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Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Phone Number: 780 496 6912
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Dream Night at the Zoo

Once a year the Valley Zoo closes to the general public, and is only open to families of children with special needs; free of charge. They go above and beyond to make the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Once a year the Valley Zoo closes to the general public, and is only open to families of children with special needs; free of charge. They go above and beyond to make the experience very special for the families involved. Lucy, the elephant, gets to come out of her enclosure and families can see her up close on a grassy... More 

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Calgary AB
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a fun day trip but other zoos in Alberta were more exciting. I found the animals were very hard to see and not much to see. Great for a simple day out with family.

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Some things don't change but the Zoo is growing up. I like the direction it's going in..beautiful front courtyard with one of my favourite bakery cafes in residence (Good Earth... Soon yummy everything). Visit this great foyer just for a little nosh you walk the trails, visit the off leash dog park or the actual park next door. There are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went on a beautiful day. The zoo itself is very nice. Clean, spacious and has several areas for kids to play. The animals that I saw looked well cared for, which is very important. The zoo is not much better than Saskatoon's zoo/forestry farm. The Calgary zoo is MUCH better - I highly suggest a visit there. I honestly... More 

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Okanagan
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

They have a fairly nice selection of exotic animals as well as Canadian wildlife. The park is clean and well maintained. We didn't see any of the scheduled shows but they do have them. Some of the animals were sleeping so we missed them but also left before the busy crowds come in the afternoon. All in all a nice... More 

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Bonnyville, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We took our son to the zoo this weekend. There really weren't as many animals as I expected. None of the stands or rides were operating. And the elephant was barley visible in her area. Next time I'll drive the extra 2.5 hours to go to Calgary. Maybe we went too early in the season but it said open year... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

it's a shame to see zoos like this, when you know that they could do so much better. small exhibits and staff that dont seem to care sums up my visit here. you leave here thinking "i know with a little help this place could be something"

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wherever I go, I always take a day to spend in its local zoo. And I always thought zoos in developed countries are better than the ones in my country, until I visited Valley Zoo. Cleanliness wise, it is better. But collections wise, there aren't much to see. I don't think it even exceeds 350 animals as stated on the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have never been to a zoo before, despite being an animal lover. I was disappointed when I arrived. The enclosures were too small for the animals. The Wallabies looked so depressed. The elephant enclosure looked like it was built in the Victorian Era. The cages for the owls and hawks were very small for birds that travel such long... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I recently went to the zoo on Valentines Day to check it out. We haven't been there since we were little. One thing I hear about the zoo is "it sucks because its nothing compared to the Calgary zoo". If you go to the Valley zoo trying to compare it to the Calgary zoo, you will of... More 

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Additional Information about Valley Zoo

Address: Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Phone Number: 780 496 6912
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Edmonton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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