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Valley Zoo

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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Pathetic and depressing

I only visited to show my children how sad animals in captivity are, and there are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
lpen88
via mobile
Zoos should be illegal

I took my grandkids here and they didn’t like it. They didn’t like animals being in cages and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sdames03
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Edmonton, Canada
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“petting zoo” (32 reviews)
“nice zoo” (8 reviews)
“merry go round” (17 reviews)
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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
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+1 780-442-5311
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I only visited to show my children how sad animals in captivity are, and there are plenty of examples at the valley zoo. The bird enclosures are heart breakingly tiny, none of the animals have the right colouring or any energy or joy. And then...More

Thank lpen88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandkids here and they didn’t like it. They didn’t like animals being in cages and the elephant has such a small space to move around. Why do we have an African elephant where it is so cold? She looked so sad.

Thank sdames03
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went during open house day. aside for being crowded.. thats normal as it was free, there was no animals!!!!! instead of seeing zebras there was a guy standing infant showing its skin! kids were terrified. I understand the importance of showing it to kids...More

Thank Asilisa K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo in both December and January. We visited at night in December for their Luminaria event. It was very cold, but fun and a great event to get into the Christmas spirit. They have so many beautiful light displays, some even coordinated...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the zoo yesterday with family and have never been so disappointed or disgusted with the zoo. Construction everywhere and more than half of the cages/ pens/ enclosures were empty. My granddaughters that normally love zoos were very quickly bored with this one as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to the Valley Zoo many times a year and love to check in on our favourite animals and birds. It is a beautiful setting for a family walk and very educational

Thank coco581
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We have been there many times over the years. We went specifically to see the kimodo dragons who were temporarily house there. Very interesting! Walked around a bit as well but was hampered by the onsite construction. Hopefully it will be completed soon so the...More

Thank RaymondT745
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I went with my parents, wife, sister, and kids with less than one year old. The zoo in some spots was nice, others spots were a bit old. But for an overall, we enjoyed the visit and the walk. Is a visit you can do...More

Thank Felix L
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The zoo is boring, old and crumbly. The cages are very small for some of the animals and especially the elephant’s cage is way too small for such a creature. This zoo is well past it’s prime and they should just shut it down.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Here everyone may enjoy watching and strolling to various animal and small nature reserves. There is also a train ride to jug along in. Snacks are readily available.

Thank Monika S
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JustCuzAndy
14 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
There have heen fairly recent upgrades, so the zoo takes longer to go through. There is a nice petting zoo, paddle boats in the nice weather, a place to ride a merry-go-round and have a snack..plus of course, all the animal... More
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Sarah G
17 February 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
hard to believe that she is better off in isolation for the rest of her life. I am sure that if any of the sanctuaries were asked to find a solution then they could.
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jakethesnakerake
16 July 2016|
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Response from Mstrong13 | Reviewed this property |
No there are not unfortunately
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