High season:
Begins March 18, 2016
Low Season:
October 13, 2015 - March 17, 2016

General Admission

Low Season 2015: $23
High Season 2015: $24.95

Senior (60+)

Low Season 2015: $21
High Season 2015: $22.95

Child (3 - 15)

Low Season 2015: $15
High Season 2015: $16.95

Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots: 

Parking $8

Event Parking: $8

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.

West parking lot: Open 365 days a year, including during the winter for access to St. Patrick's Island. West Gate entrance to the zoo ends on October 13, 2015.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


Gates & Services

Winter Hours
(October 13, 2015 to March 17, 2016)

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Concession and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., while Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Outdoor concession locations Dairy Bar and Tribal Treats will close for the season on October 26.

  • Other concession locations closed until Easter 2016.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, Eurasian Gateway, Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • TransAlta Rainforest 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • Penguin Plunge: last entrance at 4:15 p.m., building closes at 4:30 p.m. 

  • Prehistoric Park is closed for the winter and will reopen in Spring 2016.

Zoo Grounds close at 6 p.m.


The Calgary Zoo is Calgary’s top tourist attraction.  Bring your kids for an unforgettable, fun-filled day.  Meet our captivating penguins in an Antarctic environment; visit majestic giraffes, bellowing hippos and colourful mandrills in Africa; our cool cats - tigers, lynx and snow leopards in Eurasia; or the stars of the Canadian Wilds – our bears, cougars and wolves.

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We are Canada’s #1 zoo based on reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor travelers.



Join the zoo and can come by whenever you like. Pop in just to peek at the penguins, take a trip to see the tigers, or visit them all!

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Eating & Dining

Stomach growling? Head over to Kitamba Café or one of our many food kiosks throughout the Calgary Zoo.

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Gifts & Souvenirs

Our gift shops offer practical items – rainwear, batteries and sunscreen – as well as a selection of gifts, collectibles and souvenirs.

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Rides & Play Areas

Take a break while the kids burn off some extra energy. The zoo’s huge play areas have tons of activities for kids of all ages.

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Guest Services

Need an ATM or a wagon for the kids? Lost your kids?! Here are some guest services that may be helpful for you.

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Security, Health & Safety

The Calgary Zoo is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone – staff, volunteers, visitors and our animals.

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