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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Check out the Vancouver Aquarium Instead!

I can not comprehend how there are so many good reviews for the Vancouver Zoo. Perhaps with my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
trandee
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Burnaby, Canada
Rent the bikes if you have kids

Based our trip to the zoo on the weather - it was sunny and hot this particular weekend in June so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
traveler_Van
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Vancouver, BC
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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 wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. The playground and large picnic areas are great for birthdays, company BBQ's, group events or family picnics. In the summer, spend a Night In The Wild as you camp overnight inside the Zoo, and be sure to sign up for one of our popular Junior Zoologist Day Camps! Since 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is focused on education and conservation.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“gift shop” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going to the Zoo with my grandaughter but with all the bikes and the rentals of the four wheeler bikes it becomes somewhat dangerous to just walk around with a little one. We were almost hit several times today. Not impressed with that at...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Please reach out to us directly at info@gvzoo.com and we would be happy to discuss further. Thank you.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the zoo and their efforts so much that we have been members twice now (2016 & 2018). One of our favourite activities is the train. Love the educational comentary they provide during your ride. You get to know so much about the animals....More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear about your experience at the Greater Vancouver Zoo! Upgrades are currently in progress so keep an eye on our website for exciting news throughout the year!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

definitely not the size of new york or beijing zoo but i love the serenity of smaller zoos as you walk around the area. no crowd and very relaxing as you observe the animals go about in their enclosure which they try their best to...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear about your experience at the Greater Vancouver Zoo!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the visit, especially if you have children. The only zoo I have ever been to that allows guests, and children, to ride their bikes in the zoo. They will even rent you a 4 wheel bike, and the premises are large enough that you...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Greater Vancouver Zoo was definitely a cute little place to see, but unfortunately not at all what you would expect from the biggest zoo in BC. Although very large and fascinating, the zoo is kind of inefficiently shaped to walk it all in one...More

Thank Charles C
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I often go to the zoo for a nice long walk and to see the beautiful animals in their big open spaces. As I don’t believe in caging animals these people are helping animals that may have died or were injured..... they appear to be...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear about your experience at the Greater Vancouver Zoo!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty facilities, understaffed, lack of amenities, all the animal enclosures are run down and tiny. All the animals look sad. Please don't waste your money, maybe they will get shut down or upgrade.More

1  Thank Devin H
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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. There will...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this zoo specifically because they have an experience (you pay for) where you can feed an adorable red panda. Arun, the red panda, was cute and chill for the 20 minutes we spent in his habitat, feeding him a few dates from...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear about your experience at the Greater Vancouver Zoo especially with our Behind the Scenes program. We do agree that Arun is such an adorable red panda! We hope you are able to visit again!

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Trekkerchel
April 26, 2018|
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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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Shelley B
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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Shelley B
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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