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Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
780 496 6912
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Ranked #59 of 144 Attractions in Edmonton
Type: Zoos
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Courtenay
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I spent sevral hours at the zoo with my daughter and friends.Parts of the zoo are in need of updating, but many exhibits were really well done. Not as big as the Calgary Zoo, but good for about two hours with a family - we found lots of things to interest us. Watching the elephant play in a dirt pile... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I used to come to this zoo all the time when i was young. I took my 2 year old this summer. The zoo has been completely renovated and looks fantastic. They've updated exhibits to allow for better viewing. The petting zoo area of course was a hit with my son. We went in the morning on a weekend and... More

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Cold Lake, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The zoo is going through some amazing renovations and once complete will be an even better place to visit. The place right now is still a great place to visit. They have many interactive components and enough to keep people of all ages interested. I would recommend checking out Lucy the Elephant. She is great and keeps everyone amazed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After moving to Edmonton, I've always wanted to go to the zoo. I had been hearing very negative things about it from clients, but I decided to take a chance and go anyway. I'm really glad I did. They have recently renovated the entrance buildings (so I am told) and it's a great first impression. There's also a new seal... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Its a bit of a small zoo, but there are still a lot of attractions. My family and I go a lot, but sometimes we are disappointed with not exactly knowing directions, underwhelming rides for younger guests, and animals sometimes hidden and not in our sight. Oh well, I guess we cant always control the animals life. Its really only... More

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was our first visit to the Valley Zoo. We spent a day there last week and really enjoyed it. The entrance plaza has a coffee shop, washroom, gift shop (of course) and access to the new education building, in addition to the admission gate. Lots of visitors stopped to get a cup of coffee or snack before going in.... More

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The zoo is actually really small but you can still see rare and nice animals such as red panda from Nepal, elephants and many more. They have a nice little farm where you can pet absolutly every animals in it such as baby cows, lambs, chickens, goats and even the farm cat. Dont go on a too hot day because... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Much improved from a couple years ago. Many renovations and better exhibits. Had a great day with our young children. Train ride and merry-go-round ride were included in admission. Short little rides but they were perfect for us. Loved seeing many animals up close and personal out on walks with staff. The outdoor atmosphere is beautifully treed and an enjoyable... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The reviews vary wildly for this zoo so let me start off by saying this review is from the perspective of a parent with young (pre-school) kids. This isn't a commentary on whether the zoo is ethical or not. As a parent with young kids a visit to the Valley Zoo is a wonderful way to spend part of a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited the Edmonton Valley Zoo with my family for the first time this past weekend. Judging by the entrance, architecture, landscaping, signage... I thought it was going to be a world-class zoo experience. Unfortunately, the living condition of some (most) of the animals is, from my point of view, totally unacceptable: cages are too small for animals like monkeys,... More

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