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Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
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+1 780-496-6912
09:30 - 16:00
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Zoo in transition....

The Edmonton Zoo can be a very enjoyable day out with the kids as long as you keep in mind this is a facility in transition. The Zoo is geared to smaller children and offers a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walked through the zoo on a fabulous day...all the animals were out enjoying the sun. Great expansion plans...will definitely go more often!

Thank shopper_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is nice to be able to get so close to Lucy the elephant. A zoo is a place where one can go for a walk and feel like you are in many other countries with all the different animals.

Thank Cynthia S
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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12 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animal enclosures are quite small. Some of animals were pacing a lot like they were upset. There is absolutely no room for the elephant, who seemed like it was lonely to not have a companion. I would contend that if the zoo can't provide adequate room and companionship for its animals then it should probably convert to some thing... More 

Thank dsallwes
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Edmonton Zoo can be a very enjoyable day out with the kids as long as you keep in mind this is a facility in transition. The Zoo is geared to smaller children and offers a pleasant walk around the exhibits, paddle boats, carrousel rides, petting area, and a rubber-tired train ride around a section of the zoo. It is... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The area around the zoo provides for scenic and well groomed picnic areas. We attended a very large family affair here and were impressed with the area. Be prepared for a slight walk because of selected parking areas only.

Thank bnlw
Edmonton, Canada
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99 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Edmonton has done a lot to this zoo over the last few years and it's a very nice visit for all ages. My daughter especially like the petting zoo. Oh, and not forgetting Lucy the elephant, she adores her. The staff are super friendly and always willing to stop and chat.

Thank Brett K
Simcoe, Canada
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were here in November while visiting our grandchildren and had the place almost to ourselves. It was cold but if you were dressed warm it was fine. There are a couple buildings to go into to warm up, one that houses the elephant and one that has monkeys, kangaroos and lots of other little animals. The seals were extremely... More 

1 Thank finallyitaly
Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a great time, lots of animals and the elephant walking about was neat . The otters were our favorites so playful!

Thank sawsha24
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I am a local REALTOR in Edmonton. We rented the Valley Zoo for a Client Appreciation Party. We had the Valley Zoo for our own private use between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm with an "Elephant Talk" at 7:30 pm. Lucy (the elephant) made a painting while we got to find out about her. (She is almost as old as... More 

Thank Brent M
Cambridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My family and I spent our last full day in Alberta at the Valley Zoo in Edmonton. It's a cute little zoo! It's not huge by any means (but we are used to the massive Metro Toronto Zoo), but it was a great few hours spent in the wonderful weather. We even got to see their resident elephant go for... More 

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