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The Calgary Zoo

#6 of 301 things to do in Calgary Features Animals
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
+1 403-232-9300
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Visit with my daughter

What we saw was ok. Was looking for more animals and more interesting sites. Was ok for small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherry S
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Sunday afternoon

Great place for a nice walk in the park and look at some animals on the way. Always a good time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron P
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What we saw was ok. Was looking for more animals and more interesting sites. Was ok for small children but nothing great or interesting for adults. We toured the whole zoo in under an hour. A lot of areas were under construction. Was disappointed as...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place for a nice walk in the park and look at some animals on the way. Always a good time. Lots of places to eat or pack your own lunch and enjoy at the many picnic tables.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My young daughter took me to the zoo for Father's Day. It was a great walk around and seeing all the animals on a sunny was really relaxing. The tiger talk was fun and informative. The flowers on the grounds were in full bloom. Overall...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love the zoo I normally go twice a year. The best time to go to the zoo are in the mornings and on not so hot days then you really get to see the animals. I love the penguins! and the butterfly area it...More

Thank AshleyDunphy
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my son and my mom to the Zoo after 3 years since my last visit. The Zoo is still very clean and organized. Animals look very well cared. All spaces have sign informing about the animal and its background. My favorite place at...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Calgary Zoo is undergoing major repairs due to a bad flood a couple years back. The Zoo is still a very nice place to spend a few hours, even if you don't bring kids with you. ( You can always sneak a peak at...More

Thank distancewalker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not only was the zoo very clean, the staff was very friendly. We had lunch at a little cafe. Food was wonderful, the drinks we cold and everyone left full. The penguins were the best part.

Thank Jessie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always enjoy going to the zoo with or without kids. Something there for everyone. We usually try to go weekday mornings before it gets busy.

Thank Albertacanadafemale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The animals look really sad all the time and there was a lot of construction everywhere... maybe some catnip for the big cats and like... anything for the gorillas... idk made me sad that they looked so sad... Gift shop was also too expensive sorry...More

Thank Amber F
Trish E, Public Relations Manager at The Calgary Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

The Calgary Zoo is in the final phases of completing its new Land of Lemurs habitat as well as the City completing the berm project on the island. These projects are wrapping up prior to our busiest summer season. We can assure you that animal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice family vacation in Calgary and the zoo was a lot of fun for the family! Definitely recommend it.

Thank Fernanda J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
For the Sunday Safari brunch are there many gluten free options for those of us who can't eat it?
24 May 2017|
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Response from loveshawaii2017 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about the brunch, they have another restaurant called Grazers which might have options as well.
David H
How much to go in the zoo
28 August 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
The admission prices have already been listed by others, but you can get an extra 15% off admission for the Calgary Zoo (for up to 4 people) if you go to the Calgary Attractions website. This site has discount coupons for a... More
David H
How much to go in the zoo.
28 August 2016|
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Response from snskennwkkdd | Reviewed this property |
It was $60 for myself and two children for the entrance fees.