Polar Bear
Restoring balance between

Wildlife And Human Life, Together.

Bundle & Save This Summer

Our Wild After Hours adult-only experiences for Summer & Fall 2024 are now for sale. Get ready for a zoo-nique time!

Polar Bear

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.

Polar Bear Community Report

2023 Unfolded

Community Report

We’re taking a moment to look back at some of the BIG wins of last year with our new 2023 Community Report! This stunning and interactive report invites you to UNFOLD the pages and embark on a visual journey through the highlights of our record-setting year. 

Zoo Brew

Explore our Adult-Only Experiences

Wild After Hours

The zoo comes alive at night with Wild After Hours (adults-only) events. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a wild night of adventure with friends, one thing is certain – a visit to any Wild After Hours event is sure to be a night to remember. So don’t miss out – join us for some zoo-nique fun!

Buy two events and save 10%, buy three or more and save 15%.

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

Temporary Closure: Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary

The Jihad Shibley Rocky Mountain Aviary is presently closed.

Why the closure? It’s nesting season for our owls! Our great grey owls, especially the younger members of our parliament, can become protective of their nests and territory during this time.

To support their natural behaviors and prioritize safety for both our birds and visitors, we’re taking a proactive step by temporarily closing the habitat. Thank you for your understanding.

Early Closure, Zoo Grounds: June 7

Zoo grounds will be closing early on Friday, June 7th, 2024, to accommodate setup for Wild After Hours: Zoo Brew (18+). Last entry will be at 3 p.m. and grounds will begin to be cleared at 4 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.

Animal Viewing Impact, African Savannah Yard: May 31 to December 31

Hartmann’s mountain zebras and ostriches will be off-view from May 31 until the end of the year while we complete exciting upgrades in the African Savannah Yard, including the construction of a new Savannah Barn for the animals. Our giraffe tower will continue to be viewable throughout the project. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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

Memberships

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.

Events

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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May 25th

Locked Zoo – Polar Pursuit (18+)

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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.