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The Calgary Zoo

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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
+1 403-232-9300
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We love the zoo. Staff are very friendly, I give it a rating of 4 only because it is a little bit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
misspereira04
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Calgary, Canada
I miss Ontario 😢

I was extremely shocked to hear so much about this Calgary Zoo, to show up and pay ridiculously... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrsrobinsonc
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Toronto, Canada
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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!
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit” (188 reviews)
“penguin plunge” (105 reviews)
“canadian wilds” (96 reviews)
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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
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+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the zoo. Staff are very friendly, I give it a rating of 4 only because it is a little bit expensive to get in and if you were to eat here it would cost you even more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was extremely shocked to hear so much about this Calgary Zoo, to show up and pay ridiculously expensive price to not really see any animals at all. The hippos and the giraffes are the highlight, that's pretty sad. I grew up in Ontario, so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The kids had lots of fun viewing the different animals. Food was overly expensive and lots of walking involved. Was a really good experience.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

amazing place to view animals, great place to take the kids for a day. The Penguin walk is adorable to join, the Zoo lights are magical (My Fiance Purposed to me at them in front of a beautiful blue heart), and they offer so many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value for money with lots to see.Penguins are good fun and amused all ages in the group. Easy to reach on the train

Thank 260flossy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really big zoo it is a half day activity, lots to see there from the march of the penguins to rare snow leopards and the amazing pandas. Its a family attraction, wonderful for kids to learn about nature.

Thank Feroze A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not Toronto or San Diego, but the Calgary Zoo is easily a full day of fun and learning. The park has a constant flow of interactive presentations and guided learning opportunities, the animal habitats are large and well designed, and the staff are always...More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family outing to the Calgary Zoo. It was a nice outing. The only issue was the price to rent a mobility scooter. You can get them at any mall for free but the zoo charges $25. to rent one.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Calgary zoo is always a wonderful experience every time we go. The exhibits are interesting and the animals are always a delight to watch and is great fun for the whole family. Plan on spending a whole day as there is lots to see...More

Thank Druh M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been to this zoo a half dozen times over the course of a decade. It’s size in comparison to many zoo’s worldwide is quite small. With young children and a brisk pace, perhaps three hours to do a thorough walk...More

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shatzie27
20 April 2018|
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Response from maritessf2017 | Reviewed this property |
yes and if you need a golf cart to go around there is that option that they offer. Just ask for it. Wheelchair access as well.
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Geraldine P
22 January 2018|
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Response from Lindsay M | Property representative |
Hi Geraldine! The Calgary Zoo has much to offer when it comes to indoor activities. The penguin habitat is both indoor and outdoor and offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the penguins. In Destination... More
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Angela S
3 September 2017|
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Response from stephieb1235 | Reviewed this property |
You sure can!!! and I highly recommend it!!
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