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The Calgary Zoo

Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada (Southeast Calgary)
Phone Number: 403-232-9300
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Ranked #8 of 160 Activities in Calgary
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 young children, Activities for older children
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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 young children, Activities for older children

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Calgary Zoo is a fantastic place to visit for young and old alike and every season offers new and exciting adventures! This is truly one of Calgary's best treasures!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great idea for a fun time with the kids and family. zoo lights look great this year. staff is freindly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I feel like the Calgary Zoo just keeps getting better and better, especially after having to deal with the flood. Not to mention they have a penguin walk!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Good animals & full of variety with indoors & outdoors which helps in Calgary winters! Rather expensive though & no discount for groups & families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Calgary zoo is very easy to get to. Following clearly labeled road signs on Deerwood trail or take the C-train to the Calgary Zoo stop. Grab a map of the zoo to determine where's the best place to start and begin exploring! With so many different habitats you can be in Africa with the zebras then in the Australian... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We love the Calgary zoo so much we got married there! The Penguins are our favourites!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the best parts of the zoo is all the seasonal events they put on. Also it's not a huge zoo so you never feel like you walk forever. A great place for families or a date. Make sure you get a season... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Amazing 😃 great for all ages, wrap up warm and take money for a hot chocolate. You need at least an hour to walk the whole of it and it was very busy at New Years but totally worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My parents were here from the UK so we were looking for a New Year's Eve event that would appeal to ages ranging from 11 to 63! We bought the tickets online ahead of time. You can only use tickets specific for this event. You cannot use your regular passes or a regular Zoolights pass. I like that they only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Worth visiting. The Calgary zoo was a great day spent out with the family. No shortage of sights or encounters. On an overcast, cooler days most of the animals are very active. The zoo is well done and well maintained. You can see the workers are passionate about caring for the animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the zoo, I visit almost every year. There's lots to do and see in the summer, the park is clean and there are great program's for kids. I was able to zoo school in grade 3 and feed the harbour seals, it's an experience I'll never forget. Don't forget to check out zoo lights in the winter for... More 

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