Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg: Hours, Address, Assiniboine Park Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Assiniboine Park Zoo
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located minutes from downtown Winnipeg in beautiful Assiniboine Park, the Assiniboine Park Zoo is one of Manitoba's premier tourist attractions. Home to nearly 200 animal species, the Zoo is a great place for exploration and family fun. Open year-round, the Zoo is the home of Journey to Churchill, one of the best arctic species exhibits in the world. Here visitors can experience polar bears and seals swimming above them in the amazing Sea Ice Passage as well as encountering musk ox, snowy owls, caribou and more! The Zoo also provides visitors with the opportunity to experience animal species from all corners of the globe including Amur tigers, camels, snow leopards and more. With over 80 park-like acres to explore, the Zoo has been a favourite destination for families, tourists, school groups, and animal lovers for over a century.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Caroline D
30 contributions
Swimming seals were the highlight of my 2020
Jul 2020
Such an amazing zoo! Felt good to visit during such a hard year in 2020. Swimming seals were probably the highlight of my year. So cute, it's like they know you're watching and they dance just for you. Loved the place and the animals. Cherish the memories.
Written January 28, 2021
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KIM H
Winnipeg, Canada2 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2020 • Family
I went with my daughter and 2 grandkids in September. First time for me to see the new zoo,my daughter has a membership. I found it very clean, organised, information was there when you approach each animal section, staff extremely friendly, covid protocols in place
It's a way better experience than I've ever had and I've been in Winnipeg and taking my kids to the zoo for 35 years.
Written December 18, 2020
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Chris
Moorhead5 contributions
Totally Bearable!
Jun 2020
Bears, bears and more bears. This place is so awesome! I hadn’t been to the zoo in a long time. The animals are awesome!
Written December 10, 2020
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Jillian L
1 contribution
Best Zoo Ever
Oct 2020 • Couples
I think we went at a really good time. There was about 4 other families. This zoo is huge with an excellent variety of wildlife. You’ve gotta check out the Toucan Ridge. Definitely would recommend this zoo to anyone.
Written October 26, 2020
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blakeh1313
Nanaimo, Canada135 contributions
Bit of a fail ; full of screaming kids and uneducated adults
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went on a Saturday : We are late 40's and no kids ( ever ) wrong day to go. Tons of screaming kids and ignorant parents. Covid wasn't happening here apparently. Only about 50 % in masks, those without are always the ones that crowd you out. Not enough staff on site to enforce rules, chaotic free for all.
Staff members at Stingray and Butterfly no masks. Why butterfly is open who knows. 3 butterflies in there. We asked volunteer before we headed into bird building if we had missed the red pandas. She told us there weren't any, it was too cold to have them here and it was just an information weekend. Well guess what , we found them about 50 metres away. I know they are volunteers but seriously , train these people. Anyway, overall, nice day for a 45 dollar walk ( 2 people ) but not very relaxing.
Written September 19, 2020
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Gail K
Winnipeg, Canada50 contributions
During covid not worth the money...
Aug 2020 • Family
My husband and I visited with our granddaughter who is 4. The walk through the zoo was greeted with empty exhibits and crowds that were not well monitored especially in the Journey to Churchill building. There were no staff or volunteers present to direct people who crowded the hallways and stood for many minutes blocking the path and chatting without masks or physical distancing. We left the exhibit by backtracking because of the crowding. We saw a keeper cleaning an exhibit, 2 eagles, a lynx, a cougar sleeping and 2 owls. The butterfly exhibit was completely empty. We were told a bird got in and ate them by a volunteer after we were inside. The person at the entrance made no mention that the exhibit was empty. For $50 we would expect better😥 We will not be back in the near future.
Written August 8, 2020
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SammyD
Selkirk, Canada156 contributions
Great day out, not true that nothing is open
Jul 2020
Beautiful zoo, staff and volunteers are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of visitors and animals alike, and social distancing is encouraged and easy to do. It is not true that nothing is open - since the zoo re-opened in May, very little of the zoo is inaccessible, and it is a great day out. The polar bears, wolves, tigers, snow leopards, heavy horses, musk ox, gibbons, butterflies, seals, and so on. This is definitely a real jem and we visit several times a year.
Written August 5, 2020
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lindawpg
Winnipeg, Canada150 contributions
Expensive for a walk!
May 2020 • Family
Don’t go during the Covid situation ... unless you want to just go for a expensive but lovely walk ... nothing is open ... it should be half price right now!
Written May 27, 2020
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AnaZt
Sioux Falls, SD18 contributions
Wonderful place!
Aug 2019 • Friends
This place is amazing! I had a great time during my visit and all areas were well kept and animals looked content.

It’s a big place so wear something comfy and prepare yourself to get all your steps in! I visited with my family and hap a wonderful experience even though we had limited time to spend here.
Written May 20, 2020
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Jetsfanywg
Winnipeg, Canada26 contributions
Wonderful Place to Spend the Day
Jun 2019
Great place to bring visitors or take the family. So much to see and do. Churchill exhibit is simply fantastic.
Written April 9, 2020
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