We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Discovery Wildlife Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 5400 42 Ave., Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-227-3211
Website
Today
10:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Description:

Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned...

Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned wildlife and displace exotic animals. Daily animal presentations are included with your admission and provide an up close educational experience for all ages. Bears, tigers, jaguars, lions and wolves all take part in these presentations to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the importance of respect for all wildlife. We have a full concession plus an amazing gift shop for your shopping pleasure! Electric golf carts are available to rent if you have a family member with mobility challenges. Camping is also available onsite. Parking is free and there is plenty of room for big RV's and buses. The park is 90 acres and there is about a mile of walking, there are tables and benches throughout the park for your family picnic (yes, you may also bring your own lunch!) and we offer photo opportunities with our famous movie star bears and our TV star beaver.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Nice, large park to visit.

I went there with in-laws who have two kids 6 and 12, we all enjoyed ourselves. Although I hate to see any animal caged up, these pens are a decent size to large and they are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Chris B
,
Okotoks, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 122: English reviews
Vernon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit the Discovery Wildlife Park near Innisfail Alberta this summer with my grandson. It was an awesome experience not only visiting the animals but going on the bear tour and getting a picture taken with one of them was very exiting for the boy. We also got a tour of the reptile section and the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dennisa803
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The park is spread out and the animal enclosures are large. I think it is a wonderful that there are parks like this who are able to care for orphaned animals or injured animals that cant be returned to the wild. Enjoyable walk around the enclosures, animals seem happy and healthy and lots of black bears to see as well... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tourleaderAuckland
Sylvan Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went to the Discovery Park twice in Sept with family and friends. Both times, we saw the bears presentation but they were with different bears and completely different shows, very informative and interesting. The grounds are immaculate and the animal enclosures seem roomy and spread out. The camel and the ostrich were particularly entertaining. Everything seems well thought out... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lr2009
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
128 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is an open air wildlife park featuring a wide variety of animals in large fenced-off enclosures. The trails around the enclosures are well surfaced and easy to walk. Staff are both friendly and knowledgeable. The presentations that they put on periodically are well worth attending. The gift shop too is very good. The variety of animals is considerable, ranging... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Adrian D
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were there on a rainy day and we were the only one. It was pretty cool to talk with the employes, they told us a lot about the animals! It was great to see these animals relaxed and healty!

Helpful?
1 Thank Karin V
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a cold and windy prairie day and to our surprise we were the only ones there and With the kids going to school now I think most weekdayz will be this way . an awesome time to visit !! The bear presentation is a must ! 2 famous movie bears showing off their skillz including that scary... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Amanda P
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this gem of a place one cloudy afternoon with a friend. We throughly enjoyed the bear presentation. It was informative and cute to see all the tricks they could do. We were amazed at how healthy and relaxed all the animals looked, each of their coats were shiny and thick and not one animal looked to be in distress.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Brenda M
Okotoks, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I went there with in-laws who have two kids 6 and 12, we all enjoyed ourselves. Although I hate to see any animal caged up, these pens are a decent size to large and they are chain link so it does not feel like a prison sentence for these beautiful animals. Except the monkeys, I would rather see a larger... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris B
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Seeing animals in zoos and cages always l makes me sad, but I didn't feel that way at all at the Discovery Wildlife Park. Every animal in the park was orphaned, injured or retired from the movie world. They are animals that can not go back into the wild and were going to be destroyed. It is so nice knowing... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jennifer M
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We brought our 2 and 4 year old to the Discovery Wildlife Park and they enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful green grass everywhere, and plenty of space to have a quiet picnic or to let the kids run around. Not a lot of animals to see, so good to just relax and take your time strolling. The 4 movie... More 

Helpful?
Thank ACDSee
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the Park! I am sorry that you had a bad experience at our bear presentation. I would like to address your concerns. The bears can be observed anytime of the day from the opposite end of their enclosures. The path will take you down past their pond areas where they do... More 

Travellers who viewed Discovery Wildlife Park also viewed

 

Been to Discovery Wildlife Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Discovery Wildlife Park and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Discovery Wildlife Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?