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The Calgary Zoo

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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-232-9300
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination...

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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Great Zoo !!

We are from Edmonton and this has become one of our yearly thing .....Large zoo with lots of animals and exhibits for great fun and good education for everyone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are from Edmonton and this has become one of our yearly thing .....Large zoo with lots of animals and exhibits for great fun and good education for everyone.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have 2 daughters of 5 and 3 years old and they have been having their zoo pass for almost 2 years now, going frequently with myself or others. They simply love it! It is entertaining, fun, a great activity outside and also educational. I went during the day and also for zoolights in the evening. I recommend both. Have... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Calgary Zoo rather late in the season -- in the chill of November, but before the display of Christmas lights was in place. It was still a lovely day wandering among the penguins, visiting with the lovely gorillas, strolling in the Canadian wilds and pacing beside a Siberian tiger. It was quiet and quite peaceful -- a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one event you do not want to miss out on. The work that goes into the displays is incredible! A great family outing for any age. Dress warm and enjoy.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Calgary zoo has a diverse selection of animals from all over the world separated by region. My favourite is the Canadian Wilds, however the African Safari section is great too. Zoos can come under fire for the general treatment of animals but The Calgary Zoo is a forerunner in the treatment of their animals and trying to make their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited many times. During the day, in the evening, during the summer and winter, It is always a great place to visit with the family. The year passes are not too expensive if you use them regularly. It is actually a great price. I do live in Cochrane, so we don't go as often as we would like.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have embarked on a tour of the Calgary Zoo many times. I have taken my children, my friends and have attended a work event there. I have never been disappointed. It's odd to see the hippos swim in their own, um, stuff, but that's nature. The gorilla habitat is quite superb. The have an aviary sanctuary that is excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the zoo. Each year they add something exciting and new! Great for children to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo was leaps and bounds better than the edmonton zoo and worth the drive from edmonton. Being there in october was nice as the weather was good and because it was not hot the animals where out in every exhibit that was open( a few were closed for remodel). The areas to view the animals from where nice in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out the kids had a blast as did the parents ;-) Lots to see and I thought the food in the restaurant was reasonably priced. Would highly recommend taking a day trip to the zoo. We have also been to the Christmas lights as the zoo, not many animals to see at this time of year but the... More 

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