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Valley Zoo

#22 of 184 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
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Great zoo for little ones! Reasonably priced.

The zoo has a bunch of exhibits and areas that are in the process of being updated and renovated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
Good small zoo

Good small zoo to visit with young kids and get them walking. Quite a few animals to see. I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pam D
Halifax, Canada
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo has a bunch of exhibits and areas that are in the process of being updated and renovated. Visitors should be aware that some of the animals may not be out for viewing. We visited with a 2 year old that loved it! This...More

Thank suebaby39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good small zoo to visit with young kids and get them walking. Quite a few animals to see. I would recommend getting a family pass if you live in Edmonton. We visited there so many times while we lived in Edmonton it was well worth...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were quite impressed with the new entrance with restaurant and gift shop. Unfortunately, it was all downhill from there. We could hardly see any animals and when we could see them the enclosures were disgustingly small. Many enclosures had closed for the...More

Thank Oiler-country
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Edmonton zoo is a great family outing. It is well laid out. Free train ride. Free merry go round. Lots of the things kids can interact with and see. Let be the water spouts before entering park. Great after wards for the kids on...More

Thank debster369
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect place to take the family. Well kept flora and fauna, lots of children's activities. For city raise kids who've never seen wildlife, this is a must summer attraction. Great for Birthday parties too.

Thank wornout57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to go to the zoo this week end to escape city stress. I was there today. I saw very few animals. Most cages were empty. Animals seemed sad. Really disappointed ! Edmonton needs to work hard in terms of attractions and tourism...More

Thank Rachida I
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The zoo is pretty small but it's also cheap to get into so I didn't feel like it was a rip-off. There are lots of animals, unfortunately it was difficult to see some of them. It was a nice little wander round though, for a...More

Thank ameliagrace94
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Low priced fun. Good family trip. Animals were exciting to see. Food could be better but as expected. Overall very happy with visit

Thank dna44
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Kids loved the train ride! The petting zoo is great for small children. Paddle boats were fun. The variety of animals wasn't huge, but there was a lot to see.

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place to spend a sunny day with kids and family. Must say an adventurous trip. Must see in edmonton.

1  Thank Meenakshi s
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How big is this zoo? How many hours would it take to visit?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
There have heen fairly recent upgrades, so the zoo takes longer to go through. There is a nice petting zoo, paddle boats in the nice weather, a place to ride a merry-go-round and have a snack..plus of course, all the animal... More
Sarah G
why can Lucy the elephant not be released to the freedom of a sanctuary and the company of other elephants.
17 February 2017|
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Response from meechuk | Reviewed this property |
Contact the zoo's caretaker. My understanding is that she would not be able to tolerate a relocation.
Is there giraffes and/or gorillas?
16 July 2016|
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Response from Mstrong13 | Reviewed this property |
No there are not unfortunately