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

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a fun place for all the family

great times with animals that is perfect for families and children alike. so many animals to see and learn about

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great times with animals that is perfect for families and children alike. so many animals to see and learn about

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Thank John S
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for small children to look and explore animals in a storybook environment. For example the three little pigs exhibit and mother goose.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently dropped by for a Pokemon event. It was great to get a chance to see the red pandas, llamas, capybara, tortoises, elephant, zebras, and so many more. This zoo offers a good balance of local and exotic, mammal and other. I was impressed that they thought of having some fun with the recent trend. I was more impressed... More 

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Thank Julie M
Thunder Bay
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Edmonton zoo in August 2016. It was a nice sunny day, perfect for walking around the zoo. Although my daughter is a teenager, she found her first visit to zoo to be quite enjoyable with lots of photo opps. There is a farm animals petting zoo, reptiles, tigers, zebras, monkeys plus so much more. Plus don't forget... More 

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Thank Linda G
Edmonton, Alberta
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Safari night put on and it was awesome. They lured all the stops all night and had it all set up perfect. Was a great night for me and the kids.

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Thank mikerowland2013
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the Edmonton Valley Zoo may not be as large as other zoos we have been to, our kids love the interactive nature of the zoo. Each time we have gone, employees have had different animals available to interact with and to learn about, and our kids have learned so much! They have also got a fun program with a... More 

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Thank melaviti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to visit on a nice summer day. Lucy the elephant is such a special lady. Love the way she paints. There are also many interesting animals and birds to see. They also run children summer Zoo Camps that the children loved to attend. Great learning experience.

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Thank meechuk
Hay River, Canada
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the kids to the zoo, I found it was a little pricey for entrance, not a whole lot to see. We noticed the bald eagle was in a very small cage, he couldn't fly around, sat on a branch, staring at the wall of his cage, not good enough for a majestic bird. At the petting zoo one... More 

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Thank Farrah F
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst the entrance is very grand and promising, overall the site is very dated and tired, with large areas apparently left completely fallow (this may be a factor of the time of the year). A limited range of obscure animals, with equal limited attempt to make displays inviting or informative. In many cases display areas appeared empty and not maintained.... More 

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Thank Andy S
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed it, but it seemed as tho everything was hard to see, no bears? And I paid full price and only had a hour, was very rushed

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