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Greater Vancouver Zoo

5048 264th Street, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Aldergrove
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The Wild at the largest zoo in BC! Discover the sights and sounds of over 500 animals (140 species) on 120 acres of land in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. Ride the miniature train, watch a variety of daily educational talks & feedings and be sure to catch one of the Birds of Prey presentations! The playground and large picnic areas are great for birthdays, company BBQ's, group events or family picnics. In the summer, spend a Night In The Wild as you camp overnight inside the Zoo, and be sure to sign up for one of our popular Junior Zoologist Day Camps! Since 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is focused on enriching our guests experiences with entertaining enriching activities about the wonderful world of animals.
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Delta, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited so many kinds of animals and watched the workers to feed the lions and tigers. We were so close to the big bears and I even walked with her for a few minutes. The price was fair, including the entrance fee and the parking. We visited for 5 hours but we did not feel tired or bored till... More

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have seen better i.e:- London, Whipsnade (England) Detroit, San Diego (U.S.A.) and Edmonton, but this is a nice little Zoo for the children as they have people walking around, with some of the animals, Owls, Hawks and of course Snakes, All in all Children will love it for the train ride so will Seniors saves feet. So go if... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Many better zoos out there, some areas were not kept up to standard, worst was when the worker told me not to pet the animal. It was sad when they were there asking for attention, do not waste your time here

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International Falls, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I rated this average as I have been to much better zoos in Toronto, Buffalo and Chicago. Truthfully I even enjoyed smaller zoos in Peterborough and Bowmanville. They at least had the animals that were identified on the signage, whereas many specimens were missing from this zoo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fair play to the Greater Vancouver Zoo, they are trying hard to improve this attraction. I have been to many zoos around the world on my travels and I'm afraid this might be the least of them. But you can see the desire to improve - about a third of the park has seen recent improvements and the difference is... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this is a nice zoo, well maintained, animals roam free as opposed to caged in cramped quarters. a bit pricey for what it is but I guess they are trying to pay for the animal food. giraffes are great you can get right up at eye height with them.

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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had my doubts about going to the zoo as I had read a number of articles before I went so I aleady had my misgivings and I have to say what I saw didnt inspire me to say the least. We were close enough to the site to be able to cycle which was great only I worried that... More

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This summer I took my family to the Greater Vancouver Zoo. We had not been in years. What an amazing day we experienced. The grounds are kept lovely, the animals were out and we even had the pleasure of enjoying a few shows. The family favorite was the "Birds of Prey". We watched the presentation, learned about these beautiful creatures... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife is a zookeeper and I am an animal lover. This usually results in the two of us visiting zoos in every major city we visit. Put simply- this is perhaps the worst zoo I've ever been to. Why does it even bother to stay open? How can this possibly be a zoo for a MAJOR metro city?? Its... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We drove here from southern Alberta mainly just for this zoo. I have to say i was completely impressed! It was very well laid out. Very clean. And the animal habitats looked more "natural" then most zoos ive been to. You can very clearly tell how passionate the employees are about the well being of every animal in their care.... More

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