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The Calgary Zoo

#6 of 303 things to do in Calgary Features Animals
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
+1 403-232-9300
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World class site

Great layout, well maintained, clean, lots of amenities, all while under construction to add more... read more

Reviewed today
Edmonton, Canada
Great place to visit

All of the exhibits were well done. The staff were very friendly and helpful. When you go make sure... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kevin L
Red Deer
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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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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed today

Great layout, well maintained, clean, lots of amenities, all while under construction to add more. Definitely worth coming back every year.

Thank gmrchalmers
Reviewed yesterday

All of the exhibits were well done. The staff were very friendly and helpful. When you go make sure you take the camera with you.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed yesterday

At the outset, I will state that I do not like visiting zoos, but when I was asked to accompany a group of recent immigrants to visit the Calgary Zoo, I went with an open mind. I am pleased that I went because the Calgary...More

Thank SimplyLucullus
Reviewed yesterday

Bigger than the Valley zoo of Edmonton, this is a great zoo to visit with kids and family. Big enough, you can view most animals and enjoy walking from zone to zone

Thank Kawtar B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a super hot and sunny day. I love this place and so did my 9 year old daughter. The venues are excellent, seems the organization definitely cares about their animals and the protection of the species and planet. Lots of recycling bins...More

Thank redjule70
Reviewed yesterday

the animals look happy in their environment. A must do with a family, kids big and small. Wear good shoes.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the zoo. It has a large variety of exhibits and interactive activities for a wide variety of people to enjoy. The various exhibits were designed to keep the crowd moving and I found it helped. (On a side note, it...More

Thank fsm310
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kids just love the park here and like the dinosaur exhibit as well ! I really enjoy the tiger "show" , very basic but still interesting enough . I also have enjoyed watched the lions be fed! That's pretty cool ! The penguin "show" is...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Zoo was busy and parking was a long walk. We had to stand in line to purchase tickets for quite awhile. I feel that the Zoo has not fully recovered from the floods. There are lots of exhibits that are closed and blocked off,...More

Thank tourman1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the Zoo this past Sunday and seen the new Lemur World it is excellent. You could walk right where the animals are. The staff were very knowledgable and fun to listen to. Lots of butterflies this time. Construction happening for the new...More

Thank Barb H
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Yue W
8 August 2017|
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Response from Derrick71 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will be given a receipt or stamp which will allow you to reenter during the day.
22 July 2017|
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Response from Svetlana T | Reviewed this property |
i have benn both and i liked both..this review about calgary zoo
Vicki P
18 July 2017|
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Response from gophergulch | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about the newer but believe I saw some families have no a picnic type of lunch on grass. I recommend contacting the zoo directly to ask them.