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Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Phone Number: 780 496 6912
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quite nice

We were visiting Calgary and Edmonton with an 11 year old who loves animals, and therefore we had to visit both zoos. I was a bit worried about the Edmonton zoo, as I had read... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Sarah H
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Ottawa, Ontario
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went on a weekday. Not too busy. Easily walkable with young kids. New animal at every turn. The free train and carousel were an added treat. Lots of animals, good signage with useful information. We really enjoyed our four hours. Only advice is pack a picnic or wander back to the front Cafe for food. In park concessions were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Calgary and Edmonton with an 11 year old who loves animals, and therefore we had to visit both zoos. I was a bit worried about the Edmonton zoo, as I had read that it wasn't very good. It's definitely smaller than the Calgary zoo, but actually preferred this one. Apparently upgrades have been made - it was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was a beautiful day when I went to visit the zoo, but I was disappointed in the set up. Not at all how I remembered it when it was called the Storyland Valley Zoo. I found that I was walking In circles, it was confusing to continue on the paths, of what one has already seen and what one... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

To keep the kids busy we visited the zoo and were not disappointed. Lots of animals and for the most part in good size enclosures. The kids enjoyed seeing "Lucy" and after all the controversy she looks like she is well cared for. Great place for walking and letting off some of that youthful energy.

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited on Canada Day. Busy for parking, and a long line to wait to purchase entrance tickets. Once inside, surprisingly not that crowded. Had a great day, nice weather. Negative: Had to go to the main plaza to purchase water. Not much available for food or water once in the zoo proper, Positive: Lucy (the elephant) was out for a... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took my two youngest children (both under 5) to the zoo and they had a great time. They really seemed to enjoy the carousel, train ride and the paddle boats. We covered the entire zoo in about 4 hours. Loved the meerkats and the red pandas. Kids really enjoyed seeing Lucy the elephant. It is not on the same scale... More 

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Sicamous, Canada
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First time ever that we've taken our son somewhere and the ride (carasol) was able to accommodate his wheelchair. Well done Valley Zoo!

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I work for a larger firm in Edmonton (200+ people) and we rent out the zoo every year for a Family BBQ event. I have run the event for the past couple years, and I adore working with the zoo coordinators. They are helpful and make sure everything goes without a hitch. The zoo finished its renovations last summer, and... More 

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Stony Plain, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

They are finally in the middle of a MUCH needed expansion and renovation. So far what they've done is incredible and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest which include larger enclosures for many animals, new petting zoo, play area for kids, and interpretive trails/centre for education. The zoo has had a ton of controversy and certainly has needed to... More 

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London, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

i have been to many zoos this 1 is nothing special i lived in edmonton for 10 years but never went to the zoo back visting friends something to do about 1 hr see everything

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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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