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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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Very busy place

On a recent trip to the Calgary Zoo my daughter and I were amazed at the size of the crowds during... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Kim J
St. Albert, Canada
We're going to the Zoo you can come too

Read in trip advisor and thought that sounds good What an amazing day out so much to see and do The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Esther R
via mobile
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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
+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

On a recent trip to the Calgary Zoo my daughter and I were amazed at the size of the crowds during high season. So many kids and families, groups and tourists which made it a little frustrating to see all the sights. We got to...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Read in trip advisor and thought that sounds good What an amazing day out so much to see and do The Jurassic park with interactive dinosaurs was especially entertaining All the animals although in a Zoo environment seemed to have enough space to roam Very...More

Thank Esther R
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We are connoisseurs of zoos, as our daughter is now a veterinarian, soon to specialize in zoos. We've been to dozens of zoos. This is not the largest zoo, but is a really good one. It has the basic zoo animals, a fun indoor penguin...More

1  Thank whenyoudream
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Fun for the whole family and lots to see and do at this attraction. Make it a full day event! You will not be disappointed

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Spend about 3 hours visiting various animal venues - North American, African, Asian. Very impressive, lot of food and drink venues, bathrooms. Very family friendly.

Thank Pedroverte
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The zoo is very large and spread out. Recommend a stroller for younger kids or those who are not used to walking a lot. It is a very nice zoo with lots if nice animals and activities for the kids

Thank Olga S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a wonderful venue, well maintained with a wide variety of animals from all around the world and Canada.

Thank David T
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A very nice zoo...if you like zoos. Well laid out and animals seem well cared for. Signposting could be better. Exhibit info good. Has its own C train station, a couple of stops from downtown. Don't miss the hippos.

Thank SAJC1
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We spend a few hours walking around. We managed to see most of the animals, although it was a hot day and the animals were quite sleepy during the heat of the day. Quite a variety. Occasional feeding shows. Glass viewing areas made it easier...More

Thank Angela D
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is an amazing experience to be in contact with so many different species of animals. Very well maintained, clean and organized. It is close to the downtown. Big parking and fast food available.

Thank EliezerJose
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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.