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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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Good couple of hours

There are some good animals on offer and its good value for money and something the whole family... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wellington, New Zealand
Must visit place for animal lovers or people with children

Its a nice zoo, not huge like Toronto but still there are lots of cuties that you'll love to spend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Riz Van H
Calgary, 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!
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“penguin exhibit” (187 reviews)
“penguin plunge” (105 reviews)
“dinosaur area” (39 reviews)
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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
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Reviewed yesterday

There are some good animals on offer and its good value for money and something the whole family can enjoy

Thank thebackpacker77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Its a nice zoo, not huge like Toronto but still there are lots of cuties that you'll love to spend sometime with. Summers or warm afternoons are best times to visit.

Thank Riz Van H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although there are some attractions that are closed because of the winter season; there were plenty of other animals and places to see and do within the zoo.

Thank ktucky44
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have had zoo memberships for the last two years, for us and our two grandchildren. They would be happy to go every week, because there is so much to see: the penguins, the African enclosure, the new lemur exhibit, the gorillas, the lions, the...More

Thank SandJ2011
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Zoolights a few nights ago, for the first time in several years. The displays are wonderful - manynw features, and many more lights. Even though the night was quite warm, a lot of people sat by the fires and drank their hot...More

Thank Sandycor
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see at the Calgary Zoo, I go near every year. Among my favourites are: Canadian Wilds Conservatory & Gardens Zoo Lights

Thank touchup2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Zoo but plenty animals to fascinate children of young ages. Good place to unwind away from traffic, have a woodland path trail were adult or chidren can take which is safe, cart for children is available to hire for 5 canadian dollars. their is...More

Thank Antoniaxxx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited a few zoos in my life and Calgary has a mid ranged zoo. The gorillas and penguins have a great exhibition but would love to see more Canadian animals. All in all it’s a good time with the family and friends but...More

Thank Jordan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge zoo, you really need a full day to see it. Legs are tired by the end. Lots of very interesting exhibits, the big cats draw the crowds, but there is so much more to see.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not visited the Calgary Zoo since the mid 1980’s. I really did not recognize the zoo at all! Everything had changed and in most cases for the better. I was sad to not be able to find the elephants but happy to learn...More

Thank Brian M
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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!!
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