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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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My wife and I visited...her for the first time....me for the second time.

We thought it was awesome. Only minus was actually our timing. The Pandas and elephants were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John M
New Waterford
Seriously a must-visit

Accessible by transit (unheard of for any other Canadian zoo) and affordable entry this place is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul N
via mobile
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We thought it was awesome. Only minus was actually our timing. The Pandas and elephants were off-site due to maintenance on their enclosures. Helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff were eager to answer questions.

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Accessible by transit (unheard of for any other Canadian zoo) and affordable entry this place is a treasure. Solid non-gauging food options and of course the animals. This zoo as a charity is an education and conservation institution. So the animals and programs are focused...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Calgary Zoo has always been enjoyable,but they have not recovered from the flood & their are still a fair number of exhibits that are not open.I have never been to a Zoo that lacked an abundance of monkeys,their were apes & Lemurs but that...More

Thank BrianSandy_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent is is pretty good I liked the animals they had lots of variations of the animals and the othe snimals

Thank billyzxzxy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids really enjoyed the zoo. I recommend everyone to go and visit this zoo whenever you are in Calgary.

Thank 811chanders
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a seasons pass so bring my grandchildren here frequently. They all love it. It is relaxed, areas to run around and so many animals to see. They each have a favorite animal so those have to be checked each time we visit. You...More

Thank Tranur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calgary's Zoo is quite nice...lots of staff and volunteers around to enhance the experience. By far, the best exhibit was the penguins that swim and get up on the rocks...very many of them and they are very active. It is the best I have seen...More

Thank NanNorth
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about zoos as I hate to see the animals in restricted spaces but this zoo does a good job. The lemur exhibit is excellent. We watched them coming out in the morning getting warmed up in the sun and just starting...More

Thank EWR-NJ-traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter & I had a great day at the zoo. She enjoyed the cute baby gorilla's and the zookeeper's talk on Gorilla family dynamic, Training Tigers and Training Grizzlies. The nature walk in Canadian wildlife section was really good and we enjoyed the gift...More

Thank victoriafoody
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot for the whole family of any ages, always a pleasure to visit while family is in town, you can spend the whole day, very clean, well maintained.

Thank kadrian110
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Angela S
3 September 2017|
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Response from 956sherryd | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have many times. There are great areas to have a picnic, or you can eat inside as well.
Whitney C
29 August 2017|
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Response from gvwatts . | Reviewed this property |
It's best to go right when they open. For one thing, most of the animals are more active in the morning and you will often get a chance to witness them being fed. Also, going first thing in the morning means you're one of... More
Robert B
21 August 2017|
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Response from Justine B | Property representative |
Hi Matthew- our zoo doesn't focus on marine life, so we don't care for squids here. However we do have a rainforest water habitat with many different species of cichlids. If you're looking forward to water based habitats, we... More