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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?


Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage


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Otter moms and pups playfully slide down snow-covered, icy or muddy hills landing with a splash in the water.   

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General Admission 


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots:

Parking $10

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
210 St. George's Drive NE

West parking lot: re-opened. West Entry Gate is currently closed. 

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Gates & Services

North gate open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Open 364 days a year, excluding December 25.
West Entry Gate is closed. 

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concessions and Retail:

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

  • All outdoor concession locations are closed for the winter season.

  • Grazers restaurant will re-open in Spring 2018, but book it for your next event

  • North Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tiger's Den Gift Shop is open from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather depending. The Trading Post is closed for the winter season.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • During the winter season, some animals are "put to bed" before the darkness settles in, beginning as early as 3:30 p.m., both for their safety and the safety of our staff.

  • African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory are open from 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

  • Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge) and Land of Lemurs (excluding outdoor loop) open from 9 a.m. -  6 p.m. 

  • Penguin Plunge open at 9 a.m. Last entrance is at 4:15 p.m.

  • Prehistoric Park will re-open Spring 2018.

  • Eurasian Gateway is closed for construction of the giant panda habitat.

Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.


Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Tiger and Bear Training

Come see how we build a positive and trusting relationship between our keepers and mammals.

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Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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