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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 #6 of 171 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Nords Wharf
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The zoo was lit up with lights , lots of lights. Some lights demonstrating different animals and best of all a snow leopard was awake and wandering up and down.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Followed a long line of traffic all going for the Zoo Lights at the Calgary Zoo. Parked & walked in on extremely icy & ill maintained walkways. Waited in long lineups to buy expensive tickets ($14 each adult) and parking tickets too, and then, was sorely disappointed with what was there. With this day & age of computerized light shows... More 

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Banff National Park, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun at the evening XMAS lights! Its very pretty walking around. $14 each is a little steep though & don't even bother with the ice skating, its tiny.

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Calgary, Canada
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76 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

we have made Zoolights a Christmas tradition with our family had haven't missed it in a decade. We went again this year and enjoyed it as much (or maybe more as the weather was great) as the other years. Everything was well organized; even the entry line went quickly. The warming "stations" with the wood fires were nice; the choir... More 

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Ghaziabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Penguins is not a common bird to see in a Zoo. This was one of the best part of the ZOO.... Butterfly Park in the Zoo was another added attraction as were Zebras, Lion/Tigers/Leopards , Rhinos, Red Hogs and many more.

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Climax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Great experiences--kids talked about the visit for days. The pics they took will be a great reminder of this fun shared time with their uncles and grandfather.

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Ellesmere Port, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We visited zoo lights in December while visiting Calgary from the UK. It was nice but couldve been more spectacular - it didn't seem as thought the £1m lights were well thought out. Still very pretty none the less but some appeared to be just thrown together. I did hear that a lot of the lights were damaged by floods... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I loved it:) we spent too much time at the canadian side, by the time we got to the monkeys we were so tired, we had to leave. I will go back again and this time I will walk faster and go to the exotic animals first:)

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Calgary
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A must date night with special family and friends. Bundle up and prepare yourself to be enchanted. Bring your camera and mobile devices. Fun times for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Love the zoo!! Such a fun and interesting place to go in the summertime! Definitely worth the 3 hour drive I have to get there.

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