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The Calgary Zoo

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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
+1 403-232-9300
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Not as Crowded in Winter - Great Experience Year Round

We have annual zoo passes with our two grandchildren and the zoo is a regular fixture of our weekly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Great place for the kid in all of us

I love escaping to the zoo and watching the animals, it's a great place for kids of all ages! It's... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Janet L
Victoria, Canada
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild. NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas!
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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
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Reviewed yesterday

We have annual zoo passes with our two grandchildren and the zoo is a regular fixture of our weekly outings. The grandchildren never tire of the animals and the grounds and the many different things to see and do. Things change by season and you...More

Thank BobandRM
Reviewed yesterday

I love escaping to the zoo and watching the animals, it's a great place for kids of all ages! It's even better when the grandkids tag along!

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very clean and reasonably priced. We had a great time and loved the food and the animals, Would definitely come back.

Thank wittyname110
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Calgary Zoo Lights on January 3, 2018. It was cold but we were all bundled up and even brought a carafe of hot chocolate inside with us. I initially thought only the lights in the front would be illuminated...but there were lights...More

Thank tpenadiaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the summer and every time we went to see an animal They were A sleeping! And or B hiding! Not worth your $50 of money !!

Thank Naser E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone visiting Calgary or even living in Calgary must go to Zoo Lights. It can be romantic for couples or fun for family and friends. There was lots of information on animals as well as a skating rink and activities for kids. A bunch of...More

Thank Evan B
Justine B, Public Relations Manager at The Calgary Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Evan B, We're so glad you could join us for ZOOLIGHTS this year! Thank you for your review- we hope that you had a happy holiday season.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to enjoy the few hours of natural light (due to the time of year) and enjoy all the "Christmasy" feeling. It was amazing. It has a lot of activities for children, but you can go on your own (to take some photos)...More

Thank Charo V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 year old loved the exhibits and animals! Habitats were clean and animals all looked well cared for. Volunteers around to answer questions. Grounds were clean. Food wasn't disturbingly overpriced. Stayed for Zoolights in the evening which was gorgeous. Well worth the visit!

Thank wildhorses19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it's not cold, it's simply one of the best family outing you can have in this Nordic City. This year with the addition of skating, it really has something for all ages

Thank 4mdavie
Justine B, Public Relations Manager at The Calgary Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 4mdavie, Thank you for your wonderful review- we're so pleased that you are a fan of ZOOLIGHTS, especially in it's 20th year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you've been to the Calgary Zoo, few zoo's in the world will live up to it. It's great to visit during the winter and summer

Thank Jalyssa R
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Geraldine P
22 January 2018|
Response from Nathan W | Reviewed this property |
There are multiple indoor exhibits. Some of my favourites are indoors, including the penguins, the Africa exhibit, and another exhibit behind the elephants featuring the new komodo dragon and more. I’ve been on some rainy... More
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Angela S
3 September 2017|
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You sure can!!! and I highly recommend it!!
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30 August 2017|
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Response from gvwatts . | Reviewed this property |
It's best to go right when they open. For one thing, most of the animals are more active in the morning and you will often get a chance to witness them being fed. Also, going first thing in the morning means you're one of... More