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The Calgary Zoo

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Address: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7V6, Canada
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination...

From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild.

NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas!

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Even as a born and raised Calgarian, I still go to the zoo at least once a year!

The Calgary zoo is beautiful, scenic, fun and a great way to spend half a day in Calgary. As a Calgarian, I'm very proud of our zoo, particularly because of a the work that went... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2016
Tess P
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The Calgary zoo is beautiful, scenic, fun and a great way to spend half a day in Calgary. As a Calgarian, I'm very proud of our zoo, particularly because of a the work that went into preserving/restoring it following the 2013 floods. If possible, I would recommend going during the week as weekends usually have more kids. Also, during December... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

You need more than a day to thoroughly enjoy all the exhibits. There is something for everyone. Lots of rests stops provided along the paths. The Zoo is open all year and located in the heart of beautiful city.

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Thank Linda W
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Calgary Zoo is a great place, year round. So many neat and educational exhibits, reasonable entry fees and helpful, friendly staff. Plus I like the fact that they promote survival of endangered species. My favourite exhibit was the penguins!

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Thank Kevman1980
Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

We decided to go to the zoo with my niece while I was in Calgary in December. We got a good parking spot and got in quickly, but that's probably because of the season. It was nice out that week but of course most of the out door exhibits were closed, and it was a long way to walk with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I visisted the zoio for the first time after living almost 18 months in Calgary when my daughter came to vissist me from Montreal. Obviosuly during the winter there are less attarctions however we still had a great time exploring the various attarcations/exhibitions, especially the penguins, hippos and lions. It was a cold sunny day, so not all animals were... More 

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Thank Dan M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is my home-town zoo so visit often. Great place for families. Become a favourite with a visiting girlfriend as we can walk and talk or find a bench and people watch. Try to visit at least once a year

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Thank mainstreetgirl
Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Calgary zoo is an amazing destination for singles, couples, friends and Families. There is a variety of animals in amazing habitats. It is very easy to move through and see all of the exhibits.

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Calgary
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22 reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

My fiance and I have been to the Zoo numerous times! It is one of my favorite places in Calgary. We have gone just the two of us, with friends, and with friend's kids...Honestly fun for all ages! Everything is maintained well. Even after the devastating flood of 2013, the buildings were meticulously restored! The exhibits are wonderful- all based... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The zoo was a great day for the family. Unfortunately the Rainforest was closed during our visit but it was understandable due to the birth of a baby gorilla!

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

Calgary zoo is really a lovely way to spend a day ,especially if you have children zoo keepers will spend time explaining all the details of the animals .The animals are so well kept in their surroundings , also the gardens are beautiful in the summer also you can get lunch at a affordable price. Well worth spending time there.

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