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The Calgary Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Southeast Calgary
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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination...

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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Excellent and lots to see!

We visited the Calgary Zoo one 'warmer' weekend in February 2017. Quite busy as this seems to be the must thing to do for families over the weekend. We planned it to see the... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Calgary Zoo one 'warmer' weekend in February 2017. Quite busy as this seems to be the must thing to do for families over the weekend. We planned it to see the penguin walk at 11am. Which I would highly recommend! You get quite close to them. The penguin exhibit is also fantastic and nothing like I have... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been to this zoo several times and have enjoyed it. This time, Easter Day, there was so much construction going on that we were very disappointed. No Elephants, is one thing , but no Rhinos, big snakes,and camels was disappointing. The price of food and snacks are very high as well. I love to see the reaction on... More 

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manchester,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to visit. Expensive to park, ten dollars! Use vouchers to cut cost if admission. It wasn't too busy when we visited so we could see the animals but at busy times this could be difficult as some viewing areas are small.

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Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our experience has always been good, with or without grandkids or kids. Biggest issue is that entry fees are very high making it not so accessible for the average or lower income groups. Actually, everything that can be purchased from food to things St the gift shop is overpriced. The walk around the zoo is extensive and enjoyable. Don't forget... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Great place for a day out with your family.Parking and food is pretty pricey .Great outdoor playground although a lot of construction going on right now so animals selection is very minimal.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On Easter weekend we took the kids to the zoo, it was great. The peacocks walking around were awesome. The play parks are nice so the kids can run and play around. The only disappointing thing was the face painting that day, they were open til 1:45 and we showed up at 11:45 to get our kids face painted and... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really cool animals, good layout of the zoo so easy to get around to different area. Lots of free parking.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a nice cool day today to take the family out and spend some time together. Thank you for the Apple snack on the way out - a very good (and healthy) snack / gesture. Will be back.

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The admission is too high, for two adults over $ 55,-- plus a $ 10,-- parking fee plus GST you are sitting at $ 70,-- There are not many animals and every time we go there are less and less. Compared to Toronto or Berlin very expensive. The food is average however it closes at most places at 4 pm... More 

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We had a fun time here and the entry fee wasn't too exorbitant. All of the animals were very interesting. Would definitely return.

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