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Greater Vancouver Zoo

#1 of 7 things to do in Aldergrove Features Animals
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Lots of room for the animals to be animals

Show your BCAA membership card for a 10% discount. The train wasn't running and there was a bit of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonnie S
Chilliwack, Canada
large and beautiful enclosures

Well this zoo is a real gem. At least it is for a zookeeper like me. Most enclosures are vast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The Wild at the largest zoo in BC! Discover the sights and sounds of over 500 animals (140 species) on 120 acres of land in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. Ride the miniature train, watch a variety of daily educational talks & feedings and be sure to catch one of the Birds of Prey presentations! The playground and large picnic areas are great for birthdays, company BBQ's, group events or family picnics. In the summer, spend a Night In The Wild as you camp overnight inside the Zoo, and be sure to sign up for one of our popular Junior Zoologist Day Camps! Since 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is focused on enriching our guests experiences with entertaining enriching activities about the wonderful world of animals.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Show your BCAA membership card for a 10% discount. The train wasn't running and there was a bit of construction but it was a good day for our 6 year old and 3 adults. There was staff at every turn and the animal enclosures were...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this zoo is a real gem. At least it is for a zookeeper like me. Most enclosures are vast and naturally structured (as in a patch of forest with a fence around it). When building them, they seem to have thought about the animals...More

Thank DorisHeimgartner
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went recently, and were very unimpressed with the $6 parking fee. This is not an easily accesible place for transit, so driving is pretty much the only way to get there. This left a poor taste in our mouth initially. The...More

2  Thank Sciencerulz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two 4 year olds and a senior - parking $6, admission $18 EACH, 10 minute train ride $3 each (train was under repair and there was no promise of it working during the whole day.) Several of the exhibits "under construction", several with no visible...More

Thank RiderCheer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many people complain about zoos, but we loved the Greater Vancouver Zoological Center. The roadway through the park is nicely shaded for walking, biking or riding the rental quad pedal bikes. Many of the animal enclosures have been improved. They continue to house rescue animals...More

1  Thank Bloomnow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Greater Vancouver Zoo last week for the first time. I was a little shocked by the entry fee as well as paying $6 to park I thought was ridiculous. We were a little frustrated at first because of the amount of space,...More

Thank Athena C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here! It is such a chill zoo. There weren't many people, but we got really up close with many animals. We got to see a giraffe feeding (so cool!), a zebra up close, a bald eagle, cute land tortoises, a...More

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We travelled to the Greater Vancouver Zoo on a wet and miserable day but that's where the grey ended. This place is amazing with (as you would expect) a well planned walking trail with plenty of opportunity to look at and appreciate some extraordinary animals....More

Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A zoo needs a lot of space hence the Vancouver zoo is out in Aldergrove where the air is fresh and animals just love it. Believe it or not, the smells are not as bad as you’d think. The upkeep of this zoo is immaculate,...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. We went on a rainy evening so had the whole park to ourselves. The habitats seem to be constructed very nicely with quite a bit of room. All the staff we talked with were very passionate about their jobs and...More

Thank Emily02020
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Teresa P
6 July 2017|
Response from B767Rich | Reviewed this property |
It is anywhere from 0-4/5km or so. You can walk or rent a 2 or 4 person peddle cart.
6 May 2017|
Response from GVZoo | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have overnight camping at the zoo! For an exciting adventure in the wild, you can join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, sent up your tent, go on a night walking safari, and play... More