that we continued to meet the needs of our visitors, we had to come up with a solution. After putting out a request for proposals, we received a fantastic offer from the Compass Group, who also manage the food services at the local Cadence Residence. The chefs at the Cadence Residence, looking to support the Polar Bear Habitat, have kindly agreed to provide us with fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads and cookies, on top of their regular duties.
We will also be offering a variety of drinks and other snacks, which guests can enjoy whilst sitting and watching the bears on the live stream cameras or admiring the art on our walls. We also have picnic tables on our outdoor patio and around the facility for people to enjoy.
Thank you to the Compass Group, and to the staff and chefs at the Candence Residence for your support in developing this exciting new partnership. We look forward to seeing this project grow and to continue providing our visitors a fun, educational and tasty day out! The Polar Bear Cafe is open 7 days a week, from 9am-5pm.