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“Great outing for all”

Discovery Wildlife Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Innisfail
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned wildlife and displace exotic animals. Daily animal presentations are included with your admission and provide an up close educational experience for all ages. Bears, tigers, jaguars, lions and wolves all take part in these presentations to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the importance of respect for all wildlife. We have a full concession plus an amazing gift shop for your shopping pleasure! Electric golf carts are available to rent if you have a family member with mobility challenges. New this year is our 65 site campground equipped with 30 and 50 amp power, washrooms, showers and located right in the Park! Listen to the animals at night, book an evening animal encounter for the whole family, fish in our stocked trout pond - there are lots of reasons to spend a night or two at the Park! Parking is free and there is plenty of room for big RVs and buses. The park is 90 acres and there is about a mile of walking, there are tables and benches throughout the park for your family picnic (yes, you may also bring your own lunch!) and we offer photo opportunities with our awesome bears and our TV star beaver.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Fantastic experience for all ages. Grand Kids had pics taken with Bears
Very educational. Animals well cared for. many are Movie Stars!

2  Thank William K
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I found the layout was not well planned out. Things were randomly placed and signs on enclosures did not match what was in them (unless the bear was going to eat the llama behind the bear sign). Very poor value for the money paid.

1  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We recently visited the Discovery Wildlife Park for the first time and found the facility to be very well maintained. The animals appeared to be in excellent shape (we did not find the cats to be skinny as reported by a previous reviewer) in good-sized enclosures. I cannot comment on entry fees as the park is currently honouring Calgary Zoo memberships until the end of their season due to the devastating flood damage experienced by that facility this past June which was well appreciated. There are a limited number of animals at this park which is not surprising as this is a privately owned facility in a fairly small town and there is plenty of space for future expansion. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit.

4  Thank Aldergreen
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Discovery Wildlife Park is awesome...
We visited the park on Aug 29 2013 and loved every minute of it.

At first glance the park does not seem like much, but once you get in there you can see the awesomness...lol

Pricing at the gate was more than fair, but if you are staying at a local hotel, ask if they carry tickets. they are approx 30% difference at the hotel. But even still its a great price.

The animals look well cared for, and you can feel the love the staff have for the animals, care and well beaning. They do a great job teaching all of us about the animals, and they love to answer questions.

On a side note, with the recent flooding in Calgary, and the Calgary Zoo, it is nice to see that this park welcomes with open arms and without hesitation the animals in need. They really seem to go out of their way to help the animals...THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you go there, be prepaired to walk a bit, there is golf carts for some that have trouble walking a lot. The shows that they put on are great and are a must see....I do mean a must see...the bears are awesome and the show is fantastic...

All in all it was a great afternoon, and We will be back for sure...

3  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I had a great time, it was surprising as it didn't look like much from the highway, what a great treat.

4  Thank sueww
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