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Address: 5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-856-6825
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The...

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 500 animals (140 species) on 120 acres of land in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. Ride the miniature train, watch a variety of daily educational talks & feedings and be sure to catch one of the Birds of Prey presentations! The playground and large picnic areas are great for birthdays, company BBQ's, group events or family picnics. In the summer, spend a Night In The Wild as you camp overnight inside the Zoo, and be sure to sign up for one of our popular Junior Zoologist Day Camps! Since 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is focused on enriching our guests experiences with entertaining enriching activities about the wonderful world of animals.

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A GOOD ZOO

This zoo has a good cross-section of animals from across Canada and around the world. Distances between sections can be demanding for those with mobility problems, so be... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
moonfroth
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Vancouver, Canada

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Surrey, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My young kids like the zoo because they can ride their bikes around the exhibits and there is a large playground inside. This zoo has potential but the place needs a very big upgrade. I leave feeling sorry for the animals in the outdated habitats they live in. If you are used to zoos like Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo has a good cross-section of animals from across Canada and around the world. Distances between sections can be demanding for those with mobility problems, so be prepared. Food services are pretty much burgers and hotdog style, with a few more elaborate choices.

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Thank moonfroth
Chilliwack, Canada
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We've had annual membership passes to the zoo for a couple years now. We try to go very frequently, sometimes several times a month. The zoo has grown on me the last few years. It may not look like much at first, but the more time you spend here the more you realize how wonderful it really is. Every time... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Really disappointed. The train ride was too fast. Not able to see the animals .For the price one would expect at least a small map and don't tell me about economic friendly. It is simply a money saving reason. The vivaquarium or what it is called was particularly disappointing as it could have at least a few live plants. All... More 

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Thank norine182186
Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

There were no redeeming qualities to be found for this location. I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers that called out the very small amount of cars in the parking lot. I hesitate to call it a zoo. I will list the offenses that we saw. Poorly maintained grounds and enclosures. Many displays missing animals, those that... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We passed up going to the Kamloops Animal Park in favor of going to the Greater Vancouver Zoo because we didn't have time to do both, and we thought a large city Would have a much better zoo than a smaller one. Unfortunately, we made a grievous error. Our first clue should have been the empty parking lot, but it... More 

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SurreyBC
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77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Haven't been there in years but took my 3 grandchildren on a wet miserable Vancouver morning with only 2 cars in the parking lot. It certainly has improved since I was there with my kids years ago and as the weather was so poor we had the place to ourselves. A delightful young lady who wants to be a journalist... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1,427 reviews
711 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love coming here with the grandkids, as it is very family friendly! The best way is to buy a seasons pass which helps keep the costs under control! Yes, some buildings/ landscape need a little extra TLC, hopefully that will come next year. However the family can get some quality time together!!

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Thank sashakeena
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I came to the Greater Vancouver Zoo, three times already! It was always my favorite zoo. All my visits were different. My first visit I had my impression of seeing my first elephant. On the second time, I really liked the rhino and this time I really like all the new animals I don't remember seeing before. Although I was... More 

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Thank Jackcai761
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We took our granddaughters to the zoo for the day. It's a bigger zoo than I thought it would be. My only complaint was there were not too many animals outside so we didn't see as many as I would liked.

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