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Discovery Wildlife Park

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5400 42 Ave, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
+1 403-227-3211
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FAMILY DAY

Friendly and clean and fun. I highly recommend everyone visit. The gift store and restaurant is... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Christina M
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Innisfail, Canada
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A great way to spend the day

We went here in the spring and had an awesome time. It was neat to be outdoors in Central Alberta... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Ashley L
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Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned wildlife and displace exotic animals. Daily animal presentations are included with your admission and provide an up close educational experience for all ages. Bears, tigers, jaguars, lions and wolves all take part in these presentations to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the importance of respect for all wildlife. We have a full concession plus an amazing gift shop for your shopping pleasure! Electric golf carts are available to rent if you have a family member with mobility challenges. New this year is our 65 site campground equipped with 30 and 50 amp power, washrooms, showers and located right in the Park! Listen to the animals at night, book an evening animal encounter for the whole family, fish in our stocked trout pond - there are lots of reasons to spend a night or two at the Park! Parking is free and there is plenty of room for big RVs and buses. The park is 90 acres and there is about a mile of walking, there are tables and benches throughout the park for your family picnic (yes, you may also bring your own lunch!) and we offer photo opportunities with our awesome bears and our TV star beaver.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“wildlife park” (15 reviews)
“calgary zoo” (11 reviews)
“bear safety” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5400 42 Ave, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
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+1 403-227-3211
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Friendly and clean and fun. I highly recommend everyone visit. The gift store and restaurant is available on siteMore

1  Thank Christina M
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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

So thoughtful of you to send in a review of our Park! We appreciate all feedback from our visitors and are always glad to hear that they have enjoyed their day with our awesome animals and staff! We look forward to having you visit us...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We went here in the spring and had an awesome time. It was neat to be outdoors in Central Alberta and see exotic cats and natural wildlife up close. It was very open and a very nice establishment that educates us and saves animals in...More

1  Thank Ashley L
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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2017

Thank you so much for posting a review of our Park! We are certainly glad that you enjoyed your day and had an awesome visit with our animal family! We love to bring people and animals together to form bonds that will help people understand...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Overall it's a descent wildlife park. They are doing a great job taking care of abandoned animals and animals that have nowhere else to go. The presentations are really good. Overall the park could use an upgrade. There aren't a lot of animals and you...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to our Park! We appreciate any comments we get to help us make our Park a better place for folks to visit. We do tend to concentrate on the education of why the animals have ended up...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

The campground is new and the bathrooms were clean. The only thing we really disliked was how you were locked into the campground at night. We were told this going in but decided to give it a try anyways. We discovered the inconvenience when friends...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We spent the better part of a day here. The weather was great, and we had a lot of fun. This park takes in unwanted / abandoned animals, and gives them a "forever" home. A great service, as otherwise the animals would be put down....More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thank you so much for your comments on your visit to our Park! We are certainly glad that you and your 7 year old had a great time plus found it to be informative. That is what we strive for - to give families great...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017

We took some guests here who are not from North America and they loved being able to see some of our North American animals up close and personal. It is a reasonable amount of space so you can see a lot and yet not be...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Thank you for posting a review of your visit to our Park! We are certainly glad that your out-of-country visitors enjoyed themselves as well! Our staff are awesome and do their very best to make sure every visitor has a great experience while they are...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

I went there with my grandma and cousins today and it was a great place to be but with all the walking around it took time and we just left because it would've been to expensive for getting admission and renting a golf cart but...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

I am sorry to hear you found our Park too large for your group to walk around! It is unfortunate, as we have a great animal collection for visitors to see and enjoy our daily presentations. Our Park is situated on 90 acres which is...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal visit!! The staff were amazing, accommodating, informative and so friendly. We spent the day touring the park and did a walk with the wolves and up close and personal with the cats after hours. My two boys fell in love with Nissa the wolf....More

1  Thank Blaine J
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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Thank you for your great review of our Park and campground! We really strive to provide our customers with the best experiences ever! Our staff are awesome and we are glad that you agree - they do their best to make everyone feel welcome and...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The animals seemed to like people - the camels and ostriches walked right up to us to say hello, and one of the lions sat on his table to pose for a perfect picture :) We came in time to watch the bear show, where...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thank you for your review of our Park! We are glad that you enjoyed it and, yes, our animals do really enjoy the attention of our visitors! We appreciate your support and look forward to hosting your family again in the near future!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We were disappointed in the camping site! We told them that the RV was 21' and it was so short that we had to unhook. So I was backing it up and trying to find a flat spot and this old man came by. He's...More

Thank Charlene S
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hayleys216
August 12, 2016|
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Response from rbarsalou | Reviewed this property |
I've had the photos done. Totally safe. The Bears are well trained and also kept behind a small fence for the photo. I think it's $25. You cannot touch them. Though they do have beaver photos that you can do and touch the... More
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Cathy L
September 11, 2015|
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Response from karma1295 | Reviewed this property |
when you get there and you are paying for your entry just ask the lady and she can put you on a list for behind the scenes.as for the picture of the bears i am pretty sure you can have more then one person in the picture.
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Louise M
June 27, 2015|
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Response from Marilyn W | Reviewed this property |
some cages are too small but they do get out to excercise which I have seen myself. These are rescued animals so I know its not prefect but they are doing a great job!!! They are very well looked after and its very clean... More
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