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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 #8 of 223 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We visited soon after the flooding, which meant while the zoo was open for business, it wasn't able to show the full selection of animals it would usually. However, keen to keep the visitors coming in, the zoo offered a much discounted visitor admission charge ($10 from memory) which was very reasonable. There was plenty to see, the staff were... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The zoo was excellent however I feel it is only a half day thing if you are travelling by yourself it would be different with a family. If you are in Calgary it's well worth a visit.

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Calgary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A entertaining venue for younger families and those who have an interest in animals. A reasonable animal and children friendly setting. Easy walks for all ages.

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calgary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and it helps the zoo to have lots visitors since the flood. A large variety of animals spread out over a large area.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The penguins are a great attraction, but a must visit is the Canadian Wilds section of the zoo. This provides a wonderful walk with views of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, bears, caribou, buffalo and musk oxen. Well worth the walk!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If visiting Calgary, a trip to the zoo is worth it. A unique and beautiful setting with lots to see and do especially with children. Reasonable amount of walking, but not so much that little children wouldn't be able to do it. Staff are very fun and courteous. If visiting Calgary during the Christmas-holiday season the Zoo-Lights is a spectacular... More

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De Winton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Upon my last visit to the Calgary Zoo (in past year) I was extremely impressed with the facilities and the animals found in the zoo. The zoo was child friendly and yet quite entertaining for adults. One day is sufficient to view all of the animals found in the zoo; however; if your schedule allows two days would give you... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Zoo offers an adventure for all ages. I have also officiated many weddings in their event areas both indoor and outdoor. The peacocks walk around freely and are a surprise for those who would not expect them. Great photo ops

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Calgary,Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I visited the Calgary zoo before last years flood and really liked it. i don't know how much they have recovered. It was severely damaged by the flood.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I was at the zoo with many high school-aged teens prior to the flood. There's plenty of walking and given it's on an island, the feeling is that you're in a very natural place with some well-integrated animal pens. If you need to get out of the sun, rain, or snow (this is Calgary after all), there are plenty of... More

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