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Valley Zoo

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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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One of the worst zoos in North America for elephants

Depressing place. They keep a lone female elephant here, even over the winter, and handle her with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa M
Xmas Eve at the Zoo

Had the pleasure of attending the Zoominesence Festival on Xmas eve. Even at -26 a great time and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dartmouth, Canada
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“petting zoo” (31 reviews)
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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Depressing place. They keep a lone female elephant here, even over the winter, and handle her with bull hooks. Spend your money somewhere.

1  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of attending the Zoominesence Festival on Xmas eve. Even at -26 a great time and worth braving the cold. Such a great event and grounds were beautiful. It was very cool that lots of the animals had been given Christmas trees in...More

Thank Tligta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very disappointed in Trip Advisor for recommending this zoo I went once upon arriving in Edmonton and will never go back. This is no more than a roadside circus! To call this a zoo is an insult to reputable zoos. The elephant, Lucy...More

2  Thank Crystal C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was about -20 when we visited, but the zoo has a really good mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, so we did quick hits on the outdoor animals and retreated to the indoor areas to warm up. For the first hour we had the...More

Thank Pepf74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Likes the old Zoo better but hey...that's just me. Didn't see too many animals...even the Elephant was hiding. Perhaps when all the construction is completed this will be a better zoo to check out. In the meantime I will wait before going back.

Thank David N
Reviewed 13 December 2017

The Zoo is ever changing and ever popular with all ages. It is great exercise walking between venues, and there is a wide range of exhibits.

Thank paulduo
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Its both a wonderful study of animals as well as nature. Lovely gardens and flowers with water fountains along the way.

Thank 891yvonnel
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This zoo is not particularly large and there was major construction underway during my visit (September 2017). There is adequate free parking. Not a bad way to kill a couple of hours if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I go here a few times a year to entertain my little ones. Never too busy so you get a good look at whatever you want. They are always improving.

Thank JohnMolson
Reviewed 25 October 2017

very nice zoo. lots of walking , very little animals to see. I give this zoo a 5 out of 10.the up grades make this zoo nice ,,but they lack great animals.

Thank darcyc278
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13 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
There have heen fairly recent upgrades, so the zoo takes longer to go through. There is a nice petting zoo, paddle boats in the nice weather, a place to ride a merry-go-round and have a snack..plus of course, all the animal... More
Sarah G
17 February 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
hard to believe that she is better off in isolation for the rest of her life. I am sure that if any of the sanctuaries were asked to find a solution then they could.
15 July 2016|
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Response from Mstrong13 | Reviewed this property |
No there are not unfortunately