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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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2 stars now!

2 stars now cause year after year no renovations done to liven up the look and feel of the place... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Nolpreen
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Kelowna
Lots of room for the animals to be animals

Show your BCAA membership card for a 10% discount. The train wasn't running and there was a bit of... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Bonnie S
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Chilliwack, Canada
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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 good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“lion feeding” (16 reviews)
“birds of prey” (13 reviews)
“lots of space” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 28 July 2017

2 stars now cause year after year no renovations done to liven up the look and feel of the place. Just visited today, July 28, 2017. No fresh paint anywhere either, NO new updated animal info signs either! Frustrating to witness and pay a ton...More

Thank Nolpreen
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. We would like to appoligize for the late response to your concerns, but we are please to inform you that things are changing for the better. We now are housing 2 cheetahs, we have began...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Show your BCAA membership card for a 10% discount. The train wasn't running and there was a bit of construction but it was a good day for our 6 year old and 3 adults. There was staff at every turn and the animal enclosures were...More

2  Thank Bonnie S
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our facility and we are pleased to inform you that we are planning extensive renovations in the coming years! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Well this zoo is a real gem. At least it is for a zookeeper like me. Most enclosures are vast and naturally structured (as in a patch of forest with a fence around it). When building them, they seem to have thought about the animals...More

1  Thank DorisHeimgartner
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your great experience with us! Animal welfare and health is our highest priority. However, we are please to inform you that we are in the process of planning extensive renovations in the coming years and we are...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband and I went recently, and were very unimpressed with the $6 parking fee. This is not an easily accesible place for transit, so driving is pretty much the only way to get there. This left a poor taste in our mouth initially. The...More

2  Thank Sciencerulz
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Our parking lot is patrolled and run by Impark and we are working with them on changing the machines to require license...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Two 4 year olds and a senior - parking $6, admission $18 EACH, 10 minute train ride $3 each (train was under repair and there was no promise of it working during the whole day.) Several of the exhibits "under construction", several with no visible...More

Thank RiderCheer
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Unlike many other Zoos, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is a privately run facility. We don’t receive any government funding, and rely solely on admission rates to operate the Zoo year round, however we are pleased...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Many people complain about zoos, but we loved the Greater Vancouver Zoological Center. The roadway through the park is nicely shaded for walking, biking or riding the rental quad pedal bikes. Many of the animal enclosures have been improved. They continue to house rescue animals...More

3  Thank Bloomnow
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We do our very best to provide a fun environment for our guests, but more importantly a safe, healthy and homey environment for our animals. We are also happy to inform you that we are...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited the Greater Vancouver Zoo last week for the first time. I was a little shocked by the entry fee as well as paying $6 to park I thought was ridiculous. We were a little frustrated at first because of the amount of space,...More

Thank Athena C
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. This really helps us make our facility better every day! Unfortunately, we do not own our parking lot, it is patrolled and run by Impark and we (for the time being) do not...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here! It is such a chill zoo. There weren't many people, but we got really up close with many animals. We got to see a giraffe feeding (so cool!), a zebra up close, a bald eagle, cute land tortoises, a...More

1  Thank Jackie Y
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are happy to hear you had a good experience and we are happy to inform you that we are planning extensive renovations in the coming years! Thanks again and we hope to...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

We travelled to the Greater Vancouver Zoo on a wet and miserable day but that's where the grey ended. This place is amazing with (as you would expect) a well planned walking trail with plenty of opportunity to look at and appreciate some extraordinary animals....More

1  Thank Rodney H
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear you had a great visit! We are always looking for ways to provide fun educational programs! Not to mention that we are very excited to inform you...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

A zoo needs a lot of space hence the Vancouver zoo is out in Aldergrove where the air is fresh and animals just love it. Believe it or not, the smells are not as bad as you’d think. The upkeep of this zoo is immaculate,...More

1  Thank Patrick W
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear you had a great visit! We are always looking for ways to provide fun educational programs! Not to mention that we are very excited to inform you...More

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Lynn O
9 July 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a standard playground but no waterpark.
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Teresa P
5 July 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
I would say be prepared for 4-5k if you want to see everything. It's flat and well maintained. You can rent a large pedal cart that fit two adults and two young kids but honestly walking it is best.
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nicolelarche46
6 May 2017|
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Response from GVZoo | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have overnight camping at the zoo! For an exciting adventure in the wild, you can join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, sent up your tent, go on a night walking safari, and play... More
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