Phase I of Polar Extremes replicates an Arctic shoreline, allowing you to get closer to animals and nature. You can explore a pingo, a unique Arctic landform and climb on a whale bone play structure.

The Arctic habitat, which opened March 16, 2012, was the first of several projects aimed at transforming the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

Inspired by an Arctic shoreline, allowing guests to get closer to animals and nature in a naturalized environment, the Arctic Shores exhibit is home to animals of the sea and features state of the art environmentally friendly practices, and technology. Harbour seals and northern fur seals can be viewed enjoying their indoor/outdoor pool and shoreline.