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Kamloops Wildlife Park
Ranked #4 of 81 things to do in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This Wildlife Park has over 60 different animal species and serves as a rehabilitation facility for injured creatures.
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Went with family. First couple animals we went to check out the cages were empty. After wandering further up the park we got to see some beautiful local critters. They had a nice playground as well. I would go back but there wasnt any particular wow factor.

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

The Wildlights display at Christmas is beautiful. Be aware that if you are coming from Kamloops, it is usually colder out there so dress warmly. You don't see animals at night but the lights are nice. You can still ride on the Wildlife Express and they also have a maze to walk through.

During the rest of the year, the park has lots of displays and animals to look at. It's a nice place to take young children. But after going to the park for the last 15+ years I am finding that it just seems less exciting. It's probably just because I've gone too often! The Easter Egg hunt they put on is spectacular too!

1  Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We visited the wildlife park during the Easter Long weekend. While I had heard about the park from a few people, I found the park to be average. Despite it being a sunny and relatively warm day and a decent number of people in the park most of the animals were inside their resting enclosures away from the public view. So for the amount of money spent to visit the park - it was just aright. Perhaps it is better on other occasions?

3  Thank JawadR
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Great displays, fun train ride, a good winter/christmas evenings entertainment. It takes at least 2 hrs to go through, so dress warmly because it is all outside. Great for the whole family. It is just light displays, no animals (they are all in bed), but well done, some with christmas carollers and actors.

1  Thank DebH4
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We visited the wildlife park for a day back in September 2011. It is easy to find and well signposted from the highway with plenty of parking. Tickets are reasonable and there was no queue to get in, however the cashier had to find a collegue to work out how much change to give us from a $50 note...this took some time!
We are huge zoo fans and have visited plenty around the world, and unfortunatley this is not one of the best. It certainly needs a cash injection to upgrade some of the exhibits. The grizzly bear enclosure looked very grim and the bear that we saw did not look happy. The black bears seemed very content though but the view was poor as the glass was steamed up from the inside. The wolf area seemed pretty small and they too seemed miserable.
The highlight though was the baby grizzlies...sooooo cute!!
We only spent about 60 minutes at the park as it's quite small and all the animals are close together. If you're passing through I would definitley pop in but don't make a day of it.

1  Thank catp79
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