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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Tranquil and humane environment IMO

We attended, two adults and a toddler and had a lovely morning exploring this beautiful park... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Ursula N
Lots of walking, stressed animals and overpriced

My son didn't really enjoy the exhibit. He is very sensitive and usually loves animals. I am lead... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2017
Eyvette H
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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
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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 September 10, 2017 via mobile

$26 per person plus parking? Seriously? Fam of four for an hours entertainment over a hundred bucks. Nonsense.More

Date of experience: September 2017
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility's admission. 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....More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

We attended, two adults and a toddler and had a lovely morning exploring this beautiful park. There is an impressive number of animals here and their habitats are generous and allow for solitude for the animals if they wish to remain unseen.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ursula N
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

The zoo is not well kept and the animals look very sad and barely move. And for $25 per adult it is definitely not worth it. There were more kids playing at the park than looking at the animals b/c there's nothing to see. Do...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility and our animals. As opposed to other zoos The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a privately run facility. We don’t receive any government funding, and rely on admission rates to operate the Zoo...More

Reviewed September 5, 2017

My son didn't really enjoy the exhibit. He is very sensitive and usually loves animals. I am lead to believe the animals are entirely not happy! Lots of pacing and sitting in the sun... exhausted of the cage life? They did not appear like they...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Eyvette H
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility and our animals. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) accredited. The accreditation process takes place every five years where we go through a very comprehensive application submission,...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We decided to do something different from our usual Sunday Drive to White Rock. So we decided to head out to the Zoo and after driving from downtown Vancouver we were very unsatisfied as The entire zoo is run down with very limited number of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Brad S
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility and our animals. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums) accredited. The accreditation process takes place every five years where we go through a very comprehensive application submission,...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I struggle seeing animals in captivity but it was interesting for the kids to see some wildlife they will likely not see in the mountains. The one negative thing I would say is this is another spot in our driving trip that had no plan...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Jason F
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. We are happy to hear that your children had a good visit. Our facility is home to over 140 species on 120 acres. We only house animals that were born in captivity, former pets, surrendered...More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is a scruffy looking zoo. The animals look fine but the physical plant is run down and dated. It is pretty expensive at $25.50 for an adult ticket plus $6.00 for parking. Some of the exhibits were empty and in others the animals were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. We are pleased to inform you that we are planning extensive renovations to our facility! As opposed to other zoos the Greater Vancouver Zoo is a privately run facility. We don’t receive any government funding,...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo with young children last weekend. The zoo train was down for maintenance so that was disappointing but the state and condition of the zoo in general was terrible. Worn down, old, many empty exhibits and to see the animals in those...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SarahC6469
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. At first glance some enclosures may appear empty; however it just requires a bit more time to search for the animal. On hot days such as the day you visited many of the animals seek...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

Overpriced. Not many things to see. I have seen many zoos and for a city like vancouver this is almost embarrassing. The best part was that our family rented bikes (over priced) to bike around. You'll be fine in under 2 hours.More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank liketotravel777
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 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. As added options, we...More

Reviewed August 4, 2017

A senior took his god children, 10 and 13, for our first visit. Beautiful wildlife, more so when seen in the wild, here, enclosed in surroundings in need of an update. The ugly: starting in the parking lot; difficult to read the worn out numbers...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank wayan s
GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Our parking lot is patrolled an run by Impark and we are working with them on changing the machines to require license plate numbers rather than inputting the stall number, and we appreciate your patience....More

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Response from 40Fireant | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is a great way. The zoo is a good distance from downtown.
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Yes, you can rent them from the zoo for $10 with picture ID.
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Response from 40Fireant | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the vast majority of it is very wheelchair accessible.
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