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The Calgary Zoo

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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
+1 403-232-9300
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Not worth your money

We went during the summer and every time we went to see an animal They were A sleeping! And or B... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Naser E
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Zoo Lights

Anyone visiting Calgary or even living in Calgary must go to Zoo Lights. It can be romantic for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Evan B
via mobile
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild. NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas!
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
Southeast Calgary
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went during the summer and every time we went to see an animal They were A sleeping! And or B hiding! Not worth your $50 of money !!

Thank Naser E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Anyone visiting Calgary or even living in Calgary must go to Zoo Lights. It can be romantic for couples or fun for family and friends. There was lots of information on animals as well as a skating rink and activities for kids. A bunch of...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to enjoy the few hours of natural light (due to the time of year) and enjoy all the "Christmasy" feeling. It was amazing. It has a lot of activities for children, but you can go on your own (to take some photos)...More

Thank Charo V
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 year old loved the exhibits and animals! Habitats were clean and animals all looked well cared for. Volunteers around to answer questions. Grounds were clean. Food wasn't disturbingly overpriced. Stayed for Zoolights in the evening which was gorgeous. Well worth the visit!

Thank wildhorses19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it's not cold, it's simply one of the best family outing you can have in this Nordic City. This year with the addition of skating, it really has something for all ages

Thank 4mdavie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you've been to the Calgary Zoo, few zoo's in the world will live up to it. It's great to visit during the winter and summer

Thank Jalyssa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Miles and miles of lights and Christmas magic for all ages. A must see if you’re visiting Calgary during the holiday season!

Thank irish_cowgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Calgary 40 years. I grew up going to the Zoo and now I have 2 kids of my own. We have been taking trips to the zoo for 11 years with them, and have had zoo passes the whole time. Great...More

Thank Jami M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy this place! Great space and something for everyone, botanical, great play areas, good food, It will take a day to see it all.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great experience in both Summer and winter , Every winter they have an extravaganza called Zoo light that the children love and is a great evening for a walk through the Zoo decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. We are looking forward...More

Thank 65ref1
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Angela S
3 September 2017|
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Response from stephieb1235 | Reviewed this property |
You sure can!!! and I highly recommend it!!
Whitney C
29 August 2017|
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Response from gvwatts . | Reviewed this property |
It's best to go right when they open. For one thing, most of the animals are more active in the morning and you will often get a chance to witness them being fed. Also, going first thing in the morning means you're one of... More
Robert B
21 August 2017|
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Response from Justine B | Property representative |
Hi Matthew- our zoo doesn't focus on marine life, so we don't care for squids here. However we do have a rainforest water habitat with many different species of cichlids. If you're looking forward to water based habitats, we... More