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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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Closes in 5 min: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Quality time with teenager, not so quality cages

Enjoyed the 1:1 time with my teenage son including the train ride around the park. It is sad to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tour689870
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An overlooked attraction in Metro Vancouver

An often overlooked attraction by tourists visiting Metro Vancouver, the zoo is a great place for a... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
James C
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Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The Wild at the largest zoo in BC! Discover the sights and sounds of over 140 species on 120 acres in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own...more
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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
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+1 604-856-6825
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome ! We love to bring our bikes to the zoo , our kids bike and parents walk . Kids are 4and 7 and being on a bike helps them see all of the zoo without getting tired . We also did a trip another...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Zoo is so nice! Best to go early in the morning. We went when they first opened, there were hardly any people and the animals were so active! They had very nice enclosures for the animals too. The red panda was extremely active while...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the 1:1 time with my teenage son including the train ride around the park. It is sad to see so many large animals in such small paddocks. The cougar cubs for example, or the caiman. Overall we enjoyed our walk around. Pricey entrance fee.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

After a long heat wave, it was a treat to visit the ever-evolving zoo, which is more of a game farm. We arrived mid-morning and the crowds hadn't quite amassed yet. The animals often rest and hide during the hotter days, so with the cooler...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

An often overlooked attraction by tourists visiting Metro Vancouver, the zoo is a great place for a family to view and learn about many animals. The reasons that it is overlooked include the distance of the Zoo from most other attractions and the lack of...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Surprised by the disrepair of the zoo facilities. Expensive admission + pay-parking makes for a very expensive outing with the family. The number of animals is surprisingly sparse, with many enclosures empty and not even maintained. The amenities (souvenir shop and refreshment area) are pitiful....More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate your review. We are committed to the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of our facility. Our approach continues to be methodical and we strive to ensure that any facility upgrades are done with the animals and our ecological environment...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018

We visited the Zoo on July 23rd paying over $80.00 for one senior, one adult and two children. In addition it costs $6.00 to park your car. A bit of a money grab as I don't see what other form of transportation is available to...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate your review. We are a privately run facility and therefore rely solely on admission rates to help support the zoo and our animals. In addition, a portion of every admission goes to supporting the zoo’s conservation efforts. You...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018

I visit Parc safari in hemmingford Québec, Granby zoo Québec, Toronto zoo, Vienna zoo Austria and London zoo England Vancouver zoo was the worst zoo ever maintining of the parc was so poor i felt bad for the employes and animals that by the way...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of our facility. Our approach continues to be methodical and we strive to ensure that any facility upgrades are done with the animals and our ecological environment in mind. Check our...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018

I can not comprehend how there are so many good reviews for the Vancouver Zoo. Perhaps with my visit to the Aquarium only 3 days before, my experience at the Zoo is hindered. First - none of the animals seem happy are engaged in any...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are home to over 140 species on 120 acres and only house animals that were born in captivity, rescued, former pets, surrendered animals, or those that come from...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Based our trip to the zoo on the weather - it was sunny and hot this particular weekend in June so we decided to go when it opened. Glad we did because it got busy quickly. If you go when it opens you have access...More

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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is a great way. The zoo is a good distance from downtown.
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ShelleyB1033
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Jessica D |
Yes, you can rent them from the zoo for $10 with picture ID.
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the vast majority of it is very wheelchair accessible.
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