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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 227 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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Salmon Arm
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We all had a very good time, the penguin exhibit was great, and having a few employees around telling us things about the penguins was very interesting! One thing I would suggest, is to rent scooters for people with mobility issues, not just wagons for the kids :)

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great zoo!! Fantastic size and attractions for our kids ages 6 and 2. rent a wagon!! It is WELL worth the price!!!

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Coaldale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We meet family members annually for a trip to the zoo. It has been kind of fun watching the wee ones grow up and develop an appreciation for wildlife, and the zoo. It was a bit sad this year with no elephants, but we hope they are in a better environment. We did the penguin plunge this year for the... More

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offaly
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

$120 for a family of 6 is a little bit pricey why is there no family tickets it's an interesting place but badly laid out alot of retracing your steps but the biggest ripoff is the price and state of the food $60 for 3 burgers 6 chicken fingers 4 miserable tubs and 6 drinks if you're thinking of going... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just after entering the zoo, you can rent a wagon. Recommended if you are with young children. Wagon rentals are $10, with a $2 refund if it is returned by 5pm. Penguin Plunge is a must see. On our visit, they were doing repairs to the doors, therefore they were limiting 40 people in at a time, in 10 minute... More

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not too crowded, cooler day and the animals were active. Time it right to see the Cougars food get hidden and them locate it. Penguins plunge is absolutely adorable. Zoo staff very knowledgeable. Things are not overpriced. Fun day. Prehistoric part has seen better days..it is a bit worn and not worth the walk if you are at all tight... More

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vancouver island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

CALGARY ZOO Calgary zoo open 9-5 admission 15-23.00 per person enter using north gate only West gate closed. Found parking confusing at first. Park in upper area of parking lot and walk through blue metal gate down to zoo entrance. This is where you Pay for parking ticket. Do it upon arrival...easier than dealing with crowds leaving and paying, when... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I went to the Calgary in solo. The zoo was good, the site very large. Most of the popular animals are in the zoo. On the day of my visit, most of the animals were hiding and seeking some shade due to the heat on that day. Overall it was good, and would be good for families with young children.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a wonderful place. Only a 10 min tram ride from downtown. The habitats are for the most part a good size with attention the particular animals natural environment. I feel the price was acceptable. They have food & washrooms. All in all a great way to spend the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

we were two adults and we had a great day. The animals seem to be well treated in large habitats. The hippo was AMAZING!

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