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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Rainy day but animals weren’t complaining

We weren’t sure if we were going to visit with the heavy rain in the morning, but as the day... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Scott S
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Up close with the animals

My second trip to Vancouver Zoo, a little colder this time but still lots of animals to look at... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Oliver, Canada
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“lion feeding”(16 reviews)
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The Greater Vancouver Zoo is one of the best zoos worldwide I have ever seen.And I have seen hundreds of zoos! The zoo has a wonderful landscape and in April full of blossoms. The animals have so much space.The hippopool is the biggest I have...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

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

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure if we were going to visit with the heavy rain in the morning, but as the day continued on the weather improved so we opted to go. The crowds were minimal due to the time of year and weather but we were...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

My second trip to Vancouver Zoo, a little colder this time but still lots of animals to look at, the bear was friendly and came up close which was great and the younger one enjoyed seeing the tiger within reaching distance! It still needs some...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We have enjoyed visiting this zoo a few times. The enclosures are well looked after and cater to the needs of the animal. Such a great experience to see how these animals walk, eat, play and more! Lots of great educational opportunities, different talks and...More

2  Thank CCgetoutside
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

If you remember the old zoo, you’ll be surprised. All those old cages already my the sides are gone. They are in the process of rebuilding many exhibits. They just put in an enormous new badger exhibit that is just beautiful. The old small enclosures...More

2  Thank Disneygroupie
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This is a great outdoor zoo and be prepared to walk a lot. Go when it's cool because I went when all the animals were sleeping because of the hot sun. Except for the zebra family that came out to entertain us and that was...More

1  Thank ahha2014
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

A zoo in the cold? Yes! We even had snow flurries. But at 10:00 on a Sunday morning, there were few people and we saw plenty! Black bear cubs climbing trees, grizzly, lions, camels, red panda, wolf, giraffe, peacock, flamingo, and zebra. Check check check....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed February 15, 2018

I have gone a few times. I have three kids one was about 8 the other two were 4 and 6. We went as a family once , another time as a church group full of families. It always was a great experience. It is...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit there. All the bad press is has gotten is overrated. The animals were cared for, and the price is about the same as Science World or Aquarium (which also has caged animals). My only suggestion is to bring a wagon...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

Whole place is just sad. Animals look sad. Employees look sad. Patrons look sad. Animals don't look well cared for. It's depressing.More

1  Thank Alisiya G
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Our facility is home to over 140 species on 120 acres. We only house animals that were born in captivity, former pets, surrendered animals, rescued or that come from different facilities. Animal health and welfare...More

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April 26, 2018|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is a great way. The zoo is a good distance from downtown.
April 7, 2018|
Response from Jessica D |
Yes, you can rent them from the zoo for $10 with picture ID.
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.