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The Calgary Zoo

1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada (Southeast Calgary)
403-232-9300
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Ranked #9 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Zoos, Parks, Gardens
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur... more » Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012! « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Quite a few free attractions (carousel, playstructures). We also loved the garden and the vast places for picnicking.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We go to the zoo quite often, we all have fun there. Our kids started liking it just after they turned 1, both me and my husband love going and even our parents have purchased annual passes. There are lots of different animals to see both indoor and outdoor. We like going often because different animals are active on different... More

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Alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The zoo is a great place to escape, enjoy animals, plants and nature. Kids love it, including those kids at heart.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My 9 years old son requested to visit Calgary zoo. So we planned to visit the zoo on weekend. We arrived at zoo about 10 o’clock; there were already long lines for buying tickets. Luckily, we were able to buy tickets with discount at hotel the previous day so we didn't need to stand in lines. Inside of zoo was... More

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Peace River, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I've already reviewed the zoo earlier this year, but upon returning from another trip I felt it necessary to add a quick update. If you have the chance to see any of the Keeper talks throughout the day... DO IT! If you have a favorite animal at the zoo and a talk is available, definately check it out. We checked... More

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Regina, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Recommend go early. It got increasingly busier as the day went on. Lots to see with good information. Enjoy seeing the zoo grow. Have been here for many years and continues to get better and better.

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Regina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This Zoo is built for the cold. If you go when it's hot out, there will be a million people and the animals will be sleeping. Go early on a cool day, and there's way less people and the animals are way more active. Great zoo with wild-like enclosures, interesting keeper talks, lots of opportunity to view the animals. Try... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I took my 3 year old nephew in July and he loved every min. but be aware - I wore some new closed in shoes as I didn't want to go in flip flops and tthis ruined my visit, new shoes hurting arghhh so was in pain the whole day, but my nephew absolutely loved looking at all the animals... More

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Saskatchewan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoy the zoo every time we visit. It is so convenient to stay in a hotel that os close to the C Train and we don't have to move our car at all. Leave it parked at the hotel and avoid paying for parking at the zoo. I was disappointed to see that the elephants were gone. The park... More

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Binghamton, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Lots of variety, well displayed. Plus an outstanding botanical garden and conservatory. (There is also a dinosaur display area that we skipped -- I ifgured it is more for children or those with more energy than we had after all the walking.)

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