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Valley Zoo

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Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 780-496-6912
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00

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Great for young kids

Kids loved the train ride! The petting zoo is great for small children. Paddle boats were fun. The variety of animals wasn't huge, but there was a lot to see.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the train ride! The petting zoo is great for small children. Paddle boats were fun. The variety of animals wasn't huge, but there was a lot to see.

1 Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to spend a sunny day with kids and family. Must say an adventurous trip. Must see in edmonton.

1 Thank Meenakshi s
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a group tour for adults with disabilities. They were awesome. We had the opportunity to hold and touch certain animals where it was quiet away from all the other people. The lady was very informative and made it an enjoyable experience for everyone. The enclosures were all very clean and tidy. The animals looked healthy and happy. We... More 

1 Thank sleepyjane
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Would of been nice to have more animals to view also not so spread out before u see another animal also having other showings

1 Thank Brenda A
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Walked through the zoo on a fabulous day...all the animals were out enjoying the sun. Great expansion plans...will definitely go more often!

1 Thank shopper_10
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It is nice to be able to get so close to Lucy the elephant. A zoo is a place where one can go for a walk and feel like you are in many other countries with all the different animals.

1 Thank Cynthia S
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The animal enclosures are quite small. Some of animals were pacing a lot like they were upset. There is absolutely no room for the elephant, who seemed like it was lonely to not have a companion. I would contend that if the zoo can't provide adequate room and companionship for its animals then it should probably convert to some thing... More 

1 Thank dsallwes
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Edmonton Zoo can be a very enjoyable day out with the kids as long as you keep in mind this is a facility in transition. The Zoo is geared to smaller children and offers a pleasant walk around the exhibits, paddle boats, carrousel rides, petting area, and a rubber-tired train ride around a section of the zoo. It is... More 

2 Thank danamcarthur
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The area around the zoo provides for scenic and well groomed picnic areas. We attended a very large family affair here and were impressed with the area. Be prepared for a slight walk because of selected parking areas only.

1 Thank bnlw
Edmonton, Canada
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101 reviews
67 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Edmonton has done a lot to this zoo over the last few years and it's a very nice visit for all ages. My daughter especially like the petting zoo. Oh, and not forgetting Lucy the elephant, she adores her. The staff are super friendly and always willing to stop and chat.

1 Thank Brett K

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