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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Wonderful assortment of animals from all over the world!

We have enjoyed visiting this zoo a few times. The enclosures are well looked after and cater to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CCgetoutside
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British Columbia, Canada
Big changes in the works

If you remember the old zoo, you’ll be surprised. All those old cages already my the sides are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Disneygroupie
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Vancouver, Canada
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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 140 species on 120 acres in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. 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 education and conservation.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“bring your own” (10 reviews)
“lion feeding” (16 reviews)
“grizzly bear” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
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+1 604-856-6825
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have enjoyed visiting this zoo a few times. The enclosures are well looked after and cater to the needs of the animal. Such a great experience to see how these animals walk, eat, play and more! Lots of great educational opportunities, different talks and...More

2  Thank CCgetoutside
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you remember the old zoo, you’ll be surprised. All those old cages already my the sides are gone. They are in the process of rebuilding many exhibits. They just put in an enormous new badger exhibit that is just beautiful. The old small enclosures...More

1  Thank Disneygroupie
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a great outdoor zoo and be prepared to walk a lot. Go when it's cool because I went when all the animals were sleeping because of the hot sun. Except for the zebra family that came out to entertain us and that was...More

1  Thank ahha2014
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

A zoo in the cold? Yes! We even had snow flurries. But at 10:00 on a Sunday morning, there were few people and we saw plenty! Black bear cubs climbing trees, grizzly, lions, camels, red panda, wolf, giraffe, peacock, flamingo, and zebra. Check check check....More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I have gone a few times. I have three kids one was about 8 the other two were 4 and 6. We went as a family once , another time as a church group full of families. It always was a great experience. It is...More

Thank Carolturkia
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit there. All the bad press is has gotten is overrated. The animals were cared for, and the price is about the same as Science World or Aquarium (which also has caged animals). My only suggestion is to bring a wagon...More

Thank Ryan051
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Whole place is just sad. Animals look sad. Employees look sad. Patrons look sad. Animals don't look well cared for. It's depressing.More

Thank Alisiya G
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Our facility is home to over 140 species on 120 acres. We only house animals that were born in captivity, former pets, surrendered animals, rescued or that come from different facilities. Animal health and welfare...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after doing something else in the area. It was a chilly day but still well worth it. I haven’t been here in probably over 20 years. My kids absolutely loved the animals and were almost running from one enclosure to the...More

Thank Russfest
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hello! We are so happy to hear that you had a good experience! We thank you for sharing your experience with us! Yes, unfortunately our train is out of service until further notice (ideally before our peak season!) and we are currently looking into a...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Have been to zoo's all over the world and as we were passing decided to call in. It was okay and the animals seemed well cared for, but the whole place was a little tired. Was worth the entry fee to see the Grizzly Bear....More

Thank Mike H
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GVZoo, Front Office Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to see Shadow, our rescued Silver-tipped Grizzly Bear! Animal health and welfare is our number 1 priority however we are very excited...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Entry admission is comparable with that of the Vancouver Aquarium and Science World and well worth it for the 5 hours of enjoyment that it provided. I took my two grandchildren, ages 6 and 8 and we loved exploring the expansive grounds and learning about...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Shelley B
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the vast majority of it is very wheelchair accessible.
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Lynn O
10 July 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a standard playground but no waterpark.
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