We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Calgary Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 403-232-9300
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,040 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1615
    Excellent
  • 966
    Very good
  • 230
    Average
  • 65
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Great value .

Great place to be with kids . awesome learning experience for little emerging brains . the café is great . it is lots of animals cramped in little place where construction goes on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Gaucalgary
,
Calgary, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

3,040 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,907: English reviews
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to be with kids . awesome learning experience for little emerging brains . the café is great . it is lots of animals cramped in little place where construction goes on and on .....!! Does not seem natural environment for animals but in a place like Calgary at least we have aa ZOO!!

Helpful?
Thank Gaucalgary
calgary
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Calgary zoo is great. A full day for sure. We have been many times over the years. I think we love it more than the kids lol.

Helpful?
Thank proxCalgary
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family loves the Calgary zoo. There are lots of exhibits inside and out. It is a fairly large zoo, so be prepared to do some walking. There are many places to sit and rest (and eat) along the way. Use your STUP coupon book to get a discount on your entry fees and if you have the time, head... More 

Helpful?
Thank L H
Lark Hill, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live the zoo in Calgary and would highly recommend it to families with children both young and old.

Helpful?
Thank Ross C
Hazenmore
Level Contributor
73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Could spend a whole day at the zoo, the species of animals, reptiles, prehistoric park, etc is great. Great for family, lots of walking which is great exercise, for elderly wheelchairs can be rented so they have thought about everything.

Helpful?
Thank Elmer E
Canada
Level Contributor
77 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the best zoo in western Canada. Very educational and interesting. Min 5 hrs are required to see it all. Avoid summer school holidays and sunny hot days. Best experience we had was on cloudy and even rainy days as visitors are less.

Helpful?
Thank Coffeehiker
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Calgary Zoo has it all.....exotic animals, botanical gardens, and hands on interaction with nature. The roar of the male lion is unforgettable! From watching a wolf pace behind the safety of glass to watching a giraffe peacefully chewing its' meal you feel and smell the heartbeat of wild things! Each exhibit is thoughtfully laid out to optimize the life... More 

Helpful?
Thank lovetospa1212
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calgary zoo is a great escape here in the middle of the city, lots of animals to visit and a combination of outdoor and indoor venues,makes for a great time to explore and enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank Les D
Vancouver
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaders in wildlife conservation. Reintroduces the Swift Fox into southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Wonderful employees. Ranked as one of north America's Top 5 Zoos.

Helpful?
1 Thank Andrew_Johns
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic! Make sure you see the penguins and giraffes! I also love the dinosaur park and butterfly exhibit.

Helpful?
Thank Amber D

Travellers who viewed The Calgary Zoo also viewed

 

Been to The Calgary Zoo? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Calgary Zoo and other visitors
11 questions
Ask a question
Halifax, Canada
over a year ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
6 months ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
6 months ago

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from The Calgary Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?