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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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Very nice family day trip

My daughter who is 4 years old now, she really like the dinosaurs park in the zoo. Every one think... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Ning G
via mobile
Good range of activities

Visited Calgary zoo which has easy parking and also a C train stop there, plenty for all to see and... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“penguin exhibit” (187 reviews)
“penguin plunge” (105 reviews)
“dinosaur area” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
+1 403-232-9300
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter who is 4 years old now, she really like the dinosaurs park in the zoo. Every one think that's the best part of the zoo. Must see if you go!

Thank Ning G
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Visited Calgary zoo which has easy parking and also a C train stop there, plenty for all to see and do although we were a little annoyed after paying entry fee to find that there were lots of updating happening and some of the areas...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

During our annual trip to Calgary we always make time for the zoo. The kids love it, especially the gorillas! The food amenities are a bit over priced, but it is to be expected with a captive audience.

Thank Keir T
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I love the Calgary Zoo. It's great to see such recovery after the 2011 floods. I've been going to this zoo since I was knee high to a grasshopper. My last trip was with my nearly 2 year old niece, and various family members. The...More

Thank GingerMaiden
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you want a ONE STOP event only for the whole day! The Zoo is it. You couldn't ask for more with children, adults and seniors as well as people with disabilities. The Zoo has it all, with Wildlife, Dinosaur Park, Restaurant's, Souvenir Shop, Coffee...More

Thank TrishF117
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I attended Illuminasia for the second year in a row and found some good changes and also some steps back this year. The lanterns were set up into seasonal groupings this year based on the four seasons. The displays were larger and consisted of more...More

Thank AStriefler
Reviewed 1 October 2016

[Note: I'm torn about zoos in general -- I love to see the animals, but I think zoos must have a strong agenda toward conservation and this review is not a commentary on the Calgary Zoo's work in this regard.] The park is well-designed for...More

Thank April M
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Calgary Zoo is among the best ones I've seen. My rating system is based on how many animals you can see, and take photos of. Very good Penguin display, the hippo, elephants. It also includes a large playground and a dinosaur area. There is...More

Thank CDNchicken
Reviewed 28 September 2016

i think their hearts are in the right place, but i'm not really into the whole thing anymore. it's super pricey to get in the door and the food is steep, given that it's pure garbage. i like those little red river hogs running around....More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A must see spot for visitors to the Calgary area! From bugs to Gorillas, Dinosaurs to Flora & Fauna the Calgary Zoo has something for everyone. My husband and I go there several times a year just for the fun and day out; we also...More

Thank Shannon M
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Angela S
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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
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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