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Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
780 496 6912
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Ranked #60 of 141 attractions in Edmonton
Type: Zoos
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Goderich, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Having read the reviews, I wonder what people wanted or expected for a city zoo. We had a peaceful morning walking around the exhibits. We found it clean and yes some of the exhibits were under construction but it didn't detract from our experience. The interpreters were great at explaining the care of the animals... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Having read some other reviews of this place I sincerely wonder if they went to the same place. They criticize it for having small enclosures which left me curious as to what their idea of a large enough closure is. The majority of enclosures were spacious and definitely gave the animals plenty of room. The admission price is appropriate for... More

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not sure why they have an elephant in a cold climate, they should have more knowledge then that! A dumpy, sad place for people, I can't imagine how sad it must be for the poor animals! Not much has changed since it opened decades ago, the exhibits are still very small and inappropriate for the animals. This area is beautiful... More

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Red Deer, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Personally reading all the reviews this place gets I really don't agree with the horrible rating this zoo has gotten. This zoo is amazing! They have been making huge strides in the past couple years to make their zoo more attractive and appealing. To make their exhibits bigger for their animals and to give them the right kind of enclosure.... More

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St. John's, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've always been one to try and see both sides of the coin...of the value of zoos for the betterment of the species as a whole and the education of our youth towards appreciating earths creatures so dont think I write this lightly, im a 31 year old man brought to tears by what I seen here today. The birds... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Arrived - renewed my yearly multi - facility pass. Horrible service, paid the $, and also asked to pay for my husband (my boys also have passes). Train wasn't working, HUGE broken limb off tree blocking a path (not blocked off) menu has increased in priced & less offered. Kids hot dog 'meal' was just a drink and hot dog... More

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were a bit surprised to see so much construction. A good chunk of the enclosures had construction workers and machinery in them. On top of that, a lot of the animals hadn't been let into their enclosures for the day so I wouldn't advise going first thing in the morning. Other than that, we had a good time. The... More

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Regina, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We recently took our 3 year old just to pass some time while we were visiting Edmonton. I had been to the Valley Zoo about five years ago abd was not impressed so expectations were nit high. I am happy to say that I was happily surprised. They have done, and continue to do, a lot of rennovations. The zoo... More

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Edmonton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited the zoo for the 2014 Easter event and were pleased to see that the zoo is undergoing extensive renovations! There is, now, a restaurant; although we didn't visit it. The entry to the zoo was somewhat congested. Great to see the new kiosk, but having people trying to Exit at the same spot as the entrance to the... More

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Victoria, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This zoo has many features that make it a very good resource for children to learn about animals, both wild and domestic, North American and global. We took our pre-school grandson who really enjoyed petting the animals in the Urban Farm as well as rides on the train and merry go round. There were plenty of staff to answer questions... More

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