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Greater Vancouver Zoo

#1 of 7 things to do in Aldergrove Features Animals
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
Review Highlights
Great day at the zoo

Wish this zoo had more funding like the Calgary zoo, but the animals look in great condition and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Chris D
via mobile
Great place

I have walked the park so many times, and it's always fun to watch the animals and the people... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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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 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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“lion feeding” (11 reviews)
“big cats” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wish this zoo had more funding like the Calgary zoo, but the animals look in great condition and the staff is friendly and happy to answer questions. Great place to go on a nice day. Tip for the locals. Buy a membership like I did....More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have walked the park so many times, and it's always fun to watch the animals and the people. It's great in the summer and the winter, but fall is probably my favorite season. The Zoo is beautiful with the leaves changing color, etc..

Thank ToniePTaylor
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Mixed feelings after my visit, the zoo generally looks tired and in need of investment, no paper maps or times and many enclosures look old with limited signage. I was lucky to see the lions being fed (you are very close!) together with the tiger...More

1  Thank CVBrad
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was a lovely zoo to go to with our nephews. I'm a huge animal fan and none of the conditions at this park gave me reason to question them. All the money seemed to go to the animals.

Thank Teenytime
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is probably not the best Zoo in the World, but it is ours. Staff is nice and helpful. Many smaller animals roam around freely, giving you and your kids a chance for close observation. My fave residents: The zebras with attitude, the always hungry...More

1  Thank Csaba G
Reviewed 2 December 2016 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...More

2  Thank canadianballfan
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

2  Thank Clark C
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...More

1  Thank NutritionCoach
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...More

2  Thank norine182186
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...More

2  Thank sonyam727
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it true that you can camp there??
6 May 2017|
Response from GVZoo | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have overnight camping at the zoo! For an exciting adventure in the wild, you can join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, sent up your tent, go on a night walking safari, and play... More
Donna E
Are wheelchairs available?
1 May 2016|
Response from GVZoo | Property representative |
Hello, The Greater Vancouver Zoo has three kilometres of paved pathways and is completely accessible for wheelchairs, bikes, strollers, scooters, in-line skates, wagons and the like. We also have wheel chairs for rent!