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Something Big (& New) is at the Zoo

Wild Canada

From the size of the habitats to the 12-inch-wide pawprint of the polar bears, Wild Canada is BIG. And in Wild Canada, even the smallest animals make a BIG impact. Visitors of all ages are sure to have BIG feelings when entering into their world.

We welcome you to take a journey through seven of Canada’s ecological zones, celebrating the wonder and diversity of a world where people, animals, and the land are connected.

Locked Zoo

Locked Zoo: Polar Pursuit (18+)

Get ready to embark on an epic adventure at Locked Zoo!  This exhilarating two-hour escape game will take you on a wild journey through the zoo after hours. With clues hidden around the zoo including Arctic habitats and icy landscapes, you’ll need keen observation and quick thinking to navigate the challenges.

zoo map 2023

Zoo Map

Getting Around

Join us on our sustainability mission with our digital map.

Important zoo updates

What you need to know

Early Zone Closure, Wild Canada (See Post for Dates)

Wild Canada will close early on the following dates to accommodate set up for the Wild After Hours: Polar Bears event (18+). The last entry to the zone will be 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 6
  • Friday, April 12
  • Saturday, April 27
  • Friday, May 3
Building Closure, Penguin Plunge: February 20 to May 16

Penguin Plunge will be closed from February 20 through to May 16, 2024, while we complete upgrades to the building’s mechanical systems to ensure the building is in tip-top shape for the four species that call it home. Penguins will be viewable outdoors only* during this time (*weather permitting). Thank you for your understanding.

Our Wild Journey Membership Program Has Arrived

To simplify our membership program, we’re moving to a two-tiered structure – Wild Explorers and Wild Adventurers. The difference between the two? It’s all about the perks you receive.

Please click here for a comprehensive program overview and answers to frequently asked questions.

Red pandas

Plan your visit

Get Up Close With Wildlife

It’s time to make some memories. Everything you need to know about tickets, parking, our animals, and more to plan an unforgettable day at the zoo can be found here.

Rockhopper Penguins


New Membership Program

To simplify our membership program, we’re moving to a two-tiered structure – Wild Explorers and Wild Adventurers. Discover your new membership and sweet, sweet perks.

Western lowland gorilla, Jasiri

Animal Zones

Discover Our Animals

From Penguin Plunge to Exploration Asia, our animal zones are home to over 100 species.


Find What’s On Now

Whether you’re into brunch or seeing the zoo after hours, there’s an experience for everyone.

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Polar Bear

Apr. 6th – Aug. 17th

Polar Bear Breakfast

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Brunch Buffet

Every Sunday

Sunday Safari Brunch

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Mothers Day Brunch

May 11th & 12th

Mother’s Day Brunch

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Calgary Zoo Wedding

Host an event

Host your event at the zoo

Wow your guests with one of the most unique locations in Calgary. From corporate events to holiday parties and weddings, we partner with you to create remarkable events.

Dr. Adriana penguin chick exam

Care & Conservation

Our Approach

We’re not just a zoo – we’re a conservation organization committed to making the world a wilder place.

Northern Leopard Frog release

The Wilder Institute

Let’s make the world a little wilder

The animals we care for aren’t only in the zoo. As a global authority on wildlife conservation, our efforts extend across Canada and around the world.