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Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Phone Number: 780 496 6912
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Good place to take kids

Kids will enjoy this small but pretty zoo. Annual passes mean you can take your kids at all times of year. There are over 350 kinds of animals that provide learning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
St. Albert
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English first
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really disappointed in the zoo. I'm not sure if it was the time of year or what but it seemed like everything was empty except for the petting zoo and some owls.. Needs some work, Edmonton.

Thank tiannajade
St. Albert
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126 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids will enjoy this small but pretty zoo. Annual passes mean you can take your kids at all times of year. There are over 350 kinds of animals that provide learning opportunities for all. The staff are great and always willing to inform visitors. The zoo is owned and operated by The City of Edmonton.

Thank happycamperSt_Albert
Edmonton, Canada
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87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo was great! Make sure you go on a warm day though because pretty much all of it is outside. We enjoyed ourselves. Great way to spend a day with the family or out of town guests. Lucy the Elephant is awesome! : )

Thank Sesssyb
Edmonton, Canada
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to the zoo a couple time in the past 2 years and each time it is a great day. Great animals and the staff are always helpful and informative.

Thank MattSchewe
Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is large enough you will want to spend the whole day there. There are scheduled talks about different animals during the day. I recommend being there at the scheduled times as they share lots of good information, and sometimes you get hands on experience. Also you are more likely to see those animals at that time, other times... More 

Thank A-847
Lethbridge, Canada
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, my first time to the Edmonton zoo was during the latter part of October. A lot if the animals are away from their exhibit areas as the zoo prepares for winter. I hope to revisit next summer to better experience all the animals. I would say the map and directions were a bit confusing. The person at the ticket... More 

Thank Jo Anne D
Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took my grandson to see Lucy the elephant and the monkeys and all the other animals at the new and improved Edmonton Valley Zoo. This is also a great field trip for preschoolers and kindergarten and elementary schools. Something for everyone. Small animals and large ones are fun to see and watch. It's nice to be able to buy your... More 

Thank Jeannine D
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Want to see an elephant being walked on pedestrian paths, unleashed with her best friends? How about a zebra or red panda baby? Do you long for a zoo that offers unlimited free carousel rides, rolling hills and a beaver dam gym for your children to climb on? It may not be flashy like the Calgary zoo, but this is... More 

Thank Tessarex
Medicine Hat, Canada
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We spent a beautiful fall Saturday morning here with our 3 boys and really enjoyed the whole experience! It is smaller than Calgary but a lot of the animals are closer and it isn't nearly as crazy busy. The free "train" ride and carousel were a huge hit and the price wasn't a huge hit to the wallet.

Thank CathyJMO
Red Deer, Canada
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It was a nice warm morning to visit with lots of animals to see. Little petting area for kids of ages, (1 to 90).

Thank Rod M

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