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Wildlife And Human Life, Together.

Special Announcements

Wild Canada will open to the public and members at 11am on December 1st, 2023. Visitors may still enter the zoo at 9am, as per our normal business hours. 

Waving Polar Bear

Something Big is Coming

Wild Canada

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s redeveloped ‘Canadian Wilds’ experience is re-opening December 1st, 2023 as ‘Wild Canada’.

Visitors will be taken on 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.


Cool Nights, Warm Lights


ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is even brighter this year with over one million lights, close to 250 light figures, and an exciting new arctic aurora theme.

Immerse yourself  in a plethora of lights, making for the perfect photo opp, date night, or night out with friends and family.

Snow Globes

Something Special
for Your Someone Special

Holiday Gift Guide

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we’re here to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Whether you’re searching for gifts that will make your loved ones’ eyes sparkle or you’re treating yourself to something special, our holiday gift guide has something for everyone.

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.

Calgary Zoo Map

Zoo Map

Getting Around

Join us on our sustainability mission with our digital map.

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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Nov. 17th – Jan. 7th


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Snow Globes

Nov. 17th – Jan. 7th

Snow Globes

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Festive Brunch

Dec. 17th

Festive 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.