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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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Simply amazing! :D Very organized and diversified! Loved the penguin plunge! Definitely a place that must be visited in Calgary!

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Calgary Zoo is a beautiful attraction in the heart of Calgary - an otherwise disappointing excuse for a major city (personal opinion). Like most zoos, it is designated into separate components based on the home-region of the animals (e.g. Canada, Eruasia, and Africa). Also, their is a dinosaur component which although their are no live animals (obviously), is constructed... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

have been to the Calgary zoo in the past and was lots more to enjoy, the animal variety is alright, a lot of cages have spots that not able to be seen from paths

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Augusta, Georgia
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Calgary Zoo is a lovely way to spend a half day (for adults), but I'm certain a family could make a full day out of it. I expected a much bigger zoo, but the exhibits they had were well organized, well maintained, and unique.

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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
41 helpful votes 41 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 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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