Calgary Zoo

Zoo and Park
1300 Zoo Rd. NE (at 12 St.), Calgary AB T2V 7E6, Canada
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
    • 11:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
    • 11:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
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9.0/10

Based on 135 votes

People like this place

Total Visitors
2,470
Total Visits
4,388
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    Intakhab A.
    Good zoo with a variety of animals and species.(2 Tips)
    Cody T.
    Get to the Penguin March by 10:30 for a good spot.(5 Tips)
    Jillian T.
    Incredibly kid friendly and a good coffee supply.(2 Tips)
    Tom C.
    Today we caught the Wagon Stage and visited the Dinosaurs.(2 Tips)
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  • A.P. R.

    Visiting the Penguins! I love this zoo. :)

    A.P. Roberts · March 11
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  • Andrij K.

    Nice zoo with a large selection of animals and various exhibits! A great place for the family and for spending a day outdoors!

    Andrij Krochak · January 7
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  • Alexandre A.

    Awesome Zoo !!

    Alexandre Alle · December 5, 2014
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  • CJ

    Fun zoo but it's pretty small - if you plan to come a few times it worth buying the members pass. Good for kids as you don't have to walk too much.

    CJ · October 13, 2014
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  • Тёма Г.

    This zoo is awesome! Much better than Moscow zoo

    Тёма Головин · September 20, 2014
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  • Jillian T.

    Incredibly kid friendly and a good coffee supply. Great variety of animals and you can always catch some sort of demo or info session

    Jillian Taylor-Dolan · September 13, 2014
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  • Kevin H.

    Make sure you hit up #zoolgala. Super fun and a great cause!

    Kevin Hayes · September 9, 2014
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  • Tim C.

    The bears are so fun top watch. Plus there's lions and tigers.

    Tim Connors · August 26, 2014
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  • Michael C.

    Solid but too much walking for not enough animals

    Michael Cluzel · August 18, 2014
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  • Optioneer J.

    Always worth a day trip with a picnic for families or dates

    Optioneer JM · June 26, 2014
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  • Jason R.

    Red Pandas are out and super active. They are my favortie!!

    Jason Remmert · June 1, 2014
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  • Denver D.

    Good times

    Denver David · May 26, 2014
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  • Intakhab A.

    Good zoo with a variety of animals and species.

    Intakhab Alam · April 21, 2014
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  • Robyn J.

    Watching the Hippos cuddle in the water was too cute.

    Robyn James · March 24, 2014
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  • TODOCANADA C.

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    TODOCANADA CA · December 14, 2013
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  • Chris C.

    My 1 and 4 year old boys loved it and a steal of a price right now!

    Chris Crocker · September 14, 2013
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  • Tom C.

    On a grey afternoon even w/o the island access there's still so much to see and do. Just ask my 4YO. Today we caught the Wagon Stage and visited the Dinosaurs.

    Tom Currie · August 8, 2013
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  • Joe S.

    Awesome zoo. Don't go on a weekend or holiday if you can avoid it.

    Joe Salmon · March 30, 2013
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  • Cody T.

    Get to the Penguin March by 10:30 for a good spot.

    Cody Torgerson · February 4, 2013
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  • Melissa H.

    Go on a semi rainy day and avoid the line ups!!

    Melissa Hozack · October 8, 2012
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  • Cat C.

    We visited the big cats a little after noon and they had just been fed. Very active! Also, one of the elephants is due to give birth in January of 2013!

    Cat Chorney · September 27, 2012
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  • Michael B.

    This is a nice place 2 go 2 and see the monkeys in Calgary.

    Michael B. · September 3, 2012
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  • Judi H.

    I spend the whole day there

    Judi Harris · July 4, 2012
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  • A. Ryan R.

    This is the world famous Calgary Zoo. One of the best Zoos in North America!

    A. Ryan Robbins · June 12, 2012
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  • Geoff W.

    If you have kids them buy the wristband for the train and carousel to save some money.

    Geoff Wiebe · May 12, 2012
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  • Darsey G.

    Hippos mark their territory by whispering sweet nothings... make sure you get as close as possible and be at the front of the line... ;)

    Darsey Godwin · March 22, 2012
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  • Glynnis F.

    Pack a lunch, bring water bottles. It's cheaper and it reduces trash.

    Glynnis Frith · March 10, 2012
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  • Mike M.

    Go on a snowy day you'll have the whole place yourself!

    Mike MacKenzie · February 26, 2012
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  • Marshall S.

    The line up for penguins is insane right now. 90+ minutes so be sure to get there for opening.

    Marshall Stevenson · February 20, 2012
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  • Rebecca R.

    The penguins are here! Expect to wait in line for an hour to see them!

    Rebecca Robertson · February 18, 2012
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  • Phatgoose

    A big shout out to my buds!

    Phatgoose · December 30, 2011
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  • Jaymes F.

    While you are at the Zoo lights make sure you come say Hi to Santa at Santavision.tv

    Jaymes Fenske · December 10, 2011
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  • Guilherme R.

    aaaamazing *-* i like it

    Guilherme Richer · October 26, 2011
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  • Lorna W.

    Not on the top of my list of best or favorite zoos. The gorillas are obviously distressed with a lack of stimulation and overall care of animals was basic. Importance seems to be placed on visitors.

    Lorna Westerby · September 30, 2011
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  • Lauren C.

    Penguins will be coming in 2012. Make sure to check out the Canadian animals. Super cool to be that close to moose, muscox and bison (among others) Read more

    Lauren Castle · September 20, 2011
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  • WTYW7 Media Inc

    The best Place to look at animals. See the different amimals at the zoo including bears, birds and more.

    WTYW7 Media Inc · August 15, 2011
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  • Calli B.

    Don't even bother with the dinosaur section. There is nothing but a handful of statues and a lot of fake rock.

    Calli B · May 6, 2011
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  • Lauren

    Zoolights!

    Lauren · December 29, 2010
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  • National Post

    Canada secures giant panda loan from China and will be shared by three zoos -- Toronto, Calgary and Granby, Que. "People love giant pandas, and everybody's going to want to see them." Read more: Read more

    National Post · November 1, 2010
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  • Jera M.

    Favorite place to go with the kiddo.

    Jera MacKenzie · March 31, 2010
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  • Norbert R.

    Go to Siberian /Bengal tiger exhibit.

    Norbert Reichl · January 25, 2010
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  • Wendi M.

    Visited the new Enmax sponsored indoor garden facility

    Wendi Moore · November 21, 2009
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