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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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Fun at the zoo

We planned the prefect morning to go to the zoo. The weather was decent and most of the animals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JennyJL
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fun expensive

We could watch the penguins all day. It's a lot of money though. Not sure how regular families can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Martha M
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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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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We planned the prefect morning to go to the zoo. The weather was decent and most of the animals were able to be seen. We arrived just in time for the penguin walk. We spent almost 3 hours walking around and learning about all of...More

Thank JennyJL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We could watch the penguins all day. It's a lot of money though. Not sure how regular families can afford it. Bring your own water.

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite many of the animals not being 'winter friendly' there is plenty to do and see, while taking advantage of having the park to yourself. Definitely not to be missed!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic visit to Calgary Zoo. Reasonable prices for entry and parking. Managed to see so many wonderful animals. The giraffes and Rhinos were a favourite for us. Also got to see a wonderful resident grizzly bear. We went around lunchtime but wish we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you time your visit right, you can watch the penguins going for their walk late morning. They waddle down the path and then back up again. The zoo is clean and it is very easy to get around. Lots of animals are at little...More

Thank seeing-the-globe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many Zoos, having 3 children, and was to our zoo a million times as a child when children under 5 were free and the family got in for $3.00. If you have a little dinosaur enthusiast, this is the zoo for...More

Thank Darlene N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to zoos all over Canada and the US and Calgary zoo is one of my favorites.Partially Im sure is because I LOVE Calgary. The animals seem to have a reasonable amount of space. I am personaly not a fan of animals being...More

Thank Debi H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a beautiful zoo with so many zones that a zoo pass is completely worth it as a resident. Often I go with my young son 3 times every month or so and it is a different experience each time. The Dino area is...More

Thank Mavilous
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Calgary Zoo for their Zoo Lights festival. It was a great relaxing time, we made it a date night. Easy walking and just big enough to see the lights but not so big that we were in danger of freezing to...More

Thank jebiv1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I lived in Calgary the first thing we did was get a zoo pass for our son, it was actually a gift from my mom, for her first grandson. Travelling there this summer, we went to the zoo and the place was awesome. We...More

Thank Makadaegobewiik R
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Geraldine P
21 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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Whitney C
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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
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