Wildlife And Human Life, Together.
Something Big (& New) is at the Zoo
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.
The Penguin Walk
Since their arrival in 2012, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s penguins have become a visitor favourite. Once again this winter, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds.
The Penguin Walk, presented by WestJet, offers the king penguins an opportunity for wintery enrichment as well as additional daily exercise.
When: Monday, January 15th to mid-March 2024
Time: 10:30 a.m. daily (weather conditions permitting)
Wild Canada Photo Contest
From Wednesday, January 31st until Sunday, March 24th, 2024, share your best photos of our beloved Wild Canada residents – from caribou and moose to our new resident polar bears – for a chance to be featured across our social media channels.
Sunday Safari Brunch
A unique Calgary brunch experience in the heart of Destination Africa. You can enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, including a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, eggs benedict with Canadian bacon, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and much more.
Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day themed brunch on March 17th 2024.
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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.
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.
Discover Our Animals
From Penguin Plunge to Exploration Asia, our animal zones are home to over 100 species.
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.
Care & Conservation
We’re not just a zoo – we’re a conservation organization committed to making the world a wilder place.
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.