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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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Caribou have large hooves that spread out, acting like snowshoes and also as handy scoops to dig in the snow for food. Sharp edges on their hooves provide excellent traction on ice and rock.

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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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