So I learned something new today that has me itching to go to Canada. There is a place called the Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat that is located in Ontario that allows visitors to swim with the polar bears! Before you get your knickers in a knot, it's not dangerous. The pool is designed so that a thick wall of plexiglas separates the bears from the swimmers.
Even though the habitat is open year round, the option to swim with the bears is only available during the summer. Both kids and adults are welcome to partake in the fun! Unfortunately, the habitat is closed for the 2011 summer season, but will opened back up soon! Man, I really want to swim with the Bears!